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Top products of the week

A magnetic mat that’s easy to clean and innovations in industrial lighting and hand protection were among the week’s top EHS-related products posted on

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Weekly news round-up

Occupational exposure and pregnancy, mine dust levels go down and a fatal trench collapse were among the week’s top EHHS-related stories posted on

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NTSB calls for better ways to find aircraft accident sites and retrieve critical flight data

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) yesterday issued a series of safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration calling for improvements in locating downed aircraft and ways to obtain critical flight data faster and without the need for immediate underwater retrieval.

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EU-OSHA offers guidance on nanomaterial safety for workers

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), has published an overview of the issues surrounding the safe use of nanomaterials in the workplace.

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Ohio foundry workers exposed to dangerous noise levels

While operating an industrial machine, a worker at MCM Precision Castings Inc. was exposed to noise levels that averaged 97 decibels, equal to the noise of a jackhammer, over his eight-hour shift. Employees of the Weston, Ohio-based company were also exposed to dangerously high noise levels and crystalline silica dust, a cause of chronic lung disease, OSHA has found.

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Winder Power celebrates two years incident free

Winder Power, a leading UK manufacturer of power and distribution transformers and generator equipment, is celebrating 800 days without a reportable incident -- a record that extends across the company’s projects in the UK and worldwide, as well as within its own state-of-the-art factory in Leeds, England.

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ASSE adds second India chapter

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has added a second chapter in Maharashtra, India further establishing a strong occupational safety and health foothold in a country poised for explosive economic growth. 

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New study fires up e-cigarette debate

Dangerous levels of formaldehyde? Or poor testing methods?

The controversy over the potential health benefits of e-cigarettes has ramped up with the publication of a study in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that people who use the devices on a high-voltage setting could be inhaling large amounts of formaldehyde.

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Happy childhoods = better heart health in adulthood

Children with favorable psychosocial experiences may have better cardiovascular health in adulthood, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Positive psychosocial factors include growing up in a family that practices healthy habits, is financially secured, is a stable emotional environment, and where children learn to control aggressiveness and impulsiveness and fit in socially.

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Public health

Fewer Americans exposed to aviation noise

Abatement measures, sound insulation have helped

The number of people exposed to significant airport noise in the United States has decreased from 7 million people in 1975 to approximately 309,000 people in 2012, according to  the Federal Aviation Industry (FAA), which cites an initiative to improve aircraft engine and airframe technology to reduce noise, fuel burn, and emissions as one of the factors in the change.

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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

11/4/14 2:00 pm EST

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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