New GHS Safety Data Sheet formatting and content requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that organizations that produce or use hazardous chemicals must follow the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). GHS is a world-wide initiative to ensure that safety information for...Read Full Article

EPA awards grants to help eliminate sources of ocean pollution

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded over $214,000 to help decrease sources of marine debris. The grants were awarded to the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in...Read Full Article

Protect workers from the hazards of electricity

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), electrocution is the third leading cause of workplace fatalities in the construction industry, surpassed only by falls and being struck by an object or equipment on the job. In...Read Full Article

Reduce the “Big Four” worker injuries

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly 20 percent of employee fatalities happen in the construction industry. 57 percent of those are the result of the so-called “Big Four”: falls (35 percent), electrocution (10 percent),...Read Full Article

Protect workers with Tempro® flame-resistant coveralls

Deliver excellent secondary protection to workers performing tasks in steel mills, coal mines, refineries, laboratories, and the utilities industries with DuPont® Tempro® Flame-Resistant Coveralls. These affordable coveralls provide added...Read Full Article

10 tips for safer trenching and excavating

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers excavation to be one of the most dangerous activities in the construction and utilities industries. This is primarily because the potential for collapse poses great hazards for...Read Full Article

President declares December National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

As families, friends, and workplaces prepare to gather for holiday celebrations, President Barack Obama has officially declared December to be National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. The goal of this presidential proclamation is to raise...Read Full Article

Stylish, practical N-Specs® Readers Safety Glasses

Supply workers with safety glasses that help them read small print or perform detail work. N-Specs® Readers feature a fresh, up-to-date style and they enhance vision. These glasses have adjustable length temples and a ratchet inclination that...Read Full Article

Building to adopt new green lighting fixtures

Buildings around the country are increasingly turning to new forms of lighting that offer greater energy savings and help reduce the overall carbon footprint. Recently, the Empire State Building (ESB) announced it would replace the lights on the...Read Full Article

Wisconsin agricultural industry, OSHA form alliance to improve safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced it is now working with the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association (WABA) in order to address the most dangerous hazards currently found in the state's agricultural sector. The...Read Full Article

Additional $20 million in emergency funds released by DOT

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will provide another $20 million in quick release emergency relief funds to New York for continued damage repair in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made the announcement...Read Full Article

Hurricane Sandy fact sheet updated with new mold guidelines

In an ongoing effort to increase the safety of workers cleaning up in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new fact sheet on mold threats that could harm employees. The fact sheet...Read Full Article

Temporary enforcement measures in residential construction extended by OSHA

On December 11, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will extend its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction for three months, through March 15, 2013. According to a release from the...Read Full Article

New tool developed by OSHA to keep workers safe from cadmium exposure

On December 11, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new interactive online tool that will help protect employees at risk of being exposed to cadmium, a soft bluish-white metal used in various industries,...Read Full Article

New DOT campaign aims to lower the amount of US drunk driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced that it has worked with its National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), various local law enforcement agencies, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and the Governors...Read Full Article

Hawaii to get first-ever rail system thanks to DOT grant

On December 19, 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it had signed an agreement providing the city and county of Honolulu, Hawaii with $1.55 billion to help construct the first rail transit system in the state. U.S....Read Full Article

Multi-million dollar cleanup of Brooklyn waterway proposed

On December 27, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it had developed a plan to clean up the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, where workers will remove contaminated sediment and cap dredged areas. Included in the proposed plan...Read Full Article

Office of River Protection completes waste retrieval

The Office of River Protection (ORP) recently announced it had finished the retrieval of radioactive and chemical waste from  the tenth Hanford underground storage tank in Washington.The 530,000-gallon C-109 is the third single-shell tank...Read Full Article

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