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AIHA comments on OSHA's PSM standard

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) this week sent its official comments to OSHA on the agency's Request for Information (RFI) to the Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard, which was published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2013, Volume 78, No. 236, beginning on Page 73756. OSHA said RFI was in response to an Obama Administration request that the agency identify issues related to modernization of its PSM standard and related standards necessary to meet the goals of preventing major chemical accidents.


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OSHA releases new resources to protect workers from hazardous chemicals

Michaels admits exposure standards are out of date

Each year in the United States, tens of thousands of workers are made sick or die from occupational exposures to the thousands of hazardous chemicals that are used in workplaces every day. The U.S. OSHA today launched two new web resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe.


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Poll: Americans favor federal regulations to prevent chemical plant disasters

A new national poll released by a coalition of more than 100 health, labor, community, environmental and public interest organizations shows that, in the wake of the West, Texas, chemical plant explosion, American strongly support new federal requirements to prevent disasters at facilities that store hazardous chemicals.


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Did White House choose chemical industry interests over public health?

The Obama administration’s withdrawal last week of two pending EPA proposals that would have helped inform the public about potentially dangerous chemicals showed showed that it was catering to the interests of the chemical industry, according to the National Resources Defence Council (NRDC). The group said the move undermines public health efforts.


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Get regulatory info on chemicals with new EPA web tool

Allows comparisons by use, effects

The EPA has launched a web-based tool, called ChemView, to improve access to chemical specific regulatory information developed by EPA and data submitted under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


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Permeation, degradation, and breakthrough: How they affect your PPE

Do your gloves have chemical compatibility?

Often, employees who are exposed to chemical hazards need to use personal protective equipment (PPE) that includes gloves and, occasionally, chemical protective suits. Chemical protective suits and gloves come in a variety of materials, and no one material protects against all chemical hazards.


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Choosing the right glove

Does your work involve the use of chemicals? You might think that injury to employees’ hands through exposure to chemicals is a thing of the past in workplaces. The risks are so well documented and the methods of protection so well known. But think again.


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Stock up on warehouse safety signs and markers

Is your warehouse operation hazard-free? Potential forklift turnovers, chemical burns, fire and falling loads are just some of the hazards warehouse workers face every day.


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Drive home the value of gloves: Hand injuries send a million workers to ERs each year

The world market for personal protective equipment (PPE) will grow to $33.3 billion by 2015, according to a report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.


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Safe, segregated & secure

Are your hazardous chemicals properly contained?
Any facility that keeps hazardous chemicals on site must safely store and handle those materials to protect workers, the surrounding community, property and the environment.


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ASSE Safety 2014 Review

A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

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