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WORKERS WILLFULLY EXPOSED TO AMPUTATION HAZARDS AT PATERSON, NEW JERSEY, MANUFACTURING FACILITY
August 28, 2014 Workers willfully exposed to amputation hazardsat Paterson, New Jersey, manufacturing facilityFilm Pak Extrusion facing more than $90K in OSHA penalties PATERSON, N.J. – WorkersRead More...

CONNECTICUT PLASTICS MANUFACTURER EXPOSED EMPLOYEES TO FALLS, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND CHEMICAL HAZARDS
August 28, 2014 Connecticut plastics manufacturer exposed employeesto falls, mechanical, electrical and chemical hazardsSuperior Plastics cited for 24 safety and health violations HARTFORD, Conn. &#8Read More...

OSHA CITES DOUGLASS COLONY GROUP INC. FOR 11 VIOLATIONS; EXPOSES WORKERS TO ASBESTOS AND FINES TOTAL $81,000
Aug. 28, 2014 OSHA cites Douglass Colony Group Inc. for 11 violations; exposes workers to asbestos and fines total $81,000 DENVER – Commercial roofer Douglass Colony Group Inc. was cited for foRead More...

WORKERS EXPOSED TO FALL HAZARDS AT BLOOMFIELD, NEW JERSEY, CONSTRUCTION SITE
August 28, 2014 Workers exposed to fall hazards at Bloomfield, New Jersey, construction site STIRLING, N.J. – Concrete and masonry company Concrete Systems Inc. has been cited for one repeat anRead More...

CHAMPION ROOFING FINED $48K FOR 2 WILLFUL SAFETY VIOLATIONS AFTER WORKERS EXPOSED TO DANGEROUS FALL HAZARDS IN BRADLEY, ILLINOIS
Region 5 News Release: 14-1452-CHI Aug. 27, 2014 Contact: Scott AllenRhonda Burke Phone: 312-353-6976 Email: allen.scott@dol.govburke.rhonda@dol.gov Champion Roofing fined $48K for 2 willful safety vRead More...

SPARKY'S BIRTHDAY SURPRISE APP WINS A PARENTS' CHOICE AWARD - SEE MORE AT: HTTP://NFPAAUTHORWEB.GVPI.NET/PRESS-ROOM/NEWS-RELEASES/2014#STHASH.ZR9FADPS.DPUF
Sparky's® Birthday Surprise, the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) storybook app, was selected as a 2014 Parents' Choice Award winner by the Parents' Choice Foundation, the nation's oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children's media. 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...

SEVEN USEFUL STRATEGIES THAT SET THE TONE FOR SAFETY
The safety orientation session can be an excellent opportunity to set the tone for a project, and to help workers understand both the importance of safety and the role they play in achieving a safe workplace. Read More...

USING AEDS TO RESTART HEARTS
Having and properly using AEDs is so critical. The Red Cross estimates that access to AEDs could save 50,000 lives a year.Read More...

HARRIS RECALLS TWO MODELS OF WELDING TORCHES
The torch handles can leak oxygen or fuel, posing a fire hazard.Read More...

OSHA, NIOSH ANNOUNCE RECOMMENDED PRACTICES TO PROTECT TEMPORARY WORKERS
OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative, launched last year, includes outreach, training and enforcement to assure that temporary workers are protected in their workplaces.Read More...

CHILD OPERATES A FRONT END LOADER
All necessary certifications and training have not been verified.Read More...

NIOSH SCIENCE BLOG SUPPORTS RESEARCH
Researchers at NIOSH have come out in support of the research conducted by W. Shane Journeay, Ph.D., M.D., and Rose H. Goldman, M.D., MPH. Read More...

THE LARGE QUESTIONS ABOUT HEALTH IMPACTS FROM TINY NANOPARTICLES
A new study examines the first reported case of worker sensitivity related to exposure to nanoparticles and raises nearly as many questions as it answers. Read More...

CDC DIRECTOR: EBOLA VIRUS IS THREATENING THE WORLD'S SAFETY
CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden says the Ebola virus outbreak not only is worse than official reports of illness and fatality make it seem, but it is a threat to world safety. /** 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...

EXXONMOBIL TO PAY $1.4 MILLION FINE FOR 2012 LOUISIANA OIL SPILL
On April 28, 2012, ExxonMobil's North Line pipeline ruptured near Baton Rouge and spilled crude oil into the surrounding area. Read More...

OSHA: CONTRACTOR EXPOSED WORKERS TO FALL HAZARDS AT NEW JERSEY CONSTRUCTION SITE
OSHA said it launched an investigation after observing workers building formwork without fall protection at the construction site of three midrise buildings in Bloomfield, N.J. Read More...

FEDERAL AGENCIES ARE LAGGING IN ADDRESSING PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
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WORKRITE TECH NOTES: OSHA UPDATES
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VPPPA 2014: IMAGES FROM THE NATIONAL VPPPA CONFERENCE [PHOTO GALLERY]
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CSB: EVEN SEEMINGLY "NON-HAZARDOUS' MATERIALS CAN EXPLODE
Although it will be a while before OSHA issues a report on its investigation of an explosion at the Omega Protein facility in Mississippi, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board's chair has some advice for employers. Read More...

VPPPA 2014: WHERE DOES HUMOR FIT IN YOUR SAFETY TRAINING?
"You can apply humor across the board, whether you have a poor [learning] environment or a terrible classroom," said Tim Page-Bottorff. Read More...

SAFETY BY THE NUMBERS (OR HOW TO WASTE TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS) [PHOTO GALLERY]
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A WORLD WITHOUT FATAL WORK ACCIDENTS IS POSSIBLE
The organizers of the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014 can imagine that a world without fatal or serious occupational accidents is possible. Curated Read More...

THE 5 C'S FOR BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS (AND BECOMING A LEADER)
CEO and author Marsha Friedman offers these tips for success for small business owners, but they also apply to anyone seeking a leadership role in EHS or in another position at their company. Read More...

VPPPA 2014: EXXONMOBIL, DUPONT, HALLIBURTON SITES HONORED FOR 30 YEARS IN OSHA VPP
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VPPPA 2014: MICHAELS UNVEILS NEW PUBLICATION ON TEMP-WORKER SAFETY
OSHA chief David Michaels urged VPPPA attendees "to be the champions of these recommended practices." Read More...

VPPPA 2014: AT GENERAL ELECTRIC, THE FUTURE OF SAFETY IS SPELLED "H-O-P'
Over the past few years that GE has been applying its Human and Organizational Performance philosophy to EHS, the iconic manufacturer already has enjoyed a number of wins. Read More...

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IT'S BACK-TO-SCHOOL SEASON: IS YOUR CHILD READY?
The National Safety Council and First Student are urging parents and motorists to be aware of these back-to-school safety risks. Read More...

BARAB: VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE IS AMERICAN HORROR STORY
In an article posted to the National Law Review, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor Jordan Barab examines incidents of workplace violence that occurred at a correctional facility and a medical care facility, noting that employers must take steps to protect workers "from preventable tragedies." Curated 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...

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