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Oregon OSHA Accepting Applications for Training Grants

Any labor consortium, employer consortium, association, educational institution affiliated with a labor group, or other nonprofit organization may apply for up to $40,000 per grant project.

SEPTA Planning to Meet Positive Train Control Deadline

The Philadelphia-area transit agency has been posting regular updates on its progress toward meeting the Dec. 31, 2015, deadline for many freight lines and all intercity and commuter rail systems to install the safety systems.

A common misconception is that first aid is difficult and you need an in-depth amount of learning experience to help someone. (American Heart Association photo)

IOM Report, National Cardiac Arrest Collaborative Aim to Improve SCA Outcomes

The American Red Cross announced it will convene the collaborative Dec. 7 at the Emergency Cardiac Care Update 2015 conference in San Diego. Organizations that have committed to participate include the American Heart Association, Citizen CPR Foundation, and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

EASA Issues First Air Safety Authorizations to 22 Foreign Airlines

By 2016, all non-EU airlines wishing to fly to the European Union must have this certification. EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky said 700 foreign air carriers from more than 100 countries have applied to be authorized to fly in the EU.

Ignored Safety Rules Lead to Serious Arm Injuries: OSHA

Kemper Valve & Fittings faces $71,000 in proposed fines.

Judge Affirms OSHA Findings in Death of Health Care Coordinator Killed by Mentally Ill Client

OSHA investigators concluded Integra Health Management failed to protect its employee from workplace violence hazards.

The NFPA 1500 standard is concerned with fire departments

Time Running Out to Comment on NFPA 1500

NFPA wants public input by July 6 on the standard, which addresses fire departments' occupational safety and health programs.

Decree Orders NJ Company Not to Distribute Unapproved Drugs

FDA said the company's suppositories are not approved by the FDA and are misbranded because they do not bear adequate directions for use as required by law.

Report Shows TransAsia Pilot Confirmed Shutting Off Wrong Engine

A key point in the report's summary is that, after one of the engines lost power, the cockpit voice recorder shows the pilot acknowledged before impact that he had shut off the other engine by mistake.

The American Red Cross tips include advice for escaping a rip current, which can occur at any beach with breaking waves.

Follow Red Cross Tips for a Safe, Fun Holiday Weekend

The American Red Cross has posted a list of safety tips to help Americans get the most from their Fourth of July holiday weekend, safely, whether at the beach, watching fireworks, enjoying a day in the sun.

HHS Launches National Ebola Training Center

"While this training starts with Ebola, it also will help the health care community deal with other serious infectious diseases in the future," said Dr. Nicole Lurie, the HHS assistant secretary for preparedness and response.

BP Agrees to Pay $18.7 Billion Deepwater Horizon Settlement

The energy giant announced that its U.S. upstream subsidiary, BP Exploration and Production Inc., has executed the agreements with the U.S. federal government and five Gulf Coast states -- Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, adding that they include settlement of claims made by more than 400 local government entities.

Climate and Culture Before, Not After, Behavior-Based Safety

For BBS to work, the organization must have a culture ready for the tool to take them to the next level.

The OSHA Log, the annual summary, and the OSHA Incident Report forms must be retained by employers for five years following the end of the calendar year that these records cover.

OSHA-Related Documents: Creation and Retention

It is important to note that any documents produced can be utilized to issue citations, thus, the employer should not produce any documents unless required by law.

Reasonable suspicion drug testing is a critical safety measure.

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Oregon

The law allows Oregonians to have 8 ounces of useable marijuana at home and 1 ounce in public. Four marijuana plants are allowed per household

Curing Cultural Cancer?

Leaders take control of themselves first. They have to discipline themselves to not kneejerk attack disaffected workers.

A personal fall arrest system should be designed and tested as a complete system because components from different manufacturers may not be interchangeable or compatible. (Miller Fall Protection by Honeywell photo)

The ABCs of Personal Fall Arrest Systems

All workers exposed to falls should be trained by a competent person to recognize fall hazards and to be familiar with available control methods and equipment.

Conferences Are Golden Opportunities

If you haven't taken the time to attend any of these OSH conferences, you're missing a golden opportunity to learn and network.

Recessed and wall-mounted safety equipment is very appropriate in laboratory specifications. It’s both highly visible and completely out of the way.

Coordinating Guidelines and the ANSI Z358.1 Standard

While ADA has no specific guidelines for eyewashes or eye/face washes, it does outline other guidelines that can be helpful, such as maximum sink and/or counter height.

It is imperative to select only equipment that has been tested and approved to tie off at foot level or below.

Fall Protection for Iron Workers

It is imperative that you select only equipment that has been tested and approved to tie off at foot level or below.

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