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WORKERS AT BILLERICA, MASSACHUSETTS, FREIGHT SHIPPING TERMINAL EXPOSED TO ELECTROCUTION, FALL, CRUSHING AND OTHER HAZARDS
Nov. 20, 2014BOS 2014-186 Workers at Billerica, Massachusetts, freight shipping terminal exposed to electrocution, fall, crushing and other hazards Central Transport LLC faces $330,800 in fines; citeRead More...

OSHA CITES DOUBLE DUTCH DAIRY AFTER WORKER FATALLY INJURED BY FRONT-END LOADER IN SHELBY, NEBRASKA
Nov. 19, 2014 OSHA cites Double Dutch Dairy after worker fatally injured by front-end loader in Shelby, Nebraska SHELBY, Neb. – A Latino worker was fatally injured after being struck-by* a fronRead More...

OSHA FINDS SHIPYARD WORKERS REPEATEDLY EXPOSED TO LIFE-THREATENING SAFETY AND HEALTH HAZARDS AT NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, FACILITY
Nov. 19, 2014 OSHA finds shipyard workers repeatedly exposed to life-threatening safety and health hazards at Norfolk, Virginia, facility Ship repair company fined $101,000 for violations NORFOLK, VaRead More...

FIRE AT VERNON, CONNECTICUT, PRECISION MACHINING AND FABRICATING FACILITY SPARKS OSHA INVESTIGATION
Nov. 19, 2014 Fire at Vernon, Connecticut, precision machining and fabricating facility sparks OSHA investigation Soldream Inc. faces more than $59K in proposed fines for multiple safety, health violRead More...

MOBILE, ALABAMA-BASED SHIPBUILDER CITED FOR SERIOUS SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS
Nov. 19, 2014 Mobile, Alabama-based shipbuilder cited for serious safety and health violations Company cited 3 times in the last 5 years MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA LLC was cited by the U.S. DepaRead More...

NFPA JOURNAL EXPLORES BIG DATA AND "œSMART FIREFIGHTING"
The latest issue of the NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), takes a deeper look into Big Data and its role in "œSmart Firefighting" "“ using information and technology in new and innovative ways to minimize firefighter injuries and property loss. Read More...

NFPA RELEASES 2013 U.S. FIREFIGHTER INJURIES REPORT
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the latest edition of its U.S. Firefighter Injury Report which highlights data on injuries sustained by firefighters on duty. The statistics were collected from fire departments responding to the 2013 NFPA survey for U.S. Fire Experience. Read More...

NFPA AND CPSC ANNOUNCE CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM SAFETY TOOLKIT
NFPA and CPSC announced the toolkit at a press conference today at a Philadelphia fire station with Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick J.V. Sawyer, NFPA President Jim Pauley, and CPSC Vice Chairman Robert Adler. The event highlighted CO safety, prior to the upcoming winter season, and included a local resident who spoke about how his CO alarm recently saved his life from CO traced to a faulty hot water heater. Read More...

BE SAFE THIS HALLOWEEN BY FOLLOWING NFPA'S FIRE SAFETY TIPS
Glowing jack-o-lanterns, festive decorations, spooky costumes "“ Halloween offers tons of festive fun, but it does come with hidden fire dangers that can be truly scary. Fortunately, by following some simple safety precautions from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), you can ensure a day of safe fun for your family and trick-or-treaters. Read More...

NFPA AND LEGOLAND FLORIDA RESORT PROMOTE FIRE PREVENTION WEEK WITH SPECIAL FIRE SAFETY DAY
As a national sponsor of LEGOLAND® Parks, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) joined LEGOLAND® 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...

MAKING ONSITE TRAINING MORE EFFECTIVE
Those who are responsible for providing safety and other onsite training can improve its effectiveness and worker interest through a number of simple strategies.Read More...

ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION KITS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
A well-prepared accident investigation kit will include all the materials you need to gather information, along with clear instructions for the steps to take.Read More...

