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Is safety the first thing on your mind?

Is safety the first thing on your mind?

| March 17, 2017

Distractions are a fact of life at work. Noise, poor housekeeping, and personal issues have been issues since time immemorial, and the digital age has only made things worse. In hazardous workplaces, these distractions could prove fatal. Keep workers’ focus on safety at all times with Safety Reminder Signs. Falls, electric shocks, crashes, engulfment– accidents don’t […]

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Save lives with Peanut Allergy Safety Signs

Save lives with Peanut Allergy Safety Signs

| March 9, 2017

Nearly three million people in the U.S. report suffering from peanut allergies. Children make up about 2% of this group. Peanuts are surprisingly common in cuisine, as it is used to thicken chili and other sauces, for example. With so many people at risk and the ubiquitous nature of peanuts, organizations need to take extra […]

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Staying safe from poisonous plants while camping just got easier!

Staying safe from poisonous plants while camping just got easier!

| March 9, 2017

Poison ivy and poison oak, spread across most of North America, can ruin a perfectly good camping trip. These dangerous plants can be found almost anywhere when camping, whether in open fields, wooded areas, roadsides, or riverbanks. Poison oak and poison ivy trigger an itchy rash on contact. Worse, if the leaves get into a […]

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Just how safe are high-security labs?

Just how safe are high-security labs?

| March 13, 2015

A recent lab mishap has raised questions about the overall culture of lab safety in so-called high security labs. Five rhesus macaque monkeys at the Tulane National Primate Research Center near New Orleans have displayed possible infection from Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria after it was somehow released from the research facility. A worker at the research center is […]

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‘Midnight Rider’ filmmakers could be convicted in death of Sarah Jones

‘Midnight Rider’ filmmakers could be convicted in death of Sarah Jones

| February 16, 2015

February 20th will mark the first anniversary of Sarah Jones’ death. A crew member on the set of Midnight Rider, Jones was killed by an oncoming freight train while preparing for a scene on a narrow train trestle. The film is now suspended and set to face a court trial beginning March 9th. In August of last […]

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Obama’s 2016 proposed budget reduces NIOSH funding

Obama’s 2016 proposed budget reduces NIOSH funding

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The funding for National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), responsible for research on the health and safety of the country’s 155 million-strong workforce, has been cut 15 percent in the 2016 proposed budget by the Obama administration. This brings the total funding of this safety research wing to $283 million. Along with NIOSH, funding for Education Research […]

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New FAA rule aims to reduce air travel fatality risks

New FAA rule aims to reduce air travel fatality risks

| January 21, 2015

With the goal of reducing the fatality risk of commercial air travel, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has taken a step to “fill the gap” between industry-wide regulations and operator-specific circumstances. Last week, the FAA issued a final rule requiring that most commercial airlines in the U.S. create safety management systems (SMS). Simply stated, a […]

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Top 10 safety blogs to read in the new year

Top 10 safety blogs to read in the new year

| January 14, 2015

Last year, we brought you ten of our go-to resources for industry news — the blogs that helped us stay inspired and in the know throughout the year. Although it’s now a little past the year mark, we’re making it a tradition. The ten safety blogs below are dedicated to staying abreast of the latest in industry […]

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OSHA revises rules for reporting workplace deaths

OSHA revises rules for reporting workplace deaths

| December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

From 14,000 workers killed on the job in 1970 to 4,405 worker deaths in 2013, workplaces have clearly become much safer than they were a few decades ago. However, workers are still exposed to extreme hazards at work and thousands of fatalities are reported each year. In order to prevent work-related accidents, the Occupational Health […]

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Top executive indicted in Upper Big Branch mine disaster

Top executive indicted in Upper Big Branch mine disaster

| December 5, 2014

On April 5, 2010, 29 workers in the Upper Big Branch mine near Whitesville, West Virginia died in a methane gas explosion, fed by illegally high levels of highly flammable coal dust. For the first time in the state’s history, a top executive – who has been called the “dark lord of coal country” – […]

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Protecting temporary retail workers during the busy holiday rush

Protecting temporary retail workers during the busy holiday rush

| November 25, 2014

For employers in the retail industry, holiday hiring is off to a frantic pace. Retailers hired more workers in October than ever on record — that’s since 1939, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics began keeping track. While the season offers valuable employment opportunities, temporary workers also face a greater risk of non-fatal injuries than […]

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