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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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National Safety Council Applauds 2015 NTSB Most Wanted List
The National Safety Council (NSC) applauds the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for its annual summary of transportation priorities.



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NIOSH Releases Report on Evaluation of Ergonomic Hazards at Facility
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a report detailing a recent health hazard evaluation (HHE) of a label manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania.



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National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Issues Safety Alert on Signal Visibility
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a Safety Alert that focuses on the visibility of railroad signals.



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2015 AHR Expo Taking Place on January 26-28 in Chicago
Co-sponsored by ASHRAE and the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) will be taking place on January 26-28, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois.



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National Fire Protection Association Promotes Electrical Safety with Launch of Certification Program
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced the launch of the Certified Electrical Safety Worker (CESW) program.



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Vehicle Rollover Fatality Leads to OSHA Citations
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited The Davey Tree Expert Co. for one willful violation and placed the company in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP).



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Mine Safety and Health Administration Holding Two Public Hearings on Proposed Rule
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will hold two additional public hearings in February on the Agencyís proposed rule for Criteria and Procedures for Assessment of Civil Penalties.



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ACGIH® Announces 2015 Board of Officers
The American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) has announced additions to its 2015 Board of Officers.



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Kids Invited to Submit Entries to 2015 Workplace Safety Poster and Video Contest
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is inviting children to enter its 2015 Workplace Safety Poster and Video Contest.



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Mine Safety and Health Administration Releases Fatality Data for 2014
The U.S. Department of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released preliminary fatality data that coal mining deaths in 2014 were at a historic low.



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National Safety Council Releases Tips on Staying Safe in Severe Cold Weather
As temperatures are plummeting across the country, the National Safety Council (NSC) is urging Americans to take precautions in order to stay warm and safe.



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Alliance Renewed Between OSHA and Laser Institute of America
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed an alliance with the Laser Institute of America (LIA).



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National Fire Protection Association Offering Tips for a Fire-Safe Winter Season
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is encouraging the prompt removal and disposal of Christmas trees, which can become a fire hazard.



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Registration Open for Indoor Air Quality Association Annual Meeting
The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) has announced open registration for its 18th Annual Meeting & Indoor Environment and Energy Expo (IE3), taking place on March 16-18, 2015, in Grapevine, Texas.



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Director of CDC Reports on Ebola Epidemic in West Africa
The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionís (CDC) director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., has reported on the Ebola contamination after his second trip to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.



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OSHA Cites Company After Fatality of Under-Age Worker
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Robertson Incorporated Bridge and Grading Division after the death of a 16-year-old laborer.



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OSHA Releases New Publication on Fracking and Flowback Hazards
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a publication focusing on educating and protecting oil and gas workers who are potentially exposed to hazards created by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and flowback operations.



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National Safety Council Promotes Safety of Temporary and Contract Workers
The National Safety Council (NSC) is calling for host employers and staffing agencies to assist in assuring the health and safety of temporary and contract workers.



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National Safety Council Releases Traffic Fatality Estimates for Holiday Periods
The National Safety Council (NSC) has released its traffic fatality estimates for the Christmas Day and New Yearís Day holiday periods.



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Railroad Faces Largest Punitive Damages Ever Under Federal Railroad Safety Act
A recent investigation by the U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has found that Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. retaliated against an injured worker, resulting in the largest punitive damages ever in a retaliation case under the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA).



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Two Workers Fired After Reporting Nuclear Safety Concerns, Possible Beryllium Exposure
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Computer Sciences Corp. for violating federal whistleblower laws.



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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Beryllium Expected January 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it expects to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in January 2015 to regulate occupational exposure to beryllium.



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New York Workersí Compensation Alliance Releases 2014 White Paper
Endorsed by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) and the National Economic Social Rights Initiative (NESRI), the New York Workersí Compensation Alliance (WCA) has released a white paper with recommendations to reform the stateís Workersí Compensation system.



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Nominations Open for 2015 Award for Innovation in Occupational Safety Management
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Cintas Corporation are seeking applications for an award that recognizes those who bring innovation and creativity to managing safety in the workplace.



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NIOSHís Office of Mine Safety and Health Research Soliciting Papers
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)ís Office of Mine Safety and Health Research (OMSHR) is soliciting concept papers, due by January 12, 2015.



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NIOSH Offering Free Web-Based Training for Emergency Responders
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is offering a new free, web-based training that will help emergency responders better cope with the demands of emergency operations when deployed to a disaster site.



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Auto Parts Supply Plant Issued Several Violations After Death of 21-Year-Old Worker
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Ventra Belvidere LLC for one willful and four serious safety violations for exposing workers to dangerous machinery and other hazards.



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Dr. David Michaels Responds to Bureau of Labor Statisticsí 2013 Injury Survey
Dr. David Michaels has issued a statement on the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) 2013 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.



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NIOSH Releases Report on Silica Exposure During Dirt Road Maintenance
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a report detailing a recent health hazard evaluation (HHE) concerning possible silica exposure.



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Coalition for Crane Operator Safety Forms After OSHA Delays Requirements by Three Years
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has joined nine other construction industry organizations in launching the Coalition for Crane Operator Safety (CCOS).



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Understanding Silica Exposure Limits and Knowing When to Take Action
Because there is not one crystalline silica exposure limit for all cases, it is important for employers to know if and when it is necessary to take action to protect employees against a silica hazard.



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Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Congressional Fellowship Program
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) has announced that the application period for the 2015-2016 SME Congressional Fellowship Program is open from December 1-31, 2014.



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