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OSHA CITES QUEST SPECIALTY COATINGS IN MENOMONEE FALLS, WISCONSIN,FOR WILLFUL, REPEAT SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING FIRES AT FACILITY
Oct. 21, 2014 OSHA cites Quest Specialty Coatings in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, for willful, repeat safety violations following fires at facility Fines of $132,800 proposed MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. &#8Read More...

MABLETON, GEORGIA, TRUCKING COMPANY CITED FOR REPEAT AND SERIOUS SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS
Oct. 21, 2014 Mableton, Georgia, trucking company cited for repeat and serious safety and health violations MABLETON, Ga. – Stafford Transport Inc., a solid waste removal trucking company, has Read More...

SECRETARY OF LABOR ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS OF WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
October 20, 2014 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 Secretary of Labor announces new members of Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor ThRead More...

OSHA CITES TEXAS DOLLAR TREE STORES FOR PUTTING EMPLOYEES AT RISK
Oct. 16, 2014 OSHA cites Texas Dollar Tree Stores for putting employees at risk Citation adds to penalties facing retail chain across nation WATAUGA, Texas – National discount chain Dollar TreeRead More...

ADVANCED TREE SERVICE IN NEWBERRY, FLORIDA, CITED FOR WILLFUL AND SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING WORKER FATALITY
Oct. 16, 2014 Advanced Tree Service in Newberry, Florida, cited for willful and serious safety violations following worker fatality GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A 39-year-old tree trimmer was killed wheRead More...

NFPA AND LEGOLAND FLORIDA RESORT PROMOTE FIRE PREVENTION WEEK WITH SPECIAL FIRE SAFETY DAY
As a national sponsor of LEGOLAND® Parks, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) joined LEGOLAND® Florida Resort today to celebrate Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 5-11) with a special fire safety day in the park. Fire safety day featured live performances by PBS personality Steve Rosnolek of "SteveSongs" fame. NFPA teamed up with SteveSongs this year to help educate children about fire safety, including the release of a children's music video, "Little Rosalie", which informs children about what to do when they hear the sound of a home smoke alarm. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES SECOND NATIONAL WILDFIRE COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS DAY
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced that the second annual national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Wildfire Preparedness Day) is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015. Read More...

NFPA LAUNCHES EXPANDED ELECTRIC VEHICLE TRAINING FOR THE FIRE SERVICE
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced its expanded, free online training for the fire service: Electric/Hybrid/Fuel Cell Safety Course for Trucks, Buses, and Commercial Fleet Vehicles. The new course provides response training for incidents involving these advanced electric drive vehicles and builds on NFPA's electric vehicle (EV) training program that focuses on electric and hybrid passenger vehicles. Read More...

NFPA AND CVS PHARMACY PROMOTE IMPORTANCE OF WORKING SMOKE ALARMS IN NYC DURING FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, OCTOBER 5-11
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and CVS/pharmacy have teamed up to promote the importance of working smoke alarms in support of Fire Prevention Week and this year's campaign, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!" Read More...

NFPA AND THE HOME DEPOT TO PROMOTE SMOKE ALARM SAFETY IN SUPPORT OF FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, OCTOBER 5-11
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and The Home Depot are working together to promote the importance of working smoke alarms in support of Fire Prevention Week's 2014 campaign, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!". Read More...

NFPA STANDARDS COUNCIL ACTS TO ESTABLISH A STANDARD FOR COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION PLANS
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Council has approved a request to establish a standard for Community Risk Assessments and Reduction plans. The standard will provide a process for jurisdictions to follow in developing and implementing a Community Risk Reduction plan, which helps identify a community risk profile and allocate resources to minimize risks. The standard, which was requested by the Vision 20/20 project, is expected to be done in the next two years. Read More...

NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION TO DELIVER FIRE SAFETY MESSAGES WITH DOMINO'S PIZZA DURING FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Sparky the Fire Dog®, NFPA's official mascot, are teaming up with Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ). For the seventh consecutive year, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery will deliver fire safety messages from NFPA to homes across the nation. Read More...

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, OCTOBER 5-11, PROMOTES WORKING SMOKE ALARMS
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week (FPW) for more than 90 years, is gearing up to officially kick off this year's campaign, October 5-11, 2014. The theme is "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!" Read More...

