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FEMA launches campaign to encourage families to create a plan
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Fifty percent of Americans have not discussed or developed an emergency plan for family members about where to go and what to do in the event of a local disaster, according to a 2014 national survey conducted by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


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Top products of the week

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Products using the latest technologies to improve fall protection, hearing protection and dust collection were in this week’s top EHS-related products, as posted on ISHN.com.


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Weekly news round-up

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A dust-up on an NTSB plane crash investigation, new regulations to protect health care workers in California and North Carolina and surprising research about emotions in the workplace were among the week’s top EHS-related stories as posted on ISHN.com.


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Resources for agricultural safety

Farmers & ranchers, poultry and dairy industries
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Farmers are at considerable risk factor for all skin cancers, including the most serious, melanoma. Farmers receive more ultraviolet radiation (UV) exposure than the general public for many reasons, including:


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New NC law protects healthcare workers from hazmat

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The governor of North Carolina has signed into law a bill which requires the North Carolina Department of Labor to develop and enforce regulations that conform to NIOSH recommendations that protect healthcare workers who work with or near hazardous materials and antineoplastic agents from disease and injury caused by exposure.


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Paint stripping chemical IDd as health risk to workers, others

DCM among three final chemical risk assessments issued by EPA
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More than 230,000 workers in the U.S. are directly exposed to Dichloromethane (DCM), which is widely used in paint stripping products and poses health risks to those who use the products and even bystanders in workplaces and residences where DCM is used.


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NIOSH chief reflects on Labor Day

By Dr. John Howard
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On Labor Day 2014, we reflect on the ways in which work sustains us as individuals, strengthens our families and communities, and enables our society to function smoothly and productively. We see this in our daily lives.


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Reinstatement ordered for trucker fired for refusing to drive unsafe truck

Vehicle had inadequate tire tread
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An Oregon trucker wrongly fired for refusing to drive an unsafe vehicle will get her job back, plus reimbursement for back wages and compensation for fees associated with the case, after an OSHA investigation.


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Feds slam California over Cal/OSHA

"An agency completely adrift"
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The California agency that’s supposed to help protect workers from on the job hazards and investigate working condition safety issues is doing a lackluster job, the U.S. Department of Labor says.


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"Vision Zero" imagines a world without fatal work accidents

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Millions of people worldwide die each year as a result of work-related accidents and illnesses. But experts at a congress in Frankfurt think that number can be reduced to zero.


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