SHIVVERS RECALLS RIDING LAWN MOWERS DUE TO FIRE HAZARD
The ignition module can fail to ground, resulting in overheating and melting, posing a fire hazard.Read More...

OSHA ANNOUNCES NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR REPORTING SEVERE INJURIES
The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015.Read More...

SHIP-REPAIR COMPANY FACES $101,000 IN OSHA FINES FOR FALL HAZARDS
"œShipyard work is traditionally hazardous, with an injury and accident rate more than twice that of construction and general industry," said Dan DeWease, director of OSHA's Norfolk area office. Curated Read More...

5 TIPS TO SAFELY OPERATE HEAVY MACHINERY
James White Construction workers are the backbone of our society. They provide us with safer roads, durable shelters for our families, and well-built schools for our children. Practically every building you see has been touched in some way by builders, engineers and architects who create them from nothing. Read More...

DON'T BE A "˜PEEPHOLE DRIVER' (AND OTHER SAFETY TIPS FOR WINTER DRIVING) [PHOTO GALLERY]
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OSHA CITES SHIPBUILDER FOR FALL, MACHINERY HAZARDS
OSHA, which inspected Austral's Mobile, Ala., facility after receiving a complaint, has proposed $41,500 in fines. Curated Read More...

THE VALUE OF SAFETY [INFOGRAPHIC]
In 2012, there were 905,690 days off resulting from occupational illnesses and injuries and these illnesses and injuries cost businesses nearly $170 billion a year. Curated Read More...

IS IT TIME TO PERFORM A VALUE-BASED ASSESSMENT ON YOUR MOST VALUABLE COMMODITY?
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NURSES URGE OSHA TO ADOPT CALIFORNIA'S EBOLA SAFEGUARDS
"œIf California can act, all our other elected leaders and agencies can as well," said RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association. Curated Read More...

NFPA: FIREFIGHTER INJURIES DROP TO THREE-DECADE LOW
Based on survey data from fire departments, 45.2 percent of all injuries occurred during fire ground operations, and the majority of those (55.3 percent) were strains and sprains. Curated Read More...

NO DEAL IS WORTH DYING FOR: OSHA URGES RETAILERS TO PROTECT EMPLOYEES
Recognizing the fact that holiday sales events, like Black Friday, have turned deadly in the past, OSHA is asking retailers to adopt crowd management plans. Read More...

CHEMICAL LEAK KILLS FOUR WORKERS AT DUPONT FACILITY IN TEXAS
Four workers responding to a chemical leak in a DuPont facility in La Porte, Tex., were killed and a fifth was rushed to the hospital. Read More...

SURPRISED AND DELIGHTED: THE INDICTMENT OF DON BLANKENSHIP
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OSHA CITES TIMKENSTEEL FOR AMPUTATION AND FALL HAZARDS
"œOSHA hopes to continue to work with corporate safety representatives and the United Steelworkers to address these safety issues proactively and ensure workers are protected on the job," said Howard Eberts, OSHA's area director in Cleveland. Read More...

CSB PROPOSES MAJOR CHANGES TO CALIFORNIA'S PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS
CSB has concluded that enhanced regulatory oversight with greater worker involvement and public participation are needed to improve petroleum refinery safety. Read More...

FORMER MASSEY CEO DONALD BLANKENSHIP INDICTED ON CHARGES RELATED TO THE BIG BRANCH MINE DISASTER
Blankenship faces four federal charges, including conspiracy, fraud and making false statements. Read More...

TRUE NORTH
By Eric Glass A blend of leading and lagging indicators is the best way to get a full picture of whether your EHS efforts are pointing your organization in the right direction. Read More...

IT PAYS TO BE REDUNDANT
By Raghu Arunachalam Redundancy of sensors greatly reduces the likelihood that a gas monitor will malfunction between bump tests. Read More...

WHAT IS YOUR SAFETY MANAGEMENT STYLE?
Your designated management style can help shape the safety performance of your workforce. Read More...

