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OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Submitting Injury Reports
WASHINGTON, DC -- To allow affected employers additional time to become familiar with a new electronic reporting system launched on August 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration   has extended the  date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) to December 15, 2017. [FULL STORY]

Program Aims to Reduce Temporary and Contract Worker Injuries
TROY, MI -- Kelly Services recently earned the Safety Standard of Excellence Mark from the American Staffing Association. The Safety Standard of Excellence program, developed by the American Staffing Association and the National Safety Council, promotes industry-wide safety standards through a uniform national program. [FULL STORY]

Rochford Honored as Winner of Women in Sustainability Awards
WEST HARTFORD, CT -- At the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Legrand North and Central America’s Vice President of Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Public Policy, Susan Rochford, was named one of the winners of the 2017 Women in Sustainability Leadership (WLSA) Awards.  [FULL STORY]

Jury Finds in Favor of Federal Signal Corporation
OAK BROOK, IL -- Federal Signal Corporation announced a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania jury absolved the Company from any liability in a lawsuit brought by a former Philadelphia firefighter who claimed he developed hearing loss due to the Company's warning siren on Philadelphia fire trucks. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Proposes Over $1.8 Million in Fines After Dust Explosion
CAMBRIA, WI -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed $1,837,861 in fines against Didion Milling Inc. following a May 31, 2017, explosion that killed five workers and injured 12 others, including a 21-year-old employee who suffered a double leg amputation after being crushed by a railcar. [FULL STORY]

Compilation Highlights Importance of CDS to Enhance Worker Health
WASHINGTON -- A new compilation of articles published in the November issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, describes an effort led by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to develop and evaluate clinical decision support (CDS) designed to assist primary care clinicians’ with care of their working patients using CDS tools in electronic health records. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Offers Clarification on Control of Potentially Hazardous Energy
WASHINGTON -- In response to a letter from the ANSI/ASSE Z244.1 (control of potentially hazardous energy) Accredited Standards Committee seeking clarification on lockout/tagout and the use of alternative control methods. [FULL STORY]

Eye Tracking Research Tackles Safety and Performance
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- To reduce training time and improve worker safety in the high-risk environment of industrial manufacturing, research consultants from Tobii Pro Insight conducted an eye tracking study at the metal foundry of H&H Castings, a supplier of aluminum castings. [FULL STORY]

Slip & Fall Prevention Efforts Often Come Up Short
CHICAGO -- Fifty percent of floors failed to produce a dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) level above ANSI’s minimum threshold of 0.42, according to a “Slip and Fall Study Report” by CNA, a provider of insurance solutions and risk management services for businesses and professionals worldwide. [FULL STORY]

Skillsoft Honored as Top 20 Health and Safety Training Company
BOSTON -- Skillsoft announced they were selected as a Top 20 Health and Safety Training Company. Training Industry honored Skillsoft for providing one of the most sophisticated global libraries of legal coverage, ethics training and workplace safety training available. [FULL STORY]

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Protecting Against Hazardous Materials

As hazardous materials and hazardous wastes become more and more commonplace, accumulating in our earth, air, and water, it is vitally important to be well-informed about the challenges posed by these substances.

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