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2 WORKERS INJURED BY MACHINE HAZARDS IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS AT HICKSVILLE, OHIO, TELECOMMUNICATION TOWER MANUFACTURING PLANT
Region 5 News Release: 14-1420-CHI Aug. 21, 2014 Contact: Scott AllenRhonda Burke Phone: 312-353-6976 Email: allen.scott@dol.govburke.rhonda@dol.gov 2 workers injured by machine hazards in separate iRead More...

EMPLOYEES OF THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY EXPOSED TO LEAD AND FALL HAZARDS AT BELLEVUE AVENUE MANSION IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
Region 1 News Release: 14-1414-BOS/BOS 2014-136 Aug. 21, 2014 Contact: Ted FitzgeraldAndre J. Bowser Phone: 617-565-2075617-565-2074 Email: : fitzgerald.edmund@dol.gov bowser.andre.j@dol.gov EmployeeRead More...

2 WORKERS INJURED FOLLOWING EXPLOSION AT INDIANHEAD BIOMASS SERVICES; WILLFUL AND SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATIONS CITED
Region 4 News Release: 14-1551-ATL (219) Aug. 21, 2014 Contact: Michael D'AquinoLindsay Williams Phone: 678-237-0630 Email: d'aquino.michael@dol.govwilliams.lindsay.l@dol.gov 2 workers injured followRead More...

OSHA CITES GONZALEZ STUCCO AND STONE FOR SERIOUS SAFETY HAZARDS; MORE THAN $54,000 IN FINES PROPOSED
Region 4 News Release: 14-1449-ATL (214) Aug. 20, 2014 Contact: Lindsay WilliamsMichael D'Aquino Phone: 678-237-0630 Email: williams.lindsay.l@dol.govd'aquino.michael@dol.gov OSHA cites Gonzalez StucRead More...

OSHA ORDERS HANFORD NUCLEAR FACILITY CONTRACTOR TO REINSTATE WORKER FIRED FOR RAISING ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY CONCERNS
Region 10 News Release: 14-1416-SAN (SF-62) Aug. 20, 2014 Contact: Leo KayJose A. Carnevali Phone: 415-625-2630415-625-2631 Email: Kay.Leo.F@dol.govcarnevali.jose@dol.gov OSHA orders Hanford nuclear Read More...

SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER ARE PEAK MONTHS FOR FIRES IN COLLEGE HOUSING
With the fall school semester around the corner, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reminds students to be mindful of fire safety. September and October are peak months for fires in college housing, according to NFPA research, and the Center for Campus Safety has marked September as Campus Fire Safety Month. Read More...

2014 EDITION OF THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE NOW EFFECTIVE IN 12 STATES; ELEVEN MORE TO COME ON LINE BY JANUARY 2015
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced that the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) is now effective in 12 states: Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming. An additional 11 states are set to enforce the 2014 edition in the coming months. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL NEC CHALLENGE
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced that its second annual NEC Challenge is firmly underway. The NEC Challenge is an interactive competition that invites electrical professionals across the country to put their code knowledge to the test. Last year's inaugural Challenge was created in celebration of the release of the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code. Read More...

NFPA LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE 2014 FIRE PREVENTION WEEK QUIZ
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering an online, interactive quiz for members of the public looking to test their fire safety smarts. The quiz reinforces the messages behind NFPA's annual awareness campaign, Fire Prevention Week, and its 2014 theme, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!" Read More...

FIRE PROTECTION RESEARCH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2014 WILLIAM M. CAREY AND RONALD K. MENGEL AWARDS
The Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation), an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), announced winners of the 2014 William M. Carey and Ronald K. Mengel awards. The award winners were selected by participants at the Foundation's 2014 Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SUPDET). Awards will be presented to the winners at the 2015 SUPDET Symposium. Read 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 "digital 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...

KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE EVEN WHEN THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND
No matter what language is involved, having workers who are unfamiliar with English creates challenges for safety professionals.Read More...

PREPARING FOR AND RESPONDING TO FIRES
A comprehensive fire safety plan will examine the potential hazards on the worksite, identify strategies for prevention, note the appropriate fire suppression equipment given the nature of the hazards, and include training on what to do if a fire occurs.Read More...

VOLKSWAGEN - EYES ON THE ROAD
Video by Volkswagen highlights hazards of distracted driving.Read More...

METABO RECALLS ELECTRIC ANGLE GRINDERS DUE TO LACERATION HAZARD
The on/off switch can stick in the "on" position, posing a laceration hazard.Read More...

OSHA ISSUES NEW DIRECTIVE TO KEEP COMMUNICATION TOWER WORKERS SAFE
The directive outlines the proper use of hoist and other fall arrest systems and includes detailed information on how to hoist people safely.Read More...

DEATH OF LAX AIRPORT WORKER LEADS TO CAL/OSHA CITATIONS
Cal/OSHA's investigation determined that Menzies Aviation's safety policy on the operation of tow tractors in and around LAX discouraged the use of safety belts. Read More...

OSHA: HANFORD CONTRACTOR MUST PAY $220,000 IN BACK WAGES TO WHISTLEBLOWER
Firing an employee for voicing safety concerns is a violation of federal whistleblower provisions. Read More...

GERMS IN THE OFFICE: DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR PHONE HAS BEEN? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Think because you work in an office environment you're "safe?" Think again: Studies have found as many as 25,000 germs per square inch on an office telephone. Curated Read More...

