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NORTHERN EXCAVATING CO. EXPOSES WORKERS TO TRENCH CAVE-INS FOR 8TH TIME
Jan. 15, 2015 Northern Excavating Co. exposes workers to trench cave-ins for 8th time ROSS, N.D. – For the eighth time, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health AdministratRead More...

MCM PRECISION CASTINGS EXPOSES WORKERS TO DANGEROUS NOISE LEVELS, SILICA DUST AT FOUNDRY
Jan. 15, 2015 MCM Precision Castings exposes workers to dangerous noise levels, silica dust at foundry OSHA fines company more than $76K for willfully putting employees at risk WESTON, Ohio – WRead More...

LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT, MANUFACTURER EXPOSES EMPLOYEES TO DANGEROUS RESPIRATORY, CHEMICAL AND OTHER SAFETY HAZARDS
Jan. 15, 2015BOS 2015-011 Litchfield County, Connecticut, manufacturer exposes employees to dangerous respiratory, chemical and other safety hazards US Chutes Corp. faces $94,248 in fines for repeateRead More...

4 CONTRACTORS EXPOSE WORKERS TO POTENTIALLY FATAL FALLS AT EASTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS, RENOVATION PROJECT
Jan. 12, 2015BOS 2015-007 4 contractors expose workers to potentially fatal falls at Easthampton, Massachusetts, renovation project Employers face more than $110K in fines for failing to provide protRead More...

METAL FUEL-TANK FABRICATOR EXPOSES WORKERS TO FALLS, UNGUARDED MACHINERY AND OTHER HAZARDS
Jan. 8, 2015 Metal fuel-tank fabricator exposes workers to falls, unguarded machinery and other hazards OSHA cites Transition of Superior Systems for 25 serious violations; fines total $51,600 LUBBOCRead More...

NFPA JOURNAL EXPLORES HOW BIGGER MORE AGGRESSIVE FIRES ARE CHANGING HOW THE FIRE SERVICE OPERATES
The latest issue of the NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), explores how a trend towards bigger, more aggressive fires and new research is changing how the fire service fights residential fires. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF CERTIFIED ELECTRICAL SAFETY WORKER (CESW) CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced the launch of its Certified Electrical Safety Worker (CESW) certification program, which is based on the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. The program works to ensure that electricians have the knowledge, training and experience to perform their jobs at the highest, safest level possible. Read More...

NFPA ENCOURAGES PROMPT REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL OF CHRISTMAS TREES
The gifts have been opened, the ornaments are starting to sag, and the fallen pine needles are multiplying daily "“ these are clear signs that it's time to remove the Christmas tree and other holiday decorations from your home. Read More...

NFPA SEEKS COMMENTS TO HELP PROTECT FIRST RESPONDERS FROM EBOLA VIRUS
To help protect emergency first responders from exposure to the Ebola virus, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is seeking comments to a Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) to NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations. The TIA proposes a revision to the design and performance criteria of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to address the risk of exposure to the Ebola virus threat. Read More...

NFPA APPOINTS CHARLES STRAVIN VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced the appointment of Charles (Chuck) Stravin as vice president of business operations, with overall responsibility for developing the strategic vision and operations to serve customers. Stravin reports to NFPA President Jim Pauley. Read More...

SMG ASSOCIATES RECOGNIZED FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE ACHIEVEMENT IN 2014
Twelve associates received special recognition for their outstanding customer service in 2014.Read More...

THE TRUE COST OF WORKPLACE INJURIES
What are those indirect costs? They vary by the nature of work, the workplace itself, and the type of injury.Read More...

SAFETY CHALLENGES OF COMMUNICATIONS TOWERS
Workers on communications towers face a significantly higher rate of workplace deaths -- reportedly 25 to 30 times the normal rate. Here's why.Read More...

ASST LABOR SECRETARY RESPONDS TO 2013 WORKPLACE INJURY AND ILLNESS DATA
Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, today issued the following statement on the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2013 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.Read More...

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC RECALLS ITS POWERPACT J-FRAME CIRCUIT BREAKERS
The circuit breaker will not trip during an overload condition, posing a risk of fire, burns and electrical shock.Read More...

ERGONOMICS: TECHNOLOGY LAGGING IN PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
A recent survey from Humantech finds that many companies continue to kill trees to manage ergonomic programs. Read More...

RADON: THE SILENT KILLER
Each year, 21,000 people die from lung cancer caused by exposure to radon - second only to smoking. Curated Read More...

SAFETY SURGES AT WINDER POWER
The UK company celebrates two years of being incident-free. Read More...

OIL SPILL DUMPS THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF OIL INTO THE YELLOWSTONE RIVER
Yogi Bear would not be pleased to see the Yellowstone River turn black from as many as 50,000 barrels of oil released from a burst pipeline in Montana. Read More...

