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Guide to controlling asthma at work

Unlike at home, you may have less control at work over your exposure to certain irritants and allergens that can be harmful if inhaled and can cause asthma symptoms (coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath). Here are four steps to prevent asthma symptoms at work.


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Nextteq offers patented all-in-one irritant smoke generator

The VeriFit® Irritant Smoke Generator revolutionizes respirator fit testing

Nextteq’s VeriFit®  Irritant Smoke Generator integrates all the necessary components of a traditional irritant smoke fit testing kit into one convenient device, and offers users cost and safety advantages compared to other qualitative fit test kits.


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Prepare for confined space perils

A welder in a water tank. A farmer in a grain bin. A city worker in a manhole. These people face a similar peril — they’re all working in a confined space.


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Texas stone fabricator faulted for crushing hazards

Berry Marble and Granite exposed workers to crushing hazards associated with handling granite, marble and stone at its Tyler, Texas, facility, OSHA found in a follow-up inspection. The company has received 14 citations, including two for willfully violating safety standards and two for repeated violations, with a proposed fine of $156,310.


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Top ten most frequently cited OSHA standards for FY 2014

OSHA announced at the National Safety Congress and Expo in San Diego this past September the preliminary top ten most frequently cited workplace safety violations


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Selecting a Grade-D breathing air system for supplied airline respirators

The following guidelines will help you make these critical safety and health decisions.


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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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Hanford nuke cleanup site workers sickened; exposure monitoring shows no problems

A series of toxic chemical exposures at the Hanford Site is prompting stepped up safety measures at the vast nuclear cleanup site in southeastern Washington, according to documents obtained by KING 5 News.


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Ebola: OSHA, NIOSH & health/safety pros off the national radar

“I had a reporter call me,” said an attendee at this week’s American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) annual Fall Conference, held in Arlington, VA. “He said he had spent three hours at the Congressional Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hearing last week, where CDC Director Tom Frieden was grilled, and not once was OSHA or NIOSH mentioned, according to this reporter. He wanted to know why.”


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Calling all respirator manufacturers

NIOSH to hold meeting on Standard Application Procedure Oct. 22

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) is holding a meeting for all respirator manufacturers on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the NIOSH Pittsburgh site. Remote participation, via Adobe Connect, will be available.


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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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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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2014 December

Check out ISHN's last issue of the year, which features articles about distance learning, foot protection and confined space.

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