EHS Today http://ehstoday.com/rss.xml/trackback en Is Obesity a Disability? Experts Weigh In http://ehstoday.com/health/obesity-disability-experts-weigh <div class="field-deck"> Leading obesity organizations support disability protections for some individuals with obesity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A recent European Court of Justice ruling supports disability protections for obesity under certain circumstances, and a group of organizations in the United States is calling for the same protection here. The EU decision that sparked the development of the new position relates to a case of a child-care worker who claimed he was fired from his job because of his weight.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/obesity-disability-experts-weigh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/obesity-disability-experts-weigh#comments Health News Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:25:00 +0000 38121 at http://ehstoday.com Ambro/freedigitalphotos.net The Cost of a Healthy Workforce http://ehstoday.com/health/cost-healthy-workforce <div class="field-deck"> Failing to keep workers healthy can be a costly mistake. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Failing to keep workers healthy can be a costly mistake.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/cost-healthy-workforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/cost-healthy-workforce#comments Health News Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:02:00 +0000 38111 at http://ehstoday.com Machine Safeguarding -- Are You Really Protected? [POP QUIZ] http://ehstoday.com/quiz/machine-safeguarding-are-you-really-protected-pop-quiz <div class="field-byline"> Schmersal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Take the Quiz and be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/quiz/machine-safeguarding-are-you-really-protected-pop-quiz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/quiz/machine-safeguarding-are-you-really-protected-pop-quiz#comments Sponsored Quiz Safety Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:19:00 +0000 38101 at http://ehstoday.com How Toxic is Your World? [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/environment/how-toxic-your-world-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body">The following graphs provide insight into the types of measures being taken to manage waste and reduce toxic chemical releases. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/how-toxic-your-world-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/how-toxic-your-world-photo-gallery#comments Galleries Environment Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:20:00 +0000 37921 at http://ehstoday.com Vancouver Companies Fined for 45 Safety Violations at Material Recovery Center http://ehstoday.com/safety/vancouver-companies-fined-45-safety-violations-material-recovery-center <div class="field-deck"> Leadpoint was cited for 22 serious safety violations and fined $77,600. Waste Connections was cited for 23 serious violations and fined $100,000. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Leadpoint was cited for 22 serious safety violations and fined $77,600. Waste Connections was cited for 23 serious violations and fined $100,000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/vancouver-companies-fined-45-safety-violations-material-recovery-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/vancouver-companies-fined-45-safety-violations-material-recovery-center#comments Safety News Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:33:00 +0000 38091 at http://ehstoday.com Image: Thinkstock Safety Brings You Home http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-brings-you-home <div class="node-body blog-body">Safety is the difference between life and death. A hard hat can save the life of a construction worker. Flame-resistant clothing can bring an electrician home after an arc flash. Safety is our responsibility, not only for ourselves, but for our families, for our communities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/ehs-outloud-blog">EHS OutLoud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-brings-you-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-brings-you-home#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:06:00 +0000 38081 at http://ehstoday.com Dancing on the Steel Proves Deadly for Young Worker http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/dancing-steel-proves-deadly-young-worker <div class="field-deck"> OSHA cites Fastrack Erectors for lack of fall protection in worker fatality. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In this historical photo taken Nov. 20, 1925, an American construction worker walks blindfolded on a construction girder twenty stories above New York City. Old timers called the practice of walking on the steel girders &quot;dancing on the steel,&quot; and it claimed many lives before fall protection widely was used in the construction industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/dancing-steel-proves-deadly-young-worker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/dancing-steel-proves-deadly-young-worker#comments Construction Fall Protection OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:01:00 +0000 38071 at http://ehstoday.com Topical Press Agency/Getty Images When Bosses Are Bullies, Fight Back! http://ehstoday.com/health/when-bosses-are-bullies-fight-back <div class="field-deck"> In a result that surprised researchers, a new study found that employees who had hostile bosses felt less like victims when they retaliated against their bad bosses by ignoring them. As a result, the employees experienced less psychological distress, more job satisfaction and more commitment to their employer. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>We&rsquo;ve all had or known one of &ldquo;those&rdquo; bosses; the boss that screams and yells and belittles employees in front of coworkers. Many abused workers slink off or quit, but the ones who fight back might have the upper hand in the long run, according to a new study.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/when-bosses-are-bullies-fight-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/when-bosses-are-bullies-fight-back#comments Health News Workplace Bullying Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:22:00 +0000 38051 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Workers who retaliated against bullying bosses by ignoring them fared better in the workplace than researchers anticipated.