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July 17, 2018
One of the most common indoor sources of carbon monoxide are forklifts that have not been properly maintained or for which a dilution flow of air has not been established. This hazard was recently reported by OSHA in conjunction with an investigation into an Illinois-based pallet manufacturer.
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July 16, 2018
By Elizabeth M Dickinson, JD, Legal Editor - EHS
California has more than its share of natural disasters: earthquakes, wildfires, and mudslides, to name several. Although California workplaces can’t control these and other unexpected occurrences, they can successfully survive such events, provided they invest the time and resources needed to be prepared. So, what actions should you take to be ready to combat a disaster in the Golden State?

July 13, 2018
Explosions and fires at oil refineries and chemical facilities are far more likely to occur during equipment start-ups and shutdowns, notes the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) in a recent Safety Digest. In the Digest, the CSB describes three start-up/shutdown incidents it investigated in which collectively 5 workers were killed and 11 injured.

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July 16, 2018 (Notice) - In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. This new request titled "Truck and Bus Maintenance Requirements and Their Impact on Safety'' will allow for a study that focuses on vehicle maintenance and aims to determine the impact of vehicle maintenance requirements on overall motor carrier safety.

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