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OSHA WILL HOLD MEETING OF THE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
March 27, 2015 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 OSHA will hold meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health AdRead More...

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, ROOFING CONTRACTOR IGNORES FACT THAT FALL PROTECTION CAN BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH
March 27, 2015 Jacksonville, Florida, roofing contractor ignores fact that fall protection can be the difference between life and death Great White Construction disregards hazards again; faces $184K Read More...

FLORIDA-BASED CONTRACTOR EXPOSES ITS WORKERS TO 200-FOOT FALLS AND SILICA DUST AT TWO WORK SITES; OSHA CITES COMPANY FOR SERIOUS SAFETY AND HEALTH HAZARDS
March 27, 2015 Florida-based contractor exposes its workers to 200-foot falls and silica dust at two work sites; OSHA cites company for serious safety and health hazards Employer name: Maxim ConstrucRead More...

NEW HAMPSHIRE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR EXPOSES EMPLOYEE TO FALL AND ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARDS AT CONCORD JOBSITE
March 26, 2015BOS 2015-062 New Hampshire electrical contractor exposes employee to fall and electric shock hazards at Concord jobsite Daniels Electric Corp. faces $40,000 in fines after OSHA spots viRead More...

LABOR SECRETARY ANNOUNCES BULLETIN ON PREVENTING GREEN TOBACCO SICKNESS
March 26, 2015 Labor Secretary announces bulletin on preventing green tobacco sickness WASHINGTON — Dehydration, dizziness, headaches and vomiting are just a few of the symptoms of nicotine poiRead More...

NFPA AND STATE FARM ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF 2015 WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS DAY PROJECT CONTEST
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm® today announced the winners of the Wildfire Preparedness Day Project Award Contest. A total of 65 projects were selected from more than 300 entries that spanned 37 states. Read More...

NFPA AWARDS 2015 JENSEN GRANT TO NORTH SHORE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF WISCONSIN
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named the North Shore Fire Department of Wisconsin as the recipient of the 2015 Rolf H. Jensen Memorial Public Education Grant. The grant will support the continuation of the department’s Prevent, Prepare, and React home assessment and smoke alarm installation campaign. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER CONTEST FOR 2015 CONFERENCE AND EXPO
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is holding its second annual online contest to select a singer of the National Anthem at this year’s General Session of the NFPA Conference and Expo in Chicago on Monday, June 22, 2015. Solo performers or established groups of up to five singers must submit their audition video through the NFPA website or NFPA Facebook page by March 29. Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges and their videos will be posted online for public voting between April 1 and April 20, 2015. Read More...

NFPA AND DOMINO’S PIZZA TO DELIVER FIRE SAFETY MESSAGES TO HOMES ACROSS THE COUNTRY
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Domino’s Pizza® (NYSE: DPZ) are using daylight saving time and pizza boxes to encourage people to protect themselves from home fires. The NFPA and Domino’s, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, are reminding customers to change their smoke alarm batteries when they change their clocks. Domino’s will utilize its pizza boxes to deliver NFPA fire safety tips throughout the month of March in participating markets across the country. Read 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...

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...

GERMANWINGS CRASH SENDS AIRLINE SAFETY INTO A TAILSPIN
The aviation industry is examining its safety standards in light of the fatal Germanwings crash. Read More...

OSHA: ROOFING CONTRACTOR IGNORED ELECTROCUTION HAZARDS THAT KILLED WORKER
The agency claims a roofing contractor exposed a worker to electrical hazards that killed another worker 72 hours earlier. Read More...

CONNECTING THE DOTS: ISO 45001, THE SUPPLY CHAIN AND RISK
On March 26, voting began on ISO 45001, which sets requirements for occupational health and safety management systems. Kathy Seabrook, former president of the American Society of Safety Engineers, shared her thoughts on ISO 45001 at a recent event. Read More...

PROTECT AND SERVE: WATCHING OUT FOR MAN’S BEST FRIEND
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VIRGINIA COAL MINER KILLED BY FALLING ROCK
The death marks the fourth fatality in the coal mining industry this year. Read More...

MANUFACTURERS DON’T DESERVE FRAUDULENT WORKERS’ COMP CLAIMS
Manufacturers have enough challenges without having the extra burden of a workers' compensation system that is rigged to protect fraud. Read More...

IN WORK ZONES, EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
Each year, about 90 roadway workers are killed in work zones. Read More...

