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ASHI, OSHA to educate, train workers to respond to workplace emergencies

September 14, 2004

The American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) has joined with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to educate and train workers to respond to workplace emergency situations.ASHI...

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Metals plant faces fines for failing to safeguard workers from cadmium

September 14, 2004

Ansonia Copper and Brass Inc., Ansonia, Conn., faces $55,500 in fines from the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for failing to safeguard workers...

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OSHA issues final respiratory protection rule, adds fit-testing protocol

September 14, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its Respiratory Protection Standard and added a new fit-testing procedure to help workers and employers select proper-fitting...

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SMACNA aligns with OSHA

September 14, 2004

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) has signed an alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The alliance will address fall...

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OSHA requests input on employer payment for PPE record

August 10, 2004

On March 31, 1999, OSHA issued a proposed rule to require employers to pay for all personal protective equipment (PPE) (with a few specific exceptions) used by their employees. Public comments were...

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Ohio firm fined for failing to protect workers from moving machine parts

August 10, 2004

Norse Dairy Systems, a division of Interbake Foods Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, is facing $122,000 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

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OSHA forms alliance with steel group

August 10, 2004

Enhancing worker safety and health in the nation's steel industry and downstream manufacturers is the focus of a new Alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and three...

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Safety and health bulletin focuses on pipeline safety

August 10, 2004

Preventing fatal accidents or injuries for workers involved in dewatering pipelines is the subject of a new Safety and Health Information Bulletin issued by the Occupational Safety and Health...

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Bacou-Dalloz appoints new CEO

July 13, 2004

Henri-Dominique Petit assumed the CEO position at Bacou-Dalloz June 7. He also became a company director at the company's May shareholders' meeting.Petit has a master's degree in engineering from the...

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Industry leader calls for new approach to hearing protection

July 13, 2004

Citing a National Health Interview Survey that shows hearing problems among individuals aged 45-64 are up 26 percent over the past 30 years and calling for a new approach by safety professionals, Bill...

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OSHA, AIHA renew alliance

June 8, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended its alliance with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) for two additional years, saying the collaborative...

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New OSHA fact sheets available

June 8, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has added seven new items to its ongoing series of fact sheets on various safety and health topics.The new additions include Planning and...

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OSHA targets 4,000 high-hazard work sites for unannounced inspections in 2004

May 4, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that its site-specific targeting (SST) plan for 2004 will focus on approximately 4,000 high-hazard work sites for unannounced...

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Trinational occupational safety, health group launches Web site

May 4, 2004

The Trinational Occupational Safety and Health Working Group, comprising of technical experts from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, has launched a Web site, www.naalcosh.org.The group, formed under the...

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OSHA bulletin focuses on suspension trauma

April 8, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a safety and health bulletin that describes the signs and symptoms of orthostatic intolerance—pooling of blood in the veins...

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