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NYCOSH and Local Coalition Report on Mold in Homes After Hurricane Sandy
The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) and Long Island Jobs with Justice reported initial findings of mold after Hurricane Sandy.



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NEMA Establishes ANSI-Approved Lighting Systems Committee
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has announced the establishment of Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) 137 Lighting Systems Committee.



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NIOSH Offers New Publication for Healthcare Workers Potentially Exposed to Workplace Drugs
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has published a new document for U.S. healthcare workers who are potentially exposed to hazardous drugs in the workplace



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MSHA Announces Over $8.3 Million Given for State Training Grants
In 2014, over $8.3 million in health and safety training grants were allocated by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).



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IATA to Publish 56th Edition of Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual by Fall 2014
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will publish the 56th Edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations manual, which will include a new provision (A192) for businesses that ship protective coatings, paints, or paint-related material.



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OSHA and NIOSH Release Recommended Practices for Temporary Workers
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have announced the release of Recommended Practices concerning temporary workers.



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3M Donates 1 Million Respirators to Aid in Ebola Virus Containment
3M, a supplier of personal protective equipment, has donated nearly 1 million respirators to help doctors and aid workers contain the spread of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa.



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AAPCC Announces New Executive Director and CEO
Stephen T. Kaminski, J.D. will be the new executive director and CEO of the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), effective September 29, 2014.



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ISEA Appoints Sheila Eads to Board of Trustees
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has announced that Sheila Eads, president and CEO of ERB Industries, has been appointed to the ISEA Board of Trustees.



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Hamilton Scientific Acquires Assets of Atlantic-Region Laboratory Business
Hamilton Scientific has announced that it has acquired the assets of the laboratory business of Dancker, Sellew and Douglas (DS&D).



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NSC and BROWZ Partner Up for Compliance Campaign
The National Safety Council (NSC) and BROWZ have announced a partnership to advocate for safer workplaces across the country.



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Asphalt Paving Company Ordered to Pay Nearly $1M in Compensation
Asphalt Specialists Inc. was found to be in violation of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) when the company wrongfully terminated three employees after they had raised safety concerns.



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NSC Estimates Labor Day Weekend Fatalities, Offers Advice to Stay Safe
During the Labor Day weekend, the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 395 people will be killed and an additional 42,300 will be injured in car crashes.



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NYCOSH Urging 9/11 Workers and Volunteers to Register Service
New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) is urging workers and volunteers who worked during the 9/11 clean-up to register with the New York State Workers Compensation Board by September 11, 2014.



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NIOSH Offers Advice for Preventing Worker Injury and Death from Backing Construction Vehicles
For preventing worker injuries and deaths from moving construction vehicles and equipment, recommendations are given in the latest NIOSH “Workplace Solutions” series.



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As Reported by AIHA, New Publication Promotes Safety Culture in Labs
According to the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA), a new report published by the National Academies Press offers recommendations to help promote safety culture in academic labs.



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OSHA Cites Film Production Company After Fatal Train Incident
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Film Allman LLC of Pasadena, California, for one willful and one serious safety violation after a train incident left one worker dead and eight others injured.



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NSC President Visits Construction Site of Industrial Scientific’s New Headquarters
President and CEO of National Safety Council (NSC), Deborah A.P. Hersman, visited the construction site of Industrial Scientific’s new headquarters near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.



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To Encourage Ammonia Safety and Protect Refrigerant Workers, OSHA Renews Alliance with GCCA
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed its alliance with the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) to protect workers in the temperature-controlled products industry.



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Traffic Fatalities Down 4% According to Data Collected by NSC
According to preliminary data collected by the National Safety Council (NSC), deaths from motor vehicle crashes are down 4 percent during the first six months of 2014, compared to the same six-month period in 2013.



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CDC Issues Report on Heat-Related, OSHA-Enforced Cases
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) review of 20 heat-related enforcement cases from 2012 to 2013.



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AIHA Opposes Future Logging Careers Act
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has issued letters to Congress in opposition of the new Future Logging Careers Act bill, which would exempt certain 16- and 17-year-old children employed in logging or mechanized operations from child labor laws.



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Missouri Team Wins 2014 National Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Contest
The 2014 National Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Contest—held from August 4-7, 2014, in Lexington, Kentucky—was won by Doe Run Co.’s “Maroon Team” from Viburnum, Missouri.



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According to NIOSH Coordinator, Nanotechnology Challenges Result in Disciplines Converging
During NIOSH’s annual nanotechnology update, Chuck Geraci, PhD, CIH, gave a lecture in which he outlined current challenges and changes related to nanotechnology and provided a look at the upcoming work at NIOSH.



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Explosion at Foundry Coke Site Reveals Serious Safety Violations
Following a January 31, 2014, explosion at a Tonawanda Coke Corp. plant in Tonawanda, New York, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Tonawanda Coke Corp. and Kircher LLC with proposed penalties totaling $161,100.



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NIOSH and NHCA Award Accepting Self-Nominations
Created by NIOSH and NHCA, the 2015 Safe-In-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards™ are accepting self-nominations until September 8, 2014.



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To Prevent Work-Related Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, NIOSH Offers New Resources
As part of the Hearing Loss Prevention Program and the Prevention through Design Initiative, NIOSH has announced a release of resources for the Buy Quiet program.



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Conference Address Debated Effects of Working Posture
In an address at AIHce 2014 + Stewardship, Karen Messing, PhD, described the effects of sitting versus standing in a variety of work situations, and discussed whether too much standing could be problematic to worker health.



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Capital Safety™ Acquires Fall Protection Group Inc.
Capital Safety™ has announced that it has acquired Fall Protection Group Inc., a Calgary, Alberta-based company that offers fall protection training services for workers in a variety of industries.



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OSHA Cites Company for Exposing Workers to Amputation Hazards
Under OSHA’s National Emphasis Program on Amputations, OSHA has cited Dimensional Machine Works LLC for 13 serious safety violations, including seven repeat, for continuing to expose workers to possible amputation hazards.



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2014 NSC Congress & Expo Preliminary Program Available
The 2014 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo will take place in San Diego from September 13-19, 2014, at the San Diego Convention Center.



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