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Flawed Dust Collection System Cause of New Jersey Flash Fire
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a report about the investigation into a flash fire that burned seven workers, one seriously, at a U.S. Ink plant in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in 2012.



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Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence Awarded for Awareness Outreach
The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has announced that the 2015 winner of the NHCA Media Award is the Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence (DOD HCE).



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Mine Safety and Health Administration Sees Increase in Discrimination Complaints
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced that 49 complaintsómore than in any previous yearóhave been filed on behalf of miners.



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Trench Collapse Causes Death of 22-Year-Old Worker
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Tekton Construction Co. for two willful and two serious safety violations after a fatal trench collapse.



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Crane Personnel Certifications Granted Continued Accreditation by ANSI
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has granted the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) continued accreditation for its crane and crane-related personnel certifications.



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Secondhand Smoke Exposure Remains High for Certain Groups
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new Vital Signs report highlighting the continued exposure of American citizens to secondhand smoke (SHS).



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American Society of Safety Engineers Calling for Submissions to Innovation and Creativity Safety Award
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is inviting safety professionals to submit an application for the Award for Innovation in Occupational Safety Management.



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OSHA Investigation Triggered After Worker Falls into Acid-Filled Tank
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited WKW Erbsloeh North America Inc. for one willful, five serious, and two repeat citations.



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BW Technologies by Honeywell Unveils New Products
BW Technologies by Honeywell has announced the unveiling of new additions to their North American product lines.



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International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) Updates Standard, Guide on Emergency Eyewashes
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has updated a standard and user guide on the proper use and selection of emergency eyewash and shower equipment.



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Dr. Richard Compton Receives 2015 Robert F. Borkenstein Award
The Alcohol, Drugs, and Impairment Division of the National Safety Council (NSC) has named Dr. Richard Compton as the recipient of the 2015 Robert F. Borkenstein Award for outstanding contributions to the field of alcohol/drugs in relation to traffic and transportation safety.



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NIOSH Seeks Public Comment on Draft Focused on Healthcare Workersí Reproductive Health
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is currently seeking public comment on a new draft intended to protect the reproductive health of healthcare workers.



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For the Eighth Time, Companyís Workers Exposed to Trench Cave-Ins
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Northern Excavating Co. for the eighth time.



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Captain William Murphy Awarded for Decades of Hearing Loss Prevention Research
The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has announced that William Murphy, Ph.D., is the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Hearing Conservationist.



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Recipient of the 2015-2016 SME Congressional Fellowship Announced
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) has announced that Kevin Ashley, P.E. is the recipient of the 2015-2016 SME Congressional Fellowship.



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Commission Announces 20 Year Anniversary of Crane Operator Certification Services
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced the 20th anniversary of its nationally accredited personnel certification programs.



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Chute Manufacturer Exposes Employees to a Wide Variety of Hazards
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has found that U.S. Chutes Corp. exposed employees to chemical, mechanical, electrical, and respiratory hazards.



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ACGIH® Announces Continuing Education Course on Industrial Ventilation
The American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) and its Industrial Ventilation Committee have announced Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation & Practical Applications of Useful Equations, taking place on April 20-24, 2015, in Cincinnati, Ohio.



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National Safety Council Honors Leaders for Commitment to Safety Excellence
The National Safety Council (NSC) has announced the 2015 CEOs Who ďGet It,Ē its annual recognition of leaders who demonstrate a personal commitment to worker safety and health.



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Safety Bulletin on Hydraulic Shock Released After U.S. Chemical Safety Board Investigation Into Ammonia Incident
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a safety bulletin for industries that utilize anhydrous ammonia in bulk refrigeration operations, informing them on how to avoid hydraulic shock.



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Castings Company Cited for Exposing Workers to Dangerously High Noise Levels, Silica Dust
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited MCM Precision Castings Inc. for one willful and 17 serious health and safety violations, with proposed penalties totaling $76,200.



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Certified Air Filter Specialist Program Developed in Response to Increased Demand for Education
The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) has developed the NAFA Certified Air Filter Specialist (CAFS) program.



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Five New Board Members Added to Child Passenger Safety Program
The National Child Passenger Safety Board (NCPSB), a program managed by the National Safety Council (NSC), has announced the addition of five new members to its Board.



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Final Rule Intends to Reduce Pinning, Crushing, Striking Accidents in Coal Mines
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced a final rule that will strengthen protections for miners on the working section of underground coal mines.



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Panel Participants Sought by International Safety Equipment Association
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is seeking consensus panel participants for revision of the high-visibility worker apparel standard.



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New Report Contains Strategies To Reduce Teen Driver Crashes
The National Safety Council (NSC) and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) have released a report on Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL).



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NYCOSH Elects 2015 Board of Directors
The members of the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) have elected the new NYCOSH Board of Directors.



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American Society of Safety Engineers SeminarFest 2015
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is encouraging occupational health and safety (OSH) professionals to register for SeminarFest 2015, taking place from February 6-12, 2015, in Las Vegas.



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Employee Suffers Kidney Failure After Working in Extreme Indoor Heat
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Eaton Corp. after a dehydrated employee suffered acute kidney failure while working in extreme indoor heat.



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NIOSH Awards Funding For Study Focusing on Eye Injury Prevention
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has awarded a University of Massachusetts Lowell researcher with funding to study the cause of serious eye injuries.



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Teen Workers Exposed to Heat Hazards While Seasonally Employed at Amusement Park
According to the U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), seasonally employed workers at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Pennsylvania were exposed to heat hazards.



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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fines Honda $70 Million
The U.S. Department of Transportationís National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that Honda failed to report deaths, injuries, and certain warranty claims to the federal government.



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International Safety Equipment Association Updates First-Aid Kit Standards
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for American National Standard-Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies.



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Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Publishes Mine Rescue Manual
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) has announced the release of a manual designed for training underground mine rescue teams.



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ACGIH® Announces Webinar on Heat Stress Management Program
The American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIHģ) has announced that it will present a webinar outlining the components of a heat stress management program.



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Chemical Plant Workers Potentially Exposed to Chemicals for Years
Prior to the chemical release that killed four workers, DuPont had reported regular malfunctions with a multimillion-dollar exhaust and ventilation system inside the La Porte, Texas, chemical plant.



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Packaging Machine Leaves Temporary Worker Permanently Disabled
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Ice River Springs for three safety violations.



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Results of First Phase of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Final Rule Announced
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced the results of the first phase of the respirable coal mine dust final rule, which took effect in August 2014.



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INDA 2015 Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference
The INDA 2015 Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference will take place on February 23-25, 2015, in Hilton Head, South Carolina.



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Environmental Information Association 32nd Annual Conference & Exposition
The 32nd Annual Conference & Exposition of the Environmental Information Association (EIA) will take place on March 22-25, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia.



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Required Days Away from Work Decreased According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Report
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released a report detailing how the incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases requiring days away from work decreased in 2013.



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OSHA Cites Dedicated TCS LLC for Seven Repeat, Two Serious Violations
For the third time in two years, Dedicated TCS LLC, the chemical tank cleaning service, has exposed workers cleaning portable tank wagons to dangerous confined space hazards.



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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Fines Man for Asbestos Violations
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has fined an Oregon man $16,000 for allowing unlicensed workers to perform an asbestos abatement project at a Portland residential property.



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