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States Hope to Make One of the Dirtiest, Deadliest Jobs a Little Safer

Garbage workers are killed on the job more often than police or firefighters.

Collecting trash is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. In fact, garbage workers are far more likely to die on the job than police officers or professional firefighters. 52 more words

Governing Magazine

Since You Asked: Local police SUVs not full of fumes

Q: A recent MT article described the acquisition of Ford Interceptors by the Medford Police Department, essentially Ford Explorers. Is there any concern about the recent news of possible carbon monoxide poisoning….. 62 more words

Mail Tribune

Local cops monitor cruisers’ carbon monoxide levels after national issues

Police vehicles around the U.S. have recently been recalled after carbon monoxide leaks and health issues have been reported in Ford Explorer police cruisers in Massachusetts, Texas and Washington.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 700 complaints have been received about carbon monoxide leaks in the vehicle. 23 more words

East Oregonian

Construction projects keep pounding away in the heat

If 90 degrees is the temperature at which foremen start thinking about shutting down, what happens at 110? ‘We go to the river.’

Seven months ago, Portland construction sites shut down because of snow. 39 more words

Portland Tribune

And you thought you had problems communicating safety…..

For those of you who are new to my little corner of WordPress, let me offer a little background.

My name is Joe, and I am an American Construction Safety Manager from the North West United States. 708 more words

Despite Risks to Workers and Consumers, Asbestos Still Legal to Use in the US

The most common health problem from exposure to asbestos is malignant mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer.  Symptoms of mesothelioma often do not surface 20 to 40 years or more after first exposure.     409 more words

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Fall Protection - Lanyards & Harnesses

Lanyards

The Miller Turbo Lite is a great solution to fall protection issues. The self-retracting lanyard instantly brakes for additional safety.

Another style of lanyard is the… 116 more words