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Cooking the leading cause of residential fires: USFA

Emmitsburg, MD — Cooking was the No. 1 cause of residential fires in the United States from 2014 to 2016, with peak hours around dinnertime, according to data published in the December edition of the “Topical Fire Report Series” from the U.S. Fire...

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Dashboard warning lights quiz

Try your hand at the interactive version of a quiz published in the Spring 2019 issue of Safety+Health's sister publication, Family Safety & Health.

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5 steps to a safe construction site – IFSEC Global

5 steps to a safe construction site - IFSEC Global 5 steps to a safe construction site  IFSEC GlobalThe construction sector accounts for a quarter of all fatal workplace injuries, while many fires break out on sites each year. Bull Products director Bradley...

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Movers & Shakers for Feb. 10, 2019 – MetroWest Daily News

Movers & Shakers for Feb. 10, 2019 - MetroWest Daily News Movers & Shakers for Feb. 10, 2019  MetroWest Daily NewsBenchmark, a human connection company, recently announced that Upton resident Susan Jeffries has been appointed director of community relations...

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Opioid-related overdose deaths on the rise: report

Atlanta — More than two-thirds of drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2017 involved opioids, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, furthering an epidemic the agency says “continues to worsen and...

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Colorado cannabis workers lack safety training, survey shows

Fort Collins, CO — Nearly half of workers in Colorado’s legalized cannabis industry have received minimal or no workplace safety training, according to a recent study from the Colorado State University Department of Psychology.
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Group lock box

The Master Lock S3650 Group Lock Box with Wall-Mounting Bracket fulfills unmet group lockout needs through its wall-mounting bracket and locking mechanism, providing facilities with greater control over the movement and placement of lock boxes.
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HSE FIGURES SHOW SLIGHT RISE IN DEATHS IN THE WORKPLACE

HSE FIGURES SHOW SLIGHT RISE IN DEATHS IN THE WORKPLACE HSE FIGURES SHOW SLIGHT RISE IN DEATHS IN THE WORKPLACE  FM WorldSelf-employed worker fatalities 'alarming', says HCL Safety  Planning & Building Control TodayFull coverage more...
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All About You: Taking time to savor life: A look back

Savoring life is key to staying motivated, says veteran safety pro turned professional speaker Richard Hawk, who takes a look back at his favorite columns he has written for Safety+Health over the past five years.
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Free webinar: ‘How Small Investments Can Advance Your Business, Your Community and Safety’

Join the National Safety Council at 10 a.m. Central on Dec. 18 for a webinar on how your organization can give back to the community while advancing your business in the process.
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Eni and FS Italiane signs MoU to promote workplace safety

Eni and FS Italiane signs MoU to promote workplace safety Eni and FS Italiane signs MoU to promote workplace safety  Oil Review AfricaFull coverage more...
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OSHRC requests comment on possible changes to procedural rules

Washington — The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission is accepting comments until Oct. 9 on potential revisions to its procedural rules, in part to reflect technological advances, according to a notice published in the Sept. 7 Federal Register.
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HSL: Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Risk Management – Buxton, 6 Sept 2017

This course, delivered by experienced HSL ergonomists, will provide you with an understanding of DSE risks and approach to risk management and with the documentation to provide your employer with risk assessments.
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Safeguarding device

The Detect-A-Finger Drop-Probe Device is designed to prevent a riveter, welder or other small machine from cycling if it encounters fingers in the point-of-operation area, thus preventing contact between the operator and dangerous moving parts.
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Company fined after worker left injured

A meat production company has today been fined for safety breaches after a worker was injured whilst adjusting storage racking.
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Corrie Pitzer outlines potential evolution of, challenges for safety during Leadership Keynote

Houston — Understanding risks and relying on human intelligence instead of only technological advances likely will play significant roles in the future of safety, SAFEmap International CEO Corrie Pitzer said during Tuesday’s Leadership Keynote at the 2018 National...
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The use of chains in fall protection

Are chains allowed to protect a ladder opening instead of a gate?
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Protective Industrial Products Inc.

