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Honeywell expands line of portable gas monitors to offer longer battery runtime for extended shifts

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Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announces the release of the GasAlertMicroClip™ XL, a portable four-gas monitor that offers a longer battery runtime and undiminished performance in extreme weather. The new monitor also features additional capabilities to the ease of use and economical advantages characteristic of the BW Technologies by Honeywell product line.


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Alabama workers exposed to dangerous fumes

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Workers at Diversified Fabricating, Inc. were exposed to iron oxide fumes at levels higher than the permissible exposure limit and a host of other hazards, earning the Oneonta, Alabama company 23 OSHA citations and $73,000 in proposed penalties.


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NIOSH updates list of drugs that pose a risk to healthcare workers

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Healthcare workers who prepare or give hazardous drugs to patients, such as those used for cancer therapy, as well as support staff may face individual health risks when exposed to these drugs.


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OSHA, Global Cold Chain Alliance renew agreement to prevent hazmat exposure

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OSHA has renewed its alliance with the Global Cold Chain Alliance to continue working together to protect workers from exposure to hazardous chemical releases from ammonia refrigeration systems. The alliance will also focus on improving the process safety management programs for these systems.


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Resources for agricultural safety

Farmers & ranchers, poultry and dairy industries
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Farmers are at considerable risk factor for all skin cancers, including the most serious, melanoma. Farmers receive more ultraviolet radiation (UV) exposure than the general public for many reasons, including:


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New NC law protects healthcare workers from hazmat

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The governor of North Carolina has signed into law a bill which requires the North Carolina Department of Labor to develop and enforce regulations that conform to NIOSH recommendations that protect healthcare workers who work with or near hazardous materials and antineoplastic agents from disease and injury caused by exposure.


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Paint stripping chemical IDd as health risk to workers, others

DCM among three final chemical risk assessments issued by EPA
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More than 230,000 workers in the U.S. are directly exposed to Dichloromethane (DCM), which is widely used in paint stripping products and poses health risks to those who use the products and even bystanders in workplaces and residences where DCM is used.


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West Virginia prison employees risk bloodborne pathogen exposure

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Correctional officers and other staff at McDowell medium-security federal prison in Welch, West Virginia were potentially exposed to bloodborne pathogens and other workplace safety and health hazards, according to OSHA, which has issued notices to the Federal Correctional Institution at McDowell, a part of the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons.


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Research offers insight into worker safety in egg production

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A new study finds that egg production workers are at risk for pulmonary problems due to exposure to airborne particulate matter inside hen houses.


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Use of respirators in healthcare settings

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One of the occupational hazards in the healthcare setting is the airborne transmission of certain infectious diseases.1 The potential of exposure is not limited to physicians, nurses, and support personnel in direct patient care. It extends to those delivering food, cleaning patient rooms, and performing maintenance.


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