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Death in Seconds: The Dangers of Grain Engulfment

April 9–13, 2018, was Stand-Up for Grain Engulfment Prevention Week, a joint effort by the agricultural sector, the states, and OSHA to eliminate one of the most dangerous hazards for farmworkers.

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Farm Bill Provides Pesticide Relief

A mere 4 days after the 2018 Agriculture and Nutrition Act (Farm Bill, H.R. 2) was introduced in the House, all 26 Republicans on the Chamber’s Agriculture Committee voted to approve the bill for consideration by the full House while all of the Committee’s 20 Democrats voted against it.

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In Boiler Safety, Water Level Is Critical

An OSHA-funded presentation on boiler safety given by Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) states that there are “four major categories of catastrophic failure that exist in the boiler itself.”

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Dust Masks: When to Reuse, When to Toss Out

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. At what point does a disposal FFR begin to fail to protect […]

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5 Steps for Successfully Managing Diversity

Your workforce, your customers, and your markets are increasingly diverse. To promote individual and organizational success, you must welcome diversity and manage it well. These five steps will help you to manage diversity effectively.

Fire Drills: Why, When, and How

Preparation is the key to effective response to workplace fires. Fire drills help prepare employees to respond quickly, calmly, and safely. Fire drills play a very important role in workplace fire safety. Although OSHA does not require fire drills, it strongly recommends them.