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CONFINED SPACES

Close quarters

The hazards of confined spaces
OSHA statistics show that approximately 90 workers die from confined space-related incidents every year. One expert says these incidents continue to occur because many workers and employers don't know what confined spaces actually are, the dangers that lurk inside, and the safeguards that need to be in place.
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WHAT ATTRACTS PEOPLE TO EHS CAREERS?

Job Outlook 2014

Students often find an environmental, health and safety major is the perfect mix of science and helping people – so why aren't more aware that EHS is a career option?
Seventy-five percent of respondents to Safety+Health's 2014 Job Outlook survey said environmental, health and safety was not their first career choice. Why aren't more students aware that EHS is a career option? Also: Veteran EHS pros talk about how they got their start.
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PRELIMINARY MINING DATA

MSHA: Mining deaths up, injuries down

Arlington, VA – Deaths in the mining industry increased in 2013, but overall injuries declined, according to recently released preliminary data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
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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

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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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