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NIOSH to Host First Total Worker Health Symposium
NIOSH will host the 1st International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health™ on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland, from October 6-8, 2014.



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OSHA’s Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations for 2014 have been Announced
During the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo, OSHA announced the Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014.



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ACGIH® and Committee Offering Industrial Ventilation Course
ACGIH® and its Industrial Ventilation Committee are offering “Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation & Practical Applications of Useful Equations,” a continuing education course, on November 3-7, 2014, in Cincinnati, Ohio.



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National Demolition Association Committee Chair Appointed to New Disaster Response Board
Tom Stahr, Chair of the National Demolition Association’s (NDA) Disaster Response Committee, has been appointed to the Board of U.S.A. Chapter of The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS).



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2014 ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium Program Available
The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced the release of its advance program for the 2014 Process Control & Safety Symposium, taking place from October 6-9, 2014, in Houston, Texas.



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2014 NSC Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award Winners Announced
The winners of the National Safety Council’s 6th annual Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards were Gordy Pehrson of the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety and the Nebraska-based Norfolk Panther JOOI (Junior Optimist Octagon International) Clubs.



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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Offering Two New Chemical Safety Training Programs
DuPont Sustainable Solutions is adding two new chemical safety training programs to its training curriculum.



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National Highway Institute Offering Web-Based Safety Courses
As September is National Preparedness Month, the National Highway Institute (NHI) is offering web-based courses and training in order to encourage the importance of safety and preparedness.



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National COSH Awarded Grant to Help Vulnerable Workers
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded a $650,000 grant to the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH).



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Registration Available for Introduction to Powder Coating & Curing Processes Seminar
Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) has announced an Introduction to Powder Coating & Curing Processes Seminar taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 9, 2014.



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2014 Robert W. Campbell Award Presented During NSC Congress & Expo
At the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo, Cummins Inc. was presented the 2014 Robert W. Campbell Award.



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Over $20 Million in Grants Awarded for Hazardous Materials Emergency Response
The U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced the awarding of $20.2 million in grants from the Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA’s) Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant program.



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NSC Board of Directors Announces New Member
The National Safety Council (NSC) has elected a new member to the Board of Directors: President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CB&I), Philip K. Asherman.



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OSHA Updates Record-Keeping Rule
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a final rule concerning employers’ reporting of severe injuries, which will go into effect on January 1, 2015.



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PHMSA Offers Electronic Resources for Emergency Response Guidebook
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is offering a variety of ways for first responders to access and understand the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG).



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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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