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March 30, 2017
The Indiana Governor’s Workplace Safety Award program acknowledges the achievement of Everyday Safety Heroes. Nominees and recipients in this award category are not necessarily safety and health professionals. Rather, they are individuals who have championed safety and health excellence at their place of work.

March 28, 2017
Two bills affecting workplace health and safety in California—one affecting healthcare employers and the other affecting childcare providers—have made some progress in legislative committees.

March 27, 2017
California employers may soon be required to comply with a law that regulates heat at indoor workplaces. A lawyer close to the subject says a draft regulation currently being discussed has not engendered the warmest of receptions.

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March 30, 2017 (Final Rule) - The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a final rule to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to maintain consistency with international regulations and standards by incorporating various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements.

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