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US LABOR DEPARTMENT SUES IDAHO FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT AFTER EMPLOYEE IS FIRED FOR RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT ASBESTOS REMOVAL
March 4, 2015 US Labor Department sues Idaho Falls school district after employee is fired for raising concerns about asbestos removal Filing seeks reinstatement, back pay, damages for wrongfully terRead More...

CORE-MARK INTERNATIONAL MUST REINSTATE, PAY MORE THAN $230K TO EMPLOYEE FIRED FOR VOICING DRIVER SAFETY CONCERNS
March 4, 2015 Core-Mark International must reinstate, pay more than $230K to employee fired for voicing driver safety concerns Worker reports driver who exceeds maximum hours behind the wheel PHOENIXRead More...

OSHA CO-SPONSORS WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH CONFERENCE WITH SAUK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MARCH 10, IN DIXON, ILLINOIS
March 4, 2015 OSHA co-sponsors worker safety and health conference with Sauk Valley Community College, March 10, in Dixon, Illinois Who: Aurora Office of the Occupational Safety and Health AdministraRead More...

BRONX HAIR SALON FIRED EMPLOYEE WHO WARNED CO-WORKERS OF FORMALDEHYDE HAZARDS, SUIT ALLEGES
March. 3, 2015BOS 2015-039 Bronx hair salon fired employee who warned co-workers of formaldehyde hazards, suit alleges Action against Salon Zoë employee is "illegal and inexcusable" NEW YORK &#8Read More...

BLOCKED EXITS, ELECTRICAL HAZARDS FOUND AFTER WORKER ELECTROCUTED AT DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSE IN DAYTON, N.J.
March. 3, 2015 Blocked exits, electrical hazards found after worker electrocuted at distribution warehouse in Dayton, N.J. Employer name and location: Seldat Distribution Inc., 15 Thatcher Road, DaytRead More...

NFPA RECEIVES GRANT FROM STATE FARM FOR 2015 YEAR OF LIVING LESS DANGEROUSLY FROM WILDFIRE CAMPAIGN
To help communities prepare for and reduce their risk of wildfire damage, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), with generous funding and support provided by State Farm®, has launched the Year of Living Less Dangerously from Wildfire campaign aimed at residents and fire departments in an effort to keep wildfire safety top of mind for people living in the nation's highest risk areas. Read More...

FIRE PROTECTION RESEARCH FOUNDATION HOSTS THE 2015 SUPPRESSION, DETECTION AND SIGNALING SYMPOSIUM IN MARCH
The Fire Protection Research Foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), announced the 19th annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Symposium (SupDet 2015) will be held March 3-6, 2015 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Fla. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES NEC CHALLENGE CHAMPION
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) crowned Paul Holum from Elk River, Minn., as the NEC Challenge champion and winner of a $5,000 grand prize. The NEC Challenge is an annual, interactive competition that invites electrical professionals across the country to put their National Electrical Code® (NEC®) knowledge to the test. Read More...

NFPA RECEIVES GRANT FROM STATE FARM FOR SECOND ANNUAL WILDFIRE COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS DAY
Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S. and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. Nearly 45 million homes abut or intermingle with grasslands, forests and wildlands, and more than 72,000 U.S. communities are threatened by fire. Read More...

NFPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTS TWO NEW MEMBERS TO STANDARDS COUNCIL
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors has appointed two new members to the NFPA Standards Council: Patricia A. Gleason of Mclean, Va., and Gary S. Keith of Norwood, Mass. Gleason and Keith are serving three-year terms effective Jan. 1, 2015. Read More...

NFPA URGES PUBLIC TO KEEP FIRE SAFETY IN MIND AS WINTER STORM JUNO FAST APPROACHES
As Winter Storm Juno fast approaches, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urges the public to use added caution when heating their homes in the days ahead. Home heating equipment is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires and home fire deaths, with January being one of the three leading months for home heating fires. Read More...

SEVEN STEPS FOR BETTER COMMUNICATION AMONG SAFETY PROFESSIONALS
Safety professionals are committed to making sure the workers they oversee make it home in one piece, but what about the workers for other crews and companies? Read More...

SAFELY USING NAIL GUNS AND RELATED TOOLS
According to one study, two of every five apprentice carpenters suffered an injury from a nail gun during their four-year apprenticeships -- and half of those wound up being injured twice!Read More...

OSHA AND NIOSH ISSUE HAZARD ALERT FOR SILICA EXPOSURE
The agencies jointly issued a hazard alert about protecting workers from significant crystalline silica exposure during manufacturing, finishing, and installing natural and manufactured stone countertops.Read More...

KIDDE RECALLS DISPOSABLE PLASTIC FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
A faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury.Read More...

SAVE THE DATE: 2015 SMG GOLF OUTING SET FOR JUNE 5
The event set for Friday, June 5 will benefit the Riley Hospital for Children and the Hoosier Burn Camp.Read More...

HOW CAN EHS DATA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE HELP YOU MOVE BEYOND COMPLIANCE?
By Robert Polito EHS sustainability software can help companies overcome their safety challenges. Curated Read More...

