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Aug 20, 2014
Medical-forms
OSHA SEEKING FEEDBACK

OSHA asks: Should employers be cited for discouraging injury reporting?

Aug 14, 2014
Washington – In light of stakeholder concerns that a proposed rule on injury reporting could lead to employer tactics that result in inaccurate data, OSHA is asking for feedback on possible amendments to the proposal. Read More
Worker-heat
INCOMPLETE PROGRAMS

CDC: Employers not following OSHA recommendations on heat illness prevention

Aug 11, 2014
Atlanta – A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined that some employers have not developed complete heat illness prevention programs despite OSHA’s widely publicized campaign on the topic. Read More
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NO INCREASE

USDA inspection rule will not increase poultry-processing line speeds

Aug 05, 2014
Washington – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s controversial final rule on its New Poultry Inspection System is set to be published and, in response to public comment, will not increase the maximum speed of processing lines. Read More
Miner
STAGE ONE IN EFFECT

Coal dust rule goes into effect

Aug 01, 2014
Washington – A rule that aims to reduce miner exposure to harmful coal dust went into effect Aug. 1. Read More
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PROTECTING YOUTH WORKERS

Keep young workers safe

Jul 27, 2014
Statistics show that 15- to 24-year-old workers are twice as likely as their older co-workers to end up in an emergency department for a workplace injury. What makes the workplace more dangerous for young employees, and what can safety professionals do to help? Read More

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Safety: Putting the pieces together

Join the National Safety Council at the world’s largest annual event for safety, health and environmental professionals – the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo. This year’s event, scheduled for Sept. 13-19 in San Diego, is your opportunity to meet with more than 14,000 safety professionals from across the world. Web extra: Online guide to Congress & Expo.

CSB draws scrutiny at House hearing

The Chemical Safety Board has drawn the attention of Congress – for the wrong reasons. During a recent House committee hearing, members of both political parties sharply criticized CSB Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso for alleged leadership and management problems at the agency.

Keep young workers safe

Statistics show that 15- to 24-year-old workers are twice as likely as their older co-workers to end up in an emergency department for a workplace injury. What makes the workplace more dangerous for young employees, and what can safety professionals do to help?

Safety Leadership: Getting engagement right

When leaders first engage safety in a real way, they are often surprised by what they learn. Safety is more complex than they thought, more tied to operational excellence, more indicative of the health of the organization, and so on.

Washington Update: I2P2 no longer a priority?

When David Michaels took over at OSHA in 2009, and for several years following, he repeatedly called an Injury and Illness Prevention Program Standard his “No. 1 priority.” It seems priorities have changed.

All About You: How do you handle change?

This month, veteran safety pro turned professional speaker Richard Hawk discusses how to handle changes in life.
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Safety+Health Webinars

OSHA's Top 10: Present and past

December 01
This year’s presentation of the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations includes some comparisons with data from previous years.

Were Herbert William Heinrich’s theories valid? Do they still matter?

October 01
Safety professionals generally agree that Herbert William Heinrich had a significant impact on the practice of safety, but whether his influence was positive or negative remains a subject of debate.

25 steps to a safer office

June 01
A job where most of the work tasks are completed while sitting in a chair in a climate-controlled office building would seem less fraught with danger. However, a surprising number of hazards can be present in an office setting.