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July 2014

Volume: 190
Edition: 1

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Chemical facility safety – updated

A new report outlines the steps OSHA intends to take in the near future
OSHA plans to move forward on an update of its Process Safety Management Standard (1910.119) and pursue other potential rule changes within the next year – all part of an interagency federal effort to improve safety and security at chemical facilities, the agency stated in a June 6 report to President Barack Obama.
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Deborah A.P. Hersman

'We exist to prevent deaths and injuries'

A Q&A with National Safety Council President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman
On May 5, Deborah A.P. Hersman became president and CEO of the National Safety Council. As she begins her new role, Hersman – former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board – speaks about her passion for safety and her intent to challenge the “status quo.”
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Safety for temporary workers

The temp workforce is growing – and so is the number of injuries
The temporary workforce in the United States is growing, as is the number of stories of temp workers being injured or killed on the job. Safety+Health examines the challenges of ensuring the safety of temporary workers, and the steps stakeholder groups and OSHA are taking to address the issue.
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Women and PPE: Finding the right fit

Employers need to keep women in mind when purchasing PPE
For personal protective equipment to adequately protect female employees, it must be designed so that they can fit into it. This article explores the challenges women workers still face regarding PPE, and asks them how they believe PPE can be improved.
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State Spotlight: OSHA Region 6

A region-by-region look at injury statistics
Safety+Health takes a region-by-region look at injury statistics, this month with OSHA Region 6. Read a listing of the region's emphasis programs and fatality and injury counts by state.
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