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Marine Corps Air Facility Adds App, Steps Up Safety Program

A safety team at the Marine Corps Air Facility (MCAF) in Quantico, Virginia, tackled safety issues and created an app to help with inspections. These efforts have been recognized by OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program for creating a world-class safety program.

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Injured Woodworker Details Importance of Machine Guarding

Years after a board impaled his hip, a woodworker's pain continues. He details the importance of machine guarding. Consistently listed among OSHA's top 10 safety violations, machine guarding is still often overlooked in protection. OSHA has several standards for machine guarding.

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Prevent a Nightmare: Haunted Houses on Safety Street

Guest of a haunted house don't typically expect to be completely safe, but safety is a concern for the people trying to scare those who dare to enter. From a list of rules on the first step on the property to a floor marked exit, safety is in the background of all those frightening corners.

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Five Ways You Can Prevent Fires at Your Office

National Fire Prevention Week is October 9-16 and gives good cause for pause for many of us who work in offices. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) claims there are approximately 3,340 office building fires annually, causing an average of four deaths and 44 injuries every year.

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Your Safety Preparedness Can Help Others

When a disaster strikes, sometimes our failure to properly label even the simplest piece of equipment or putting off updating an old sign can inadvertently cause a second crisis for workers who are trying to help. Old, faded or missing safety signage could become problematic after a disaster.

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New Head of DOL, OSHA Delivers Empowering Speech at G20 Meeting

Now in his new role as U.S. Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta joined international labor and employment leaders who represent approximately 85% of the world's global economy at the G20 Labor and Employment Ministers' Meeting, held in Germany in May.

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Police Officers and Hearing Loss: A Growing Concern

One of the biggest dangers police officers now face is now permanent hearing damage. Discharging firearms, sirens, and demonstrations are among the contributing factors of police work, and ear protection is critical.

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Identify and Remove Those Slip and Trip Hazards for a Safe February

February marks a good time to shore up slip, trip, and fall hazards that are particularly acute when it’s cold and wet outside. The first step in abating common causes of slips and falls is to perform a safety audit.

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Special Precautions for Fire Evacuations in Historic Buildings

The Portland Alder Hotel fire in January 2017 displaced almost 100 residents of the historic building. The fire was caused by a mechanical failure in the building’s mechanical room. Visibility, even with smoke and a power outage, can be enhanced with lighting tape to help people navigate exits.

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Production Begins at the World’s Largest Diamond Mine

Now under production, the Gahcho Kué will be the world’s largest diamond mine. The project is a joint venture between Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. and De Beers Canada Inc., and they expect to sell the mine’s first diamond by the end of 2016.