EHS This Week: OSHA calls fowl on large Poultry Farm, Ebola Research & Employee Safety and More!

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

  • OSHA fines large poultry farm over $100,000 for alleged violations
  • NIOSH creates new resource for: Health Hazard Evaluation Program
  • Proposed Ebola virus research and employee safety

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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.

  • NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Program Booklet: Click here
  • Eloba virus research workshop: Details here
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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

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

  • Survey Showcasing Safety Roadblocks in Oil & Gas. View it here.
  • NIOSH
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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.
  • RBC Insurance Survey on
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National Preparedness month, Decline in workplace deaths, OSHA Beryllium rule 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 Preparedness Month encourages emergency planning
  • BLS preliminary data shows decline in workplace deaths in 2013
  • NIOSH updates list of drugs that pose risks to healthcare workers
  • Senate bill aims to improve rail safety
  • Review underway on OSHA beryllium rule

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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.

  • 30 Minutes to a Safer Office. View it here.
  • NIOSH List of Antineoplastic and other Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings 2014. View it here.
  • Recommendations on methods and personal
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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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EHS This Week Resources

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

  • 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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Deadly Explosion at Factory in China, Contaminated drinking water banned in Lake Erie, NIOSH Tips for Worker Posture 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 accident at Chinese factory exposes poor safety conditions
  • FRA proposes to extend drug and alcohol regulations to maintenance-of-way workers
  • Mental health professionals face high threat of workplace violence
  • NIOSH offers tips to improve worker posture
  • Contaminated Lake Erie drinking water linked to fertilizer chemical runoff

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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.

  • FRA proposed rule to extend scope of alcohol and drug regulations. View it here.
  • NIOSH report on worker posture. Read it here.
  • International
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DOT’s New Rules for Crude Oil, Mysterious Factory Worker Deaths in China, Preventing Falls Through Building Design, 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:

  • Work-related depression/stress the “elephant in the boardroom”
  • Emergency shower safety in the workplace
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) proposes new oil-by-rail rules
  • PHMSA proposes reduced requirements for transporting explosives
  • Young factory workers in China dying mysteriously in their sleep
  • NIOSH recommendations on preventing falls through building design

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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.

  • New proposed rules from the Department of Transportation on crude oil, flammable materials: Read them here.
  • Emergency shower safety protocol. Read it here.
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International Water Safety Day, Turkish Coal Mine Disaster, EPA Training Grants 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:

  • Recognizing International Water Safety Day
  • Fatal Turkish coal mine explosion and fire
  • West Virginia coal mine collapse
  • NIOSH releases guide for small businesses
  • EPA announces environmental job training grants
  • Public Citizen report weighs in on I2P2

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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.

  • NIOSH Guide for Small Businesses – View it here.
  • OSHA Regulatory Agenda – View it here.
  • EPA’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants – Learn more about the program here.
  • Department
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Workers’ Memorial Day, NIOSH Seeks Mine-Rescue Robots, Canadian Fracking Report Released 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:

  • Workers’ Memorial Day 2014 focus on chemical safety
  • “Preventable Deaths 2014” report released
  • Train carrying crude oil derails in Virginia
  • Transport Canada announces new railway regulations
  • IOSH launches new UAE branch
  • NIOSH seeking proposals for mine-rescue robotics
  • New report assesses environmental impacts of fracking

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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.

  • International Labour Organization (ILO): Safety and Health in the Use of Chemicals at Work. Read the report here.
  • Preventable Deaths 2014 Report. Read the full report
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NIOSH Offers Black Lung Screenings, EPA Proposes Largest Cleanup Yet, Tips for Employers with an Aging Workforce 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:

  • NIOSH offers free black lung tests to coal miners
  • FRA proposes minimum crew size
  • Hazardous industries in Winnipeg face annual inspections
  • Largest cleanup in EPA history proposed
  • Study finds back pain is the #1 ergonomic issue worldwide
  • Tips for employers faced with an aging workforce

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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.

  • NIOSH’s Video “Faces of Black Lung.” View it here.
  • Largest Proposed Cleanup in EPA History. Read it here.
  • NIOSH’s Publication “Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for
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