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Celebrating National Fire Prevention Week

Celebrating National Fire Prevention Week

Did you know that Underwriters Laboratories (UL) was founded to help keep people safe from fires? 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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OSHA Maps Out High-Level Offenders

OSHA has released a new interactive map that highlights enforcement cases on a state-by-state basis.  The map lists companies that have received penalties larger than $40,000 since January 1, 2015. OSHA intends to update weekly. Find the map here. To learn more about UL’S OSHA Solutions please, click here.  

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Work-related Disease Primary Focus of News Investigation

Work-related Disease Primary Focus of News Investigation

The Center for Public Integrity, an independent, non-profit news organization, has launched an important investigation into work-related disease in the United States. Their multi-part series looks at the fight to implement exposure limits and the continuing struggle to undertake reform in the face of inaction by the government and active resistance by industry groups. The series also looks at […]

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Safety for Fasting Workers During Ramadan

It is the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and observant Muslims around the world are celebrating. Those who are able are obliged to abstain from food and drink throughout the daylight hours, from dawn until sunset. Ramadan is based on the Islamic calendar so its timing varies. When it falls during the summer months, as […]

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World Safety Day 2015: How a Safety Culture Helps

World Safety Day 2015: How a Safety Culture Helps

At the center of a preventive employee health and safety (EHS) culture is the belief at the executive level that accidents and harm should be preventable. More than 313 million global work-related accidents occur each year, according to the International Labour Organization, with a high percentage of those accidents resulting in significant time away from […]

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New Report: Labor Violations at NYU Campus in the UAE

New Report: Labor Violations at NYU Campus in the UAE

A new report finds that workers at New York University’s new campus construction in the United Arab Emirates were routinely exempted from fair working condition agreements. Construction projects in the Gulf region usually rely on South Asian migrant workers, and have a history of questionable safety and labor records. NYU had sought and received agreement with the […]

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Recognizing National Work Zone Awareness Week

Recognizing National Work Zone Awareness Week

It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week, a campaign to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. Held annually at the start of the spring construction season, this year’s message is “Expect the Unexpected.” The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports more than 100 worker deaths each year at road construction sites. Most deaths occur when a […]

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