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EMPLOYEE INJURED WHILE WORKING AT OCONEE FALL LINE TECHNICAL COLLEGE; GEORGIA ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR CITED FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS
Sept. 22, 2014 Employee injured while working at Oconee Fall Line Technical College; Georgia electrical contractor cited for safety violations DUBLIN, Ga. — An employee of John McAfee, doing buRead More...

ELECTRICAL AND MACHINE HAZARDS AMONG 10 SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOUND AT GENERAL GLASS INTERNATIONAL IN SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY
Sept. 22, 2014 Electrical and machine hazards among 10 serious safety violations found at General Glass International in Secaucus, New Jersey SECAUCUS, N.J. – General Glass International has beRead More...

WORKER REPORTS RESPIRATORY INFLAMMATION AFTER WELDING IN RAIL CAR
Sept. 22, 2014 Worker reports respiratory inflammation after welding in rail car OSHA proposes fines of $133,900 for Watco Investments LLC for safety violations OMAHA, Neb. – A worker at Watco Read More...

D AND J IRONWORKS CITED FOR INADEQUATE WORKPLACE SAFEGUARDS FOLLOWING FATAL FIRE IN BOSTON'S BACK BAY
Sept. 19, 2014 BOS 2014-153 D & J Ironworks cited for inadequate workplace safeguards following fatal fire in Boston's Back Bay Malden welding company exposed employees to fire, chemical, respiratoryRead More...

WORKERS EXPOSED TO DANGEROUS MACHINE HAZARDS AT MCM INDUSTRIES CO.
Sept. 18, 2014 Workers exposed to dangerous machine hazards at MCM Industries Co. OSHA proposes fines of $126,700 for 1 willful, 17 serious violations CLEVELAND – After an inspection found workRead More...

NFPA JOURNAL EXPLORES THE HISTORY AND HAZARDS OF FIRE ESCAPES
The latest issue of the NFPA JournalĀ®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), looks at the complicated history of fire escapes and how this Victorian-era fire safety feature persists despite its reputation for being a safety hazard as much as a safety measure. Read More...

FIRE PROTECTION RESEARCH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW REPORT ON DATA CENTER SMOKE DETECTION
To address critical gaps in knowledge about data center fire prevention, the Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation), an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), today announced the release of a new report, "œValidation of Modeling Tools for Detection Design in High Air Flow Environments," as the result of a project in partnership with Hughes Associates and FM Global. Read More...

EVERY 25 SECONDS, A FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO A FIRE IN THE U.S.
Every 25 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the U.S., according to a new report released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The report, "Fire Loss in the United States during 2013", provides a comprehensive look at fires in the U.S., including civilian fire deaths and injuries, property damage and intentionally set fires. Read More...

FIRE CHIEFS ENDORSE POSITION PAPERS ON FIRE AS A WEAPON, FIRE BEHAVIOR, FIRE-BASED COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE
Fire chiefs from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom participated in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) in Quincy, Mass. September 4-7, 2014. Read More...

NFPA LEADERSHIP TEAM TAKES THE ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE TO RAISE FUNDS
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) took on the Ice Bucket Challenge today to help raise funds for the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association. All eight members of the NFPA executive team took the Challenge, with staff making the ice water dumps at NFPA's headquarters in Quincy, Mass. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ONLINE SMOKE ALARM PLEDGE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LEGOLAND FLORIDA RESORT AND LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA RESORT
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced the launch of an online smoke alarm pledge in partnership with LEGOLANDĀ® Florida Resort and LEGOLANDĀ® California Resort. Read More...

SPARKY'S BIRTHDAY SURPRISE APP WINS A PARENTS' CHOICE AWARD
Sparky'sĀ® Birthday Surprise, the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) storybook app, was selected as a 2014 Parents' Choice Award winner by the Parents' Choice Foundation, the nation's oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children's media. Read More...

