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Hazard Communication Strategies for Success

Environmental, health, and safety (EHS) managers must be constantly aware of the numerous and ever-changing chemicals that are present at their facility, as each chemical presents unique risks to the workforce and other onsite personnel. Seemingly innocent...

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Higher OSHA Penalties Now in Effect!

OSHA’s final rule to increase its civil penalties by approximately 2.5% for 2019, with a new maximum single-violation penalty for willful and repeat violations of $132,598, has been published in the Federal Register and took effect immediately on January...

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Resolving to stay safe in the new year

Planning ahead for 2019 can help ensure safety for you and your loved ones. By Tammy Franks, National Safety Council program manager for home and community safety A new year is upon us, and while many people resolve to lose weight or quit smoking (laudable goals, to...

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Sensor Technology Could Help Detect Fatigue

The physical demands of advanced manufacturing can lead to worker fatigue, which can result in worker injuries and loss in productivity. Body sensors could help detect signs of fatigue and call attention to the need for interventions, according to a study...

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Keep the flu at bay

If you think you don’t need to worry about the flu, look at the 2017-18 season and think again. That flu season was a “high-severity” season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency estimates that 80,000 people died from the...

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Holiday Hazards: Stress

The World Health Organization has called stress “the health epidemic of the 21st century.” According to the annual StressPulse Survey conducted by employee assistance program (EAP) provider ComPsych Corporation, stress and personal relationship issues are...

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