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Trenching Deaths Prompt OSHA to Act

It only takes a moment for 3,000 pounds of dirt to fall on an unsuspecting trench worker. On average, there are two workers each month who are killed by trench work hazards. OSHA wants to increase vigilance on work site safety regarding trenches as well as strengthen the use of protective measures.

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Construction Industry Evolves for New Growth

The way the construction industry operates has been evolving through new equipment, technology, and offsite collaborations. These changes have ushered in improvements to safety by using systems that have designed out hazards, improve work site functions, and have entire teams focusing on safety.

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5 Ways to Avert Common Bio Waste Violations

There are clear guidelines that health care and lab workers must follow when handling biohazardous waste. Proper management and disposal of materials including hypodermic needles, blood-soaked cloths, and contaminated experiments is crucial to help keep workers safe.

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Mislabeled Bottle Causes Injury

An injury incident at a university lab prompts staff to better organize the lab, revisit chemical safety plans, and improve methods to ensure lab safety. Chemical safety in the workplace starts with strong safety concepts that are established before work begins.

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Pedestrian Deaths Plateau on Second Year of Record Numbers

Pedestrian injuries and deaths continue to stay at record-high numbers, while motor vehicle-related deaths have declined only slightly. Organizations such as the National Safety Council are reminding drivers and pedestrians to help create a safer environment.

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NIOSH Study Links Workplace Noise, Heart Health

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health conducted a study about noise in the workplace and its effects on worker health. Some of the results showed that long-term exposure to loud noise in the work environment could impact blood pressure and overall heart health.

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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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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.