</p> Duard Van der westhuizen/Thinkstock Don't Fall for Unsafe Work at Height [POP QUIZ] http://ehstoday.com/quiz/dont-fall-unsafe-work-height-pop-quiz <div class="field-byline"> Rigid Lifelines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Take the Quiz and be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/quiz/dont-fall-unsafe-work-height-pop-quiz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/quiz/dont-fall-unsafe-work-height-pop-quiz#comments Sponsored Construction Quiz Fall Protection Safety Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:19:00 +0000 38061 at http://ehstoday.com Rigid Lifelines Quiz - working title http://ehstoday.com/rigid-lifelines-quiz-working-title <div class="node-body page-body"><!-- put this on the page where you wish the widget to appear --> <div class="eewidget" id="eewidget_p_54c16b3f065368310d000040" style="width:590px;height:340px;"> <a href="http://snapp.to/1yTNRRq">Content loading...</a></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><noscript> </noscript></p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/rigid-lifelines-quiz-working-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sponsored Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:02:32 +0000 38031 at http://ehstoday.com Safety Innovations [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/ppe/safety-innovations-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body">The safety world is always changing, evolving, finding new ways to protect.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/ppe/safety-innovations-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/ppe/safety-innovations-photo-gallery#comments PPE Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:00:00 +0000 38001 at http://ehstoday.com California’s Abusive Conduct Training and the Age of Social Media http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/california-s-abusive-conduct-training-and-age-social-media <div class="field-deck"> The impact of abusive conduct by supervisors or managers reaches much further than the employee who is being abused. In the age of social media and viral videos, there are great benefits to employers of fostering an ethical work environment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This year, California is requiring employers with 50 or more employees to train supervisors on preventing abusive conduct. Recent legislation added this requirement to an existing law that required training of supervisors regarding sexual harassment.&nbsp;</p> <p>To see how the new provisions work, it is best to start with the original section of the government code:&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/california-s-abusive-conduct-training-and-age-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/california-s-abusive-conduct-training-and-age-social-media#comments Safety Leadership News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:51:00 +0000 38021 at http://ehstoday.com Construction Trends for 2015 http://ehstoday.com/construction/construction-trends-2015 <div class="field-deck"> Here are my predictions for the most popular construction trends for 2015. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&rsquo;s important to keep an eye on what construction trends will crop up over the coming year. What measures and policies will become more prominent? What new projects and practices will appear?</p> <p>As we dig deep into the new year and begin making changes in our work environments, it&#39;s essential that we take a moment to look ahead and see how the industry is evolving.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/construction-trends-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/construction-trends-2015#comments Construction News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:55:00 +0000 37981 at http://ehstoday.com Cedar Mill Fined More Than $150,000 for Safety Violations that Caused Disabling Injuries http://ehstoday.com/osha/cedar-mill-fined-more-150000-safety-violations-caused-disabling-injuries <div class="field-deck"> The Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) cited the employer for one willful violation and 28 serious violations of workplace safety regulations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Columbia Cedar mill in Kettle Falls, Wash., has been fined $151,800 for 29 safety violations after a worker was seriously hurt while trying to clear bark from a hopper.</p> <p>A single willful violation involved multiple instances of employees working in close proximity to exposed and unguarded chain sprockets on chain conveyors, a hazard that can cause permanent disabling injuries. The one willful violation carries a penalty of $52,000. The company also received 28 serious violations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/cedar-mill-fined-more-150000-safety-violations-caused-disabling-injuries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/cedar-mill-fined-more-150000-safety-violations-caused-disabling-injuries#comments OSHA Safety News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:39:00 +0000 37961 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Columbia Cedar has notified L&amp;I that it plans to appeal the 29 citations it received after an employee was seriously injured while trying to clear bark from a hopper.</p> Thinkstock Keeping Illness Out of the Workplace http://ehstoday.com/health/keeping-illness-out-workplace <div class="field-deck"> A Purdue professor offers suggestions to keep flu out of workplace. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A report published in the Jan. 16th edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) estimates that this season&rsquo;s flu vaccine reduced a person&rsquo;s risk of going to the doctor because of flu by 23 percent for all ages, making it one of the least effective flu vaccines in recent years.</p> <p>So, with flu season underway, Purdue University Professor Ellen Kossek says employers need to be proactive in dealing with ill workers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/keeping-illness-out-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/keeping-illness-out-workplace#comments Health News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:32:00 +0000 37951 at http://ehstoday.com <p>The flu vaccine for the 2014-15 flu season only is about 25 percent effective, which means employers will have to prepare for more absences due to illness or more employees showing up sick to work.</p> Thinkstock OSHA Goes Alpha on Omega, Says Welders Unaware of Toxic, Explosive Fumes Until Blast Kills Worker http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/osha-goes-alpha-omega-says-welders-unaware-toxic-explosive-fumes-until-blast-kill <div class="field-deck"> OSHA cited four companies following a blast that killed a temporary worker and critically injures a second at the Omega Protein plant. