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A blog by Safety+Health Senior Associate Editor Kyle W. Morrison


kyle.morrison@nsc.org


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Sidestepping PELs

OSHA has a problem with outdated permissible exposure limits. But what’s the solution?
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OSHA Roundup for Oct. 27, 2014

OSHA lays out its chemical hazard plans and stakeholders debate a potential injury prevention standard during a recent American Industrial Hygiene Association conference. Read about these stories and more in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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OSHA Roundup for Oct. 20, 2014

OSHA and the Federal Communications Commission recently joined together to address tower worker safety. Read about this story and more in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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Stakeholders speak out on OSHA’s proposed takeover of Arizona’s construction industry

Back in August, OSHA proposed revoking Arizona’s oversight of the state’s construction industry because of a dispute regarding its fall protection standard. Stakeholders have weighed in on that proposal.
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OSHA Roundup for Oct. 13, 2014

A chemical safety dialogue between OSHA and stakeholders has begun. Read about this story and more in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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The end of the road

After more than four years writing for Safety+Health magazine, I’ve turned in my last feature article. Although I’m saying goodbye to the wonderful Publications team and the National Safety Council, I will never forget the lessons I’ve learned about workplace safety.
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Have you read…?

The Atlantic examines the physical and psychological challenges of police work.
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Occupational illnesses: ‘Families shouldn’t have to deal with those events’

Amid all the back-and-forth between supporters and critics of OSHA’s proposed rule to reduce the permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica, it’s easy to forget that real lives are at stake – and in some cases, already lost.
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‘Personal passive samplers’

Wristbands have become trendy accessories in recent years for promoting certain causes, but they may soon have a more important function in the workplace: detecting chemical exposures.
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Connecticut’s WNPR examines the issue of regulating noise levels in movie theaters. A proposal currently being debated would bar theaters from showing a movie or preview that was louder than 85 decibels.
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