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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. Organizatio...

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.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published April 16, 2018
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NIOSH Study Links Impacts of 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 t...

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.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published April 16, 2018
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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 Inter...

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.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published April 03, 2018
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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 s...

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.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published April 03, 2018
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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 safe...

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.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 29, 2018
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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 nan...

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.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 29, 2018
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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 need...

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.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 21, 2018
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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...

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.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 15, 2018
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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...

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.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 14, 2018
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Collaboration Aims to Improve Energy Production Safety

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a series of discussions with other environmental groups, oil industry experts, tribes, and o...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a series of discussions with other environmental groups, oil industry experts, tribes, and others about how to increase safety during oil and gas extraction projects. Oil and natural gas resources lie beneath sensitive environments.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 14, 2018