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Keeping young workers safe behind the wheel

According to NIOSH, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths among people ages 16 to 24 in the United States. From 2003 to 2010, 843 workers in this age group died in on-the-job motor vehicle crashes. Young drivers lack the maturity and...

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Leadership Principles for Safety Professionals

What’s your image of a good leader? Someone charming whom people want to follow? Someone who has a cool head in a crisis? Someone with a great idea? What about you? If being a good leader isn’t something that comes naturally to you, is there anything you can do about...

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Hand protection: Are gloves enough?

Do you know that skin disorders occur far more often than any other work-related health issue? Workers’ hands often experience redness, irritation or cracks – all symptoms of an occupational skin disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that...

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Preventing falls in construction

Falls continue to plague the construction industry. According to OSHA, falls are the leading cause of death in construction. Of the 991 construction worker deaths recorded in 2016, 370 resulted from falls to a lower level. In most cases, workers were not wearing their...

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The Respirable Silica Standard and Handheld Saws

OSHA recently provided guidance about several frequently asked questions about the respirable crystalline silica rule in construction, along with a new set of videos on controlling silica dust generated by several types of equipment. Upon the compliance date of a new...

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