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2014-05-12 23:11:36

Construction Industry Employers and Workers Urged to Conduct Fall Prevention Training Activities during the Week of June 2-6, 2014 Dublin, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is inviting construction industry employers and workers to participate in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s National Safety Stand-Down during the week of June 2-6, 2014, to help raise awareness about the hazards of falls, which account...

Job-Related Deaths In US Are Too High Despite Improved Work Conditions
2014-05-09 12:56:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While working conditions in the United States have improved dramatically since Upton Sinclair’s 1906 classic The Jungle, recent years have seen a flatlining of a decades-long trend toward declining mortality at work and work-related illness or injury – according to a new report from the AFL-CIO. The report, from the country’s largest federation of labor unions, was based on the most current information on workplace fatalities and...

2014-04-30 08:36:08

KBE has legacy of jobsite safety awards, honors BRIDGEPORT, Conn., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA, Bridgeport Area Office (BptAO) and the Connecticut Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ConnOSHA) have entered into a new partnership with KBE Building Corporation (http://kbebuilding.com/) promoting jobsite safety and health. (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140429/82025 ) Developed specifically for KBE, the...

2014-04-28 23:11:06

Succeed addresses forklift safety by creating a new Forklift Operator Training. Lake Oswego, OR (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Forklifts, also known as powered industrial trucks, are an integral part of many organizations’ daily operations. Operating forklifts can be extremely dangerous, especially if the operator is not properly trained. This is why OSHA requires organizations to implement training programs to educate forklift operators, and to ensure they are operating forklifts properly...

2014-04-22 08:28:02

DES PLAINES, Ill., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is proud to announce Stefan Bright as the winner of the 2014 Triangle Award for Heroic Dedication for his role in establishing a field manual, training and standards that reduced fatalities among professional window washers by 30 percent over the last two decades. Given in honor of the 146 victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City, ASSE's Triangle...

2014-04-17 16:21:00

CONCORD, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA cited Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) today for willful serious safety violations that resulted in two workers being killed by a fast-moving train in Walnut Creek last October. The citations carry proposed penalties totaling $210,000. Cal/OSHA issued the citations for three willful serious violations after its investigation found the following: -- The two workers who were killed, Christopher D. Sheppard and...

2014-04-15 20:21:38

The long-awaited revisions to OSHA guidelines have finally been released, leading many building owners to turn to the team at 4 Over Electric for sage advice LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether they're facing commercial, industrial or residential electrical issues, the electrician Los Angeles residents know to trust can trust can be found at 4 Over Electric. With a team that is hand-picked for their knowledge and professionalism, the electricians at Los Angeles-based...

2014-04-10 23:04:32

Labelmaster®, a leading manufacturer and distributor of regulatory compliance products, packaging and shipping solutions, has expanded its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) HCS/GHS offering to include an easy, hassle-free MSDS to SDS conversion service, removing the time-consuming burden from chemical manufacturers’ internal staff. Chicago (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Labelmaster®, a leading manufacturer and distributor of regulatory compliance products, packaging...

2014-04-08 08:25:41

OOLTEWAH, Tennessee, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year in the United States, the exposure to harmful substances and environments has an economic cost impact of over half a billion dollars, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration cites that more than 800,000 shipments of hazardous materials (hazmat) are transported in trucks every day in the United States - exposing thousands of shipment companies to the...

2014-04-04 23:38:09

Clarion to sponsor, exhibit, and present at BLR’s Safety Summit on best practices and OSHA compliance for 2014, taking place April 9 – 11, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Milford, PA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Clarion Safety Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of safety signs and labels, is pleased to announce its sponsorship and participation in BLR’s Safety Summit regarding best practices and OSHA compliance for 2014, taking place April 9 – 11, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. BLR, a...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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