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January 24, 2017
The behavior of many common chemicals is, by now, predictable in most circumstances. But when a very common substance is broken down into individual molecules and rebuilt into an extremely tiny structure, its chemical behavior is entirely differently from the same substance in a larger form. Here’s a look at the latest recommendations from NIOSH for controlling worker exposures to nanoparticles.

January 23, 2017
You may be aware that climate change is affecting sea levels, weather patterns, and animal habitats—but have you thought about how it could affect the hazards your workers are exposed to? Late last year, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) updated its 2009 framework for identifying climate-related occupational hazards based on review and assessment of peer-reviewed literature from 2008–2014.

January 20, 2017
Do you know what's in store for the safety regulatory agenda in 2017? In this subscriber-only webinar, BLR’s safety legal editors examine the possible fate of recent rulemaking actions and discuss the potential direction of OSHA enforcement under the Trump administration for 2017.

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January 20, 2017 (Notice) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued notice of its approval of a change to the State of Michigan's Occupational Safety and Health State Plan that clarifies that marine construction is included in its State Plan.

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