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Preventing Industrial Fires and Explosions
A recent article in OH&S magazine addresses the five major causes of industrial fires and explosions - and how to prevent them. The National Fire Protection Association reports that an average of 37,000 fires occur at industrial and manufacturing properties...

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March is National Ladder Safety Month
Falls from ladders are preventable, yet they account for 300 deaths and some 20,000 injuries each year. The American Ladder Institute (ALI) has announced March as the first-ever National Ladder Safety Month , designed to raise awareness of ladder safety and...

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NIOSH Releases New Sound Level App to Protect Hearing
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new mobile app for iOS (Apple) devices that measures sound levels in the workplace and provides noise exposure parameters to help reduce occupational noise-induced hearing loss...

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Major OSHA Fines Total $2.8 Million in Mid January, 2017
Although no news releases have been posted by Federal OSHA since the January 20 presidential inauguration, the agency posted details on nine significant fines in the first half of that month. Proposed fines total more than $2.8 million, and common citations...

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Safety Training Tip: Remember PEOPLE
If you're a safety pro inspecting a worksite, do the workers there see you as the management "safety cop" or as part of their team who can help them stay safe on the job? How you present yourself can make all the difference.  The safety pros at Safety Manag...

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Workplace Housekeeping Tips to Reduce Accidents
Each year thousands of workers are injured on the job from accidents caused by poor workplace housekeeping. It takes more than cleanliness to maintain a safe workplace. Use these tips form the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) to he...

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January 2017 Workplace Safety News & Notes
Here's a collection of safety news from around the web: DOT Amends Hazmat Rules to Maintain Consistency with International Regulations The U.S. DOT posted a final rule on Jan. 19 that amends the U.S. Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) to maintain consiste...

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Major OSHA Fines Top $5 Million in December, 2016
Federal OSHA inspectors ended 2016 with a bang, proposing fines of just over $5 million in 14 investigations with fines of $100,000 or more. The top citation accounted for just over half of the month's total. Common citations included machine guarding, lock...

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Would OSHA Consider You a Competent Person?
OSHA requires that safety oversight be handled by a “competent person.” But what exactly does that mean? What makes an individual “competent” in OSHA’s eyes? Although there are currently no specific OSHA standards regarding competent persons, a new article ...

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Don't Miss Feb. 1 Deadline for Posting Your OSHA 300A Summary
While much of the U.S. is focused on January 20, don't forget that February 1 is the deadline for posting the OSHA 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses . Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work...
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