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June 2013

Volume: 187
Edition: 6

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Safety on the line?

Poultry-processing rule would endanger workers, groups say
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a rule that would allow poultry plants to increase line speeds. Advocates say the change would further endanger poultry workers, who already experience high rates of musculoskeletal injuries.
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Training not required?

FMCSA must establish minimum training requirements for entry-level truck drivers by October
Considering the skills necessary to handle a large truck – which is 20-30 times heavier than a passenger car – why are entry-level commercial truck drivers not required to go through formal training before being licensed?
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Safety in the palm of your hand

How are safety professionals using mobile apps in the workplace?
Smartphones, tablets and their applications are ubiquitous in today’s society. But for safety professionals, apps can help educate workers on safety, improve safety communication and, according to some experts, save lives.
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Editor's Note: Time flies

I’ve used “past and future” as a theme for this column before. But looking at the coverage in this month’s issue of Safety+Health, I’m struck by how, once more, it applies.
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