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Safety Week 2016: Think outside the box

May is a big month for construction safety with both Safety Week 2016 and the National Safety Stand-Down occurring in the first week of the month. With jobsite injuries and fatalities occurring at such a high rate — nearly three times that of other industries...

source: By Danielle Manley
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Emergency responders have “go bags” with important equipment, power bars and a change of clothes. They plan for the worst, participate in the incident command system at various levels and are prepared to work for several operational periods. They have also completed...

source: Campus Safety

Imagine you’re starting a new job. You have to meet your co-workers, learn the ins and outs of the company, and begin performing your duties. Meanwhile, you have to stay safe. This can be a challenge for new workers: Employees in their first month on the job have...

source: Saftey + Health

As risks have evolved from being phenomenological occurrences in the natural world, the twenty-first century is in many ways the era of man-made risk and man-stoked fires. From cyber risk — which is increasingly mutating to impact all facets of the modern economy —...

source: The Huffington Post

The U.S. House of Representatives approved new chemical safety rules that will overhaul the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act. It passed 403 to 12. The Senate is expected to approved the bill this week. President Barack Obama has said he will sign the chemical safety...

source: Environmental Leader

Pedestrian fatalities increased six percent in the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, according to preliminary figures provided by Dr. Richard Retting, a national practice leader for safety and research at Sam Schwartz Consulting. Retting, a recognized...

source: Claims Journal

The world’s biggest collection of Zika virus is housed in a tan concrete building, rising up from the flat campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch here in Galveston. Inside, armed guards watch the lobby, and access to certain floors requires special clearance....

source: Scientific American


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