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Leave Baggage-Handling Injuries Ashore with These Tips From OSHA

Sprains, strains, and aching backs are among the most common occupational injuries in any field—and in jobs with multiple risk factors, workers are at increased risk of such injuries. Baggage handlers in the cruise ship industry are one group at increased risk; their job requires lifting and moving baggage and supplies with irregular sizes and […]

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The Air Force’s Innovative Safety App

The Air Force has high hopes for its Airman Safety App, described as a simple, web-based tool that provides a streamlined process for Airmen and others to report safety issues as they encounter them. A recent update to the tool, developed by the Air Force Safety Center, will enhance voluntary reporting capacity for safety issues […]

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Could Carbon Farming Contribute to Sustainable Product Development for Your Company?

About one-quarter of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are attributable to worldwide agricultural and forestry practices. That means three-quarters are attributable to other causes, and one of them is probably connected to your business in some way. After all, nearly all businesses use electricity and heat (responsible for another one-quarter of all GHG emissions), and […]

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The Safety-Productivity Link

Businesses have long sought to balance the dual priorities of safety and productivity. Lockton Senior Loss Control Consultant Tim Balmer acknowledges the struggle.

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Cows, Corn, and … Carbon? The Future of Farming Could Change the Climate

Farmers like to point out that they feed the world—but could farming practices actually save the world by reversing climate change? Perhaps. The practice of “carbon farming”—using farming practices that either directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions or that sequester carbon in soil or vegetation—is increasingly promoted as a method that could, together with fossil fuel […]

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Waste Recycler Enters Corporatewide Agreement with OSHA

Sometimes, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finds that the problems at one of a company’s facilities are really an issue in all of a company’s facilities. Since 2002, in a small number of such cases, OSHA will seek to enter into a settlement agreement that applies to every one of the company’s facilities. […]

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Businesses Create Interactive Protective Equipment

Two Minnesota-based companies are working to help safety professionals predict and prevent possible job hazards. Safety gear maker Ergodyne and platform developer Corvex Connected Safety are connecting smart personal protective equipment (PPE) to a platform that shares real-time data, insights, and safety risk concerns from and with workers connected to the gear.

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