Infrastructure project loans expanded by DOT

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has recently announced the department will provide up to $17 billion in loans to assist critical infrastructure building projects.  LaHood is encouraging states and cities to send in letters of interest...Read Full Article

New cases of influenza discovered by CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on August 3, 2012, that 12 new cases of A(H3N2)v influenza had been identified in Hawaii, Ohio, and Indiana, and that the strain contains the same M gene from the human 2009 H1N1...Read Full Article

Contaminated building at toxic site to be demolished by EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck  announced on August 8, 2012, that the EPA will safely demolish the E.C. Electroplating building at the Garfield Superfund site in New Jersey. The building is...Read Full Article

Updated marine cargo handling 'Tool Shed' directive released by OSHA

On August 10, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an updated directive that outlines enforcement guidance for inspections of longshoring operations and at marine terminals. The directive was updated to help...Read Full Article

Hazmat regulations to maintain alignment with international standards

The Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, recently proposed amended rulemaking to continue aligning Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) with international standards. The...Read Full Article

Labor Department increases enforcement of fall protection at construction sites

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on August 16, 2012, that its Southeast regional offices would increase enforcement efforts at construction sites to lower the number of...Read Full Article

Direct Final Rule issued by OSHA to protect demolition and underground construction workers

On August 17, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a direct final rule and notice of proposed rulemaking applying the requirements set in the August 2010 cranes and derricks in construction standard to demolition...Read Full Article

West Nile outbreak prompts Dallas to take drastic measures

With reported cases of West Nile Virus surging in Dallas, the city has been forced to use aerial spraying to eliminate the disease-carrying mosquitoes - a technique it hasn't deployed since the mid-1960s. Dallas County sent the planes out on...Read Full Article

Give workers a firm grip

Microflex® Diamond Grip™ 7 Mil Powder-Free 9" Latex Exam Gloves offer workers a comfortable, flexible option for hand protection when completing everyday tasks. Workers will appreciate the great fit and firm grip they receive with...Read Full Article

Protect workers from falls with self-retracting lanyard

The tough, lightweight MSA Aptura™ LT30 Self-Retracting 30' Lanyard helps avoid inconsistent lock-ups that employees might experience with other SRLs. This lanyard can help safeguard employees who need to perform tasks at heights. MSA...Read Full Article

New Brownfields grants announced by EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Susan Hedman announced on August 21, 2012, that the EPA had awarded new grants totaling $800,000 to cleanup contaminated areas in Madison, Wisconsin. The EPA's Brownfields grants are...Read Full Article

Convenient fall protection kit assures compliance

Safeguard workers with enhanced fall protection - Protecta® Compliance in a Can®. Convenient fall protection kit includes full body harness, shock-pack lanyard, and bucket that keeps components together and protected from dirt, exposure to...Read Full Article

Hurricane response operations highlighted as Isaac nears

As Hurricane Isaac strikes the Florida keys, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has highlighted its Hurricane Preparedness and Response resource, which gulf states may need as the storm gathers steam on its way toward the...Read Full Article

Wind energy production on the rise

The U.S. green energy sector is moving forward as more turbines are installed throughout the country. According to the 2011 Wind Technologies Market Report compiled by the Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. was the second largest wind energy...Read Full Article

Enhance head and face protection with TASCO system

Give employees a system ideal for chain sawing, forestry, woodworking, and more with the TASCO Woodsman Forestry System. The set includes a hard hat with an easily adjustable 6-point ratchet suspension, ear muffs, and visor. Low profile T-2000...Read Full Article

Safety alliance aims to prevent workplace injuries

On August 29, 2012, the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced they had renewed their alliance to boost worker safety and health by tackling construction hazard issues, improving injury...Read Full Article

Provide relief from chemical splash and debris

Give workers proper treatment against chemical splash and other hazards with the Fendall Pure Flow® 1000 Gravity-Fed Emergency Eye Wash Safety Station. This Pure Flow® eye wash station has a sure-grip handle for instant activation. This...Read Full Article

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