Protective Industrial Products Inc., based in Latham, NY, has appointed Thomas “Tom” C. Fry to the position of chief operating officer.
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Medical groups denounce transportation agencies’ withdrawal of sleep apnea rulemaking

Darien, IL – Three medical professional groups have expressed disapproval over the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s and the Federal Railroad Administration’s Aug. 4 decision to withdraw a proposed rule on obstructive sleep apnea.
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Company fined after worker loses fingers in crush injury

A company has been sentenced after a worker lost his middle two fingers while trying to repair its main entrance gate.
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Free safety tools to help protect your workforce

Too many workers – one every seven seconds – are being injured from preventable causes. Set a course for zero injuries by signing up for the Journey to Safety Excellence.
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Stretch FR fabrics

The FlexTex fabric collection is engineered for enhanced stretch.
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Reusable single gas monitor

The Protégé SG Reusable Single Gas Monitor is configurable to detect 12 different gases, including hydrogen cyanide.
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‘Workers need to think safety’: Hawaii reports surge in serious incidents

Honolulu — Four workers in Hawaii were killed and seven were seriously injured during a 20-day span in May, according to the state’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, prompting further investigation from the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health...
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HSL: Process and Fire Incidents – Buxton, 18-19 Oct 2017

This two-day course is designed to introduce delegates to lessons learned from a number of significant or high profile incidents involving fires or chemical processes.
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Silica lawsuit ‘close to a resolution,’ Acosta tells House committee

Washington – A consolidated lawsuit against OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica final rule is “close to a resolution,” Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta said Nov. 15 during his first appearance before the House Education and the Workforce...
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Postponed again: federal requirement on passenger railroad safety programs

Washington — A Federal Railroad Administration final rule requiring commuter and intercity passenger railroads to develop and implement a system safety program has been delayed again.
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FMCSA: Hacking attempt of National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website a failure

Washington — A recent attempt to hack the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website was unsuccessful and no personal information was exposed, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
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OSHA seeks to roll back major parts of electronic recordkeeping rule

Washington — OSHA is officially seeking to rescind two major parts of its Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule, according to a notice published in the July 30 Federal Register.
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New math-based musculoskeletal model seeks to predict injuries

Philadelphia — Seeking to gain insights on how an injury to one part of the body potentially can lead to other injuries, University of Pennsylvania and Haverford College researchers have developed a mathematical model for all human muscles and bones.
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Women’s FR

Westex UltraSoft AC delivers unsurpassed comfort ideal for women’s FR apparel with an 88 percent long-staple, 12 percent high-tenacity nylon blend – softened through advanced technology.
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Safety gear cabinet

The Safety Kage is a ventilated cabinet that provides ample secure storage space for fall protection and personal protective equipment.
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Study examines role of metabolism in night shift worker health risks

Spokane, WA — Individual organs in the digestive system contain separate biological clocks that may influence the metabolism of people who work the night shift and help explain a link to shift worker health problems such as obesity and diabetes, a recent study from...
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Full-shell bump cap

Weighing less than 5 ounces, the AeroliteT Full-Shell Bump Cap can be worn all day.
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ILO: Global cost of work-related injuries and deaths totals almost $3 trillion

Singapore – The economic impact of failing to invest in worker safety and health is nearly equal to the combined gross domestic product of the 130 poorest countries in the world, International Labor Organization Director-General Guy Ryder said Sept. 3 during the...
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Study asks: Do ride-share users bring safety seats for their children?

Blacksburg, VA — Nearly half of parents who use ride-share vehicles with their kids don’t bring – or use – appropriate child safety seats, according to new research from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and the Texas A&M Transportation...
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‘Compassion practices’ improve nurses’ well-being, study shows

Richmond, VA — Recognizing nurses for their compassionate care can boost morale and reduce their emotional stress, a recent study from Virginia Commonwealth University suggests.
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NSC director general flags lack of safety in MSMEs

NSC director general flags lack of safety in MSMEs NSC director general flags lack of safety in MSMEs  The HinduFull coverage more...
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CannAmm and Danatec by Yardstick Training Team Up to Launch Cannabis Course

CannAmm and Danatec by Yardstick Training Team Up to Launch Cannabis Course CannAmm and Danatec by Yardstick Training Team Up to Launch Cannabis Course  GlobeNewswire (press release)Full coverage more...
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Crane signaller training

The Signaller Training Station is a simulation-based solution that allows trainers to simultaneously engage multiple students in a single exercise.
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Rodrigo Cruz named Instructor of the Year at DDC Awards Celebration

Indianapolis – Rodrigo Cruz was honored as the 2016 Instructor of the Year on Saturday at the National Safety Council’s annual Defensive Driving Courses Awards Celebration, part of the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo.
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