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    Washington – Senators on both sides of the aisle have introduced legislation that would make permanent OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs. Read More
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    HEARING LOSS AMONG WORKERS

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    Apr 27, 2016
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    Across industries, workers are changing jobs more frequently than their parents and grandparents did. Safety+Health’s 2016 Job Outlook survey asked: How does job turnover among safety pros affect worker safety? Read More
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    VIOLATING WORKPLACE SAFETY LAWS

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    Apr 24, 2016
    The era of criminal prosecutions for violations of workplace safety laws being rare may be over, as the Departments of Justice and Labor have agreed to work closer together. Is this a new world of safety, or simply a patch for a broken system? Read More
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