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Electronic Hazardous Waste Reporting System Begins

To make the tracking process of hazardous waste more progressive and efficient, the EPA has begun implementing its electronic manifest system. The digital national hazardous waste tracking system provides real-time tracking of shipments.

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Big Tech Plans to Revolutionize New Construction

Tech giants such as Google and Amazon are investing in the construction industry to advance safety and efficiency, while also creating “smart homes,” according to industry research experts. These new home construction plans create homes/communities that have tech built in.

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NIOSH Digs Into Electrical Safety in Mining

To help solve mining work safety and health challenges, NIOSH continually researches best practices through its Intelligent Safety Technology for Mining Machinery project. This project looks at newer technology for ways to improve worker safety and to limit new, unintended hazards.

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Partnership Studies Technology for Mining Safety

The Australian government’s mining agency is forming a partnership with tech companies to study ways to increase safety and efficiency. The teams will explore the use of virtual reality/simulator machines to increase worker engagement and attention to safety best practices.

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Tips to Improve Silica Compliance

To further limit respirable crystalline silica dust exposure, OSHA is enforcing its rule for general, construction, and maritime industries. It also is calling for uniformity in inspection and enforcement when addressing silica exposures in the workplace.

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Study: Training Lacks for Immigrant Workers

A recent study shows that immigrant workers at smaller construction firms are less likely to have safety training than those workers at larger firms. In particular, Latinos in construction have the highest fall fatality rates. Safety and health agencies aim to push continued education efforts.

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Partnerships Pull Together for Grain Bin Safety

Over the past several years, the number of grain bin injuries and deaths have improved, but only slightly. Partnerships are forming through academics, organizations, and emergency teams to help prevent grain bin entrapment deaths and educate on proper rescue methods.

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Solar Energy Future Bright in California

California recently approved a plan to have solar panels included on the roofs of all new-home construction starting in 2020. There are many dangers in solar installation work. Remind workers of the hazards of solar installation work and use safety best practices, including signs and labels.

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Ontario Unveils 2017’s Top 10 Workplace Violations

Ontario unveils its Occupational Health and Safety Top 10 Violations list. Violence is No.1 but Fall Protection is No. 2 – with the construction industry named the top violator. Canadian agencies are helping employers and workers re-evaluate safety programs to avoid violations.

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OSHA Region 3 Kicks Up Construction Industry Hazard Awareness

OSHA is pushing awareness to help lower the number of deaths and injuries from the Fatal Four main hazards in the construction industry. With ambitious goals, OSHA is helping construction companies host toolbox talks and wants to help create an open and warm dialogue among all.