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


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OSHA Roundup for Nov. 24, 2014

OSHA administrator David Michaels advises employers on new reporting requirements, and a hazardous chemicals emphasis program launches in Nebraska. Read about these stories and others in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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House committee priorities: Where’s safety?

Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, recently laid out his priorities for the upcoming Congress.
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OSHA Roundup for Nov. 17, 2014

Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez has appointed new members to OSHA’s occupational safety and health advisory board. Read about this story and more in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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OSHA Roundup for Nov. 10, 2014

OSHA cited a circus for a hair-hanging stunt gone awry, and a State Plan state prepares for its fall protection standard to be rejected. Read about these stories and more in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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Safety under a GOP House and Senate

In Tuesday’s midterm election, Republicans regained control of the Senate while increasing their majority in the House. What does this mean for occupational safety?
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Study scans YouTube for firefighter safety

To most people, YouTube might not seem like a hub for scientific research. But Vanderbilt University surgery instructor Steven A. Kahn realized that the website could serve an educational purpose – and perhaps even save some firefighters’ lives.
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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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