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In hot environments, choosing garments with high THL performance is important for employees as well as management.

Maintaining Body Temperature in Extreme Conditions with FR Garments

By selecting FR garments with THL measures and layering in mind, safety managers can take steps to ensure employees will be able to maintain a safe and comfortable temperature in the workplace.

Worker Loses Toes Due to Cooperative's Safety Violations: OSHA

Beattie Farmers Union Cooperative Association faces $65,900 in fines.

CDC, Surgeon General's Office Do Well in Latest Harris Poll

Agencies with the lowest positive ratings were the IRS, the Securities and Exchange Commission, EPA, the Transportation Security Administration, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Wholesale adoption of GHS hazard classsification principles will disrupt chemical hazard assessment programs and heighten problems manufacturers and importers will face.

Canada's GHS Regulations Have Three-Year Transition Period

The transition is scheduled to be complete by Dec. 1, 2018. Health Canada said the newly finalized regulations deliver on a key Regulatory Cooperation Council initiative.

Company Cited for Amputation Hazards

EP Heller Co. in Madison, New Jersey, faces $56,000 in penalties.

Effective Safety Training for Spanish Speakers

With the economy slowly rebounding, many industries are shifting into higher gear, hiring new and temporary labor to meet this demand.

Simulation Learning Boosts Workplace Safety Training

By the end of training, every First Aid/CPR/AED instructor aims to send his or her students back on the job with all the skills they need to respond to a real-world workplace safety emergency. But helping students retain that knowledge after they leave the classroom is just as important.

Teamwork, Regular Drilling are Hallmarks of Workplace Safety

What could be stronger than teamwork that saves a life?

IOSH wants ignoring competent safety and health advice to be an aggravating factor in corporate manslaughter and health and safety offenses

Ignoring Competent HSE Advice Should Be Aggravating Factor in Sentencing: IOSH

The world's largest health and safety professional association, IOSH proposed this in comments to the Sentencing Council on corporate manslaughter and health and safety offenses.

Massachusetts Roofing Contractor Cited for Fatal Hazards

OSHA has fined William Trahant Jr. Construction after citing it for the fourth time in four years, according to the agency.

OSHA Outreach: Which Regs, Reporting Requirements Need to Change?

Saying, "We need your help to help find other opportunities to shape smarter regulations," the agency has asked for input from the OSH community by March 18.

Bentley Laboratories Fined for Exposing Temps to Chemical, Noise, Machine Hazards

OSHA has fined the Edison, N.J., manufacturer and a staffing agency $53,000 in all.

The new "smart" syringes WHO recommends for injections into the muscle or skin have features that prevent re-use. Some models include a weak spot in the plunger that causes it to break if the user attempts to pull back on the plunger after the injection.

WHO Urges Worldwide Use of 'Smart' Syringes

Syringes without safety features cost 3 to 4 cents apiece when procured by a UN agency for a developing country. "Smart" syringes cost at least twice that much. WHO called on donors to support the transition to these devices, anticipating that prices will decline over time as demand increases.

PHMSA Testing Bakken Crude at WV Derailment Site

"We continue to look into the composition of Bakken crude oil, which is why we took samples of the product to verify appropriate classification and whether emergency responders received the accurate information to respond to this derailment," said Tim Butters, PHMSA's acting administrator.

NSC Announces Lowest Death Rate Per Mile Traveled on Record in 2014

The council announced its preliminary estimate that 35,400 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in 2014.

DOT Secretary Calls on Congress to Invest in America's Infrastructure

Secretary Foxx wants Congress to act on a long-term transportation bill.

Interior Proposes New Requirements for Some Alaska Offshore Drilling

The agency's proposed rule focuses solely on the Outer Continental Shelf within the Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea Planning Areas (Arctic OCS).

The Anchorage Police Department

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Alaska

Legalization Day arrived Feb. 24 for the state’s adult residents. The Anchorage Police Department ‘s Know Your Grow campaign has been educating city residents about what is and is not legal.

New Castle Accredited as Third 'Safe Community' in Pennsylvania by the National Safety Council

The Safe Community program identifies and reduces leading causes of injury and death in the community.

The CCPR is responsible for establishing maximum limits for pesticide residues in specific food items or in groups of food.

U.S. Preparing Positions for Pesticide Residues Meeting

The Beijing meeting takes place April 13-18, and U.S. agencies are sponsoring a public meeting March 16 to take comments on the agenda items.

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