Items Tagged with 'OSHA standards'


CSB: Poor design, failure to test dust collection system caused 2012 U.S. Ink flash fire

Seven workers were burned

The flash fire that burned seven workers, one seriously, at a U.S. Ink plant in New Jersey in 2012 resulted from the accumulation of combustible dust inside a poorly designed dust collection system that had been put into operation only four days before the accident, an investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has found.

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Test your competency: Answers from fall protection experts

To help keep workers safe on the job, it’s crucial for safety managers to serve as go-to resources with a well-rounded, practical understanding of fall protection

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OSHA’s electrical wiring standard trips up industry

Detailed requirements cited for $2.7 million in penalties in 2014
OSHA standard 1910.305 covers electrical wiring methods, components and equipment for general use.

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Ensure fans & blowers are approved for their intended use

Injury, death, and loss of property are the potential for any manufacturer that makes electrical fans and blowers

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How to simplify OSHA standards

This month we give Managing Best Practices columnist Dan Markiewicz a well-earned break to bring you this article by Jeff Travis, CSP.

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Respiratory Protection: The average OSHA fine is $629.58

OSHA penalized employers $1,746,465 for violations of its respiratory protection standard 1910.134 in fiscal year 2013, from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.

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AIHA conference debates I2P2

OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) was vigorously debated yesterday (10/20/2014) at the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s annual Fall Conference, held in Arlington, VA. The presidential-style debate featured I2P2 supporters James Thornton, CIH, CSP, director, health, safety and environment, Newport News Shipbuilding, div. of Huntington Ingalls Industries; and Charles Redinger, president of Redinger 306, Inc. I2P2 opponents were Tom Lawrence, Safety and Compliance Management; and David Sarvadi, Esq., Keller & Heckman, LLP, Washington, DC.

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Public wants more enforcement of laws and regs, new poll shows

With near unanimity, voters believe there should be tougher enforcement of existing laws and rules, and they should be enforced fairly, without regard to the wealth or power of violators, a new poll released this week by the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards shows.

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OSHA cites hobby and craft paints company for putting temp workers at risk

A hobby and craft paints maker faces a possible $84,500 in penalties for exposing permanent and temporary workers to amputation, electrical and other safety hazards

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Powered industrial truck violations increase

Operator training & certification are critical
OSHA’s powered industrial truck standard moved up from seventh place to sixth on the agency’s top ten most frequently cited standards for Fiscal 2013

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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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