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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.
Click For More Info 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.
Click For More Info INDA and North Carolina State University’s Nonwovens Institute Announce Joint Series of Courses
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and North Carolina State University’s Nonwovens Institute (NWI) have announced a new jointly organized series of nonwovens short courses starting in January 2015.
Click For More Info 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.
Click For More Info ASHRAE Indoor Air Quality Guide Free to Download
ASHRAE’s Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction, and Commissioning is available for free download.
Click For More Info American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s 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.
Click For More Info 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.
Click For More Info OSHA Updates New Facts Sheet on Work-Related Asthma
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated a new fact sheet concerning work-related asthma titled “Do You Have Work-Related Asthma? A Guide for You and Your Doctor.”
Click For More Info OSHA Initiates Inspection Following the Finding of an Unresponsive Manufacturing Worker
The U.S. Department of Labor’s 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.
Click For More Info 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 Prevention’s (CDC) Guidelines on Ebola for workers in healthcare settings.
Click For More Info 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.
Click For More Info 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.
Click For More Info OSHA Finds Workers Exposed to Asbestos, Electrical Hazards While Renovating Historical Building
An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found workers were exposed to asbestos and electrical hazards while renovating a historical 1887 firehouse in Chicago.
Click For More Info Free Webinar on Measuring Fugitive Dust
A free webinar—“Overcoming Challenges in Measuring Fugitive Dust,” taking place at 3:00 p.m. ET, on November 5, 2014—is being sponsored by TSI Inc. and presented by Rimbach Publishing Company.
Click For More Info Appropriate Type and Selection of Personal Protective Equipment
Since hazards exist in every workplace in a variety of forms, personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential to protecting workers from these hazards while they’re on the job.
Click For More Info Association of Equipment Manufacturers Updates Safety Manual for Cold Planers and Soil Stabilizers
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has announced the updated version of the safety manual for Cold Planers (Milling Machines) and Soil Stabilizers (Recyclers/Reclaimers).
Click For More Info American Industrial Hygiene Association® Releases White Paper on Risks Associated with the Use of E-Cigarettes
Released by the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA), a new report describes the potential exposures and health risks associated with the use of electronic cigarettes.
Click For More Info OSHA Cites St. Louis-Based Steel Fabricator for Lack of Lockout/Tagout Procedures, PPE Protection for Workers
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Continental Fabricators Inc. for serious safety and health violations involving amputation, confined spaces, and electrical hazards.
Click For More Info OSHA Cites Electrical Contractor with Violations After Worker is Injured from Live Wiring
After an employee suffered serious burns and required resuscitation by emergency responders, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the employer with one willful and one serious safety violation.
Click For More Info National Safety Council Releases White Paper on Opioid Painkillers
The National Safety Council (NSC) has announced the release of a white paper showing that the combination of over-the-counter pain medications ibuprofen and acetaminophen is more effective at treating acute pain than opioid painkillers.
Click For More Info Judge Affirms OSHA Citations for Exposing Workers to Bloodborne Pathogens and Lead
Administrative Law Judge Carol Baumerich issued a ruling that affirmed all OSHA citations and penalties against UniFirst Corp. concerning workers who were exposed to hazards that involved bloodborne pathogens and lead.
Click For More Info 2015 National Occupational Injury Research Symposium Accepting Abstract Submissions
Abstract submissions are being accepted for the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS 2015), a national forum on the prevention of work-related injuries, by December 1, 2014.
Click For More Info ASHRAE Announces Release of Proposed Legionellosis Standard
ASHRAE has announced the release of the fourth version of its proposed legionellosis standard, which is open for public comment until November 10, 2014.
Click For More Info The Center for Construction Research and Training Makes New Safety Climate Workbook Available
The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) has announced the release of a 10-page workbook that contains several quick self-assessment worksheets to help evaluate jobsite safety climate.
Click For More Info 2014 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference
The 2014 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference will take place in Houston, Texas, on December 2-3, 2014.
Click For More Info National Safety Council Urges Employers to Maintain Protocol and Training on Ebola
Since exposure to Ebola is a threat that any workplace could face, the National Safety Council (NSC) is urging employers to prepare their employees on the proper protocols for identifying and treating persons affected with the Ebola virus.
Click For More Info Infection Control University Offering Online, Cloud-Based Training on Hospital Acquired Infections
The Infection Control University (ICU), a provider of training on Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs), has launched a patent-pending online cloud-based learning center.
Click For More Info OSHA Cites Cleveland Manufacturing Plant for Amputation Hazards
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has cited MCM Industries Co., a producer of special coiled steel products and springs for the transportation, automotive, and agricultural industries.
Click For More Info New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health Releases Report on Airport Working Conditions
The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) has released a report about the working conditions of subcontracted airport workers at JFK and LaGuardia.
Click For More Info Asia Pacific OH + EHS Conference + Exhibition Taking Place November 4-6, 2014
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the Malaysian Industrial Hygiene Association (MIHA) will co-sponsor the AIHA/MIHA Asia Pacific OH + EHS Conference + Exhibition, taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on November 4-6, 2014.
Click For More Info OSHA Cites Company for Repeat Respiratory Protection and Hearing-Conservation Violations
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited KVK Foundry for respiratory protection and hearing-conservation violations.
Click For More Info ASSE Foundation Accepting Applications for 2015 Scholarship and Grant Program
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation’s 2015 Scholarship and Professional Education Grant program is now accepting applications for students and safety professionals.
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