Turkey Coal Mine Collapse Leaves 18 Miners Trapped, NTSB Identifies Recurring Safety Issues, New Canadian Railway Safety Measures 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:

  • 18 miners trapped in coal mine collapse in Turkey
  • NTSB identifies recurring safety issues in investigation of recent Metro-North Accidents
  • Canada tightens railway safety measures after Lac Megantic disaster
  • Gas leaks in the US hurt or kill someone or damage property every other day

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EHS This Week Resources

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  • NTSB railroad accident reports. Review them here.
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OSHA PEL Chemical Hazard Initiative, NTSB Drowsy Driving Forum, China’s Illegal Mining 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 to address PELs in latest chemical hazard initiative
  • U.S. Labor Department Partners with the FCC & major carrier to prevent cell tower fatalities
  • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) hosts drowsy driving forum
  • China’s illegal mining problem presents big EHS concerns
  • MSHA: Coal dust samples show mines are complying with rule

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EHS This Week Resources

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  • OSHA: Preventing occupational illnesses through safer chemical management. Read it here.
  • OSHA’s recommended best practices for the Communication Towers
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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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EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • 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.
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Friday the 13th Health and Safety, OSHA I2P2 Update, MSHA “Walk and Talk” Safety Initiative 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:

  • Friday the 13th makes for improved health and safety
  • OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2) placed on “long-term action” list
  • MSHA launches ‘walk and talk’ safety initiative
  • EPA, DOL and DHS release blueprint for improving chemical facilities’ safety
  • Two jet collision in Boston leaves zero injured

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EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • EPA, DOL, and DHS Report: “Actions to Improve Chemical Facilities’ Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment.” View it here.
  • Department of Labor
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Deadly East Harlem Gas Explosion, New OSHA Whistleblower Protection for Food Industry, Peru’s Illegal Gold Mining Protests, 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:

  • Deadly East Harlem gas explosion
  • New OSHA whistleblower protection for food industry
  • U.S. Coast Guard cruise ship inspections
  • Peru’s illegal gold mining protests
  • EU-OSHA announces their 2020 goals
  • New deaths in the telecommunications tower industry
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 update

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EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • OSHA whistleblower protection for food industry. Read it here.
  • From Near-Miss to At-Risk: How Untracked Data Costs Lives and Kills Profits. Read it here.
  • EU-OSHA 2020 goals. Read it
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