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A film crew fatality, N95 day and “talking” cars were among the week’s top EHS-related stories featured on ISHN.com.


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Tesoro Refinery acid spill caused by loose fitting

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Approximately 84,000 pounds of sulfuric acid spilled from the Tesoro Refinery earlier this year because of insufficient tightening between a tube and a compression joint at a sulfuric acid sampling station, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), which investigated the incident.


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Junkin folding plastic backboard

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Rugged Bright Yellow polyethylene folding spineboard with twelve large hand holes for easy handling, built in runners, low profile and X-ray translucent. Four patient straps included.


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Increasing safety awareness in the workplace
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Curated by Stewards of Safety™, Fallen Worker is a place to find stories from all over the country about serious injuries and fatalities in the workplace. Fallen Worker raises awareness of this national tragedy by sharing news about American workers dying on the job.


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Medical technology is great – but preserve your “original equipment” body parts

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

The medical technology advancements that have occurred in the past few decades are nothing short of astounding. Many surgeries and treatments that used to require extensive hospital stays are now performed in a doctor’s office, and the patient is back at home within hours.  A few of the amazing medical applications include: scar removal through plastic surgery, titanium bone replacements, tape replacing sutures, and stents taking the place of vein removal and relocation.


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OSHA issues willful citations for lack of arc flash protections

OSHA cites Mass. Contractor for violations following arc blast
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OSHA in 2012 cited Interstate Electrical Services, a North Billerica, Mass.,  electrical contractor, for alleged willful and serious violations following a November 2011 arc flash blast at an Andover jobsite. Two workers installing electrical service were seriously burned when a piece of equipment made contact with an energized part of an electrical panel, resulting in the arc flash.


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Podcast featuring Griffin Schultz on preventing workplace injuries now available

A podcast on preventing fatal accidents at work, hosted by Creative Safety Publishing and featuring Predictive Solutions’ general manager Griffin Schultz, is now available for download
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Griffin Schultz, general manager at Predictive Solutions, recently participated in a podcast entitled “Ending Deadly Workplace Accidents” in which Dan Clark of Creative Safety Publishing interviewed Schultz. In the interview, Schultz described the mission of Predictive Solutions and its parent company Industrial Scientific to end death on the job in this century.


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The show won’t go on

OSHA investigating Rhode Island circus accident
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All of those injured in a circus performance Sunday in Rhode Island are reportedly recovering from their injuries. The Ringling Brothers circus accident occurred when a circular metal platform suddenly fell from the rigging, causing the eight performers who were suspended from it by their hall to fall 35 feet to the ground.


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How much does an amputation cost in recovery time?

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The median number of days away from work due to amputations in 2005, the latest year studied by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, was 22 days – or more than four work weeks.


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Does the beat go on when a worker goes down with a hand injury?

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The most serious cases of hand and arm injuries in the workplace carry a stiff price tag, in addition to the pain and suffering of the injured worker.


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