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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA-BASED SHAYCORE ENTERPRISES CITED BY OSHA FOLLOWING WORKER BEING INJURED
Oct. 23, 2014 Jacksonville, Florida-based ShayCore Enterprises cited by OSHA following worker being injured JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 30-year-old painter was hospitalized after he received second Read More...

OSHA CITES CENTRAL TRANSPORT AGAIN FOR FORKLIFT, FALL HAZARDS
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JUDGE UPHOLDS CITATIONS ISSUED FOR BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN AND LEAD EXPOSURE HAZARDS AT WEST CALDWELL, NEW JERSEY, COMPANY
Oct. 23, 2014 Judge upholds citations issued for bloodborne pathogen and lead exposure hazards at West Caldwell, New Jersey, company NEW YORK – Drivers and loading-dock workers at UniFirst CorpRead More...

OSHA PROVIDES DIRECTION FOR INSPECTING CRANES AND DERRICKS ON CONSTRUCTION WORKSITES
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ENSIGN UNITED STATES DRILLING CONTINUES TO EXPOSE WORKERS TO POTENTIAL INJURY OR DEATH DURING OIL WELL EXPLOSIONS
Oct. 23, 2014 Ensign United States Drilling continues to expose workers to potential injury or death during oil well explosions HOUSTON — Ensign United States Drilling (S.W.) Inc. was cited witRead More...

NFPA AND LEGOLAND FLORIDA RESORT PROMOTE FIRE PREVENTION WEEK WITH SPECIAL FIRE SAFETY DAY
As a national sponsor of LEGOLANDÂŽ Parks, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) joined LEGOLANDÂŽ 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 "œSteveSongs" fame. NFPA teamed up with SteveSongs this year to help educate children about fire safety, including the release of a children's music video, "œLittle 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, "œWorking 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, "œWorking 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 DogÂŽ, 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 "œWorking 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 "œPyramid 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...

TRANSPORTATION FIRM FACING $145,420 IN OSHA FINES FOR FORKLIFT AND FALL HAZARDS
OSHA cited the company for 16 alleged violations, including five repeat, one willful and two serious safety violations. Read More...

VIDEO CONTEST CHALLENGES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO "˜SPEAK UP' ABOUT WORKPLACE SAFETY
How do you get young people fired up about workplace safety? Challenge them to get their creative juices flowing "“ and offer them cold, hard cash. Read More...

JANESVILLE ACOUSTICS PLANT CELEBRATES 1 MILLION MAN HOURS WITHOUT A LOST-TIME INJURY
The milestone is a new record among the company's seven manufacturing facilities. Read More...

TIPS TO AVOID THE SCARIEST PLACE OF ALL "“ THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT "“ ON HALLOWEEN
The scary fact is that 9. 2 million children are injured annually on Halloween and treated at a local emergency department. Curated Read More...

CDC "˜TIGHTENING' ITS PPE GUIDELINES ON EBOLA FOR U.S. HEALTH CARE WORKERS
The agency said the guidance reflects best practices from the safe treatment of Ebola patients at Emory University Hospital, Nebraska Medical Center and National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Read More...

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ON OSHA'S SEVERE VIOLATOR LIST
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SHIFT WORKERS MIGHT WANT TO SKIP HIGH-IRON FOODS AT NIGHT
"œWhen a shift worker eats foods high in iron at night it could exacerbate the lack of synchronization between the clock in the liver and the main one in the brain," says Donald McClain, University of Utah professor of medicine (endocrinology) and biochemistry. Curated 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 "œa 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 "œwill 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 "œget" 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
"œHaving 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...

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