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New Ebola web page tells how to protect workers

OSHA has launched a new Ebola Web page that provides guidance for protecting workers from exposure to the Ebola virus, which causes Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF).


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Companies are transporting poorly packaged hazmat by air

Workers, the environment being endangered

UPS and Fedex workers at three different locations were potentially exposed to hazardous materials, because companies shipping toxic chemicals by air failed to comply with labeling and packaging regulations, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


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New guide helps refineries manage waste, minimize risks to people and the environment

IPIECA, The global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, has produced new guidance on waste management for petroleum refinery operations.


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Day & Zimmermann: “Safety is not simply another thing we look to control…”

Food for thought about policies and values for protecting the safety of temporary and independent contract worker, stated on staffing firm Day & Zimmermann’s web site:


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Safety advocate calls for crackdown on NYC nail salon hazmats

In an attempt to protect both workers and customers from the hazardous materials used in New York City nail salons, a Public Advocate is mounting a campaign that would require the city’s 2,000 nail salons to use protective gear and undergo more frequent inspections.


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Accurate and efficient assessments of working posture

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for roughly one-third of workplace illness and injuries in the United States. According to Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, overexertion injuries, which include those from work-related lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying, or throwing, cost U.S. businesses $14.2 billion in direct costs in 2013.


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Hilton Anchorage workers demand action on mold concerns

Maids, bellhops, and other hotel workers at the Anchorage Hilton are frustrated with what they say is a slow response from Alaska’s worker safety agency to health complaints they filed about mold hazards.


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Oil industry association to develop alcohol & drug program guideline

IPIECA – the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues – has begun developing a Contractor ‘Oil and Gas Alcohol and Drug Program’ Guideline through it’s OGP-IPIECA Health Committee, in collaboration with the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA).


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

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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Some jobs harder on the heart than others, study finds

Stress at work raises risk of heart attack and stroke, particularly if the job is blue-collared, according to a new study. The study added that being unemployed might be just as unhealthy.


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Gas Detectors: The most common mistakes people make when using atmospheric monitors

Contact: Adam Thomas
Learn the most common mistakes people make when using atmospheric monitors. Join Bob Henderson from GFG Instrumentation for this educational webinar. Read More

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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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Realizing ROI from Your Gas Detection Program

6/26/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand This presentation will cover why a safe workplace equates to good business, why keeping workers truly safe from hazardous gases requires a complete gas detection program, and how your investment can ensure an ROI to your overall business.

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Determination of Mercury in Water

Water is the most abundant compound on the Earth’s surface, covering 71% of its surface area.[1] It is a vital component for all known forms of life and is the aquatic habitat for thousands of species of microalgae, fish and shellfish.[2]

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A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

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Leveraging Sustainability Initiatives to Benefit Your Community and Increase Compliance

This webinar will review how General Motors' Sustainability initiatives are being leveraged to improve the community and the environment, create efficient energy programs, improve sustainability tracking, impact on processes and overall reporting and improve overall social, environmental and corporate sustainability.

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