MASSACHUSETTS: NEW LAW OFFERS SAFETY PROTECTION TO STATE EMPLOYEES
A new law that extends safety and health protections to state employees took effect March 24 in Massachusetts. Read More...

EPA SETTLES WITH CONTINENTAL CARBON CO. TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION IN THREE STATES
The settlement with EPA – which includes a fine of $650,000 and $550,000 for environmental projects – should reduce emissions of harmful air pollutants at Continental Carbon Co. carbon black facilities in three states. Read More...

NAEM 2015 EHS AND SUSTAINABILITY BUYERS GUIDE
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EMERGENCY RESPONSE: CASE STUDIES IN SAVINGS
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PASSENGERS AND CREW OF GERMANWINGS FLIGHT 4U9525 PRESUMED DEAD
There were likely no survivors among the 144 passengers and six crew members on the flight. Read More...

NFPA 70E 2015 OFFERS CHANGES RELATED TO ARC RATING [INFOGRAPHIC]
The 2015 edition of NFPA 70E introduces the term AR or arc rated as it relates to personal protective equipment. This infograhic shows what you need to know. Read More...

OSHA: TRAINS AREN'T THE ONLY THINGS BLOWING THE WHISTLE AT UNION PACIFIC
OSHA finds Union Pacific Railroad disciplined a locomotive engineer for reporting a workplace injury. Read More...

WORKER HEALTH AND SAFETY IS AN ELECTION ISSUE IN UK
The British Safety Council has written to six of the main political parties in advance of the May 7 general election to find out more about their plans, if elected, for worker health and safety. Curated Read More...

VIOLATIONS SETTLED AT MARYLAND NATURAL GAS FACILITY
Dominion Cove Point will pay a civil penalty to settle allegations that it released ammonia into the air without reporting it. Read More...

EX-EMPLOYEES OF FREEDOM INDUSTRIES PLEAD GUILTY IN CHEMICAL SPILL CASE
So far, four former employees of Freedom Industries in West Virginia have plead guilty in cases involving a chemical spill into the Elk River that left more than 300,000 residents without drinking water for several days. Read More...

MISSOURI MANUFACTURER NAMED A SEVERE VIOLATOR BY OSHA AFTER WORKER KILLED ON THE JOB
OSHA says the tragedy could have been prevented. Read More...

THE LUCK – AND SAFETY – OF THE IRISH [PHOTO GALLERY]
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WORKERS FED UP WITH MCDONALD’S: FILE OSHA COMPLAINTS
McDonald’s workers in 19 U.S. cities have filed OSHA complaints against the fast food giant, alleging hazardous working conditions. Some workers claim they were told to use condiments like mustard on burns, rather than use appropriate first aid remedies or seek medical attention. Read More...

A NEW STUDY POINTS TO WHY PROMOTIONS FAIL
As an EHS director, do you have a succession plan? Here are seven things to consider. Read More...

NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL: OPIOID PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS HAVE DEADLY SIDE EFFECTS
Risk of death, unintentional injury is particularly high for elderly adults taking opioid painkillers Curated Read More...

WHAT A LONG, STRANGE TRIP IT’S BEEN (OSHA’S NEW RULES AND THE STRANGE WAYS THEY WORK)
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EHS TODAY MARCH 2015
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PUTTING SUNDAY-SOMNIA TO REST [PHOTO GALLERY]
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UNDERSTANDING WHY EMPLOYEES QUIT
Find out the top 10 reasons workers quit their jobs. Curated Read More...

MAKING SAFETY COUNT: EFFECTIVE TRAINING FOR THE WORKPLACE
By Justin Kissinger Training should not be a "check the box" experience for employees if you want
to make your workplace safer. Read More...

TRAIN TRAFFIC RESUMES DAYS AFTER DERAILMENT
More than 100 trains were expected to pass through the accident site in a short period of time after the mainline track was reopened. Read More...

DIRECTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN CASE INVOLVING DEATH OF A CAMERA ASSISTANT
Prosecutors dropped charges against his wife in return for guilty plea in the case of a train crash at a film location that resulted in the death of Sarah Jones and injuries to eight other members of the film crew. Aggregated Read More...

OREGON OSHA $EEKING SOME DOUGH FROM PORTLAND BAKERY
A history of similar injuries to workers results in willful safety violations for a commercial Oregon bakery. Read More...

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