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SDS MSDS Distributors [1910.1200] 05/24/2012
Bloodborne Pathogens Applicability of the Bloodborne Pathogens standard during transection of the umbilical cord [1910.1030; 1910.1030(c)(2); 1910.1030(c)(1)(v); 1910.1030(d)(2)(i); 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(F)] 07/13/2012
Alcohol & Drugs How’s your drug-screening program? 07/18/2012
Driving Safely CDC finds motorcycle helmet laws boost use, save money 07/18/2012
Safety Culture 10 steps to creating a positive safety culture 07/19/2012
Safety - General Bills in the works address healthcare worker safety, heat illness prevention for farmworkers 07/19/2012
Health - General AMA addresses multiple risks of nighttime lighting 07/19/2012
OSHA Hawaii files notice to modify state plan to allow federal OSHA enforcement 07/20/2012
OSHA Hawaii files notice to modify state plan to allow federal OSHA enforcement 07/20/2012
Safety - General Ag safety and health group celebrates 50 years 07/20/2012
Heat and Cold Oregon OSHA cautions on high-temp risks for workers 07/23/2012
Wellness Making Wellness Programs Work 07/23/2012
Housekeeping Can Parking Lots Become More Ecologically Friendly? 07/24/2012
Workers' Compensation Court: firefighters covered by workers’ comp 07/24/2012
Health - General 66 employers named best for healthy lifestyles 07/25/2012
Health - General Army reviews mental health diagnoses 07/26/2012
OSHA OSHA makes the case for VPP to DC lawmakers 07/27/2012
OSHA AIHA addresses role of OSHA in changing times 07/30/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review--July 23, 2012, to July 27, 2012 07/30/2012
Heat and Cold Cal/OSHA takes proactive approach to protecting workers from heat illness 07/31/2012
Air Contaminants OSHA/NIOSH hazard alert warns of fracking risks of silica exposure 07/31/2012
Health - General Feds announce revamp of HIV/AIDS information resource 08/01/2012
Safety - General Young worker safety leadership campaign launched 08/02/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review--July 30, 2012, to August 3, 2012 08/03/2012
Air Contaminants Resurgence of black lung disease detailed in report 08/03/2012
Safety - General House passes regulatory freeze until employment numbers rise 08/06/2012
Enforcement OSHA Site-Specific Enforcement Program Targets Steel Fabricator 08/07/2012
Safety - General Safety board releases video on safer design 08/08/2012
Health - General DOL, EPA, and FDA meet to discuss salon safety 08/09/2012
Motor Carrier Safety Alabama truck co. operation closed by DOT for safety risk 08/10/2012
Driving Safely OSHA, construction group work to reduce aggressive driving 08/10/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review--August 6, 2012, to August 10, 2012 08/10/2012
Safety - General U.S. law enforcement fatalities decreased by 44 percent 08/13/2012
Accidents MSHA focuses on rib control during 2012 outreach effort 08/14/2012
Wellness Governor signs measures to improve health care, safety 08/15/2012
Enforcement Recycler cited and fined for failure to fine and protect 08/15/2012
Wellness Health system offers staff ‘carrots’ to slim down 08/15/2012
Enforcement BP agrees to pay $13 million to settle refinery incident 08/15/2012
PPE - General Donning and doffing: The DOL's definition of 'clothes' 08/15/2012
Emergency Preparedness West Nile is increasing: are you prepared? 08/16/2012
Emergency Preparedness West Nile is increasing: are you prepared? 08/16/2012
Machine Safety Groups praise progress on table saw safety measure 08/16/2012
Enforcement Bad hair day for product biz as OSHA alleges violations 08/16/2012
Safety Culture Distribution center passes significant safety milestone 08/16/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review--August 13, 2012, to August 17, 2012 08/17/2012
Safety - General Survey: Office workers unsure of company safety plans 08/17/2012
Scaffolding Tribute will recall victims of state fair stage collapse 08/17/2012
Violence in the Workplace Houston PSA tells what to do during a shooting incident 08/20/2012
OSHA OSHA 2013 funding request makes its way through Congress 08/20/2012
Cranes and Derricks (Construction) OSHA Issues Final Rule for Construction Cranes in Demolition and Underground Work 08/20/2012
Enforcement Feds take over enforcement; state to regain authority 08/21/2012
Safety - General Can a bad boss be bad for your health? 08/21/2012
Enforcement MSHA goes after mine companies for unpaid penalties 08/21/2012
Chemical Hazards State urges caution in wake of carbon monoxide incidents 08/22/2012
Enforcement Railroads to pay workers over whistleblowing 08/22/2012
Chemical Hazards NIOSH publishes safe practices for nanomaterials 08/22/2012
