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07/14/2017 2:00 PM

CCOHS Infographic Tackles Causes of Slips & Trips

A fall on the same level is a slip, trip or fall in which a worker impacts either the surface or an object at the same level or above the surface on which s/he is standing. These incidents an occur just about anywhere and they are among the leading causes of work-related injuries in workplaces around the world. In its latest infographic, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety offers a snapshot of the causes of falls from slips and trips and outlines several ways to reduce risks.

 
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From Silo to Synergy: New Frontiers in Risk and EHS Collaboration

The world has gone digital, yet many companies aren't when it comes to safety. While machines, methods and processes have evolved, risk and safety management has more or less stayed the same. It may have made sense a decade ago to seperate risk and safety functions, but in today’s environment, neglecting collaboration can hinder business performance and profitability.

 
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07/14/2017 1:00 PM

Grainger White Paper Offers New Safety Culture Model

Grainger’s white paper, “How We Should Talk About Safety Culture: Rewriting the Conversation,” introduces a model that redefines safety culture as an outcome of what management says about safety and what workers see, rather than a starting point that regulates safety practices.

 
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07/13/2017 6:32 PM

Resources for Integrating Safety & Health

Over the years, workplace safety and employee wellness functions have largely operated independently within many organizations. More recently, however, there's been a movement to better integrate health protection (safety) and health promotion (wellness). Resources include NIOSH's Total Worker Health program and ACOEM's white paper on integrating health and safety.

 
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07/13/2017 3:30 PM

EU-OSHA Guide Targets Vehicle Safety

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) published a VeSafe e-guide that covers safe driving, workplace transportation and working on or near a road. The tool enables a person to explore risks and preventive measures based on various factors, including vehicle type, task and location. It also includes specific guidance on roles that workers, employers and safety experts play.

 
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07/13/2017 1:00 PM

Workforce Drug Test Positivity Hits Highest Rate in 12 Years, Quest Diagnostics Reports

Drug use in the American workforce, fueled by illicit drugs, reached the highest positivity rate in 12 years, according to an analysis of more than 10 million workforce drug test results assessed by Quest Diagnostics. Overall, positivity in urine drug testing among the combined U.S. workforce in 2016 was 4.2%, the highest annual positivity rate since 2004 (4.5%).

 
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07/12/2017 3:30 PM

Inconsistent Enforcement of OSHA Fall Rule Feared

Employers fear inconsistent enforcement of an OSHA rule allowing some work to be done without ordinarily required fall protection because key terms are not defined. OSHA’s updated fall protection rule, which went into effect Jan. 17, allows certain activities to be done without fall protection systems as long as the work is “temporary and infrequent.” However, the agency has not yet provided guidance on what that means and how it will be enforced.

 
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07/12/2017 3:12 PM

House Appropriations Bill Would Save Chemical Safety Board

On July 11, the House Appropriations Committee released its FY2018 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which is now being considered in subcommittee. The legislation address funding for the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), which the Trump Administration proposed to eliminate. Under this bill, CSB is funded at $11 million, equal to the FY 2017 level.

 
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07/12/2017 2:30 PM

Our Roads, Our Safety Campaign Seeks to Increase Safety Among Truck Drivers & Public

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s has revved up its Our Roads, Our Safety campaign via a new partnership with American Bus Association, AAA and American Trucking Association. The campaign's newest material aims to raise awareness among the general public about how to safely operate around and share the road with large trucks and buses.

 
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OSHA, FCC Booklet Addresses Communication Tower Climbers, Ground Crew Safety

OSHA and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published a booklet to help reduce injuries and fatalities among communication tower climbers and ground crew employees. The booklet compiles information and best practices from industry stakeholders and worker safety advocates. It is tailored to tower climbers and ground crew employees, carriers and tower owners, turfing vendors, and tower construction and maintenance contractors.

 
 
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