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NIOSH Releases OHS Workforce Assessment

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) recently commissioned a National Survey of the Occupational Safety and Health Workforce… 291 more words

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National Public Health Week: Worker Safety Day

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Did you know that April 4-10 is National Public Health Week? That’s right, five whole days dedicated to public health. While each day focuses on something a little different, here over at the… 291 more words

Occupational Safety And Health

FAQs on new OSHA Fall Protection Regulations: Vol. 7 – Fall Protection for Fixed Ladders

In this installment of our blog series, we’re focusing on new OSHA regulations related to fall protection for fixed ladders.

It’s important to note that the final rule phases out the use of cages and wells as fall protection devices on fixed ladders that extend more than 24 feet. 224 more words

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AZ carpenters demand state official resignation for lax enforcement of safety and wage theft laws

Members of Carpenters Local 1912 in Phoenix, Arizona told the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) that “enough is enough when it comes to short-cutting worker safety in the name of higher profits.” 698 more words

FAQs on new OSHA Fall Protection Regulations: Vol. 6 - Rope Descent System Anchorages

This post in our blog series on new OSHA fall protection regulation focuses on common questions related to fall protection anchorages.

Most questions on this topic stem directly from the language below from 29 CFR 1910.27(b)(1)(i): 404 more words

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Maybe There Is A Bigger Issue?

The Washington Post asks whether the deaths of workers in dairy farm manure pools puts the oversight of dairy farms into question:

Alberto Navarro Munoz had been working on the farm for only two weeks when he encountered one of the most gruesome hazards that a dairy worker can face.

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Tales From The Factory Farm

Danger on the Tracks

On July 5, 2013 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada, a train with 63 cars full of crude oil from the Balkan oil fields in North Dakota experienced brake failure sending the train into the center of town at 65 miles per hour.  561 more words

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