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Welding safety, a machine guarding fatality and frequently asked questions about OSHA’s new reporting regulations were among the top EHS-related stories featured on this week.

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Building better buoyancy – Developing innovative life vests for commercial fishermen

Think about wearing a life jacket to work. What comes to mind? Do you think cool, comfortable, and easy-to-work in? Or, are you more inclined to think of life jackets as cumbersome, uncomfortable, and interfering?

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Half a million U.S. welders face serious safety hazards

Welding, cutting, and brazing are hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries, according to federal OSHA.

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New mobile app helps tipsy people get a safe ride home

Just in time for the federal government’s annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday crackdown on drunk driving comes a new mobile app to help people who have been drinking get a safe ride home.

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Minors can legally buy e-cigarettes in 10 states

Forty states have enacted laws prohibiting the sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes, to minors, but 10 states and the District of Columbia still permit such sales, according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

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Welder’s widow sues companies over fatal explosion

The widow of an Oswego County New York man is suing a water treatment plant and a construction company in his death in an explosion at the village's wastewater treatment facility last year. Kelly claims the death of her husband, Richard C. Whitney Jr., was a result of the township plant and M. Hubbard Construction Inc. not providing a safe work environment.

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Fracking to be banned in New York state

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ended years of contentious debate Wednesday by announcing that the health and environmental risks of fracking were greater than the benefits and that the controversial method of harvesting natural gas would be banned in the state.

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Prolonged standing at work

The National Retail Federation forecasts that retailers and merchants will hire between 730,000 and 790,000 seasonal workers this holiday season. Many of these workers, such as sales associates and cashiers, have little, if any, opportunity to sit during their work shift.

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Poor welds delay cleanup of Fukushima Nuke disaster contaminated water

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station disaster in March 2011 is still a “hot” story more than three years after the incident. The operating company TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) is cleaning up the site and continues to battle problems with tons of contaminated water being stored at Fukushima.

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

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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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