NFPA AND OTHER NATIONAL FIRE SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS COMMEND BURN SURVIVOR'S OP-ED ON HOME FIRE SPRINKLERS
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has joined the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, and Common Voices in commending burn survivor Pamela Elliott, R.N., B.S.N. for her pointed op-ed on the necessity of home fire sprinklers. Read More...

STRATEGY FOR SITE ASSESSMENTS AND FIELD SURVEYS
These formal firsthand observations provide a way to determine whether the safety aspects of the project properly reflect the objectives set out in the safety plan, and offer an opportunity to identify potential areas of concern. Read More...

WORKING SAFELY WITH INDUSTRIAL VACUUMS
Workers may underestimate the hazards associated with vacuum systems.Read More...

CHARITABLE GOLF OUTING RAISES $32K FOR RILEY HOSPITAL AND HOOSIER BURN CAMP
More than 130 golfers participated in the event at Plum Creek Golf Club in Carmel on June 6th. The event was coordinated by Safety Management Group and the IU Health Facilities Maintenance team.Read More...

TOP TEN OSHA VIOLATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014
Falls again leads the annual listing published by the National Safety Council. Read More...

ASSE OFFERS A NEW VIEW OF THE GREAT SAFETY PYRAMID
Dave Rebbitt, author of the cover story "Pyramid Power" in the September issue of the American Society of Safety Engineer's monthly journal Professional Safety, makes the argument that the safety pyramid's assumptions are off baseRead More...

HONDA ISSUES RECALL FOR POPULAR GAS POWERED GENERATORS
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact a Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free repair of the rear frame support and replacement of the owner's manual. American Honda is contacting all registered customers directly.Read More...

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE EXCAVATOR FAIL
An interesting (thankfully fake) ice bucket challenge is making the rounds that involves an excavator.Read More...

SAFETY AND HEALTH THREATS THAT ARE DEADLIER THAN EBOLA [PHOTO GALLERY]
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PROPERLY LABELING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT CAN PREVENT ARC FLASH INCIDENTS IN THE WORKPLACE
Robert E. Henry, PE This simplified method to label electrical equipment includes accurate arc-fault values and is a cost-effective way to reduce arc flash hazards. Read More...

PEREZ: THE CELL PHONES IN OUR POCKETS SHOULDN'T COME AT THE EXPENSE OF WORKERS' LIVES
U.S. Labor Department and Federal Communications Commission have launched a working group to prevent fatalities in telecommunications industry. Read More...

ROOFING CONTRACTOR DELIBERATELY FAILED TO SUPPLY FALL PROTECTION, OSHA SAYS
Xtreme Restoration & Waterproofing LLC is facing $70,070 in fines for a willful violation, a repeat violation and two serious violations of safety regulations. Read More...

CAL/OSHA ISSUES INTERIM GUIDELINES TO PROTECT HEALTH CARE WORKERS FROM EBOLA
Cal/OSHA and the California Department of Public Health have issued interim guidelines for health care workers, emergency responders, airline flight crews, laboratory staff and other professions that face the potential risk of exposure to Ebola. Read More...

OWNER OF OFFSHORE OIL RIG AGREES TO PAY $1 MILLION FOR CLEAN WATER ACT VIOLATIONS
EPA, the Justice Department and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement filed a lawsuit in February 2013 alleging that the ATP Innovator oil platform violated the Clean Water Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. Read More...

OSHA'S NEW REPORTING REQUIREMENTS [INFOGRAPHIC]
How will OSHA's new incident reporting requirements impact your business? Curated Read More...

FIRE FIGHTER UNION URGES SAFETY STAND DOWN FOR EBOLA
Union president says fire fighters and EMS workers do not have the training or resources to deal with Ebola incidents. Read More...

EBOLA OUTBREAK SHOWS NEED FOR STRONGER PROTECTION FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS
With OSHA unable to inspect all hospitals, workers must have a voice in addressing workplace hazards, says NY Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. Read More...

IS A HUMAN LIFE WORTH $2,363?
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WORKPLACE BULLYING VICTIMS SHARE THEIR STORIES
Approximately 54 million workers, or 35 percent of U.S. employees, are targeted by a bully at some point in their careers, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute. Curated Read More...

