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Are super-sized cruise ships a giant safety hazard?

Are super-sized cruise ships a giant safety hazard?

| November 6, 2013

You’re enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime vacation aboard a luxury cruise liner. There are night clubs, a shopping mall, water park and every type of dining destination you can imagine. But what regulations are in place to protect you –and the thousands of other passengers – and prevent a dream from turning into a nightmare? Cruise ship […]




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Workplace safety proves a strong investment

Workplace safety proves a strong investment

| October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Could safer employees yield happier investors? According to new research, published in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, companies with exemplary health and safety programs also excel on the stock market. In the study, titled “The Link Between Workforce Health and Safety and the Health of the Bottom Line: Tracking Market Performance of […]




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Top ten safety blogs you should be reading

Top ten safety blogs you should be reading

| October 3, 2013

Experts in occupational safety will often tell us that safety doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it’s a complex network of assessment, risk management, the right equipment, and well-trained workers. For us here at MySafetySign, the same adage applies when it comes to staying informed about the safety industry, and we’ve steadily built our own arsenal […]




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How current lead exposure limits are failing workers

How current lead exposure limits are failing workers

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

According to findings presented in an analysis from the Environmental Protection Agency, current limits for occupational lead exposure do little to address the potential health risks of low-level, long-term exposure. Lead dust, which has been linked to cardiovascular and neurological deficits, is common in industries such as manufacturing, home remodeling and automotive repair. The Occupational […]




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OSHA urges Colorado flood disaster response crews to take precautions

OSHA urges Colorado flood disaster response crews to take precautions

| September 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, historic floods caused by torrential rains hit Colorado’s Front Range region, resulting in property loss estimated at nearly $2 billion statewide. Even more devastatingly, there is a confirmed death toll of seven people (as of noon, Sept. 20). 140 people are still unaccounted for, and downed electrical wires, damaged roads and bridges, […]




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Ambiguous regulations increase risks for temporary workers

Ambiguous regulations increase risks for temporary workers

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Temporary workers, who are appointed to employers by staffing agencies, inhabit a confusing space in the American workforce: They can have a “first day” at a new job every week. Their day-to-day work is managed by one employer, yet they are paid by another. And they may, or may not, receive training from one or […]




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Who is protected? OSHA exemptions to coverage and record keeping

Who is protected? OSHA exemptions to coverage and record keeping

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

I was recently catching up with some old episodes of The West Wing. One episode addressed OSHA exemptions by featuring an amusing sideplot where Josh Lyman, the Deputy Chief of Staff to this fictional White house, is being hounded by his assistant about the importance of OSHA funding when it comes to protecting workers from […]




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OSHA v. SeaWorld: the saga continues

OSHA v. SeaWorld: the saga continues

| August 19, 2013

Last week, the Associated Press reported on the latest development in a long battle between SeaWorld Orlando and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), stemming from the 2010 death of a trainer drowned by one of the park’s killer whales. In the recent ruling, an administrative law judge determined that SeaWorld had made a […]




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PPE on a near-atomic level: are workers safe from nanomaterials?

PPE on a near-atomic level: are workers safe from nanomaterials?

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Advancements in science allow us to see more of the world around us, but often raise more questions than answers. Such is the case with engineered nanoparticles, and the dilemma of how “standard industrial hygiene practices” apply to a potential hazard that isn’t yet fully understood. Little particles, big question marks Nanomaterials are defined by […]




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USPS will improve electrical safety under settlement with OSHA

USPS will improve electrical safety under settlement with OSHA

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Initially cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with $3 million in fines for electrical hazards, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) authorities have now managed to reduce the amount by reaching a settlement with the Department of Labor and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and agreeing to improve electrical safety in the […]




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Why the health care industry has the most on-the-job injuries

Why the health care industry has the most on-the-job injuries

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fatal falls in the construction industry and manufacturing injuries due to falling objects can cause dramatic on-the-job injuries that grab headlines and incite safety campaigns and stricter regulations. But one type of workplace-related injury is so chronic in one industry that it has gone almost unnoticed – and unregulated. According to a new report from […]




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