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Safety Not Always Top Concern for the Government

Safety Not Always Top Concern for the Government

Even the federal government puts profit over safety. Between 2010 and 2016, nine fatalities were reported of young, healthy men working alone in federal oil fields. Each death resulted from hydrocarbon exposure after opening the thief hatch to manually measure oil quantity in tanks. Adding a $2,000 automated measuring device could have prevented exposure. Adding […]

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Ransomware Attack Shuts Down DC Hospital Systems

Ransomware Attack Shuts Down DC Hospital Systems

Ransomware is quickly becoming a top choice for criminals looking to extort financial gain from hospital systems. The MedStar hospital system has been shut down by an apparent ransomware attack, paralyzing computer systems across the DC and Maryland region. MedStar operates 10 hospitals in DC and Maryland and employs 30,000 staff members and 6,000 affiliated physicians. Read […]

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OSHA Updates Silica Standard After 45 Years

OSHA Updates Silica Standard After 45 Years

After a 45-year journey, OSHA has finally updated its crystalline silica standard. Under the new standard, permissible limits will be cut to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air over an 8-hour period. Current limits range from 250 micrograms in construction to 100 micrograms in a variety of other industries. The standard requires employers to […]

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Discover the Latest Research on Worker Health and Safety

Could a healthy and safe workforce positively contribute to a company’s overall performance? I’ll be presenting the latest from UL’s Integrated Health & Safety Institute (IHSI), during tomorrow’s webinar hosted by the National Business Group on Health (NGBH). IHSI recently sponsored a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental […]

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An Open Letter to Our Customers

An Open Letter to Our Customers

Dear valued customers, We’ve heard you. For years, we have been a trusted partner for your workplace health and safety needs. But we know that’s not where your company ends. We know that in addition to your employees’ safety and workplace health, you are focused on your environmental impact, your corporate social responsibility, and your […]

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Safety Matters to Young People

Safety Matters to Young People

NIOSH and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) have developed a new initiative to address a crucial safety gap: training for young people. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 1.5 million teenagers work in the United States, and 8 out of 10 high school students will work at some point during the year. Younger […]

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