MONEY BETTER GROW ON TREES, EVEN IN TEXAS: OSHA CITES TEXAS DOLLAR TREE STORES
OSHA claims Texas Dollar Tree stores are putting employees at risk, adding to the chain's penalties at locations across the country. Read More...

AIHA URGES GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT HEALTH CARE WORKERS DURING EBOLA OUTBREAK
AIHA Executive Director Peter O'Neil asserted that AIHA members offer "a unique skill set that is tremendously applicable to this emerging crisis." Read More...

SECOND HEALTH CARE WORKER TESTS POSITIVE FOR EBOLA; CDC WANTS TO INTERVIEW AIRLINE PASSENGERS
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POP QUIZ: TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF OSHA HISTORY
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NIOSH PARTNERSHIP FOCUSES ON SAFETY IN THE NANOELECTRONICS INDUSTRY
The partnership "will serve as a platform for occupational safety and health research as well as educational and business initiatives leading to the development of new risk management guidance, recommendations and findings relating to the potential human health impacts of exposure to nanomaterials," NIOSH said. Read More...

HOW SHOULD EMPLOYERS MANAGE STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE?
There is a complex relationship between stress at work and health, and a new report offers examples of European workplaces that "get" it when it comes to reducing or eliminating stress for employees. Curated Read More...

PET-FOOD MANUFACTURER SHUTTING DOWN AFTER SPENDING "EVERY PENNY' TO COMPLY WITH OSHA STANDARDS
"Having spent basically every penny that we have to come into compliance, there's just nothing left for the citations," All-Feed owner Tim Anderson told the Galva News. Curated Read More...

FEDERAL AGENCIES ARE LAGGING IN ADDRESSING PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
Every week, the major media and the trade press have stories on physical and/or psychological violence in the workplace. After 43 years in the federal government and 12 years studying workplace violence, I wanted to know whether federal departments were planning for workplace physical and psychological violence. Read More...

STATE OF TENNESSEE DIPS ITS TOES INTO WORKPLACE BULLYING
In 2014, Tennessee took a cautious step into the workplace bullying arena. Even this small step required boldness on the part of the general assembly and the governor. My hat is off to them. Read More...

MAKING A HANDS-ON CONNECTION
By David Lynn Every scar on your hand has a story. The key to improving workplace hand safety is helping others see and feel the same lesson that you learned from your hand injury " without the pain. Read More...

SURVEY: MAJORITY OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZE BUSINESSES UNHAPPY WITH THEIR SUSTAINABILITY PROGRESS
The majority of small and medium-size businesses (52 percent) said they're not satisfied with current levels of sustainability, and even more (65 percent) reported that they're committed to increasing eco-friendly activities. Read More...

LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE! MAN CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF FAKING WORKPLACE INJURY
Call it reality television at its best: A Cleveland man who was caught on film faking a workplace injury barely avoids jail time for committing fraud. Read More...

SEEING EYE-TO-EYE WHEN SELECTING SAFETY GOGGLES
By Dave Iannelli Eye protection comes in three primary forms " spectacles, goggles and the newest category, sealed eyewear " and each delivers its own level of protective performance. Read More...

EHS TODAY OCTOBER 2014
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OSHA: WORKERS ARE NOT BEING PROTECTED FROM CHEMICAL HAZARDS
OSHA is launching a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals. Read More...

AN OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD FALL HAZARD [PHOTO GALLERY]
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THROWBACK THURSDAY: THERE WAS NO WAY TO PREVENT THIS FAMOUS FALL
Thousands of people in the eastern United States saw and heard the greenish Peekskill meteorite as it flashed through the night sky, and one witness "said that it crackled like a very loud sparkler." Read More...

THE RATIONALE FOR SAFETY EXCELLENCE
Asking the right questions of business leaders often leads to strategic thinking that uncovers the rationale for pursuing safety excellence. Read More...

CHOOSING THE RIGHT GLOVES FOR THE JOB: AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY [INFOGRAPHIC]
There are a variety of things to consider when choosing appropriate hand protection for workers in the automotive industry, including sharp metal parts, caustic chemicals and the need for dexterity for some job tasks. Curated Read More...

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