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ISA economic indicator index dips

November 6, 2013
The monthly Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association dipped somewhat in August following a big increase in July.


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Safety advocacy group asks: Where’s the burgeoning cost of regulations?

January 17, 2013

The Washington Post’s Wonk Blog has a piece this week on the burgeoning costs of regulations. WaPo’s Jim Tankersley writes, “If you’re a business leader or conservative economist who worries that the federal government is strangling the economy in red tape, 2012 was a banner year. If you’re a consumer advocate or an environmentalist anxious for the government to do more to boost public health … ditto.”


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What's giving EHS pros headaches?

State of the EHS Nation- Exclusive results from ISHN’s 28th annual White Paper Reader Survey
December 13, 2012

State of the EHS Nation- Exclusive results from ISHN’s 28th annual White Paper Reader Survey:


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Election buzz at the National Safety Congress

ISHN Editor Dave Johnson reporting from NSC Congress & Expo
October 23, 2012

Of course there is much chatter about the upcoming presidential elections. According to a recent ISHN magazine poll, safety profession will overwhelmingly vote for Mitt Romney.


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Resources insufficient to protect world's poorest from climate change

The Climate Vulnerability Monitor warns that 100 million lives could be lost by 2030 if climate change and carbon-intensive energy practices are not addressed.
October 16, 2012
SocialFunds.com -- The second edition of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor, commissioned by the 20 nations of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and conducted by DARA, paints a grim picture of the future of a world in which climate change remains unchecked.


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Metro markets mired in modest growth

October 8, 2012
The Federal Reserve‘s latest “beige book” report states that the economy expanded moderately across the U.S., but the pace of growth slowed in some regions.


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Fraidy cats: How fear affects worker safety

Are we too afraid to stay safe?
September 12, 2012

The malingering global economy has created, in many workplaces, a pervasive climate of fear. Fear can undermine worker safety in many ways. But unless we understand the nature and origins of this fear, we can never implement effective countermeasures.


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August jobs report falls short of expectations

September 7, 2012

The economy added 96,000 jobs in August – enough to lower the unemployment rate to 8.1 percent, but not enough to meet most economists’ predictions of 125,000 new jobs.


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ASSE incoming President Rick Pollock discusses the challenges ahead

June 4, 2012

In an ISHN exclusive, Rick Pollock, CSP, founder of CLMI training company, and the incoming president of the American Society of Safety Engineers, describes the road ahead for both ASSE and the safety profession:


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Silent running

Quiet engines of recovery lift safety markets
May 4, 2012
The Wimpy Recovery,” “The 97-lb. Recovery,” is what we’re dealing with, according to an early April Time magazine cover story.


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