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Cannabusiness in Ontario – Lexology

Cannabusiness in Ontario  LexologyUse the Lexology Getting The Deal Through tool to compare the answers in this article with those from other jurisdictions. Market snapshot. Trends and ... * This article was originally published...

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Don’t miss the 2019 NSC Northeast Conference & Expo

The 2019 National Safety Council Northeast Conference & Expo – set for May 1-3 in Pittsburgh – is your opportunity to connect with like-minded safety and health professionals from your area, explore new products, and learn from industry experts.

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OSHA memo: Area offices must use four-part test when citing respiratory hazards without PELs

Washington — OSHA area offices must apply a four-part test before issuing General Duty Clause citations for respiratory hazards that do not have a permissible exposure limit, the agency states in a memorandum sent to regional administrators.
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Bill to create firefighter cancer registry becomes law

Washington — President Donald Trump on July 7 signed into law bipartisan legislation to establish and maintain a voluntary registry intended to improve research into firefighters’ risk of cancer.
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Body camera push button alarm

The Body Cam Alarm System captures video or images of a worker’s environment (not the employee) with the device’s four outward-facing cameras.
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OSHA extends comment period for proposed changes to crane operator certification

Washington — OSHA is giving stakeholders another 30 days to comment on its proposed update of crane operator certification requirements, the agency announced in the July 30 Federal Register.
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Tower crane simulator

The Luffing Tower Crane Training Pack is the first simulation-based LTC training platform on the market.
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Nearly 60 percent of home fire deaths involve missing, malfunctioning smoke alarms: report

Quincy, MA — Smoke alarms that are missing or not working play a role in nearly 3 out of 5 home fire-related deaths, according to a National Fire Protection Association report published in January.
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HSE statement: Alton Towers owners’ plead guilty to safety failings

Neil Craig, head of operations for HSE in the Midlands said: “We welcome the guilty plea entered by Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd. Merlin has acknowledged that it failed in its legal duty to protect people on the Smiler ride.”Powered by...
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Nonfatal injury and illness rate in private sector continues to decline: BLS

Washington – The nonfatal injury and illness rate for private-sector U.S. employees decreased slightly in 2016 – as did the rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work – according to data released Nov. 9 by the Bureau of Labor...
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NIOSH center to focus on ‘safe integration of robots’ in the workplace

Washington – Citing a “knowledge gap related to robotics and worker safety and health,” NIOSH has launched the Center for Occupational Robotics Research in an effort to evaluate the possible advantages and hazards of robot workers, as well as foster safe robot-human...
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Chao confirms: Proposed rule to amend trucker hours-of-service regs sent to OMB for review

Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on March 28 submitted for review to the White House Office of Management and Budget a notice of proposed rulemaking intended to add flexibility to FMCSA’s hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck...
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Health, safety message muted in seniors’ care discussion

Health, safety message muted in seniors' care discussion Health, safety message muted in seniors' care discussion  Vancouver SunFull coverage more...
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Study links oral hygiene to heart health

Chicago — Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, new research presented by the American Heart Association suggests.
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Giving honey to kids who swallow button batteries may buy time on the way to the ER: study

Philadelphia — Your child has just swallowed a button battery – a potentially deadly situation. What should you do? After calling 911, give the child honey at regular intervals until he or she is taken to the hospital, says a research team of ear, nose and throat...
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NSC Safety First blog: The latest posts

Safety First is the official blog of the National Safety Council.
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OSHA’s ‘Top 10’ most-cited violations for fiscal year 2018

Which violation is making its first appearance on OSHA’s annual list of most-cited violations? Safety+Health presents the data on OSHA’s “Top 10” for fiscal year 2018. Also: An exclusive Q&A with Patrick Kapust, deputy director of the agency’s Directorate of...
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After the incident: Crisis communication in the digital age

When crises such as a serious workplace injury occur, employers must contend with a social media landscape that has the potential to negatively affect an organization’s message and image.
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Bring your team to the 2019 NSC Southern Conference & Expo

The 2019 National Safety Council Southern Conference & Expo is set to take place April 10-12 in New Orleans.
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NIOSH introduces silica monitoring software

Washington — NIOSH has unveiled a beta version of an online software tool designed to provide post-shift assessments of mine workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
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Gas monitor

The GX4 Gas Monitor gives workers complete confidence that the air they breathe is safe.
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L&I VPP Seminar Set for March 19 – Occupational Health and Safety

L&I VPP Seminar Set for March 19  Occupational Health and SafetyThe keynote speaker is Michael Wood, CSP, administrator for Oregon OSHA and a former L&I manager, who will address the challenges of making workplace ... * This article was originally published...
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Crash risk soars among distracted drivers in highway work zones: study

Columbia, MO — Distracted drivers are 29 times more likely to be involved in a highway work zone collision or near collision, according to a recent study from the University of Missouri.
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OSHA renews charter for construction advisory committee

Washington — OSHA has renewed the two-year charter for its Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health.
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Government accepts proposals to strengthen next workplace safety roadmap

Government accepts proposals to strengthen next workplace safety roadmap Government accepts proposals to strengthen next workplace safety roadmap  Channel NewsAsiaFull coverage more...
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Personal fall limiter

Designed to address the concern of fatigue on the job, the V-EDGE Web Personal Fall Limiter features a lifeline made of webbing that weighs 15 percent less than traditional alternatives.
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Construction firms with union workers more likely to engage in safety best practices, training: survey

Silver Spring, MD — Construction firms that employ at least some union workers are more likely to perform safety best practices and undergo OSHA training than those with no union employees, show the results of a biennial survey commissioned by the Center for...
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Physician burnout a ‘public health crisis’: report

Boston — Frequent changes to health care environments and protocol have contributed to an increased rate of burnout among physicians that has escalated into a public health crisis that “urgently demands action,” a recent report from the Harvard Global Health Institute...
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Falls remain among deadliest hazards for workers: study

Morgantown, WV — Falls are the second-leading cause of work-related deaths in the United States, representing 14 percent of all worker fatalities over an 11-year period, according to a recent study from NIOSH.
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OSHA releases fact sheet on whistleblower protections in nuclear industry

Washington – OSHA is informing covered nuclear industry employees of their whistleblower protections, in a recently issued fact sheet.
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Safety message tape

ToughMark is a line of printed heavy-duty strips that keep your safety messages protected in the harshest work environments.
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Deb Group

Discover a revolutionary new industrial hand cleaner. Solopol GFX has 2X the cleaning power of traditional heavy-duty hand cleaners and provides up to 42 percent more hand washes per liter, without the pain of dry, rough or cracked hands. See why nine out of 10...
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More than half of youth concussions aren’t from contact sports, study finds

Philadelphia — Heads up, parents: Not all concussions are sports-related. Nearly two-thirds of pediatric concussions happen during activities outside of contact sports, according to a joint study from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Centers for Disease...
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Black Stallion

Protection, comfort and quality. To the Max. The new ToolHandz MAX Collection has all the comfort, quality, protection and value you expect from Black Stallion®. High cut, abrasion and puncture resistance; impact protection; grip enhancements; and more give you max...
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HSE food manufacturing inspections target the causes of workplace ill-health

Companies and people working in food manufacturing are being told they must pay closer attention to how they manage workplace health risks or face serious penalties.
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ABP Humber ports raise awareness of World Day for Safety and Health at Work

ABP Humber ports raise awareness of World Day for Safety and Health at Work ABP Humber ports raise awareness of World Day for Safety and Health at Work  Dry BulkFull coverage more...
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