EPA, DUKE ENERGY RESPONDING TO OHIO RIVER OIL SPILL
EPA is serving as the federal on-scene coordinator for the emergency response to an oil spill immediately upstream from Cincinnati. Read More...

ASPHALT SPECIALISTS TELLS WORKERS TO HIT THE PAVEMENT, OSHA SAYS NOT SO FAST
Asphalt Specialists has been ordered by OSHA to pay nearly $1M in compensation and must reinstate drivers terminated for raising safety concerns. Read More...

LIGHTS, CAMERA " ACCIDENT: REAL-LIFE MOVIE TRAGEDIES [PHOTO GALLERY]
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IS 'SAFETY CULTURE' DEAD?
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BEST PRACTICES IN CHOOSING AND DEPLOYING A SUCCESSFUL EHS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
A robust EMIS plays a central role in propelling an organization's EHS performance to the next level. Curated Read More...

FOUR TRAITS OF A GREAT LEADER
Success comes in many forms. The concept is so complex that perspective point plays a major role in its definition. Yet it’s so simple that we all have a notion of what defines success. Read More...

OSHA CITES PRODUCTION COMPANY AFTER CREW MEMBER DIES DURING FILMING OF GREGG ALLMAN BIOPIC
On Feb. 20, camera assistant Sarah Jones was killed and eight other workers were injured while trying to escape an oncoming freight train during the filming of a scene for "Midnight Rider," a biopic based on Allman's life. Read More...

DEPRESSION IS NO LAUGHING MATTER, ESPECIALLY FOR EMPLOYERS
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THE 10 MOST-DANGEROUS JOBS (AND WHAT MAKES THEM SO DANGEROUS) [PHOTO GALLERY]
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CITING UNDERRECORDING CONCERNS, OSHA EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD FOR ELECTRONIC-REPORTING RULE
When OSHA convened a public meeting to discuss the proposal, many participants expressed concern that the rule would encourage underrecording of injuries and illnesses, since each covered establishment's data would become publicly available on OSHA's website. Read More...

"LET'S BE CAREFUL OUT THERE': WHAT THE U.S. ARMY CAN TEACH EMPLOYERS ABOUT WORKING SAFELY
When applied to the U.S. Army in ground-combat operations, safety might seem out of place. After all, combat (and training for combat) is inherently risky. Soldiers get hurt because of the extraordinary and inexorable circumstances that they face for the good of their country. Safety is beyond their control ... right? Wrong! Curated Read More...

SAFETY CULTURE: THE SECOND LEVEL OF LEADING INDICATORS
Culture can be defined as common practice. Having everyone in a group define or describe basic concepts the same way can begin to drive commonality of thought and action, i.e. improve your safety culture. Read More...

OSHA'S LIST OF SEVERE VIOLATORS GROWS BY 23 PERCENT
As of July 1, there were 423 sites in the program, up from 343 last year. Curated Read More...

EMPLOYERS STEP UP INVESTMENT IN WELLNESS [INFOGRAPHIC]
A survey of 1,000 employers in 37 countries found a gap between their desire to create a culture of health and their progress achieving the goal. Read More...

OSHA: PRISON WORKERS EXPOSED TO BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS
Orange is not the new black at McDowell Correctional Institution and exposing staff members to bloody shanks is frowned upon by OSHA. Read More...

OSHA: BROOKLYN HEALTH CARE FACILITY FAILED TO PROTECT WORKERS FROM VIOLENCE
"Brookdale must actively and effectively implement a workplace violence prevention program immediately to ensure the safety and well-being of its workers," said Robert Kulick, OSHA's regional administrator in New York. Read More...

IMPROVE SAFETY FOR FORKLIFT OPERATORS BY MAXIMIZING PERIPHERAL VISION
By John Stewart Maintaining peripheral vision is essential to detecting motion and a key element to safety. Read More...

THREE SECONDS: A SMALL PRICE TO PAY FOR WORKING SAFELY
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THREE TIPS FOR MITIGATING NOISE IN THE OFFICE
Workplace noise can hurt productivity and increase stress. Curated Read More...

CELEBRATING WINS, ACKNOWLEDGING CHALLENGES " AND VENTING FRUSTRATION
EHS professionals weren't shy about tooting their own horns in our annual survey, nor were they the least bit sheepish about telling it like it is " whether it's good, bad or ugly. Read More...

PORTRAIT OF AN EHS PROFESSIONAL
Based on the 2014 National Safety Survey, most EHS professionals are seasoned veterans with a wide range of responsibilities " and they're well-compensated for their hard work. Read More...

NATIONAL SAFETY SURVEY: WINNING HEARTS AND MINDS
Engaging the workforce in safety is the No. 1 goal for many EHS professionals. Read More...

ARE YOU THE 64 PERCENTOR THE 36 PERCENT?
Maybe there needs to be an "Occupy" movement to call attention to the 36 percent of our readers who say their employers prioritize production over safety. Read More...

WHY THE WORLD CUP AND ERGONOMICS HAVE THE SAME GOAL
By Kent Hatcher Even though different soccer teams play with slightly different approaches, the desired end result is the same; putting the ball in the net. The same can be said of EHS professionals and the desired goal of ergonomics initiatives. Read More...

HOW OFTEN IS TOO OFTEN WHEN CRYING WOLF?
It rained yesterday. That's not exactly an exciting news flash, is it? Read More...

THE ROLE OF REAL-TIME DETECTION IN INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
By David D. Wagner Several recent talks that I've given have caused me to reflect on the role of today's industrial hygienists and the importance that real-time detection systems " like gas and vapor detection systems " play in their daily lives. Read More...

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