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DEATH OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, SUPERMARKET WORKER PREVENTABLE, OSHA FINDS
Dec. 17, 2014 BOS 2014-205 Death of Brooklyn, New York, supermarket worker preventable, OSHA finds Citations for exit access, fall, chemical hazards to Moisha's Kosher Discount Supermarket NEW YORK &Read More...

OSHA CITES DOLLAR TREE STORES FOR EXPOSING WORKERS TO SERIOUS HAZARDS FOR SECOND TIME IN DELAWARE
Dec. 17, 2014 OSHA cites Dollar Tree Stores for exposing workers to serious hazards for second time in Delaware Inspectors witness New Castle, Delaware, worker struck by falling boxes, issue $103K fiRead More...

WORKER FATALLY STRUCK BY CAR AT MEAT PROCESSING PLANT IN SAN ANTONIO
Dec. 17, 2014 Worker fatally struck by car at meat processing plant in San Antonio Surlean Foods cited for 9 safety violations, including exposure to amputation hazards SAN ANTONIO – Raul SauceRead More...

FORMED FIBER TECHNOLOGIES IGNORES VIOLATIONS AND EXPOSES WORKERS TO DANGEROUS MACHINERY AND RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY
Dec. 17, 2014 Formed Fiber Technologies ignores violations and exposes workers to dangerous machinery and risk of serious injury Toyota, GM parts manufacturer named severe violator; faces $140K in fiRead More...

EATON CORP. CITED FOR EMPLOYEE'S HEAT-RELATED KIDNEY FAILURE AT KEARNEY, NEBRASKA, AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING PLANT
Dec. 16, 2014 Eaton Corp. cited for employee's heat-related kidney failure at Kearney, Nebraska, automotive manufacturing plant KEARNEY, Neb. — A dehydrated 53-year-old Eaton Corp. employee sufRead More...

NFPA APPOINTS MICHELE STEINBERG NEW MANAGER OF WILDLAND FIRE OPERATIONS DIVISION
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Michele Steinberg manager of its Wildland Fire Operations Division, and announced that Thomas Welle and Faith Berry have also joined the Division staff as senior project manager and associate project manager, respectively. Read More...

USE CARE WHEN DECKING THE HALLS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
As you deck your halls this holiday season, make sure to keep fire safety in mind. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home candle and decoration fires peak in December. Nearly half of all holiday decoration fires occur because the decorations are placed too close to a heat source, with two out of every five home decoration fires started by candles. Read More...

NFPA'S NEW CHILDREN'S VIDEOS HIGHLIGHT FAMILY PROJECTS TO REDUCE WILDFIRE RISK
Three new children's videos, focusing on the importance of wildfire safety, have been released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and are now available on its wildfire "information for youth and families" webpage. Read More...

THANKSGIVING IS THE LEADING DAY FOR HOME COOKING FIRES
Cooking is, and has long been, the leading cause of home structure fires and home fire injuries, and according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home cooking fires peak on major U.S. holidays that traditionally include cooking such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Easter. Read More...

NFPA AND USFA LAUNCH "PUT A FREEZE ON WINTER FIRES" CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE HOME FIRE SAFETY DURING WINTER MONTHS
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are teaming up for the fourth year to promote their joint campaign, "Put a Freeze on Winter Fires," which works to educate the public about potential fire hazards during the winter months and holiday season. Read More...

HELP SAFETY MANAGEMENT GROUP HELP OTHERS
Your vote is needed to help homeless kids and young adults!Read More...

THE NINE ELEMENTS OF A SOUND AND SUCCESSFUL PROJECT SITE SPECIFIC PLAN
A Project Site Specific Plan (PSSP) is a critical and practical part of ensuring safety on a worksite. Here's what you need to know.Read More...

MAKING YOUR JOBSITE SAFER FOR VISITORS
Here's how you can help your site visitors from encountering hazards.Read More...

TYCO FIRE PROTECTION RECALLS SIMPLEX FIRE ALARM CONTROL PANELS DUE TO FAILURE TO ACTIVATE (RECALL ALERT)
A defective chip in the alarm panel can cause premature battery failure and prevent activation of devices during alarm conditions, posing a risk of injury and property damage.Read More...

NFPA AND CPSC ANNOUNCE CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM SAFETY TOOLKIT
The new online toolkit will help local fire departments educate the public about the associated risks of carbon monoxide (CO) in the months ahead.Read More...

DOES MONEY GROW ON TREES AT DOLLAR TREE?
National retail chain Dollar Tree is cited once again when inspectors witness New Castle, Del., worker struck by falling boxes and issue a $103,000 fine. Read More...

IS YOUR COMPANY A WORLD CLASS SAFETY ORGANIZATION?
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REMEMBERING OUR PAST: PHOTO GALLERIES THAT LOOK BACK IN TIME AT WORK AND WORKERS
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TRUCKING INDUSTRY INJURY RATES AND COSTS AMONG THE HIGHEST
Truck drivers have some of the highest rates of workplace injuries in Washington state, according to a new report from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). Read More...

BRAIN DRAIN: MORE MANAGEMENT OVERSIGHT REQUIRED FOR SHIFTWORK SAFETY
Tom Schneid, J.D. A recent study found that working irregular or longer-than-normal shift hours has a negative impact on cognitive abilities, bad news for the many workers who work long shifts or who work rotating shifts each week. The impact is equivalent to a brain aged an extra 6.5 years. Read More...

