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  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Disposable filtering face piece respirators (FFR), more commonly called dust masks, are the respiratory protection most used by employees in the workplace. Disposable FFRs are not intended for repeated or extensive use; yet, for reasons of expense, convenience, and supply, they often are. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has studied the issue and offers several guidelines.
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    At BLR’s Safety Summit 2018 in Orlando, Florida, attorney and safety expert Adele Abrams addressed a crowded room of attendees about the implications of OSHA’s 2016 electronic recordkeeping rule for employer safety incentives programs, disciplinary strategies, and post-accident drug testing policies.
  • Monday, April 16, 2018
    Workers opening freight containers can be exposed to harmful levels of pesticides or fumigants that have been shipped to protect or preserve the contents of the containers. The hazard of worker exposure to these gases appears to be slipping under the radar in many nations, notes the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) in a recent report.
  • Friday, April 13, 2018
    In 2017, the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety reported that every 3 days, a child dies in an agricultural-related accident. For working youth, tractors were the leading cause of fatalities.
    View all Agriculture News.
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018
    Can an employer be cited for committing a willful violation of a worker protection standard even if the employer professed ignorance of the standard?
    View all Enforcement News.
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139035Respiratory Protection Dust masks—Reuse or toss out? 04/18/18
139023Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300) Safety Summit 2018: Abrams talks drug testing, incentives, and more 04/17/18
138013Chemical Hazards Fumigants in shipping containers are hazardous to workers 04/16/18
138010Agriculture Kids and tractors: A dangerous combo 04/13/18
138000Enforcement Violation found willful despite ignorance of law 04/12/18
137983Bloodborne Pathogens First step in hepatitis A protection—Keep it clean 04/11/18
137979OSHA OSHA, EPA, and violation referrals 04/10/18
137977Construction - General OSHA again highlights Focus Four Hazards 04/09/18
137945Emergency Preparedness Emergency preparedness: Training employees 04/09/18
137973Construction - General Protect roofing workers from hazards 04/06/18
137971Silica Compliance clock ticking for silica standard 04/05/18
137888Fall Protection (Construction) Infographic: Safety Stand-Down for Fall Prevention 04/04/18
137867Exit Routes Exit routes are more than just doors 03/29/18
137866Emergency Preparedness When to evacuate during an emergency 03/28/18
137859Emergency Preparedness OSHA to establish alert system to notify first responders of serious safety and environmental violations 03/26/18
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