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Hot work safety, Total Worker Health and an extension for OSHA’s controversial injury and illness tracking rule were among the top EHS-related stories featured on ISHN.com this week:


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DOL's ‘Silicosis’ wins Best Safety Video

A short, documentary-style video examining the devastating effects of silicosis has won PR Daily’s 2013 Video Award for Best Safety Video. Produced by the U.S. Department of Labors' Office of Public Affairs, “Silicosis: Deadly Dust” features interviews with doctors, department officials and stone carvers, painting a haunting picture of living with the disease and why it is so crucial that workers be protected from it.


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"Deadly Dust" video wins international award

"Deadly Dust," an OSHA educational video on the hazards of silica exposure, has won first place in the safety category in an international competition to find the best business communications videos.


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Silica hazards from engineered stone countertops

A NIOSH Science Blog post

A new engineered stone countertop product known as “quartz surfacing,” was created in the late 1980s by combining quartz aggregate with resins to create a product for use in home building and home improvement.  Manufacturing of this material, including products such as CaesarStone™, Silestone™, Zodiaq™, or Cambria™ is a fast growing industry.


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Highlights of OSHA’s web chat on its proposed silica rule, Part 3

"What impact will this rule have on small businesses?"

OSHA held a web chat last week on its proposed rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica that gave small businesses and other stakeholders the opportunity to ask questions about a proposal that OSHA predicts will prevent thousands of deaths from silicosis, lung cancer, and other diseases among the American workforce. Following are some of the exchanges that took place during the web chat:


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"Highlights of OSHA’s web chat on its proposed silica rule, Part 2

"What assistance is OSHA going to give to small employers?'

OSHA held a web chat last week on its proposed rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica that gave small businesses and other stakeholders the opportunity to ask questions about a proposal that OSHA predicts will prevent thousands of deaths from silicosis, lung cancer, and other diseases among the American workforce.


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HalenHardy to introduce respirable crystalline silica-removing, clothes cleaning MASHH mobile air shower at Shale Insight Conference

The Mobile Air Shower by HalenHardy (MASHH), which removes hazardous silica dust from workers clothing during oil and natural gas completions operations, will be introduced at the Shale Insight Conference in Philadelphia on Sept. 24-26.


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Concerns over worker silica exposure cause Target to drop sandblasted jeans

In an effort to reduce silicosis hazards to denim factory workers, the Target Corporation announced recently it would phase out sandblasted denim by the end of 2012.


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Chorus calling for OMB to finish silica rule review grows louder

Public Citizen is the latest organization to criticize the White House Office of Budget and Management (OMB) for failing to complete its review of OSHA's proposed silica rule in a timely manner.


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Scientists blame special interests for delay in silica rule

An "extraordinary" delay in the development of federal protections against exposure to crystalline silica is harming American workers, more than 300 public health scientists, doctors and occupational safety experts told President Obama today.


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