EHS TODAY DECEMBER 2014
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WINTER SMACKDOWN!
Whether it's a polar vortex or simply a blizzard, winter weather can be tough on our bodies, our cars, our travel schedules and our psyches. Here are some tips to protect yourself and employees during the winter months. Create a Management Plan for Driving Safety  Assign a key member of the management team, such as the safety and health professional, responsibility and authority to set and enforce a comprehensive driver safety policy. Set and enforce mandatory seatbelt use. Don't require employees to drive irregular hours or far beyond their normal working hours. Don't require workers to conduct business on a cellphone or text while driving. Develop work schedules that allow employees to obey speed limits and Read More...

THE NEW FRONTIER: PREPARING FOR THE SURGE OF WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORKPLACE
By Tracy L. Moon Jr. The business use of wearable-technology devices such as glasses, barcode readers and high-definition cameras is in the early stages, but it likely will expand beyond what we can imagine today. Are you ready? Read More...

SAFETY PROBLEM-SOLVING: THE INCREDIBLE EFFORT TO IMPROVE THE PAST
Trying to solve problems is like trying to prevent accidents that already have happened. Read More...

AVOID THESE 5 FIRE HAZARDS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON [PHOTO GALLERY]
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THE CORNER CUBICLE: THE TRUTH ABOUT FLU SHOTS
They won't give you the flu, and it's not all about you. Read More...

CALCULATING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS: IS YOUR COMPANY READY FOR CHANGES?
By Ailsa Burns As an EHS, sustainability or corporate social responsibility professional, measuring greenhouse gas emissions will be the starting point along the reporting journey for your company. It can be a difficult journey to manage, but the benefits and the obligations are well-established. Read More...

NUVO CONSTRUCTION CO. CITED AFTER WORKER FATALITY AT CONCRETE PLANT
Sonag Ready Mix cited for exposing employee to same hazard the next day and called "willfully negligent" by OSHA. Curated Read More...

AFFORDABLE EXTERIORS FACES $140,000 IN OSHA FINES FOR FALL HAZARDS
The company allegedly exposed workers to dangerous fall hazards in Omaha, Neb., area. Read More...

SCISSOR LIFTS AND THEIR ROLE IN SAFETY FOR EMPLOYEES
By Andrew Mark Scissor lifts can be hydraulic, mechanical or pneumatic " depending on their intended use " and easily can raise a painter or maintenance worker, plus all of his tools, to the desired height. So, why should you use a lift for your painting or maintenance project? Curated Read More...

HOW TO DEAL WITH ANNOYING COWORKERS
Career coach Ford R. Myers shares his tips on resolving differences with coworkers. Read More...

JHA AND JSA: THE SAME THING? DIFFERENT? DOES IT MATTER?
Recently, I've noticed something similar in the EHS world. There's no common understanding of what the terms "job hazard analysis" (JHA) and "job safety analysis" (JSA) mean. Read More...

FIVE TIPS FOR COPING WITH STRESS DURING THE HOLIDAYS [PHOTO GALLERY]
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SC JOHNSON GREENLISTED FOR GOLD MEDAL IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
SC Johnson has received the World Environment Center's 2015 Gold Medal Award for its sustainable development achievements. Read More...

UBER'S EXPLOSIVE GROWTH IGNORES SAFETY
Any growing company, and especially any company expanding as quickly as Uber, is likely to have some growing pains. But at what cost? Read More...

3 MILLION PRIVATE-SECTOR WORKERS SUFFERED WORKPLACE INJURIES OR ILLNESSES IN 2013
Employer-reported injury and illness rate declined to 3.3 cases per 100 workers in 2013, but that's cold comfort for the 3 million workers who made the list of injuries and illnesses. Curated Read More...

THE WORKPLACE VIOLENCE HIDDEN IN THE BLANKENSHIP INDICTMENT
Blankenship indictment doesn't mention negligent homicide, only failure to comply" Read More...

SANDY SAYS: COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN
Where I live, there are two "customer service" departments that strike fear and loathing into anyone forced to call them: AT&T and the Cleveland Division of Water. This is the tragic story of customer service, unfulfilled promises and the breach of trust caused when communication breaks down. Read More...

COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN
By Karen Hamel In the aftermath of a disaster, the success or failure of a business continuity plan often hinges on how effectively a facility communicates with its stakeholders. Read More...

EBOLA EXPOSED AN ETHICAL DILEMMA FOR NURSES: CARING FOR PATIENTS WHILE RISKING THEIR OWN HEALTH
By Steven St. Angelo The assertion that nurses had been left unprotected and unprepared to fulfill an ethical mandate to treat any patient, no matter the diagnosis, has fueled a national discussion on nursing ethics. /** block-quote style 2**/ .pquote2 { background: url("http://tdworld.com/site-files/tdworld.com/files/uploads/2014/07/openquote.gif") no-repeat!important; color: #71808F; font-style: italic; font-size:18px; line-height: 25px; margin: 10px; padding: 30px 50px 1px 100px; } Curated Read More...

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR APPOINTS JULIANN SUM AS CAL/OSHA CHIEF
Sum, who has served as Cal/OSHA's acting chief since September 2013, brings more than 30 years of experience in occupational safety and health. Read More...

HOW WILL YOU DIE? [PHOTO GALLERY]
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BAD SANTA: MALL SANTA FIRED FOR TURNING AWAY AUTISTIC CHILD, SERVICE DOG
A mall Santa and his elf at The Shops at Mission Viejo in California were very naughty when they turned away an autistic seven-year-old and her service dog, Pup-Cake. Read More...

IKEA EXPANDING ROOFTOP SOLAR ARRAY AT ITS DETROIT STORE
The expanded solar array will produce an additional 287,490 kilowatt-hours of electricity for the store annually, according to the company. Read More...

TEN WAYS TO REWARD AND MOTIVATE YOUR WORKERS [PHOTO GALLERY]
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