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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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Pokémon is a No-Go in the Workplace

Pokémon is a No-Go in the Workplace

You’ve certainly heard about the latest video game craze, Pokémon Go, which allows players to find, capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon monsters that appear in the real world. The game has become a massive hit since its recent release, with millions of players already engaged. It also has become a massive security risk for your […]

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Natural Capital Protocol Launches Today

Natural Capital Protocol Launches Today

Following an extensive pilot programme, the Natural Capital Coalition have released the Natural Capital Protocol today. This will provide a framework for businesses to perform Natural Capital Valuation, an exercise that minimizes environmental impact and reduces cost. Committed to aligning our reporting tools with the forefront of sustainability thinking, UL EHS Sustainability have monitored developments […]

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Fireworks Safety for the 4th

Fireworks Safety for the 4th

There’s nothing like a good fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day in the United States. We all know fireworks can be dangerous (just ask the NY Giants’ Jason-Pierre Paul), but did you know that OSHA has specific guidance for pyrotechnic workers? This site highlights the pre-display approval, site, display, and post-event checklists that workers should […]

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Meat Processing Still a Jungle for Workers

Meat Processing Still a Jungle for Workers

A new government report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) has found that injury and illness rates have declined in the meat and poultry slaughtering and processing industry even as hazardous conditions remain. The rates declined from an estimated 9.8 cases per 100 full-time workers in 2004 to 5.7 in 2013. However, the injury rate for […]

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OSHA Puts a Spotlight on Injury Data

OSHA Puts a Spotlight on Injury Data

A new final rule will allow OSHA to “nudge” employers into reducing injury and illness in the workplace by publicizing their data on the agency’s website. As of August 10, 2016, establishments in certain high-hazard industries with 250 or more employees must electronically submit injury and illness information from Forms 300, 300A, and 301; establishments […]

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Pausing for Workers Memorial Day 2016

Pausing for Workers Memorial Day 2016

Each year we pause on April 28 for Workers Memorial Day to publicly remember the workers who died or suffered from exposures to hazards at work. While worker deaths in America are down, on average, even one death or one injury is still too many. Read more about Workers Memorial Day in the article originally published […]

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