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Dangerous learning: CSB safety bulletin cautions against certain lab demonstrations

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a safety bulletin called “Key Lessons for Preventing Incidents from Flammable Chemicals in Educational Demonstrations” based on three recent serious incidents in Nevada, Colorado, and Illinois where children were burned while observing laboratory demonstrations involving flammable liquid methanol.


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Keep Dust Out of Non-Manufacturing Spaces

High efficiency dust collectors are well known for maintaining cleanliness in manufacturing areas.


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Report: NY airport workers face serious health, safety hazards

Hazardous exposure to bodily fluids, bloodborne pathogens, unlabeled chemical cleaners, diesel emissions, temperature extremes and ear-splitting noise has put contracted airport workers at risk, according to a report by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). The report confirmed the many dangerous, yet preventable, working conditions that workers at JFK and LaGuardia airports have complained about for years.


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WHO: Strong control measures needed to stop steep climb in Ebola cases

Epidemiologists tracking the spread of Ebola virus disease are increasingly convinced that the current epidemic in West Africa has been growing exponentially for at least 16 weeks


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Day & Zimmermann: “Safety is not simply another thing we look to control…”

Food for thought about policies and values for protecting the safety of temporary and independent contract worker, stated on staffing firm Day & Zimmermann’s web site:


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EPA wants public’s feedback on labels for safer products

The EPA is redesigning its Design for the Environment Safer Product Label to better convey to consumers that products bearing the label meet the program’s rigorous standard to be safer for people and the environment.


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ECHA publishes example of exposure scenarios for supply chain communication

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has published an illustrative example of exposure scenarios (ESs) for a hypothetical hazardous substance to be annexed to a safety data sheet. 


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What your customers need to know…

Out-of-service equipment poses invisible hazards if not handled properly
Retiring equipment in the chemical processing industry may pose more danger than meets the eye as residual hazardous chemicals


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The business community “gets” risk

A risk-based approach aligns OSH with the business concept of risk.


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Multiple threats: Multi-hazard FR fabrics

The demand for flame-resistant (FR) clothing that protects against several hazards is rapidly increasing.


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Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations

5/4/15
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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

11/4/14 2:00 pm EST

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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2014 October

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