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US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S OSHA CITES KEYMARK CORP. FOR FAILING TO PROTECT WORKERS AGAINST CHEMICAL, NOISE AND FALL HAZARDS AT FONDA, NEW YORK, PLANT
Region 2 News Release: 14-1368-NEW/BOS 2014-129 July 28, 2014 Contact: Ted FitzgeraldAndre J. Bowser Phone: 617-565-2075617-565-2074 Email: : fitzgerald.edmund@dol.gov bowser.andre.j@dol.gov US DeparRead More...

EMPLOYEES OF P. GIOIOSO AND SONS INC. FACED ELECTROCUTION HAZARDS FROM POWER LINES AT MASSACHUSETTS WORK SITE
Region 1 News Release: 14-1284-BOS/BOS 2014-128 July 28, 2014 Contact: Ted FitzgeraldAndre J. Bowser Phone: 617-565-2075617-565-2074 Email: : fitzgerald.edmund@dol.gov bowser.andre.j@dol.gov EmployeeRead More...

OSHA SCHEDULES MEETING OF THE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
July 28, 2014 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 OSHA schedules meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health AdmRead More...

OSHA, FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, SIGN AGREEMENT STRENGTHENING PROTECTIONS FOR WORKERS FROM COERCION, RETALIATION
July 24, 2014 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 OSHA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, sign agreement strengthening protections for workers from coercion, retaliation Read More...

OSHA ISSUES NEW DIRECTIVE TO KEEP COMMUNICATION TOWER WORKERS SAFE
July 24, 2014 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 OSHA issues new directive to keep communication tower workers safe WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration hRead More...

NFPA JOURNAL FEATURES JAMES SHANNON AND HIS LEGACY AS NFPA PRESIDENT
The latest edition of the NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), features Jim Shannon's remarkable 12-year presidency of NFPA. The issue looks at Shannon's legacy as the "œdigital president" where he recognized the potential of the Internet to build the organization and expand its influence around the world. The edition includes an introduction to Jim Pauley who became NFPA's new president on July 1. Read More...

NFPA AND HUGHES ASSOCIATES HONOR LEGACY OF PHILIP J. DINENNO WITH AWARD IN HIS NAME
In honor of the late Philip J. DiNenno, the highly regarded former CEO of Hughes Associates who passed away in 2013, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Hughes Associates have established the DiNenno Prize to recognize significant technical developments that enhance fire safety. Read More...

THE PRO BOARD HONORS NFPA PRESIDENT JAMES M. SHANNON WITH DONATION TO THE FIRE PROTECTION RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The Pro Board honors James M. Shannon, outgoing president of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), with a donation to support the research efforts of the Fire Protection Research Foundation. The Pro Board donation recognizes Shannon's leadership in fire safety issues and his support of Fire Service Professional Qualifications Accreditation and Certification Systems. Read More...

ENJOY A SAFE JULY 4TH: LEAVE FIREWORKS TO THE PROFESSIONALS!
Fireworks represent a hallmark of July 4th celebrations, but consumer fireworks are extremely dangerous, causing thousands of injuries and fires each year. That's why the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), coordinator of the Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks, urges the public to only attend professional fireworks displays put on by trained professionals. Visit www.nfpa.org/fireworks for the report, videos and safety tips. Read More...

NFPA REPORTS SHARP INCREASE IN 2013 US FIREFIGHTER FATALITIES
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported a total of 97 on-duty firefighter deaths in 2013, reflecting a sharp increase over the past few years. According to NFPA's 2013 U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report, last year's increase is largely attributed to the Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona and the West, Texas fertilizer fire that together claimed the lives of 28 firefighters. Read More...

FIVE ELECTRICAL HAZARDS WORTH REMEMBERING
The five hazards described here are very common and easily preventable, making them a great topic for a safety meeting or toolbox talk. Read More...

BETTER DISCIPLINE FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS
While few safety professionals and site supervisors want to be seen as police who sweep through the job looking for wrongdoers, they do need to verify that workers are using safe practices, and correct those who are putting themselves and their fellow workers in danger.Read More...

OSHA URGES INCREASED SAFETY AWARENESS IN ADVANCE OF JULY 4TH CELEBRATIONS
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is urging the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to be vigilant in protecting workers from hazards while manufacturing, storing, transporting, displaying and selling fireworks for public events.Read More...

TRANE RECALLS AIR CONDITIONING UNITS
The ground screws used in some units do not have the two threads required to provide sufficient grounding, posing a shock hazard to consumers.Read More...

OSHA AND FMCSA SIGN PACT FOCUSING ON WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION
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LACK OF FOOT PROTECTION CARRIES A $308,435 PRICE TAG FOR NEW JERSEY LOGISTICS FIRM
Cal/OSHA cited Vineland, N.J.-based NFI for the same violation in 2012, and alleges that the firm has failed to address the situation. Read More...

