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CSB Warns of Danger in Hot Work on Tanks Containing Biological or Organic Material

Chemical Safety Board (CSB) investigators were deployed the Omega Protein facility in Moss Point, Mississippi, following a July 28, 2014 tank explosion that killed contract worker and severely injuring another.

GAO Finds Too Few Safeguards for Drinking Water Near Fracking Wells

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) study of EPA’s oversight and enforcement program over the injection of fluid into wells associated with oil and gas production found that EPA is not doing enough to safeguard drinking water around the nearly 200,000 wells where fracking wastewater is injected deep underground. GAO concluded that EPA needs to take actions to ensure enforcement of regulations [...]

NIOSH Seeks Comment on Draft Workplace Tobacco Policies Document

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is seeking public comment on a draft Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury through Workplace Tobacco Policies. The public comment period is open for 30 days, closing on September 15, 2014.

OSHA Releases Earthquake Safety Information

OSHA has posted an online Earthquake Preparedness and Response resource on how to protect workers from earthquakes, which is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/earthquakes/index.html​

California Proposes Major Changes to Refinery Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard

California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has developed a draft regulatory proposal for a new Cal/OSHA Process Safety Management Standard to “strengthen regulatory oversight” on California’s oil refineries.

New OSHA Compliance Assistance Resources

Please see below for our monthly update on new OSHA compliance assistance resources, including Web resources and publications. See the New Compliance Assistance Products page for a continually updated listing of new resources.

NIOSH Blogs on Food Industry Safety

A recent NIOSH Science Blog tackles food industry safety in a post entitled, “A Wrench in the Gear: Lockout/tagout in the food industry,” which can be found at http://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/​2014/07/07/loto/​

Professional Affairs Resources

Education Resource Center

A resource for SH&E educators and students, including information on ABET accreditation, SH&E college and university programs, and opportunities for funding.

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Society Awards

Information on the Society’s highest awards and honors can be found here.

Career Resource Center

Our networking partners program allows members to help each other through difficult times.

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Business of Safety Resource Center

The Business of Safety Center provides information on how safety is good for business and can improve your bottom line.

 
 

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