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ANSI Harmonizes Safety Colors with ISO

To help ensure color consistency for safety, the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Z535.1 brings its color code in line with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ANSI says changes to the standard make compliance easier to understand.

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MSHA Coming to Collect on Scofflaw Program

Mining companies cited years ago have not been paying their fines, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration is clamping down. MSHA officials say they want to increase mine worker safety by sending a message through the strengthening of its Scofflaw Program to rein in some habitual violators.

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Golden Opportunities in Modern Mining Safety

Extracting minerals from the earth requires mighty labor. A lot of the processes in mining have changed in the past 30 years. There is great adventure and great dangers in mining. With new technology and governmental focus on safety, the canvass for industrial mining continues to evolve.

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HazCom Plans Crucial in Preventing Employee Exposure

Several workplace chemical exposures have prompted OSHA to remind companies of proper respirator and ventilation policies. After an incident in New York, individuals urge OSHA to create a notification system for local first responders, fire departments, and others of chemicals in the area.

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Is Your Building Safe? Apple Design a Pain in the Glass

From concept to design, to working inside, buildings are formulated to house sustainable safety practices. Poor design plans that do not think safety through are sure to cause chaos in the workplace, especially should a fire or other emergency occur.

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Nanotech is Not Beyond NIOSH’s Sight

As science progresses, NIOSH is staying on top of the change by creating tips on mitigating nanomaterial hazards. Workers who are creating with nanotechnology can become exposed to hazards from breathing in the tiniest particles as well as chemical reaction damage. Communicating safe handling is necessary at all times.

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UN Revises GHS to Clarify Language

A UN panel has made an update to its Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. To help employers figure out what needs to be done when it comes to chemical safety and communication, the United Nations has been a steady and helpful companion for more than a decade.

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Lean—Not Just Grandpa's Optimization Tool

Lean has been around for decades, but it still has its place as businesses evolve and retain vitality. Big companies' lean plans prove workers can be kept safe while maximizing production for years to come.

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Do Not Miss a Step in Training Workers on Ladder Safety

A government study found that most workers say they have not been trained on how to use a ladder safely. There are several steps workers should take before grabbing any ladder for a job. With proper communication, organization, and a safety mindset that is promoted from management on down.

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American Chemical Society Adds Safety to Core Values

To help improve efforts in laboratory safety management, the American Chemical Society is focusing on promoting safety education. The organization says lab safety is a core value in lab professionalism and will stress safety in a summit. Labs must keep pace with compliance requirements.