A HEALTHY GUIDE TO THE SUPER BOWL [SLIDESHOW]
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THE 10 CRAZIEST ELECTRICAL CODE VIOLATIONS OF 2014
EHS Today's sister publication EC&M has posted dozens of photos of electrical code violations sent in by readers. The Top 10 of 2014 will shock you! (No, really, they'll shock you"¦kill you, even.) Curated Read More...

CONSTRUCTION WORKER KILLED IN CINCINNATI BRIDGE COLLAPSE
A construction worker was killed when he was buried under tons of concrete when a bridge that was undergoing demolition collapsed in Cincinnati. Aggregated Read More...

GERMOPHOBES BEWARE! THE DIRTIEST THINGS YOU TOUCH [INFOGRAPHIC]
Why making your sandwich on a toilet seat isn't the worst idea. But please don't. Read More...

CSB: POOR DESIGN, FAILURE TO TEST DUST COLLECTION SYSTEM AMONG CAUSES OF U.S. INK FLASH FIRE
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said that a flash fire that burned seven workers, one seriously, at a U.S. Ink plant in New Jersey in 2012 was the result of an accumulation of combustible dust inside a poorly designed dust collection system that had been put into operation only four days before the accident. Read More...

WHEN THE DUST SETTLES: HOW TO CHOOSE A DUST-AND-FUME COLLECTOR
By Robert Brooks When it comes to buying industrial ventilation equipment, it can be difficult to properly evaluate a dust collector's capabilities. Keep these five features in mind. Read More...

IDIOTS ON LADDERS [PHOTO GALLERY]
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EHS TODAY JANUARY 2015
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TAKEAWAYS AND A LOOK AHEAD FROM SAFETY LEADERS
With so many critical issues on the agenda and so many great minds in attendance, EHS Today's annual Safety Leadership Conference gave safety managers plenty of food for thought "“ and action items to implement. Read More...

RAISING SAFETY WITH LOW-LEVEL ACCESS LIFTS
By Justin Kissinger For centuries, ladders and scaffolds have been the go-to solutions for elevated work, such as helping Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel, but their safety features have yet to meet the robust safety expectations of the modern world. Read More...

PIPELINE CORROSION MONITOR PLEADS GUILTY TO PIPELINE SAFETY VIOLATIONS
Shell Pipeline Co. monitor failed to conduct required safety readings and tests and submitted false data to the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration. Curated Read More...

FALLING OBJECT FATALITY "“ ONE MAN'S PERSPECTIVE
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LEADERSHIP'S ANTI-VENOM FOR COMPLACENCY: ORGANIZATIONAL PIVOT POINTS
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ENVISIONING THE FUTURE OF CHEMICAL HAND PROTECTION
By Dave Shutt For hand protection against acids, caustics, solvents, grease and oil, it is crucial that users don the proper product for their application. New fibers, yarns and technology are the future of chemical hand protection. Read More...

WHEN ORGANIZATIONS OUTGROW THEIR SAFETY PROGRAMS
Whether your organization is growing internally or through mergers or acquisitions, shifting direction or simply experiencing the world-wide change of generations, you might be outgrowing your current safety capacity. Read More...

STAYING SAFE AND WARM IN COLD WEATHER ENVIRONMENTS
By Roger Paquette Make like a Boy Scout and be prepared for working in cold weather environments. Read More...

SANDY SAYS: THE WAY WE WERE
Looking at old photographs showing the way we worked in the early 1900s reminded me that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Read More...

FAA BEATS OSHA TO THE PUNCH AS SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS TAKE FLIGHT
The Federal Aviation Administration final rule requires safety management systems for airlines. Read More...

WHISTLEBLOWER PILOT REINSTATED AFTER WRONGFUL FIRING
OSHA ordered Air Methods Corp. to reinstate and pay $166,500 to a pilot who was fired for refusing to fly an unsafe medical helicopter. Read More...

CHARLIE HEBDO: THE FREEDOM TO WRITE
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LEADERSHIP CHANGES ON HAND AT SHOWA
Shuji Kondo will replace Bill Alico as SHOWA Americas president and COO. Read More...

ARE SELF-DRIVING CARS SAFE?
Will autonomous vehicles be the office of the future? Read More...

CHARLIE HEBDO: WORKING IN A DEADLY PROFESSION
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CITYLIMITS.ORG ARTICLES EXAMINE ROLE OF PRIVATE CONSTRUCTION MONITORS IN NYC
Three-part series examines the efficacy of private construction monitors, many of whom are former prosecutors, who are tasked with helping ensure construction site safety and the integrity of the construction projects. Curated Read More...

TOP 10 WORKPLACE INJURIES COST U.S. BUSINESS $1 BILLION PER WEEK [PHOTO GALLERY]
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ONLY A GLASS A DAY KEEPS DEATH AWAY: A BATTLE ON BINGE DRINKING [INFOGRAPHIC]
Off-the-job safety needs to extend to the beer mug. Read More...

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