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California nurses applaud new patient lifting regs

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The California Nurses Association says new state regulations by the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board will result in improved safety for patients, registered nurses, and other staff in lifting and other handling of hospitalized patients.


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GE VP Speech at VPPPA

GE’s philosophy: Fix systems, not people

By Dave Johnson
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By ISHN Editor Dave Johnson, reporting from the annual VPPPA conference: Mistakes will happen, it’s human error, people are people working within the context of systems, so GE takes people out of the equation and focuses on risk, the risks of the systems that employees work within, said Ann R. Klee, the VP for Environment, Health and Safety at GE, speaking at the opening session of the 30th annual meeting of the Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA), in National Harbor, MD, outside of Washington DC.


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AEM expands REACH training program to cover Conflict Minerals and RoHS rules

Manufacturers must prove compliance throughout supply chain or risk losing market access
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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is expanding its REACH regulatory-compliance training program to help members and the industry comply with the complex Conflict Minerals and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) rules.


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Oil industry association releases health leading Indicators report

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A global oil and gas industry association has issued a report based on 2013 data on leading indicators related to health management in the industry.


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Relieved your kids aren’t smoking cigarettes?

They may be using the e-version instead
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More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. This number reflects a three-fold increase, from about 79,000 in 2011, to more than 263,000 in 2013.


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Pilots association is kicked out of NTSB’s plane crash investigation

“It doesn’t matter who started it”
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has revoked the party status of both the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) and UPS Airlines from its ongoing investigation of UPS Flight 1354, an A300-600 air cargo flight that crashed on approach to Birmingham, Ala., last August.


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Flammable chemical hazards found at Ohio fiberglass manufacturer

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Perry Fiberglass Products Inc. has been cited for four repeat and nine serious safety and health violations after OSHA received a complaint alleging unsafe handling of hazardous chemicals at the company's Avon Lake facility.


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Deadlines for AIHce 2015 proposals are up ahead

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The American Industrial Hygiene Association is inviting OEHS professionals to contribute to next year’s AIHce by submitting a presentation in their area of expertise that will “inspire and energize” health care professionals with information, solutions, and best practices they will need to meet and excel in their daily workplace challenges.


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GreenWood, Inc. celebrates 3 million safe hours at West Virginia operations

"Safety can seem like a simple concept, but it has to be a priority every day"
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GreenWood, Inc., an integrated maintenance, operations and construction solutions provider, recently celebrated 3 million safe hours at their West Virginia Operations (WVO) project based in South Charleston, West Virginia. The major safety milestone was reached after twelve years of continuous operations without a lost time event supporting multiple clients in the chemical and petro-chemical industries.


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Feeling bad at work can be a good thing

(And vice versa)
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Research by the University of Liverpool suggests that, contrary to popular opinion, it can be good to feel bad at work, while feeling good in the workplace can sometimes lead to negative outcomes.


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