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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.

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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.

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USDA Increases Poultry Processing Line Speeds

Having concerns for worker safety as well as worries over other health hazards, OSHA and the USDA initially rejected a proposal to speed up poultry...

Having concerns for worker safety as well as worries over other health hazards, OSHA and the USDA initially rejected a proposal to speed up poultry processing lines. However, the USDA approved a waiver program for some facilities. Worker injuries in poultry processing often are due to speed.

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Growing Market Calls for Bigger Cold Storage Facilities

The food warehousing industry is booming and companies are expanding their cold storage warehouses. These warehouses are sometimes kept at 65 degre...

The food warehousing industry is booming and companies are expanding their cold storage warehouses. These warehouses are sometimes kept at 65 degrees below zero and load traffic is constant. Racks and other cold storage surfaces need aggressive labels that can last in the harsh cold environment.

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Industrial Laser Use Grows, as Do Safety Controls and Cautions

Laser use in industry has seen a sharp increase in the past year and the technology is being used for a variety of applications. As the use of this...

Laser use in industry has seen a sharp increase in the past year and the technology is being used for a variety of applications. As the use of this technology grows and develops, so must workplace safety plans. Hazard potential comes from materials processing using high-powered lasers.

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Report Calls On Agencies to Create ‘Smarter’ Injury Surveillance

Coordination and data sharing needs to be strengthened across state and federal agencies, according to a report. Specific recommendations by the Na...

Coordination and data sharing needs to be strengthened across state and federal agencies, according to a report. Specific recommendations by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine show 17 ways OSHA and others can work together on a collaborative data-sharing system.

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Ammonia Accidents Threaten Worker Safety, Business Operations

Year after year, anhydrous ammonia accidents kill workers and cause severe financial penalties to businesses. Proper quality control measures such...

Year after year, anhydrous ammonia accidents kill workers and cause severe financial penalties to businesses. Proper quality control measures such as pipe markings, thorough hazardous material and maintenance management, and personal protection equipment help avert ammonia dangers.

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OSHA Plan for Fine Increase Kicks In

As of Jan. 15, 2020, OSHA's civil penalties for violations of workplace safety and health standards are 1.8 percent higher. The maximum fine is now...

As of Jan. 15, 2020, OSHA's civil penalties for violations of workplace safety and health standards are 1.8 percent higher. The maximum fine is now close to $135,000. The agency has increased its penalties to adjust for inflation as part of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act.

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OSHA and Ironworkers Partner for Safety Outreach

OSHA and Ironworkers are partnering up to help boost safety programs and prevent the most common injuries, such as those related to falls, welding,...

OSHA and Ironworkers are partnering up to help boost safety programs and prevent the most common injuries, such as those related to falls, welding, and other hazards in steel erection. Construction specific labels and signage can enhance safety on jobsites of all sizes.

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NYC Plans to Remove Old, Misleading Fallout Shelter Signs

Signs that were posted during the Cold War are still up in places around New York City. These signs are old and no longer reflect the city's emerge...

Signs that were posted during the Cold War are still up in places around New York City. These signs are old and no longer reflect the city's emergency plan. For the safety and well-being of a community it is necessary to have correct and effective wayfinding.