Tom Musick

Tom Musick

Former associate editor



Earthquake safety

Experts say ‘drop, cover and hold on’ when shaking starts
Thousands of earthquakes occur annually in the United States, according to data from the U.S. Geological Society’s National Earthquake Information Center. The vast majority range in magnitude from 2.0 to 3.9 – strong enough to notice, but not likely to cause significant damage.
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Are you a weekend warrior?

Fitness experts identify six mistakes you may be making
When the weekend finally arrives, many workers transition from sedentary creatures to recreational athletes. These people often are referred to as “weekend warriors” – those who participate in a wide range of activities such as running, bicycling, hiking, rock climbing and more.
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Lead exposure

Protecting workers from lead exposure

Manufacturing, construction workers among those who may be at risk
Hundreds of thousands of workers in construction, manufacturing and a variety of other industries may be exposed to harmful levels of lead. What can safety pros do to protect workers from this hazardous metal?
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As construction work increases, so do dangers

Firms focus on training, education to protect new workers under tight deadlines
Construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States, resulting in the deaths of nearly 1,000 workers every year. Most of those fatalities involve one of the "Focus Four" hazards. As the industry experiences another boom and the workforce grows, safety pros are focusing on training and engagement.
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Donald Trump

OSHA under Trump: A closer look

Legal experts are predicting significant changes for worker safety regulation under the new administration
Labor-law experts are predicting significant changes for worker safety regulation – including a stronger focus on compliance assistance – under the Trump administration.
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Motor fleet safety

Motor fleet safety

Do you know what's in your fleet?
What does a safety professional need to know if he or she manages a fleet of vehicles? National Safety Council experts say the effort needs to be collaborative. Also: Take a quiz to test your knowledge.
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