Enforcement OSHA hammers metal producer with 26 alleged safety violations 08/22/2012
Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300) NIOSH: Workers with paid sick leave have fewer injuries 08/22/2012
Explosives Memorial honors the lives of miners killed in 2010 explosion 08/23/2012
Safety - General Senator Rockefeller introduces proposal to bolster mine safety 08/23/2012
Chemical Hazards New resources available on mercury exposure in fluorescents 08/23/2012
Safety - General Safety profession is hot, and the pay is good! 08/23/2012
Wellness Make your wellness programs a success 08/24/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—August 20, 2012, to August 24, 2012 08/24/2012
Safety - General Safety lessons learned from Olympic OSH success 08/27/2012
Enforcement Fresh start for severe violators 08/28/2012
Enforcement OSHA cites manufacturer for amputation risk 08/28/2012
Health - General GAO report urges update on federal cell phone regs 08/28/2012
Construction - General Report suggests a way to reduce high cost of construction accidents 08/29/2012
Wellness More adults are walking; are your employees? 08/29/2012
Construction - General OSHA steps up enforcement on construction-related falls 08/30/2012
Construction - General OSHA steps up enforcement on construction-related falls 08/30/2012
Construction - General OSHA steps up enforcement on construction-related falls 08/30/2012
Construction - General OSHA steps up enforcement on construction-related falls 08/30/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review--August 27, 2012, to August 31, 2012 08/31/2012
Safety - General ASSE urges revamp of gov’t job descriptions 08/31/2012
Bloodborne Pathogens State opens hepatitis C inquiry as number of cases increases 09/03/2012
Wellness How fat is your state? CDC releases findings 09/03/2012
Accidents Safety board to pursue full investigation of Chevron fire 09/04/2012
Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers) DOT to bus companies: Follow tire safety rules 09/04/2012
Workers' Compensation DIR expresses support for workers’ comp reform plan 09/05/2012
Inspections OSHA releases updated info on eliminating maritime risk 09/05/2012
Safety - General State welcomes employers as newest INSHARP members 09/06/2012
Safety - General NIOSH guide offers quick access to OSH resources 09/06/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—September 3, 2012, to September 7, 2012 09/07/2012
Commercial Driver Safety DOT sting operation targets unsafe drivers 09/10/2012
Safety - General 9 employers honored for excellence in job safety 09/10/2012
Cranes and Derricks (Construction) OSHA extends requirements to demolition, underground construction 09/11/2012
Safety - General Dallas hosts Regional Workplace Safety Summit on October 17 09/12/2012
Safety - General Dallas hosts Regional Workplace Safety Summit on October 17 09/12/2012
Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300) NFL asks judge to dismiss concussion lawsuits 09/12/2012
Wellness Poor employee health linked to business losses 09/13/2012
Safety Culture VPP association names new executive director 09/13/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—September 10, 2012, to September 14, 2012 09/14/2012
Fall Protection (Construction) OSHA extends enforcement actions for home construction 09/14/2012
Toxic and Hazardous Substances New program IDs hazards in abandoned buildings 09/17/2012
OSHA MSHA takes steps to ease impact of discrimination complaints 09/17/2012
Training OSHA awards $11M in safety, health grants 09/18/2012
Driving Safely New ‘safe phone zones’ open in welcome centers 09/19/2012
Wellness Hospitals doing more to keep employees healthy 09/19/2012
Wellness Hospitals doing more to keep employees healthy 09/19/2012
Wellness Hospitals doing more to keep employees healthy 09/19/2012
Safety - General ASSE supports changes to OSHA’s VPP 09/19/2012
Driving Safely State sets record for seat belt use in 2012 09/20/2012
Training Training reaches out to Hispanic dairy workers 09/20/2012
Driving Safely DC safe-driving group expands focus 09/20/2012
Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300) DOL Sec. Solis comments on National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries 09/21/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—September 17, 2012, to September 21, 2012 09/21/2012
Wellness Research highlights risk of police officer stress 09/21/2012
Workers' Compensation State marks 100th anniversary of workers’ compensation 09/21/2012
Chemical Hazards Cancers added to coverage by 9/11 program 09/21/2012
Chemical Hazards Cancers added to coverage by 9/11 program 09/21/2012
