MSHA seeking public comment on miners’ rights in the workplace

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration is seeking public comment on data collection relating to miners’ rights in the workplace. The agency is performing a pilot study to determine how to survey miners’ understanding of their rights under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and the degree to…

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Costs of Work Illnesses and Injuries Higher than Cancer & Diabetes

Now more than ever, it is very important for companies to take into account the impact of occupational injuries and illnesses and encourage prevention. According to a newly released study by a professor of public health sciences at the University of California – Davis, the costs of injuries and illnesses is $250 billion. The professor,…

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Carbon Monoxide Deaths Increase

  Carbon Monoxide-Related Deaths The CPSC has released new information on death counts in the United States due to non-fire carbon monoxide. According to the most recent study, in 2008, there was a total of 190 deaths cause by it. A strong correlation to the increase of use of portable generators during Winter time is…

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Office Safety Video of 1944

This video from the 1940’s is pretty silly. Most of this (if not everything) is irrelevant to today’s office work culture. Of course, incidents shown such as employees jamming their fingers in typewriters or accidentally dropping a cigarette would not happen today. Nevertheless, the cheesy acting scenes and view of the amount of cultural changes since then…

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Saving Lives through AED Training

Every year, an estimated 340,000 deaths are caused from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Barbara Riegel, DNSc, RN, and associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is the leader of an effort throughout the country to teach the proper use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to citizens like you and I. Through this effort,…

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OSHA Inspections & Repeat Violations

Auditing your workplace safety compliance is a great idea at the start of a new year, to ensure you’re ready in case of an OSHA inspection. Changes in emphasis from OSHA mean that employers need to be more vigilant than ever. In a BLR webinar titled “Workplace Safety 2012: Get Prepared and Avoid Costly Citations,”…

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PELs Very Outdated, OSHA Notes

OSHA Regulatory Agenda and PEL’s Considered out-of-day by most safety stakeholders, OSHA’s permissible exposure limits (PEL’s) have recently been addressed in the Fall 2011 semi-annual regulatory agenda, “Review/Lookback of OSHA Chemical Standards”.  In a nutshell, PEL’s are the limits that allow the length someone can be exposed to a substance without experiencing harmful effects. Because…

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Hearing Protection Supplement by NIOSH and NHCA

International Journal of Audiology is the dedicated supplemental issue the recently published by the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA). This issue includes research that highlights: Lessons learned from the use of new methodologies in studying hearing sensitivity after exposure to drug therapies that may cause hearing damage Potential barriers to implementing engineering noise controls in manufacturing…

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Job Safety and Health Resources Updated by OSHA

OSHA has published new revised information on both workers’ and employers’ rights. Their main focus, to protect workers from hazards in the workplace, is well described in the following links that lead to the documents recently updated: Small Entity Compliance Guide for Respiratory Protection Standard – This great resource helps to better understand OSHA’s Respiratory…

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Check Out Our Free eLearning Safety Tips!

Have you visited our new LMS website yet? We now have a list of FREE e-learning Safety Tips to anyone who creates an account on our new LMS website. These quality presentations contain detailed information designed to keep you and your company updated with the best safety knowledge available. The e-learning module topics listed go…

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