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7 common workplace safety hazards

National Safety Council consultants identify what they see repeatedly when auditing worksites
Members of the National Safety Council Consulting Services Group travel across the country – and the world – to visit worksites and conduct safety audits. They share with Safety+Health seven hazards they frequently spot, and offer advice on preventing them.
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CSB releases final report on West, TX blast

Waco, TX – The Chemical Safety Board is calling on OSHA to address the hazards posed by fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate in light of the chemical explosion that killed 15 people and injured more than 260 others on April 17, 2013, at West Fertilizer Co. in West, TX.
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WIDESPREAD CONDITION, PREVENTION MEASURES LIMIT EFFECTS

Hand-arm vibration syndrome

Workers who use power tools may be at risk
Workers who use vibrating tools such as jackhammers, chain saws, grinders and riveters are at risk for developing hand-arm vibration syndrome. Experts say preventive measures can help reduce the risk.
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