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National Work Zone Awareness Week

National Work Zone Awareness Week

National Work Zone Awareness Week brings much needed attention to motorist and worker safety issues in work zones. The 2017 theme is “Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands,” which highlights the complexities of work zones and the need for awareness by everyone affected by work zones – DOTs, road workers, drivers, bicyclists, motorcycles, pedestrians, […]

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U.S. Senate Overturns OSHA’s Volks Rule

U.S. Senate Overturns OSHA’s Volks Rule

The U.S. Senate, by a vote of 50-48, overturned OSHA’s so-called “Volks” rule, which had required employers to maintain injury records for five years. Overturning this rule means employers need to maintain records for only six months. Safety experts have argued that overturning the rule makes it easier to hide serious injuries from the government […]

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UL Celebrates NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week

UL Celebrates NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week

Did you know that Underwriters Laboratories (UL) was founded to help keep people safe from fire? It’s true: in 1894, founder William Henry Merrill opened the Underwriters’ Electrical Bureau, the Electrical Bureau of the National Board of Fire Underwriters after seeing the potential–and dangers–of the proliferation of electricity. UL’s first standard–Tin Clad Fire Doors–was published […]

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HazLoc Info at Your Fingertips

HazLoc Info at Your Fingertips

Hazardous Locations (HazLoc) are explosive atmospheres that can occur anywhere in the world. They may be caused by ignitable gases, combustible dust, or flammable fibers and are common in the oil and gas field, chemical manufacturing, and agriculture among other industries. Regulations vary worldwide, and it can be difficult to manage multiple sites for a multinational […]

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OSHA Delays Anti-Retaliation Protections

OSHA Delays Anti-Retaliation Protections

OSHA’s final rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses includes a provision that prohibits employers from discouraging workers who want to report an injury or illness. These anti-retaliation provisions were scheduled to go into effect on August 10, 2016, but OSHA has delayed their enforcement until November 1, 2016 to continue outreach and […]

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