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  • Next 'Coffee with MIOSHA' Set for Dec. 21

    Lawrence Hidalgo, director of MIOSHA's Construction Safety and Health Division, is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the event in Marquette

  • New NFPA Standard Issued for Public Safety Drone Operations

    The NFPA 2400 standard underscores the need for an sUAS coordinator and the importance of knowing airspace requirements, weather conditions, crew readiness benchmarks, resource needs, incident command systems, regulatory requirements, and communication strategies.

  • Dollars and Sense: The Business Case for Safety Management Systems

    ISO 45001 and the revised ANSI/ASSP Z10 SMS Standard will help safety professionals make the case to executive leadership that integrating safety and health into existing business management systems is both financially prudent and increasingly feasible to achieve.

  • The Number 1 Reason to Demand Your Tool Tether Be Dynamic Drop Proven

    A device may pass a static test with flying colors, but when put into a real-life situation it may still fail and break, and that's bad for anyone standing underneath.

  • Settlement Bans Washington Company from Public Projects Statewide

    The company's settlement with the state Department of Labor & Industries concerned wage violations and false reporting of payroll records, according to L&I’s release.

  • Three ASTM Footwear Standards Revised, Aligned

    One of the revised standards covers test methods for foot protection (F2412). The others are specifications for performance requirements for both safety toe cap footwear (F2413) and soft-toe (non-safety) protective footwear (F2892).

  • About 5,000 Vehicles Pulled from Service During Brake Safety Week

    Enforcement personnel throughout Canada and the United States inspected commercial motor vehicles for brake violations. During the week, they placed 4,955 vehicles out of service until critical problems with their brakes could be fixed.

  • Contractor Cited for Willful Violations of Nail Gun Regulations

    A carpenter was injured on April 17 at a Lake Forest work site. He was carrying a nail gun in his right hand, with his finger on the trigger, when it discharged, plunging a nail into his left arm.

  • Heads Up for Safety

    One of the newest consensus standards from the International Safety Equipment Association aims to prevent head injuries and other serious injuries and damage from the impact caused by dropped objects.

  • FDA Steps Up Actions on e-Cigarettes

    FDA remains committed to the potential benefits e-cigarettes offer in helping adult smokers transition away from combustible cigarettes, "but we cannot allow that opportunity to come at the expense of addicting a whole new generation of kids to nicotine," said FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.