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MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
Although widespread outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. is unlikely, Cal/OSHA has partnered with state public health agencies to issue interim guidelines for occupations with the highest risk of exposure: healthcare workers, emergency responders, laboratory staff, mortuary workers, airline flight crews and airport staff, and quarantine operations staff. (read more)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
Paul A. Esposito, CSP, CIH, vice president of ESIS Global Risk Control Services, is pulling double duty at SeminarFest 2015. He’ll give two presentations, “Achieving a Higher Level of Program Maturity” as well as “Auditing Safety and Health Management Systems.” (read more)
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A preliminary total of 4,405 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2013, lower than the revised count of 4,628 fatal work injuries in 2012, according to results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
DES PLAINES, Ill. (Sept. 4, 2014) – The ASSE Foundation’s 2015 Scholarship and Professional Education Grant program is now accepting applications for students pursuing degrees in occupational health and safety and safety professionals working to advance their professional credentials.
Based on the development of Position Statement on the issue by ASSE’s Transportation Practice Specialty, ASSE offered the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) support for its call to adopt measures that can encourage states to reduce the legal standard of driver impairment due to alcohol consumption, as measured by blood-alcohol content (BAC), from 0.08% to 0.05%.
On September 11, OSHA announced its final rule adopting new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements. ASSE opposed the provisions related to reporting severe injuries.