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Worker's Death Results in Prison Term for Company Owner and Project Manager

Cal/OSHA's criminal investigation into a cave-in death led to the decision.

OSHA Approves Maine as Newest State Plan Protecting State and Local Government Workers

Maine becomes one of five states that manage their own health and safety programs programs for state and local government employees as approved by OSHA.

34th International Congress Highlights Good Health at Work

The event will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany in conjunction with A+A 2015 and is organized by the German Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health (Basi).

A+A 2015, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work, takes place Oct. 27-30 in Dusseldorf, Germany. (Messe Dusseldorf North America photo)

Tips for Getting the Most Out of A+A 2015

The Oct. 27-30, 2015, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work at the fairgrounds in Dusseldorf, Germany, is drawing near. Messe Düsseldorf offers "12 helpful tips" for exhibitors and attendees to get the most out of their A+A experience.

OSHA Says Safety Guards Would Have Stopped Steel Roller from Crushing Worker

D.R. Diedrich & Co. Ltd. was cited 19 safety violations for the incident.



On average, one loss of control fatal accident occurs every four days in the United States, according to the FAA.

FAA Tool Helps GA Pilots Prevent Loss of Control Accidents

The Flight Risk Assessment Tool helps them create realistic, numerical thresholds that trigger additional levels of scrutiny prior to a go/no go decision for a flight.

OSHA: Cabinet Manufacturer Exposed Workers to Fire and Explosion Hazards

Oak Creations Inc. also exposed workers to amputation and respiratory hazards, according to the agency.

Alpha Natural Resources Files Chapter 11 Petitions

The Aug. 3 filings in a federal bankruptcy court in Richmond, Va., cover the company and dozens of its wholly owned subsidiaries. Alpha is the coal producer that bought Massey Energy after the April 2010 explosion at its Upper Big Branch-South Mine.

NYC Legionnaires' Death Toll Rises to Four

The disease is caused by Legionella bacteria; it is not spread person to person.

California Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Wildfires

Brown's emergency proclamation cites wildfires in 15 counties that have burned thousands of acres of land, causing evacuations of thousands of residents and forcing the closure of major highways and local roads. The governor had declared a state of emergency because of the state's extreme drought in January 2014.

The Black Dart 2015 counter-UAS demonstration continues until Aug. 7 in California.

Defense Officials Studying Counter-Drone Demo

The demonstration is bringing together some 1,000 industry personnel, observers from allied nations, and participants from four military branches.

Good News for Certified Safety Pros in ASSE Salary Survey

A Certified Safety Professional on average earns $109,000 annually and a Certified Industrial Hygienist earns $110,000 annually.

Children and Teachers at Increased Asbestos Risk in Europe

The EESC has identified teachers and children, as well as DIYers and maintenance workers, as groups increasingly at risk for asbestos exposure.

The important takeaway is that that both the attendant and entrant should be properly trained in each other

Confined Spaces: Learning and Trusting Your Gas Detector

With the proper training, personnel, and comfort with your equipment, you can mitigate many of the potential risks.

The Georgia World Congress Center is the site of largest U.S. safety conference of the year, with more than 14,000 professionals and more than 1,000 exhibiting companies expected to attend. (Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau photo)

NSC Congress & Expo Going Down to Georgia

Three new wrinkles in the expo this year are a European pavilion, an NSC networking lounge, and an Emerging Trends pavilion.

Polarized eyewear is an affordable way to contribute to the long-term health of outdoor workers and reduce OSHA recordable incidents. (Bolle Safety photo)

Summer Eye Safety: Too Often, a Glaring Omission

Effects of the four most common categories of glare range from minor annoyance to temporary loss of vision.

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Getting a Grip on Hand Protection in the Oil and Gas Industry

Risks abound, but glove technologies are eliminating compromises between performance and protection.

New OSHA regulations in effect August 2015 are designed to keep utilities workers safe on the job with stricter regulations for PPE. (TECGEN FR photo)

Utility Workers: Staying Safe and Up to Date with Appropriate FR Attire

Special attention must be paid to remain in compliance with NFPA 2112, NFPA 70E, and now OSHA 1910.269.

Comfort is made up of three components. You must keep the rain out, be able to release the heat that your body creates by working, and you must move the moisture your body creates in an attempt to cool itself. (NASCO Industries photo)

Selecting the Right FR Rainwear

The design and features of rainwear can have a significant impact on how functional it is and its overall user acceptance.

The explosion in West, Texas, prompted President Obama

NFPA 400 Updated in Response to West Explosion

The new 2016 edition says existing AN storage facilities of non-combustible construction should be retrofitted with automatic fire sprinklers.

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