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  • 2018 Rising Stars of Safety
    The National Safety Council celebrates up-and-coming safety leaders by recognizing the “Rising Stars of Safety” – safety professionals younger than 40 who have distinguished themselves in the workplace.
  • Unmaking a rule
    Federal regulations often take years – sometimes decades – to come to fruition. In the current presidential administration, the focus is on deregulation – and experts say the process of rolling back a rule can prove just as slow.
  • ‘It’s not an easy conversation’: Mental health in the workplace
    As mental health in the workplace receives increased attention, what role – if any – should the safety professional play in gauging workers’ mental well-being? Is the question an overdue recognition of a major contributor to worker health and safety, or a distraction from the primary responsibilities of injury prevention?
  • Trenching and excavation safety
    OSHA data shows 23 workers were killed in trench collapses in 2016 – surpassing the combined total from 2014 and 2015. “Employers need to realize that any excavation has the potential for exposure to serious injury and fatality,” one expert says.

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