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August 2014

Volume: 190
Edition: 2

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Safety: Putting the pieces together

2014 National Safety Council Congress & Expo
July 27, 2014

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.

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CSB draws scrutiny at House hearing

Recent track record ‘an absolute failure,’ one congressman says
July 27, 2014
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.
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Keep young workers safe

Inexperience and communication issues may put them at risk
July 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?
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Editor's Note: ‘These kids today …’

July 28, 2014

This month, Safety+Health features an article on the safety of young workers. We haven’t done an article on this topic in some time, focusing instead on other areas while the poor economy left many young job-seekers struggling to find work.

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Washington Update: I2P2 no longer a priority?

July 27, 2014

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.

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State Spotlight: OSHA Region 7

A region-by-region look at injury statistics
July 28, 2014
Safety+Health takes a region-by-region look at injury statistics, this month with OSHA Region 7. Read a listing of the region's emphasis programs and fatality and injury counts by state.
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Safety Leadership: Getting engagement right

July 27, 2014

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.

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All About You: How do you handle change?

July 27, 2014
This month, veteran safety pro turned professional speaker Richard Hawk discusses how to handle changes in life.
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