Items Tagged with 'hazardous material'


Ohio scrapyard 'failed its workers,' fined $378,000

OSHA names CS Metals Inc. severe violator

Three employees were exposed to dangerous levels of lead, arsenic, iron oxide and copper particles and fumes while torch-cutting steel at a scrapyard operated by OmniSource St. Marys.

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Oil & Gas: Exceeding the Safety Standard

Constant exposure to hazardous materials, high temperatures and heavy equipment combine to make the oil and gas industry a volatile workplace with the potential for significant physical injuries.

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Workers renovating Ill. middle school are exposed to asbestos

No PPE, engineering controls to limit exposure

While renovating an Evanston, Ill. Middle school, workers from six separate companies were exposed to asbestos, lead and electrical hazards, according to OSHA, which inspected the site after receiving a complaint. Staff and students were on summer break during the July 2014 inspection..

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Detcon’s Site Sentinel

Hazardous area approval Detcon’s Site Sentinel is fully certified to North American hazardous area approval requirements.

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Workers at NJ nail polish manufacturer exposed to hazmat

Workers at a Fiabila USA Inc. facility in Mine Hill, New Jersey were exposed to chemical hazards and vapors from flammable liquids along with other workers, an OSHA investigation has determined.

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DuPont cited for hazmat hazards at NJ plant

Hazardous chemicals known to cause severe burns, respiratory and reproductive health issues leaked out of a tanker truck in May 2014, which exposed workers at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Chamber Works in Deepwater, to health risks. A complaint filed with OSHA prompted an inspection of the company under the agency's National Emphasis Program on Chemical Process Safety.

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Brady announces new ANSI Z535 safety signs

Additional stock signs are compliant with OSHA’s most recent consensus standard for signs

Brady (NYSE:BRC), a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, today announced its new ANSI Z-535 safety signs. Over 300 stock signs are available in Brady’s top selling messages, including personal protective equipment (PPE), lockout tagout, hazardous materials, confined space and more. Custom signs are also available to meet unique message, artwork and size specifications.

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Site of fatal DuPont chemical leak still too toxic for investigators to enter

A U.S. Chemical Safety Board go-team has not yet been able to access the portion of DuPont’s La Porte, Texas chemical plant where a release of methyl mercaptan killed four workers early Saturday morning.

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Investigation underway into deadly chem leak at DuPont plant in Texas

A seven person go-team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) begins work this morning at the LaPorte DuPont plant near Houston, trying to determine what caused the toxic chemical leak that killed four workers and sent another to the hospital early Sunday morning.

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Could your workers be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea?

Untreated or inadequately treated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) results in job performance deficiencies such as excessive sleepiness, cognitive dysfunction, longer reaction times, irritability and reduced vitality.

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Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations

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This applied program explores the needs of diverse stakeholders to ensure laboratories are safe, free of hazards, ergonomically sound, and environmentally friendly.

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Scenes from the World of Safety

Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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2015 January

Check out ISHN's first issue of 2015, which features articles about hearing protection as well as the State of the EHS Nation 2015 Survey.

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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For Distributors Only - January 2015



For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. 



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