EHS UPDATE SUBSCRIPTION CONFIRMATION
Thank you for subscribing to EHS Today's Update. You will receive the newsletter each Tuesday and Thursday.Read More...

SURVEY REVEALS ARC-FLASH MITIGATION IS A PRIORITY IN ELECTRICAL SAFETY
Eight-five percent of respondents say arc-flash mitigation is important. Read More...

MASSACHUSETTS HOLDS PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT LAW TO PROTECT TEMPORARY WORKERS
Temporary workers, advocates speak out about protecting vulnerable, low-wage workers. Read More...

OSHA DIRECTIVE OUTLINES PROPER USE OF HOISTS FOR TOWER WORKERS
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PPE: THE BASICS [INFOGRAPHIC]
Personal protection equipment (PPE) is part of the hierarchy of controls used to protect employees from workplace hazards. Curated Read More...

STUDY: OBESE WORKERS ARE MORE PRONE TO FATIGUE
Obesity is associated with physiological changes at the muscular level, including a decrease in blood flow, which limits the supply of oxygen and energy sources. Read More...

MAKER OF SILK SOY MILK EARNS LEED CERTIFICATION FOR DALLAS BEVERAGE PLANT
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NO PRETZELS FOR YOU!! UNITED AIRLINES CITED BY OSHA AT NEWARK AIRPORT
United Airlines faces $101,300 penalty following an OSHA inspection that uncovered serious and repeat safety violations. Read More...

ELEPHANT IN THE BOARDROOM: "¨HOW DEPRESSION AND STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE ARE KILLING PRODUCTIVITY
As companies strive to compete in a global economy, they become high-stress incubators for mental health problems. This wreaks havoc on productivity. Graeme Cowan explains why we must overcome the stigma associated with depression and tackle the "œelephant" head-on. Read More...

OSHA: OVERLOADED STORAGE BINS TRIGGERED COLLAPSE THAT KILLED TWO WORKERS IN OMAHA FEED PLANT
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OFF-THE-JOB SAFETY: DON'T SKIMP ON SUNGLASSES THIS SUMMER
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THE 816,500 REASONS FORMED FIBER TECHNOLOGIES SHOULDN'T HAVE LIED TO OSHA
OSHA claims the Ohio employer provided false abatement documentation and continues to expose workers to serious hazards and fines the company $816,500. Read More...

LEADERSHIP: KEEPING A PROMISE IS WORTH MORE THAN EXCEEDING IT
New research finds that there is no value in going above and beyond what you promise to do, but the cost of breaking your word is high. Read More...

OSHA CITES STERLING SHIPYARD FOR CONTINUING TO EXPOSE WORKERS TO HAZARDS
Texas barge builder Sterling Shipyard has been cited by OSHA for 16 serious, repeat, failure-to-abate safety violations. Read More...

TOP 10 WORKER COMPLAINTS ABOUT YOUR SAFETY PROGRAM (PHOTO GALLERY)
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AFTER WORKER IS BURIED ALIVE IN SUGAR, SENATOR PUSHES OSHA FOR TEMP SAFETY
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CDC DIRECTOR FRIEDEN: "˜CULTURE OF LABORATORY SAFETY NEEDS TO IMPROVE'
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SYNERGIST ARTICLE EXAMINES THE CHALLENGES OF DECOMMISSIONING A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
An article in the June/July issue of The Synergist examines the EHS challenges surrounding the decommissioning of the Zion Nuclear Station following 25 years of service. Curated Read More...

RESOURCES FOR HEAT STRESS SOLUTIONS
Half the county is expecting cooler temperatures this week thanks to the polar vortex, while other parts of the country like Texas are experiencing their first 100+-degree days. Here are some resources if your employees are working in heat. Read More...

STUDY: HAND HYGIENE GREATLY IMPROVES WHEN AUDITORS ARE PRESENT
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LOCKOUT/TAGOUT PROGRAMS FALLING SHORT IN FOOD INDUSTRY
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HANFORD CLEAN UP WORKERS PREPARE TO ENTER "˜ATOMIC MAN' ROOM
While some workers wrap up preparations to enter one of the most contaminated rooms at the Department of Energy's Hanford Nuclear Reservation site in Richland, Wash., others have been taking thousands of air samples trying to determine what has sickened more than three dozen workers in another part of the complex. Read More...

SHIPBUILDER HUNTINGTON INGALLS TO OFFER ONSITE FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS FOR ITS EMPLOYEES
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PRODUCTION VS. SAFETY: SUGAR PLANT REMOVED SAFETY DEVICE 13 DAYS BEFORE TEMP WORKER'S DEATH
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EHS TODAY JULY 2014 MAGAZINE ISSUE
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MORE EVIDENCE THAT PROLONGED SITTING IS BAD FOR YOU
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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND COMMITMENT: THE SUPER BOWL OF SAFETY
Bill Sims Jr. No coach can punish a team into winning the Super Bowl of safety. To get your team in the end zone, you might need to rethink your management approach. Read More...

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