TREADING GINGERLY: PPE FOR PET OWNERS
By Ginger Christ From kittens to bicycles, it's a dangerous world out there. Read More...

EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANS: TAKE AN ALL-HAZARD APPROACH
By Karen Hamel While it is normal for emergencies to have an element of surprise when they occur, well-rehearsed plans help prevent that surprise from spurring chaos. Read More...

SAFETY AND MOTIVATION
When you think about your organization's safety efforts, does the thought motivate or de-motivate you? Read More...

INTEGRATING EHS FUNCTIONS: DOING MORE WITH MORE
By Todd Hohn Employers and employees can benefit when safety and health functions are integrated. Read More...

COUNTING ZS: HOW MUCH SLEEP DO YOU NEED?
The truth is that most adults in the U.S. aren't getting enough rest. Read More...

ADDING INSULT TO INJURY: STATISTICS ARE WORKERS WITH THE TEARS WASHED OFF
A new report from OSHA sheds light on the relationship between workplace injuries and illnesses and income inequality for millions of Americans. Curated Read More...

DO YOU WORK FOR ONE OF AMERICA'S SAFEST COMPANIES?
If you think your company is a shining example of world-class safety, offers innovative solutions to safety challenges and boasts of engagement and investment in safety at every level, then you might work for one of America's Safest Companies. Here's how you can find out"¦ Read More...

R+L CARRIERS PUTTING EMPLOYEES AT RISK, OSHA SAYS
OSHA says workers were "˜essentially defenseless' in dealing with a chemical spill. Read More...

OHIO SUES BP OVER FUNDING TO CLEAN UP TANK LEAKS
The state of Ohio is seeking more than $33 million from BP Products North America, claiming the company double-dipped to pay for cleanup of storage tank leaks. Read More...

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NIOSH OFFERS TRAINING TO REDUCE RISK FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS WHO WORK LONG HOURS
Interim NIOSH Training for Emergency Responders: Reducing Risks Associated with Long Work Hours is designed for emergency workers who respond to epidemics such as Ebola, weather-related disasters, earthquakes and other catastrophic events. Read More...

OSHA: WORKERS EXPOSED TO CAVE-IN HAZARDS AT EXCAVATION SITE
OSHA proposes $89,000 in penalties for violations by Angel Brothers Enterprises Ltd. in Baytown, Texas. Read More...

SANDY SAYS: SACRIFICING SAFETY
I like cheap gasoline as much as the next person, but sometimes the end doesn't justify the means. Read More...

SLIPPING INTO SAFETY
Protective footwear can be the last line of defense for a worker trying to avoid a slip-and-fall injury. Read More...

SHORTENED CEO AND EXECUTIVE TENURE AFFECTS WORKPLACE SAFETY
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MASS. CONTRACTOR EXPOSES EMPLOYEES TO POTENTIALLY FATAL FALLS
OSHA says roofing contractor displays 'wanton disregard for employee safety.' Read More...

COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE: CLIMATE LEADERSHIP WINNERS
The fourth annual EPA Climate Leadership Award winners are making climate change awareness a smart business decision. Read More...

DON'T LET MARCH MADNESS DESTROY YOUR DIET
There's nothing sadder than disappointed sports fans, but don't wreck your diet because your team loses during March Madness. Curated Read More...

WORKING HARD? GERMS ARE TOO!
Sometimes, what you can't see CAN hurt you! Especially when it comes to germs. Read More...

RECORD SNOW-RELATED WORKER DEATHS AND INJURIES PROMPT WARNINGS IN MASSACHUSETTS
With over 100 inches of snow falling in parts of Massachusetts in less than a month, companies have been racing to clear snow from roads and roofs, and in the process, requiring their workers to complete extremely dangerous tasks with fatal results. Read More...

OSHA ALLEGES BENTLEY LABORATORIES EXPOSED TEMPORARY WORKERS TO HAZARDS
OSHA has fined the Edison, N.J., manufacturer and a staffing agency $53K for violations related to exposing workers to chemical, noise and machine hazards. Read More...

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N.C. MAN IN DEEP WATER FOR MAKING $2.3 MILLION FRAUDULENT DEEPWATER HORIZON CLAIM
A North Carolina resident was arrested Feb. 23 for allegedly making a fraudulent claim on the fund set up to compensate victims of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Read More...

SOUTH AFRICAN MINE FIRE HEATS UP MINE SAFETY CONCERNS
Miners' union questions the safety of Harmony Gold mines after another underground fire threatens workers' lives. Read More...

US TO CHARGE TAKATA $14,000 PER DAY OVER RECALL INVESTIGATION
The government says Takata has failed to fully cooperate with NHTSA's investigation of defective airbags. Read More...

EPA UPHOLDS PENALTY FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE VIOLATIONS
The Environmental Appeals Board of the EPA ordered the operators of a Viriginia chemical distribution facility to pay a $612,339 penalty for hazard waste storage violations. Read More...

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