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Second WISE Retreat Taking Place At Safety 2015 in Dallas


ASSE’s Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group will hold its second Personal Development Retreat: "WISE-up!" on June 6 in Dallas, TX, as part of Safety 2015.(read more)

NCAP Finds Self-Braking Cars Reduce Collisions by 38%


The widespread adoption of self-driving cars is still a decidedly futuristic concept, but automated vehicle safety functions on the market today are showing promise—with some caveats.(read more)

OSHA Issues Confined Space Rule for Construction.
Confined Spaces ©iStockphoto.com/Simon Owler

OSHA has issued a final rule to improve safety for construction workers in confined spaces. According to the agency, the rule will offer construction workers protections similar to those that manufacturing and general industry workers have had for 20 years. The rule has some differences tailored to the construction industry, including requirements to ensure that multiple employers share vital safety information and to continuously monitor hazards. Other differences relate to the roles of the competent person, continuous atmospheric monitoring, multiemployer site requirements and early warning systems.

The new rule goes into effect Aug. 3, 2015. Learn more on OSHA's Confined Space web page.



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Government Affairs

Obama Administration Allows Shell to Drill in Arctic


The Obama administration recently gave conditional approval to allow Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. to start drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean this summer. (read more)

BSEE Announces Near-Miss Reporting System, Annual Report


Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has launched a near-miss reporting system in an effort to improve the safety of offshore oil and gas operations.(read more)


New Toolkit Aims to Better Protect Hospital Workers From Respiratory Hazards


OSHA and NIOSH have developed a new toolkit to assist hospitals in developing and implementing effective respiratory protection programs to protect hospital staff from the transmission of aerosol transmissible diseases (ATD) and other respiratory hazards.

OSHA Updates Job Safety & Health Poster


OSHA has redesigned the Job Safety and Health—It’s the Law worker's rights and employer responsibilities poster seen in workplaces.

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