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NFPA 70e

NFPA 70E: A look at the 2018 edition

The updated standard highlights hazard elimination and human performance, and adds an arc flash PPE table
The National Fire Protection Agency’s standard for electrical workplace safety, NFPA 70E, is revised every three years. Safety+Health presents an overview of some key elements of the 2018 edition.
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gig

The gig economy and worker safety

Uncertainties surround the growing employment trend
The definition of the gig economy is far from clear-cut, but experts agree that the ranks are growing – raising questions about who is responsible for gig workers' on-the-job safety and health.
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cellphone

No cellphones while driving

Looking to increase worker safety, employers are enacting policies banning use of electronic devices behind the wheel
As part of their efforts to increase worker safety, more employers are enacting policies that ban the use of electronic devices behind the wheel. What are some key elements of a cellphone policy?
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Opioids

Opioids and the workforce

Expanding epidemic increases need for training, policies
Statistics show 75 percent of the 18- to 64-year-olds who have substance misuse disorders are in the workforce. As the struggles of addiction to opioid painkillers continue to affect worker safety and health, employers are being urged to take action.
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Campbell award

'Wholly committed' to safety

USG Corp. is the latest recipient of the Robert W. Campbell Award
USG Corp. is the latest recipient of the Robert W. Campbell Award, presented annually by the Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council to an organization that successfully integrates EHS management with business operations.
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drone

When drones fly

What do safety professionals need to know about this evolving technology?
As commercial use of drones increases, some employers are using the devices to keep workers out of hazardous areas such as confined spaces. But as one expert cautions, “If you’re not trained or don’t have experience, you’re exposing yourself to a lot of common causes of the accidents that we’re familiar with.”
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