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NOISE EXPOSURE IN CONSTRUCTION

Creating a ‘sound’ hearing conservation program

The challenges of limiting noise exposure in the construction industry
OSHA requires employers to have a hearing conservation program for construction workers whose noise exposure exceeds 90 dBA – but does not provide specifics. Taking into account challenges such as a transient workforce and outdoor environments, what are the most important elements of a hearing conservation program for construction workers?
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2014 GREEN CROSS FOR SAFETY

‘Safety sets the bar’

A Q&A with Mike Thaman, chairman and CEO of Owens Corning
Safety+Health presents a Q&A with Mike Thaman, chairman and CEO of Owens Corning – the 2014 recipient of the National Safety Council Green Cross for Safety medal.
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SAFETY LEADERSHIP

2014 CEOs Who 'Get It'

The National Safety Council recognizes 10 leaders who demonstrate a personal commitment to worker safety and health
The National Safety Council introduces the 2014 CEOs Who “Get It,” an annual recognition of leaders who demonstrate a personal commitment to world-class safety.
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MEASURING SAFETY

Get started

Select leading indicators to help measure safety
Experts say understanding how to select and use leading indicators can create a stronger safety culture. Safety+Health explores six leading indicators – as well as why the definition of a leading indicator is still under debate.
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SCAFFOLDING SAFETY

Temporary structure, permanent safety

Help keep employees safe during all stages of scaffolding work
Scaffolding continues to occupy a spot on OSHA’s yearly Top 10 list of most-cited violations. Experts say the structures must be treated with respect and caution from the time they’re being constructed to when they’re put to use.
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OSHA'S ROLE

2014 State of Safety

How do budget cuts and federal government shutdowns affect OSHA’s role in workplace safety?
As the reported number of worker fatalities and injuries continues to trend downward, budgetary uncertainty may affect OSHA’s role in helping to create safer workplaces. And after more than 40 years of the agency’s existence, how has that role evolved?
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GOVERNMENT-INDUSTRY COOPERATION

Drilling down

OSHA and the oil and gas industry are partnering to address an upsurge in fatalities
Employment is booming in the oil and gas industry – but fatalities hit an all-time high in 2012. Through efforts such as a nationwide safety stand-down in November, OSHA, NIOSH, and the oil and gas industry are collaborating to address the dangers these workers face.
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OSHA REGIONAL PROGRAMS

A targeted approach

An overview of OSHA’s local and regional emphasis programs
In addition to its National Emphasis Programs, OSHA creates Local and Regional Emphasis Programs to target hazards found in specific areas of the country. Safety+Health presents an interactive map showing some of the local and regional programs currently in effect.
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