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Protecting temporary workers

In an effort to better protect temporary workers – who are at an increased risk of work-related injuries and illnesses – OSHA and NIOSH partnered to release a report containing recommended practices for staffing agencies and host employers.
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A DANGEROUS PROFESSION

Keeping linemen safe

Utility workers often face life-threatening hazards to get the job done
Utility linemen face a variety of on-the-job hazards. From high-voltage contact and confined spaces to working at height and exposure to inclement weather, what’s being done to promote a culture of safety within the industry?
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IMPORTANCE OF DATA ACCURACY

State of Safety 2015

Safety professionals, government agencies and researchers rely on injury and illness data to understand how workers are getting hurt, and to determine where to direct prevention efforts. But is that data accurate?
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Nanotechnology: Being proactive

Companies work to protect employees despite unknowns
Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing industry. But little is known about how nanoparticles affect the health of both the workers who manufacture the products and those who use them.
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David Michaels testifies

Michaels: PSM update years away, stronger penalties needed

Washington – OSHA lacks a “credible deterrent” to ensure chemical facilities operate safely, and an update to the agency’s Process Safety Management Standard is years away, OSHA administrator David Michaels said during a Senate committee hearing Dec. 11.
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