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OSHA cites metal container manufacturer

November 9, 2004

The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations and proposed $114,300 in penalties to Durable Inc., a Wheeling Ill.-based metal container...

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OSHA Web page focuses on workplace substance abuse

November 9, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has posted a Web page that provides information on programs and approaches to help foster drug-free workplaces.The Workplace Substance Abuse...

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Survivair, Willson consolidate respirator lines

November 9, 2004

Survivair® and Willson®, divisions of Bacou-Dalloz™, have announced the consolidation of their respirator lines in the Americas.Reusable respirators now will be offered under only the...

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Safety, health bulletin focuses on fall protection

October 12, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a safety and health information bulletin to prevent fatal accidents and injuries for workers using wire form anchorage connectors...

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New workplace fatality data released

October 12, 2004

Commenting on workplace fatality data released Sept. 22, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health John Henshaw said, "American workers remain safer than they were just a...

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NIOSH DVD focuses on preventing workplace violence

October 12, 2004

A new training and educational DVD from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides employers, employees, safety professionals, and others with recommendations and...

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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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