OSHA CITES RAILROAD-TRACK MANUFACTURER AFTER WORKER IS CRUSHED TO DEATH
OSHA's post-accident investigation found that workers were exposed to dangerous rotating machinery parts at the Cleveland facility, which rolls steel for railroad-industry use. Curated Read More...

ACCELERATING SAFETY LEADERSHIP: A MNEMONIC FOR SUCCESS
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STRESSED IN THE WORKPLACE [INFOGRAPHIC]
"œSustained, high levels of stress have a deleterious effect on work product as well as physical health," said Dr. Richard Chaifetz, chairman and CEO of ComPsych. Curated Read More...

STUDY: HOSPITAL WORKERS WASH THEIR HANDS LESS FREQUENTLY TOWARD END OF SHIFT
The research could have implications for other industries. Curated Read More...

CORNER CUBICLE: IS A HUMAN LIFE WORTH $2,363?
The family of a 20-year-old construction worker who died on a Wyoming construction site is asking state lawmakers to consider legislation that would mandate an automatic $50,000 fine for safety violations that cause workplace fatalities. Read More...

CLEAR VIEW: TIPS FOR SELECTING EFFECTIVE ANTI-FOG SAFETY LENSES
By Phil Johnson Lens fogging is the most common challenge faced by safety eyewear users. Here are tips for choosing anti-fogging safety lenses. Read More...

EHS TODAY NOVEMBER 2014
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AMERICA'S SAFEST COMPANIES WINNERS: PRICE INDUSTRIAL ELECTRIC INC., ROCKWELL AUTOMATION, SBM MANAGEMENT LP, SCOT FORGE CO., TP MECHANICAL, WATERMARK AND WESTAR ENERGY INC.
These representatives of safety excellence come in all shapes and sizes, from firms with several dozen employees to multinational corporations with tens of thousands of employees. Find out why Price Industrial Electric Inc., Rockwell Automation, SBM Management LP, Scot Forge Co., TP Mechanical, Watermark and Westar Energy Inc. were named to the list of 2014 America's Safest Companies. Read More...

ARIZONA FORESTRY DIVISION POSTS 21 VIDEOS FROM WILDFIRE THAT KILLED GRANITE MOUNTAIN HOTSHOTS
The Arizona Forestry Division obtained the videos from the U.S. Forest Service through a Freedom of Information Act request. Aggregated Read More...

AMERICA'S SAFEST COMPANIES WINNERS: THE AES CORPORATION, ALAN SHINTANI INC., AQUEOS CORPORATION, BL HARBERT INTERNATIONAL LLC, THE CHARLES STARK DRAPER LABORATORY INC., AND DRESSBARN
These representatives of safety excellence come in all shapes and sizes, from firms with several dozen employees to multinational corporations with tens of thousands of employees. Find out why The AES Corporation, Alan Shintani Inc., Aqueos Corporation, BL Harbert International LLC, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., and dressbarnwere named to the list of 2014 America's Safest Companies. Read More...

AMERICA'S SAFEST COMPANIES WINNERS: EGAN COMPANY, FIELD FASTENER, GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF UPSTATE/MIDLANDS SOUTH CAROLINA, INTEVA PRODUCTS, KIRK ERECTORS INC., AND ORICA USA INC.
These representatives of safety excellence come in all shapes and sizes, from firms with several dozen employees to multinational corporations with tens of thousands of employees. Find out why Egan Company, Field Fastener, Goodwill Industries, Inteva Products, Kirk Erectors and Orica were named to the list of 2014 America's Safest Companies. Read More...

AMERICA'S SAFEST COMPANIES: SAFETY BRINGS YOU HOME
The 19 companies on the list of the 2014 America's Safest Companies represent a broad array of industries, including construction, retail, manufacturing, commercial diving and more. They don't focus on numbers; they focus on the importance of all workers returning home safely at the end of the shift and doing whatever it takes to make that happen. Read More...

SLC 2014: GOOD ENOUGH FOR OSHA ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR ELI LILLY
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