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OSHA Issues Crane Operator Safety Rule

OSHA has announced a final rule aimed at clarifying requirements for crane requirements. The rule maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment and maintains safety and health protections for workers while reducing compliance burdens. Companies are required to train operators as needed to perform assigned crane activities, evaluate them and […]

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9 Ways to Drive Safe Over the Thanksgiving Holiday

More than 400 people will lose their lives over the weekend. Preliminary projections from the National Safety Council (NSC) show 433 people may be fatally injured and another 49,400 seriously hurt in auto accidents over the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday. In 2017, Thanksgiving was the second deadliest holiday for drivers and passengers, only behind July 4th. […]

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SLC 2018: 5 Ways to Facilitate Innovation

Leadership in an organization should encourage workers to create. Good leaders have the responsibility to demonstrate and establish expectations, especially when it comes to creating an innovative culture to solve organizational issues. J.A. Rodriquez, Raytheon global senior leader of EHSS and VPPPA chairman, closed out EHS Today’s 2018 Safety Leadership Conference in Louisville with this […]

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Are You Ready to Go Digital?

How much time do you spend thinking about artificial intelligence? Does implementing virtual reality appear anywhere on your “to-do” list? What’s your strategy for using predictive analytics? What about blockchain or robotics or drones or the Internet of Things? While you might think that investigating these kinds of disruptive technologies is somebody else’s job—isn’t that […]

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SLC 2018: Safety Leaders Should Be at the Cybersecurity Table

Safety and cybersecurity are interconnected in the manufacturing environment Security breaches can trip systems that stop machinery or alert operators in the event of a problem, damaging equipment, placing people at risk—even causing environmental calamities. Yet at many manufacturers, the safety and information technology teams do not effectively collaborate. “If you discover a vulnerability in […]

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Products

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Products As of Nov. 5, 2018, 164 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading have been reported from 35 states, and 63 people have been hospitalized. One death has been reported from California. Nov 13, 2018 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health and […]

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SLC 2018: Workplace Bullying is a Safety Issue

Bullying, harrassment and violence (BHV) are safety issues in the workplace, even though they normally fall to human resource departments. I. David Daniels, president and CEO of ID2 Solutions, explained the safety professional’s role when it comes to protecting workers from violence on the job at the 2018 Safety Leadership Conference in Louisville. “Your services […]