Safety - General White House, DOL hold ‘Safety Datapalooza’ 09/24/2012
Wellness Thousands sign on for Chicago wellness program 09/24/2012
Enforcement Inspections lead to citations for small energy employer 09/24/2012
Safety - General Employee involvement key to safety success at Army depot 09/24/2012
Enforcement 7 businesses cited for exposing workers to asbestos 09/25/2012
Enforcement OSHA warns Navy of chem exposures at Coronado 09/25/2012
Driving Safely Employers urged to act on distracted driving 09/26/2012
Security - General State gives panic buttons to legislators and staff 09/26/2012
Accidents Canadian film shows impact of workplace accidents 09/27/2012
Driving Safely Spike in road fatalities prompts safety warnings 09/27/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—September 24, 2012, to September 28, 2012 09/28/2012
Lockout/Tagout MSHA hazard alert addresses conveyor start-up risks 09/28/2012
Safety Culture Cintas plant awarded for outstanding safety record 09/28/2012
Wellness CDC gears up for 2012–2013 flu season 10/01/2012
Wellness Study links job insecurity with signs of poor health 10/01/2012
Wellness Weight training linked to reduced diabetes risk 10/02/2012
Workers' Compensation State sets 2013 WC rates: costs remain stable 10/02/2012
Safety - General Reform group recommends overhaul of OSH Act regulations 10/03/2012
Safety - General Proposal seeks to ensure safety of nuclear plants 10/04/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—October 1 , 2012, to October 5, 2012 10/05/2012
Enforcement DOL announces settlement in 2007 Utah mine collapse 10/05/2012
Fire Prevention Mohawk will improve fire safety at several U.S. sites 10/08/2012
Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers) DOT kicks off initiative to oversee public transit safety 10/09/2012
Enforcement Woman indicted for posing as OSHA employee 10/10/2012
Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300) Safety leader expresses concern at fatality stats 10/10/2012
Inspections State investigates Chevron fire with plans to improve process 10/11/2012
OSHA OSHA provides insight on variance procedures 10/11/2012
Enforcement Dollar stores cited for PSM problems 10/12/2012
Noise Court awards firefighters in hearing loss case 10/12/2012
Noise Court awards firefighters in hearing loss case 10/12/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—October 8, 2012, to October 12, 2012 10/15/2012
Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300) State sees drop in number of workplace deaths in 2011 10/15/2012
Safety - General Groups oppose rule change in poultry slaughter practices 10/15/2012
Alcohol & Drugs Report reveals concerns with Amtrak drug, alcohol testing 10/16/2012
Alcohol & Drugs Cuomo plans to keep problem drivers off road 10/16/2012
PPE - General Military tailors body armor for female troops 10/16/2012
OSHA Video: How will election impact OSHA enforcement, safety regulations? 10/17/2012
Emergency Preparedness New mine safety foundation is a result of 2010 disaster 10/17/2012
Wellness Employers asked to take pledge as part of wellness initiative 10/17/2012
Health - General CDC reports low activity as 2012-2013 flu season begins 10/18/2012
Health - General CDC reports low activity as 2012-2013 flu season begins 10/18/2012
Health - General CDC reports low activity as 2012-2013 flu season begins 10/18/2012
Safety - General OSHA announces alternative whistleblower resolution plan 10/18/2012
Alcohol & Drugs State employee recognized for substance abuse prevention 10/18/2012
Healthcare Safety RI first state to adopt regs to require flu shots for healthcare workers 10/19/2012
Healthcare Safety RI first state to adopt regs to require flu shots for healthcare workers 10/19/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review--October 15, 2012, to October 19, 2012 10/19/2012
Dept. of Transportation (DOT) Feds warn about risks of counterfeit air bags 10/19/2012
Workers' Compensation Seattle employers bound by new sick time rules 10/19/2012
Wellness New national strategy aims to reduce suicides 10/22/2012
Safety - General OSHA Top 10 Violations Announced at NSC 10/23/2012
OSHA OSHA announces Top 10 violations for 2012 10/23/2012
Safety - General Leadership and Continuous Improvement: Closing the Gap Between Safety as a Value and Safety Culture 10/23/2012
Safety - General OSHA to promote workers’ safety via outdoor advertising 10/24/2012
Training Four new training education centers named 10/25/2012
Training Four new training education centers named 10/25/2012
Training Four new training education centers named 10/25/2012
Training Four new training education centers named 10/25/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—October 22, 2012, to October 26, 2012 10/26/2012
