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Communities continue to call for stronger protections as chemical incidents rise

A report from the Center for Effective Government
March 13, 2014

As the number of chemical disasters and injuries continues to mount in 2014, evidence shows that the risks that chemical facilities present to the local communities in which they are located are greater than many residents previously understood. The Center for Effective Government has created a set of maps, showing how close many of these facilities are to schools and hospitals.


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Statement by Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels on death of former assistant secretary

Joe Dear "made a series of lasting impacts"
March 4, 2014

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels today issued the following statement on the passing of former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Joseph Dear: "We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Assistant Secretary Joe Dear. While he served in many roles throughout his life, Joe was always a tireless advocate for worker safety and health.


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Former OSHA chief Joe Dear dies at 62

March 3, 2014

Joseph A. Dear, 62, who was appointed by President Clinton to run OSHA in 1993, died on February 26 in Sacramento, CA. The cause was prostate cancer, according to a statement issued by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), where Mr. Dear worked as the chief investment officer.


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Most provocative ISHN Blog posts of 2013

Part One
December 26, 2013

From contentions that OSHA is turning radical to disagreements over the meaning of the term, “safety culture,” the ISHN Blog served as a forum for a wide range of opinions. Here are some of the most-viewed posts of 2013:


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OSHA's Michaels and NIOSH'S Howard on worker safety, health

Speeches at National COSH gathering highlight current concerns
December 17, 2013

Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA and Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), spoke recently at the 2013 National Worker Safety and Health Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.


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Whistleblowers can now file complaints online with OSHA

December 9, 2013

Workplace safety whistleblowers will now be able to file complaints with OSHA online, by visiting www.osha.gov/whistleblower/WBComplaint.html. Until now, complainants had to file a written complaint, call the agency's 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) number or visit an OSHA regional or area office.


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Weekly news round-up

November 16, 2013

Electrical safety, grain bin and confined space fatalities and a black lung disease scandal at a leading hospital were among the week’s top EHS-related stories as featured on ISHN.com.


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Effectiveness of respirator programs make all the difference

November 4, 2013
When effective engineering controls and work practice control measures are not feasible, or while they are being implemented or evaluated, respiratory protection may be required to achieve this objective.


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Weekly news round-up

October 26, 2013

Construction and transit accidents, the geography/personality connection and emergency responders’ exposure to disaster-related toxins were all in this week’s EHS-related news as featured on ISHN.com:


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Workers at NY manufacturing co. exposed to metal fumes

Lack of fall protection, hearing protection also cited
October 25, 2013

OSHA has cited EJ USA Inc., a metal hatch manufacturer, for 13 violations of workplace safety standards at its Cicero, NY plant. Proposed fines total $56,000.


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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe: Picking the Proper Respirator

10/8/13
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On Demand Picking the proper respirator for the right situation can be tricky. Attend this webinar to gain knowledge of OSHA regulations to avoid fines, resources to reference when selecting a respirator, key considerations for specific applications, and key differences between repirator types.

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What You Need to Know About OSHA’s New Global Harmonization & Hazard Communication Standard

11/14/13
In 2012, OSHA enacted its Global Harmonization Standard which included significant changes to its Hazard Communication Standard. Join Ed Foulke Jr. as he provides a detailed explanation of OSHA’s changes to the Hazard Communication Standard and discuss steps that your organization can take to meet your obligations under this new standard. Read More

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