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BLS, OSHA Report: Fatal Work Injuries Continue to Increase

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 5,190 U.S. workers died on the job in 2016. Effective visual communication and safety resources can help lower the number of fatal work injuries and fatalities.

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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 and mine operators of the increased hazards that colder weather creates. Signs and labels provide a layer of safety when working in cold environments.

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OSHA Issues Confined Spaces in Construction Standard Guide

OSHA has published a new training resource to help small businesses comply with the 2015 Confined Spaces in Construction Standard.

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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 certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A to OSHA has been extended to December 15, 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 for strengthening safety programs. As the future of the mining industry explores possibilities beyond Earth, the main risks and dangers of mining remain.

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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 workplace sanitation practices and health education. At least 16 people have died this year from the disease.

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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 might share a work area with the technology. Robots move swiftly and can carry larger loads than their human counterparts, which can increase hazards.

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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 employers convey safety understanding with their employees who work with this chemical in an effort to reduce injury from the chemical.

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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 study also found that a new name would help eliminate confusion about who could join the Society.

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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 getting workers on track for full recovery by improving access to specialists. Experts say the program will help streamline care.