OSHA OSHA renews alliance to protect airline workers 10/26/2012
Emergency Preparedness Time to Launch Emergency Response and Recovery Programs in Face of Hurricane Sandy 10/29/2012
Machine Guarding MSHA addresses guarding with compliance resource 10/29/2012
Audits Report: OSHA targeting program missing its mark 10/30/2012
Emergency Preparedness Keep Workers Safe During Hurricane Recovery 10/31/2012
Enforcement Newest top violations list includes familiar hazards 11/01/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—October 29, 2012, to November 2, 2012 11/02/2012
Driving Safely Feds fund texting ban initiatives in Northeast 11/02/2012
Training OSHA taking its message of protection outside 11/05/2012
Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300) MSHA reports record-low injury, fatality rates 11/06/2012
Wellness Weight loss does not appear to lower diabetes risk 11/07/2012
Violence in the Workplace Report examines violence in the federal workplace 11/08/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—November 5 , 2012, to November 9, 2012 11/09/2012
Enforcement Wood products company cited for amputation, other hazards 11/09/2012
Commercial Driver Safety Governors strengthen policy on drugged and distracted driving 11/12/2012
Safety Culture OSHA encourages techies to come up with tool for youth 11/13/2012
Safety - General Take BLR’s Public Employer Survey 11/14/2012
Chemical Hazards A colorful history for nanotechnology 11/14/2012
Enforcement Newest top violations list includes familiar hazards 11/14/2012
Wellness UAB gets with top award from Heart Association 11/15/2012
Health - General Today is the Great American Smokeout 11/15/2012
Hours of Service (Motor Carriers) Retailers join the chorus of opposition to truck rules 11/15/2012
OSHA OSHA encourages retailers to take measures to protect workers during major sales events 11/16/2012
Eye and Face Protection U.S. workers risk eye injuries by not wearing required protection 11/18/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—November 12, 2012, to November 16, 2012 11/19/2012
Safety Culture Time to apply for IN Governor's Workplace Safety Award 11/20/2012
Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300) Rate of time-off injuries is unchanged in latest stats 11/20/2012
Emergency Preparedness Recovery workers urged to take protective steps 11/21/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—November 19, 2012, to November 23, 2012 11/26/2012
Specific Industries Poultry industry says it has its ducks in a row 11/26/2012
Safety - General MSHA focusing increasingly on miner discrimination complaints 11/27/2012
Electrical Safety APHA calls for action on electronics exposures 11/28/2012
Commercial Driver Safety NTSB issues its top challenges for 2013 11/29/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—November 26, 2012, to November 30, 2012 11/30/2012
Enforcement Company didn’t comply with whistleblower order 11/30/2012
Safety - General Holiday and Christmas Tree Fire Safety 12/04/2012
Enforcement BP pleads guilty; will pay big for Gulf disaster 12/04/2012
Driving Safely Reducing distracted driving 12/05/2012
Alcohol & Drugs NTSB asks Coast Guard to raise drug-test standards 12/06/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—December 3, 2012, to December 7, 2012 12/07/2012
Enforcement Mine exec agrees to guilty plea in fed investigation 12/10/2012
Fire Extinguishers Do Your Workers Know the Basics of Extinguisher Safety? 12/10/2012
Wellness Feds propose new rules on employee wellness programs 12/11/2012
Specific Industries OSHA proposes to cover flight attendants 12/12/2012
Enforcement Release leads to stiff penalties for chemical plant 12/13/2012
Accidents Army battalion honored for accident prevention 12/14/2012
Safety - General Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—December 10, 2012, to December 14, 2012 12/17/2012
Enforcement BP temporarily suspended from new federal contracts 12/18/2012
Health - General 10 risks linked to most employee health spending 12/19/2012
OSHA OSHA files petition against SeaWorld of Florida to comply with subpoenas 12/20/2012
OSHA OSHA files petition against SeaWorld of Florida to comply with subpoenas 12/20/2012
Housekeeping Facilities: A 5-Year retrospective on ‘green’ cleaning 12/20/2012
HazMat Transportation Illegal explosives in counterfeit air bags 12/21/2012
Enforcement Contractor cited in fatal fall says it will change its ways 12/27/2012
Chemical Hazards New tool aimed at workers exposed to cadmium 12/28/2012
PPE - General Manikins work up a sweat for NIOSH testing tool 12/31/2012
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