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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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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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Paint and Coating Manufacturer Cited for Silica Dust Exposure and More than Thirty Other Violations
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Rust-Oleum Corp., doing business as Synta Inc., for 33 serious safety and health violations.



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New Document Contains Model Silica Specifications
The CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training and the NIOSH Engineering Controls workgroup have released a document on model silica specifications for protecting workers from inhaling silica-containing dust.



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National Safety Council Sponsoring Occupational Injury Research Award
The National Safety Council (NSC) is encouraging occupational injury researchers presenting at the 2015 National Occupational Research Symposium (NOIRS) to apply for the Stakeholder Collaboration in Occupational Injury Research Award.



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Associated General Contractors of America Releases Analysis of Construction Statistics
The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America has announced the release of its analysis of the U.S. Department of Laborís Bureau of Labor Statisticsí (BLS) statistics for construction employment within the last 12 months.



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OSHA Signs Two-Year Alliance with National STEPS Network and NIOSH
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a two-year alliance with the National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety (STEPS) Network and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).



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International Safety Equipment Association Presents Award to NIOSH Principal Associate Director
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has awarded Christine Branche, Ph.D. with the Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award during ISEAís Fall Meeting.



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OSHA Cites Freight Shipping Terminal for Exposing Workers to Electrocution Hazards
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has found that employees at the Central Transport LLC freight shipping terminal in Billerica, Massachusetts, were exposed to electrocution, falls, crushing, and other injuries.



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Glove-Exclusive Symposium Taking Place March 15-17, 2015
The International Glove Association (IGA) has announced its 2015 Glove Symposium will be taking place in Orlando, Florida, on March 15-17, 2015.



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American Society for Safety Engineers Accepting Nominations for 2015 Triangle Award
The American Society for Safety Engineers (ASSE) has announced the opening of nominations for the third annual Triangle Award.



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NIOSH Releases New Publication on Ergonomics
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new publication, titled Ergonomic Solutions for Retailers, designed for retail workers and safety experts.



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International Safety Equipment Association Calls Revised Ebola PPE Guidelines Good Start
According to the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), revised World Health Organization (WHO) technical specifications for personal protective equipment (PPE) selection are a step in the right direction concerning the recent Ebola outbreaks.



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Leaks at Texas Chemical Plant Result in the Deaths of Four Workers
On November 15, 2014, DuPontís La Porte, Texas, chemical plant leaked methyl mercaptan, resulting in the deaths of four workers.



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Welder Reports Respiratory Inflammation After Confined Space Work
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Watco Investments LLC after a worker reports suffering from respiratory inflammation from welding work in a rail car done in Omaha.



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OSHA Urges Retailers to Implement Safety Measures During Holiday Season Sales
Keeping in mind the approaching holiday season, the U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is encouraging all retail employers to implement safety measures to prevent workplace injuries during major sales events, including Black Friday.



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National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Meeting on December 10, 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) on December 10, 2014, in Washington, D.C.



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National Safety Council Releases Thanksgiving Holiday Estimates, Tips for Safe Travel
The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that, during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, there may be 418 traffic fatalities and 44,700 injuries requiring medical attention.



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Failed Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Act Leads to OSHA Citations
OSHA has cited Feld Entertainment Inc., doing business as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, for one serious safety violation after nine employees were injured from equipment failure.



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Former CEO of Massey Energy Indicted After Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion
According to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, the former CEO of Massey Energy, Donald L. Blankenship, was charged by a grand jury with four criminal counts concerning the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that occurred on April 5, 2010.



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ASHRAE Position Document on Airborne Infectious Diseases
ASHRAE has made available their Position Document (PD) on Airborne Infectious Diseases concerning heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.



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INDA and North Carolina State Universityís Nonwovens Institute Announce Joint Series of Courses
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and North Carolina State Universityís Nonwovens Institute (NWI) have announced a new jointly organized series of nonwovens short courses starting in January 2015.



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National Safety Council Joins National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Total Worker Health Affiliate Program
The National Safety Council (NSC) has joined the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Total Worker Health Affiliate Program.



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ASHRAE Indoor Air Quality Guide Free to Download
ASHRAEís Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction, and Commissioning is available for free download.



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American Board of Industrial Hygieneís Certified Industrial Hygienists Can Assist with Biological Hazards
Keeping in mind the occurring Ebola epidemic, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH) is reminding people of ways to locate local Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH), who are certified to handle risks associated with biological hazards.



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Sound Seal Announces Acquisition of Illinois-based Industrial Noise Control
Sound Seal, a manufacturer of acoustical and noise control products, has acquired Industrial Noise Control (INC), an Illinois-based noise control products and systems manufacturer.



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OSHA Updates New Facts Sheet on Work-Related Asthma
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated a new fact sheet concerning work-related asthma titled ďDo You Have Work-Related Asthma? A Guide for You and Your Doctor.Ē



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OSHA Initiates Inspection Following the Finding of an Unresponsive Manufacturing Worker
The U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Bremer Manufacturing Co. Inc. for failure to train workers on the physical and health hazards of chemicals in the workplace.



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New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Urging Mandatory Implementation of CDC Guidelines
The New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) is urging New York State to implement a mandatory implementation of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionís (CDC) Guidelines on Ebola for workers in healthcare settings.



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United States Government Agencies to Host Chemical Facility Safety and Security Webinar
On November 10, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a webinar on chemical facility safety and security.



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New Guide Published by Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare
The Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) has published the third edition of Beyond Getting Started: A Resource Guide for Preparing for Mass Immunization/Prophylaxis of Healthcare Workers.



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OSHA Finds Workers Exposed to Asbestos, Electrical Hazards While Renovating Historical Building
An investigation by the U.S. Department of Laborís Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found workers were exposed to asbestos and electrical hazards while renovating a historical 1887 firehouse in Chicago.



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