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New Head of DOL, OSHA Delivers Empowering Speech at G20 Meeting

Now in his new role as U.S. Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta joined international labor and employment leaders who represent approximately 85% of the world's global economy at the G20 Labor and Employment Ministers' Meeting, held in Germany in May.

News and Trends

Little Known Historic Facts about Women and Occupational Safety

Graphic Products offers up five little known facts about women and occupational safety throughout history in recognition of Women's History Month.

News and Trends

OSHA Announces Walking-Working Surfaces Rule

OSHA pushed through updated standards for walking-working surfaces in late 2016. A walking-working surface is defined by the agency to be “any horizontal or vertical surface on or through which an employee walks, works, or gains access to a work area or workplace location.”

Safety

Police Officers and Hearing Loss: A Growing Concern

One of the biggest dangers police officers now face is now permanent hearing damage. Discharging firearms, sirens, and demonstrations are among the contributing factors of police work, and ear protection is critical.

News and Trends

Hearing Loss Now Afflicts 40 Million Americans, Says the CDC

One in four adults aged 20 to 69 are experiencing hearing deficits, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition in the U.S. and is twice as common as diabetes or cancer in adults.

Safety

Identify and Remove Those Slip and Trip Hazards for a Safe February

February marks a good time to shore up slip, trip, and fall hazards that are particularly acute when it’s cold and wet outside. The first step in abating common causes of slips and falls is to perform a safety audit.

Safety

Special Precautions for Fire Evacuations in Historic Buildings

The Portland Alder Hotel fire in January 2017 displaced almost 100 residents of the historic building. The fire was caused by a mechanical failure in the building’s mechanical room. Visibility, even with smoke and a power outage, can be enhanced with lighting tape to help people navigate exits.

Safety

Production Begins at the World’s Largest Diamond Mine

Now under production, the Gahcho Kué will be the world’s largest diamond mine. The project is a joint venture between Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. and De Beers Canada Inc., and they expect to sell the mine’s first diamond by the end of 2016.

Visual Communication

Pipe Marking & Pipe Corrosion Control

The Silver Eagle Refinery explosion released a tidal wave of broken glass. Homes were pushed off their foundations and countless workers were burned in the Utah-based petroleum refinery when a 10-inch pipe ruptured at the bottom of a reactor.

Visual Communication

Solar Power for Generating Electricity

In late December 2016, financial news giant Bloomberg announced they have new data showing that a large shift in global markets has occurred, declaring solar power to be a comparatively inexpensive form of power.