Top Safety Roadblocks for Oil & Gas Workers, NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Program, Drive Safely Work Week and more on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Survey uncovers top four roadblocks to onsite safety for oil and gas workers
  • NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Program to study hazards at E-scrap recycling facilities
  • CDC Foundation offers tips on workplace flu prevention
  • Commission for Environmental Cooperation report analyzes North American pollutant reporting data
  • Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) celebrates 18th Drive Safely Work Week

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EHS This Week Resources

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  • Survey Showcasing Safety Roadblocks in Oil & Gas. View it here.
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FDA Announces 2014 Food Safety Challenge, Severe Black Lung Cases on the Rise, Protecting Healthcare Workers from Splashes, and more on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • FDA challenges food safety professionals to innovate
  • NIOSH says severe black lung at highest level in decades
  • Study shows workers underestimate workplace disability stats
  • CEO Council on Health and Innovation promotes workplace wellness
  • Healthcare worker safety threatened by splashes

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  • FDA 2014 Food Safety Challenge. Learn more here.
  • Data Letter from NIOSH researchers to the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Find it here.
  • RBC Insurance Survey on
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National Farm Safety Health Week, OSHA Announces Top 10 FY2014 Violations, Study Shows the Cost of Regulations, and more on EHS This Week

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • National Farm Safety Health Week highlights electrical safety
  • OSHA announces the top ten FY2014 violations
  • Revised OSHA rule tightens reporting requirements for serious injuries
  • Study shows safety regulations cost employers billions
  • Canadian companies prepare for Healthy Workplace Month

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EHS This Week Resources

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  • Energy Education Council’s Safe Electricity program. View it here.
  • Frequently cited OSHA standards for your industry. Find the tool here.
  • OSHA’s Top 10 Violations from FY2014 blog post. Read it here
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How to improve workplace safety in 30 minutes, Office plants increase productivity, NIOSH respirator awareness day and more on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • New study reveals causes of inaccurate recordkeeping
  • Tips showcase how to get a safer office in 30 minutes
  • Study proves office plants increase productivity by 15%
  • NIOSH hosts ‘N95 Day’ for respirator awareness

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  • Injury and Illness Reporting Study in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. View it here.
  • Office Plants and Productivity Study from the University of Exeter. Read about it here.
  • OH&S Releases Tips to a Safer Office
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Proposed Revisions to Heat Illness Prevention Standard, FAA Expands Safety Reporting, US Army Teaches Employers About Safety and More on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • California proposes revisions to the Heat Illness Prevention Standard
  • Workers with second job face increased health risks
  • FAA expands safety reporting program
  • USDA issues guidance to inspectors on reporting workplace hazards
  • US Army explains how businesses can improve safety

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  • FSIS Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection Final Rule. View it here.

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3-D Printer Makes Custom PPE, MSHA’s Roof/Rib Safety Campaign, Sleep’s Impact on Workplace Safety, and more on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • BMW creating custom ergonomic PPE for its workers
  • Air quality during the summer months
  • MSHA’s summer preventive roof/rib outreach program
  • Ontario safety blitz targets explosives at mines
  • 5 keys to building successful workplace cultures
  • Lack of sleep impacting workplace safety

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  • EPA’s Air Quality Index (AQI) Live Map: Check it out here.
  • MSHA Roof and Rib Falls Safety Campaign – Summer Alert. View it here.
  • MSHA Roof and Rib Falls
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Fire Safety Week, OSHA’s Workplace Hazards Video Game, UK Whistleblowers Prompt Inspections and more on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • International Fire and Emergency Responder Safety Week
  • OSHA releases a workplace hazards video game
  • European Commission sets safety goals for 2014-2020
  • Study shows small business less likely to offer health programs
  • Whistleblowers are prompting more HSE inspections in the UK
  • An unconventional approach to boosting workplace productivity

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  • OSHA Online Video Game for Identifying Workplace Hazards. Check it out here.
  • Intelex Attends ASSE Safety 2014. Find out more here.
  • Journal
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What Happened to OSHA’s I2P2 Rule?

OSHA released an update to their regulatory agenda on May 23, 2014, and there’s one change that’s caused quite a few raised eyebrows. The Injury and Illness Prevention Program rule (known as I2P2), once heralded as a top priority, has been demoted to a long-term action. I2P2 would require employers to create an injury and illness prevention program, with the goal of identifying and attempting to eliminate workplace hazards and create a safer work environment. Sounds great! So what happened?

Mixed Signals

The rulemaking process for I2P2 has seen numerous delays since it was first introduced, yet OSHA chief David Michaels has repeatedly claimed over the years that I2P2 is of the utmost importance to the agency. This latest move seems to contradict those claims, leaving many businesses unsure what to make of these mixed signals.

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, Dr. David Michaels. Source: Department

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OSHA’s Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness, Potential OSHA Smaller Business Inspections, Forklift Safety Day and more on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • OSHA’s campaign to prevent heat illness
  • Proposed inspections for smallest employers under PSM standard
  • New alliance to protect temporary workers
  • Upcoming Forklift Safety Day, June 10
  • The importance of noise protection in the workplace

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  • OSHA’s Heat Illness Educational Resources. View them here.
  • OSHA plan to inspect smallest businesses. Learn more here.
  • National Forklift Safety Day. Learn more here.

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The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs, NAOSH Week, MSHA Releases Q1 Fatality Data, and more on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Gartner releases first EH&S Magic Quadrant
  • 2014 NAOSH Week emphasizes making safety a habit
  • Fishing tops the list of the 10 most dangerous jobs
  • MSHA’s 2014 Q1 fatality data released
  • Site managers may be undermining your safety strategy
  • Workplace Injuries in New York cost the economy

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EHS This Week Resources

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  • 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems. Download the complimentary report here.
  • 10 Most Dangerous Jobs Infographic. View it here
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