SEVEN USEFUL STRATEGIES THAT SET THE TONE FOR SAFETY
The safety orientation session can be an excellent opportunity to set the tone for a project, and to help workers understand both the importance of safety and the role they play in achieving a safe workplace. Read More...

USING AEDS TO RESTART HEARTS
Having and properly using AEDs is so critical. The Red Cross estimates that access to AEDs could save 50,000 lives a year.Read More...

HARRIS RECALLS TWO MODELS OF WELDING TORCHES
The torch handles can leak oxygen or fuel, posing a fire hazard.Read More...

OSHA, NIOSH ANNOUNCE RECOMMENDED PRACTICES TO PROTECT TEMPORARY WORKERS
OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative, launched last year, includes outreach, training and enforcement to assure that temporary workers are protected in their workplaces.Read More...

CHILD OPERATES A FRONT END LOADER
All necessary certifications and training have not been verified.Read More...

CUT-RESISTANT HAND PROTECTION: BUSTING THE MYTHS
What's a myth and what's the truth when it comes to cut-resistant hand protection? You might be surprised. Curated Read More...

THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD SEEKS LOWER ALCOHOL LIMITS, FINDS SUPPORT FROM ASSE
The National Transportation Safety Board issued recommendations to tackle the problem of impaired driving. One of the most important recommendations, to lower the legal blood-alcohol limit to .05 percent, has received support from the American Society of Safety Engineers. Read More...

CONDIMENT MAKER FACES $235,000 IN OSHA FINES
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SPLISH SPLASH: PROTECTING HEALTHCARE WORKERS FROM SPLASHES CONTAINING BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS
Jacie Volkman, MPH, CIC Workplace safety in the healthcare setting focuses a lot on the mantra of "œtrips, slips, falls and sharps." One significant daily risk that often is ignored is splashes. Read More...

LANDSCAPER DIES AFTER FALLING HEADFIRST INTO WOOD CHIPPER
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NSC 2014: OSHA'S EXPANDED NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENT WILL CREATE "˜TEACHABLE MOMENT,' MICHAELS SAYS
During the National Safety Council's 2014 Congress and Expo in San Diego, Michaels asserted that the current rule doesn't provide OSHA "œthe information we need." Read More...

NSC 2014: SAFE (AND HOT) IN SAN DIEGO [PHOTO GALLERY]
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NSC 2014: FALL PROTECTION, HAZARD COMMUNICATION REPEAT AS OSHA'S MOST FREQUENTLY CITED STANDARDS
In fact, this year's entire top 10 list contained the same standards as last year's list, with a few standards moving up or down. Read More...

NSC 2014: LEADERSHIP ENGAGEMENT DRIVES EHS SUCCESS AT CUMMINS
"Every manager needs to feel accountable" for safety, CEO Tom Linebarger said. Read More...

NSC 2014: CAMPBELL INSTITUTE PAPER REVEALS THE PREDICTIVE POWER OF LEADING INDICATORS
A new white paper provides a standardized set of best practices and benchmarks for leading indicators. Read More...

NSC 2014: CUMMINS HONORED WITH THE 2014 ROBERT W. CAMPBELL AWARD
The National Safety Council on Sept. 15 presented the 2014 Robert W. Campbell Award to Indiana-based Cummins Inc. at the NSC Congress & Expo. Read More...

AMERICA'S SAFEST COMPANIES: SAFETY BRINGS YOU HOME
The America's Safest Companies Class of 2014 is: The AES Corp., Alan Shintani Inc., Aqueos Corp., BL Harbert International LLC, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., Dressbarn, Egan Co., Field Fastener, Goodwill Industries of Upstate/MidĀ¬lands South Carolina, Inteva Products LLC, Kirk Erectors Inc., Orica USA Inc., Rockwell Automation Inc., SBM Site Services LLC, Scot Forge Co., TP Mechanical, Watermark and Westar Energy Inc. Read More...

