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Using Portable Generators Safely

Have you ever lost power and needed to use a portable generator to continue operations? Today we’ll take a look at safety tips for workers who use portable generators.

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School Leaders Share Valuable Safety Lessons

When you think of hazardous work, thoughts turn to manufacturing, agriculture, mining, and construction. Jokes about paper cuts notwithstanding, the typical school seems relatively free of risk compared to these environments, right? Maybe not.

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Air Force Ergonomics Program Aligns Workers for Health, Success

Air Force ergonomics specialists say fitting the task to the worker is a powerful tool for keeping service members well and injury-free. Find out how one base is approaching the ergo mission.

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New York Takes Tough Stance on Public Worker Assault

A recently passed New York state law is intended to better protect employees who are prone to assault. Keep reading to find out who’s affected, and why the Empire State took action.

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DHS Announces Contest to Protect First Responders

Concerned about an increase in roadside incidents involving first responders, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) challenged companies to come up with research-based solutions. Read on to find out about one winning project that could save the lives of responders as well as civilians.

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Tips and Tactics for a Stronger, More Effective Safety Committee

Of course you have a safety committee. But how effective is it? Does it satisfy a state requirement with minimal creativity or innovation? Is it your ticket to a discount on your workers’ comp coverage? Or does it actually enhance your safety performance, giving employees at all levels an opportunity to lead and engage in the safety process?

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How Many Hours Can You Operate Your Emergency Generator?

Have you ever lost power and needed an emergency or backup generator to continue operations? Do you have an emergency generator on-site, or do you have a plan to find one when a situation arises? Today we will review environmental considerations when using emergency generators, and tomorrow we’ll take a look at safety tips for workers who use portable generators.

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Protect Your Workers from Exposure to Solvents

If you are an environment, health, and safety (EHS) manager in any number of industries, you likely face the ongoing task of dealing with solvents in your workplace. Today we will offer tips for protecting your workers from exposure to solvents.

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EPA Grants Chemical Data Reporting Extension

The U.S. EPA recently announced that it is extending the reporting window for submitting TSCA Chemical Data Reports (CDR) from September 30 to October 31, 2016. This one-time extension is due to difficulties being experienced with electronic reporting.

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Water Bill Passes Senate

On September 15, 2016, the Senate passed S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA), by a vote of 95 to 3. While a great deal of the bill is directed at improving the ability of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to undertake navigation, flood management, and ecosystem restoration projects, the bill would also amend the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Water Act to enable the EPA to establish grant programs to fund community water systems serving disadvantaged communities, to reduce lead in water for human consumption, to support voluntary school and childcare lead testing, and to enable innovations that address water challenges.

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