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Apr 24, 2015
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NEW LEGISLATION

Rep. Hartzler: Let employers abate OSHA violations before getting fined

Apr 24, 2015
Washington – Employers would have an opportunity to abate certain OSHA violations before being subject to a fine, under legislation introduced April 22 by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO). Read More
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REDUCING WORKPLACE FATALITIES

Criminal prosecutions, control strategies will prevent worker deaths, National COSH says

Apr 23, 2015
Longmeadow, MA – Broader use of hazard prevention strategies and threats of stiffer consequences for workplace safety violations will help reduce the number of annual worker deaths, a group of safety advocates stated during an April 23 press conference. Read More
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CHEMICAL EXPOSURES

NSC to employers: Reduce chemical exposures to prevent illnesses

Apr 22, 2015
Itasca, IL – Employers should take steps to better manage occupational exposures to help prevent the estimated 53,000 fatal workplace illnesses that occur each year, the National Safety Council announced April 22. Read More
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MARIJUANA GUIDELINES

Marijuana and the workforce: Groups issue guidelines

Apr 15, 2015
Elk Grove Village, IL – Two worker health groups have published guidance intended to help employers respond to marijuana use among the workforce. Read More
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY

Avoiding arc flash

Mar 29, 2015
NIOSH estimates that five to 10 arc flash incidents occur every day – each with the potential to cause serious injury or death. The National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 70E standard provides guidance on arc flash safety, and its newest edition aims for further clarity while focusing on risk assessment. Read More

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Avoiding arc flash

NIOSH estimates that five to 10 arc flash incidents occur every day – each with the potential to cause serious injury or death. The National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 70E standard provides guidance on arc flash safety, and its newest edition aims for further clarity while focusing on risk assessment.

Preparing for an OSHA inspection

Just as safety pros need to be prepared to identify and abate even the rarest of safety hazards, employers always should be ready for the possibility of a surprise visit from OSHA. Do you know what to do?

Patience pays off in work zones

More than 500 people were killed in roadway work zones in 2013. Although safety has improved during the past decade, experts say more needs to be done.

All About You: The safety pro and the ‘butterfly effect’

This month, veteran safety pro turned professional speaker Richard Hawk discusses how your efforts – even those that are small or go unnoticed – can make a big difference.

Washington Update: In Congress, who will take the lead on worker safety?

Over the past several years, many faces familiar to safety and health professionals have been disappearing from Capitol Hill.

Electronic logging device rule coming by end of fiscal year, FMCSA official says

Federal official tells Senate subcommittee that electronic logging devices in commercial trucks will improve safety. Also: updates on driver hours of service and the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program
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Safety+Health Webinars

OSHA's Top 10 most frequently cited violations

November 23

Safety+Health presents a look at OSHA’s most cited violations and largest penalties for fiscal year 2014. Also: A Q&A with the deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs.

Salary Survey 2014

October 26

Safety+Health presents the results of its 2014 Salary Survey of safety professionals. How does your salary stack up?

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.