EHS TODAY SEPTEMBER 2014 MAGAZINE ISSUE
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THE TOP 5 MOST-COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FALL PROTECTION
By Trevor Taylor By knowing the answers to these questions, safety managers can further help provide the proper fall-protection equipment to keep their workers safe. Read More...

GHS: IT'S A PROCESS, NOT A LIGHT SWITCH
By Glenn Trout Many U.S. chemical manufacturers are ready to update their safety data sheets and labels, only to be stuck waiting for upstream providers to make changes of their own. Read More...

LATEST SAFETY EQUIPMENT PRESENTED BY: NEW EQUIPMENT DIGEST
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HOW ARE YOU TREATING YOUR EMPLOYEES, YOUR NEIGHBORS AND MOTHER EARTH? NEW EU DIRECTIVE CLARIFIES THE SCOPE OF CSR REPORTING
By Katarzyna Branny and Jonathan Nwagbaraocha In the near future, certain companies operating in EU member states will have to comply with revised annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting requirements for the first time, and very little corporate information is off-limits. Read More...

REVISED OSHA RULE REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO REPORT ALL SERIOUS INJURIES WITHIN 24 HOURS
The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA recordkeeping requirements, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction. Read More...

ROOFING CONTRACTOR FACES NEARLY $300,000 IN OSHA FINES FOR FALL PROTECTION VIOLATIONS
"œThese employees were one slip, trip or step away from deadly or disabling injuries," said Warren Simpson, OSHA's area director in Hartford. "œTheir employer knew this, yet chose to do nothing about it." Read More...

FULL-COURT PRESS
By Scott Cassidy Is your facility prepared to defend against a fast-breaking emergency? Read More...

SPILLS: CLEAN THEM UP OR CALL IN THE HAZMAT TEAM?
By Karen D. Hamel Knowing when to clean up a spill and when to get out of harm's way isn't always intuitive. It especially can be difficult for facilities that have a wide variety of chemicals, each with a different set of hazards. Read More...

A COMPLEX SYSTEMS APPROACH TO ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE SAFETY EXCELLENCE
By Richard N. Knowles Safety improvements only achieved through a top-down approach often are not sustainable. Safety is a complex system, and engagement throughout the system is necessary for excellence. Read More...

NEVER FORGET: IMAGES FROM 9/11 AND THE RECOVERY AND CLEAN UP EFFORTS [PHOTO GALLERY]
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A FOUR-STEP PROCESS FOR SAFETY SUCCESS WITH A TEMPORARY WORKFORCE
By Cameron Colby Safety is the last thing that should be ignored when dealing with temporary workers. Read More...

COMMON PRACTICE: THE THIRD LEVEL OF LEADING INDICATORS
Don't confuse common practice with culture. Culture is invisible, while common practice is observable. Read More...

WHY YOU NEED TO REVAMP YOUR LOCKOUT/TAGOUT PROGRAM TODAY
By Jimi Michalscheck Most employers who read about the citations and fines issued by OSHA for lockout/tagout violations don't realize that they could be negligent as well. Read More...

DEPRESSION IS NO LAUGHING MATTER, ESPECIALLY FOR EMPLOYERS
The tragic death of comedian Robin Williams has re-opened the public discussion about mental illness. Read More...

RESIDENTS LIVING NEAR GAS WELLS AND FRACKING REPORT MORE PHYSICAL AILMENTS
A Yale-led study has found a greater prevalence of health symptoms reported among residents living close to natural gas wells, including those drilled by hydraulic fracturing. Read More...

SURVEY REVEALS NEARLY HALF OF RECENT NURSING SCHOOL GRADUATES ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HOSTILE WORKPLACES OR BULLYING
Nursing school graduates worry about being bullied by colleagues and many know nurses who were the victims of bullying. Read More...

WITH MARIJUANA IN THE SPOTLIGHT, IT'S EASY FOR EMPLOYERS TO FORGET THAT ALCOHOL AND WORK ARE A DEADLY COMBINATION
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