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MSHA Announces Winter Alert Campaign

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has started its annual winter alert campaign. The agency reminds miners...

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has started its annual winter alert campaign. The agency reminds miners and mine operators of the increased hazards that colder weather creates. Signs and labels provide a layer of safety when working in cold environments.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published January 05, 2018
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OSHA Delays Enforcement of Construction Crystalline Silica Standard

OSHA announced recently it will delay enforcing the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry. The final crystalline si...

OSHA announced recently it will delay enforcing the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry. The final crystalline silica ruling was published in March 2016, with an original enforcement date of June 23, 2017. The enforcement date is now September 23, 2017.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published January 05, 2018
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OSHA Extends Deadline for Reporting Injury, Illness Data

OSHA's Injury Tracking Application (ITA) is accessible online, where employers can provide their 2016 OSHA Form 300A information. The date by which...

OSHA's Injury Tracking Application (ITA) is accessible online, where employers can provide their 2016 OSHA Form 300A information. The date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A to OSHA has been extended to December 15, 2017.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published December 06, 2017
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Space, The Next Mining Frontier

Mining industry leaders say they attribute recent improvements in safety goals to technology, a united approach to safety, and corporate culture fo...

Mining industry leaders say they attribute recent improvements in safety goals to technology, a united approach to safety, and corporate culture for strengthening safety programs. As the future of the mining industry explores possibilities beyond Earth, the main risks and dangers of mining remain.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published December 05, 2017
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Cal/OSHA Encourages Hep A Education and Prevention

Recent increases in hepatitis A contractions in California and Michigan have prompted OSHA to remind employers and employees of the importance of w...

Recent increases in hepatitis A contractions in California and Michigan have prompted OSHA to remind employers and employees of the importance of workplace sanitation practices and health education. At least 16 people have died this year from the disease.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published October 19, 2017
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Safety Signs for Futuristic Times

As robotic workers join the warehouse industry, it is important to have safety signs and other communication to help protect the human workers who...

As robotic workers join the warehouse industry, it is important to have safety signs and other communication to help protect the human workers who might share a work area with the technology. Robots move swiftly and can carry larger loads than their human counterparts, which can increase hazards.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published September 28, 2017
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OSHA and ACC Unite for Chemical Safety

Working along with the American Chemistry Council, OSHA has begun a campaign on diisocyanate awareness and worker safety. The idea is to help emplo...

Working along with the American Chemistry Council, OSHA has begun a campaign on diisocyanate awareness and worker safety. The idea is to help employers convey safety understanding with their employees who work with this chemical in an effort to reduce injury from the chemical.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published September 25, 2017
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ASSE to Become American Society of Safety Professionals

Group says the updated brand shows a clearer vision that will better reflect the organization’s current membership and position it for growth. The...

Group says the updated brand shows a clearer vision that will better reflect the organization’s current membership and position it for growth. The study also found that a new name would help eliminate confusion about who could join the Society.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published August 24, 2017
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New Burn Care Facility Focuses on Worker Recovery

Department of Labor & Industries and Harborview Medical Center in Washington have created a special occupational burn care program that focuses on...

Department of Labor & Industries and Harborview Medical Center in Washington have created a special occupational burn care program that focuses on getting workers on track for full recovery by improving access to specialists. Experts say the program will help streamline care.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published August 24, 2017
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Harwood Grant Deadline Soon

Nonprofits have until Sept. 2 to submit applications for a piece of $10.5 million in grant funding from the Department of Labor. The funds are targ...

Nonprofits have until Sept. 2 to submit applications for a piece of $10.5 million in grant funding from the Department of Labor. The funds are targeted for use in the creation of worker safety education, such as toward training tools, to help reduce injury and accidents, and more.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published August 24, 2017