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5 Tips for Reporting Severe Injuries to OSHA

Results are in for the first year of reporting under the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) new severe injury reporting rule. According to a report released recently by OSHA, over 10,000 severe injuries were reported in 2015. Yesterday we reviewed the key findings in the report and talked a bit about pitfalls in conducting rapid response investigations. Today we will offer five tips for reporting fatalities and severe work-related injuries.

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The War Against Complacency: Don’t Be Complacent About It

As injury rates decrease, complacency increases. In turn, complacency leads to human errors that cause injuries. It’s a paradox explained by Don Wilson, vice president of SafeStart Division of Electrolab Training Systems at his opening keynote presentation, The War Against Complacency: Proven Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Human Factor Errors, delivered recently during the BLR® Safety Summit in Austin, Texas.

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Machine Guarding for Robotic Devices

Recently, one of our subscribers asked the following question:

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Shocking Statistics About Traumatic Brain Injuries in Construction

You’ve read about concussions on the sports field. But did you know about the risk of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) on the job site?

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Active Shooter Situations: Essential Survival Tips

From road rage to mass violence, the headlines are filled with news of terrifying shooting incidents. When is the last time you talked with your employees about what to do if the unthinkable happens?

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Countdown to Stand-Down: Take Action for a Successful Stand-Down

It’s time to take action as you plan a stand-down to boost awareness and prevent injuries and fatalities. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the U.S. Air Force, the National Safety Council, and other partners are joining OSHA in an effort to reach five million workers through the 2016 Safety Stand-Down May 2-6. While the focus is primarily on falls in construction, employers in any industry are encouraged to participate.

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The Pitfalls of Reporting Severe Injuries to OSHA

How did you fare in your first year of reporting under the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) new severe injury reporting rule? According to a report recently released by OSHA, over 10,000 severe injuries were reported. Today we will review the key findings in the report and talk a bit about pitfalls in conducting rapid response investigations (RRIs). Tomorrow we will offer some tips on how to report severe injuries.

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Industrial Scientific Launches the Gas Detection Made Easy™ Mobile App

The Gas Detection Made Easy app is a free training and reference tool for gas detection information on the go.

PITTSBURGH, PA –  21 April 2016 – Industrial Scientific, the global leader in gas detection is pleased to introduce the Gas Detection Made Easy application. The application was designed by Industrial Scientific’s training team based on the curriculum taught during basic and advanced courses.

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Industrial Scientific Introduces the Ventis™ Pro Series Multi-Gas Monitors

The Ventis™ Pro4 and Pro5 personal gas monitors set a new standard for size and ease of use.

PITTSBURGH, PA – 25 April 2016 Industrial Scientific, the global leader in gas detection, today introduced the Ventis™ Pro Series Multi-Gas Monitors. Small, rugged, and highly configurable, the Ventis Pro Series is backed by the industry’s only Guaranteed for Life™ warranty and offers a wide range of sensor options to detect up to five gases.

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DOT’s New Hazmat Reverse Logistics Rule—What Retailers Need to Know

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently finalized efforts to make reverse logistics easier for retailers that have to ship hazardous materials. Yesterday we provided an overview of the new reverse logistics rule. Today we review some specific requirements for those retailers who choose to avail themselves of this new rule’s regulatory flexibility.

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