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Two temporary workers hired to cut and weld pipes at the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point, Miss., on July 28, 2014, had no idea that the storage tank beneath them contained methane and hydrogen sulfide gases and they had no training about the explosion hazard associated with those gases.</p> <p>One of the two men found out later as he lay in a hospital with a fractured skull, internal injuries and broken bones. The second, a 25-year-old man named Jerry Taylor, died when the tank exploded.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/osha-goes-alpha-omega-says-welders-unaware-toxic-explosive-fumes-until-blast-kill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/osha-goes-alpha-omega-says-welders-unaware-toxic-explosive-fumes-until-blast-kill#comments Industrial Hygiene Safety News OSHA Enforcement Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:22:00 +0000 37941 at http://ehstoday.com <p>OSHA has issued 13 citations to the Omega Protein facility in Moss Point, Miss., following the investigation of the death of one temporary worker and the serious injury to another. OSHA has conducted 13 inspections at Omega Protein facilities in Mississippi, Virginia and Louisiana since 1998. The company received citations for noise exposure, personnel protective equipment, machine guarding, welding and cutting and electrical hazards.</p> OSHA Researchers Get a Better Understanding of Fatal Overhead Power Line Incidents http://ehstoday.com/safety/researchers-get-better-understanding-fatal-overhead-power-line-incidents <div class="field-deck"> A new paper, scheduled for release at the 2015 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop examines the occupations most at-risk for fatal overhead power line incidents. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Brett Brenner, president of the <a href="http://www.esfi.org" target="_blank">Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)</a>, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member James C. Cawley, P.E., will co-present a new paper that examines the occupations most at-risk for fatal overhead power line instances on Jan. 29 at the 2015 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop taking place this week in Louisville, Ky.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/researchers-get-better-understanding-fatal-overhead-power-line-incidents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/researchers-get-better-understanding-fatal-overhead-power-line-incidents#comments Safety Arc Flash News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:04:00 +0000 37931 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Some of the occupations associated with fatalities related to overhead power lines might surprise you.</p> Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Ergonomics: Technology Lagging in Program Management http://ehstoday.com/health/ergonomics-technology-lagging-program-management <div class="field-deck"> A recent survey from Humantech finds that many companies continue to kill trees to manage ergonomic programs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Most ergonomics programs still are managed using paper-based methods, according to the results of a recent survey by <a href="http://www.humantech.com/">Humantech</a> on the use of computer technology for managing ergonomics programs. Most companies using software to manage ergonomics have adapted general-purpose programs, however there is a trend among multiple-site companies to move towards specialized ergonomics software.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/ergonomics-technology-lagging-program-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/ergonomics-technology-lagging-program-management#comments Health News Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:48:00 +0000 37911 at http://ehstoday.com Radon: The Silent Killer http://ehstoday.com/safety/radon-silent-killer <div class="field-deck"> Each year, 21,000 people die from lung cancer caused by exposure to radon - second only to smoking. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Each year, 21,000 people die from lung cancer caused by exposure to radon - second only to smoking.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/radon-silent-killer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/radon-silent-killer#comments Safety News Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:50:00 +0000 37881 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Safety Surges at Winder Power http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/safety-surges-winder-power <div class="field-deck"> The UK company celebrates two years of being incident-free. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Winder Power is celebrating reaching 800 days without a reportable incident. An industry-wide achievement, the Leeds, UK-based energy company has not had a reportable incident since 2012. This record extends to all of Winder&rsquo;s projects across the UK and worldwide, as well as within its own state-of-the-art factory in Leeds.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/safety-surges-winder-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/safety-surges-winder-power#comments Safety Leadership Safety News Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:08:00 +0000 37901 at http://ehstoday.com <p>&ldquo;Safety is of the utmost importance within the energy and power sectors and a top priority at Winder,&rdquo; said Jim Stockwell, Winder Power&rsquo;s quality, environmental, health and safety manager.</p> Winder Power Oil Spill Dumps Thousands of Gallons of Oil Into the Yellowstone River http://ehstoday.com/environment/oil-spill-dumps-thousands-gallons-oil-yellowstone-river <div class="field-deck"> Yogi Bear would not be pleased to see the Yellowstone River turn black from as many as 50,000 barrels of oil released from a burst pipeline in Montana. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Montana Gov. Steve Bullock declared a state of emergency on Jan. 18, following a spill of as many as 50,000 gallons of oil from a 12-inch pipeline operated by the Bridger Pipeline Co. that ruptured about 5 miles upstream from Glendive, Mont., threatening the drinking water of nearby residents. The state&rsquo;s Department of Environmental Quality, along with EPA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are on site and helping manage the clean up.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/oil-spill-dumps-thousands-gallons-oil-yellowstone-river" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/oil-spill-dumps-thousands-gallons-oil-yellowstone-river#comments Environment Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:30:00 +0000 37891 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (right) visited Glendive, Mont., on Jan. 19 to observe the oil spill on the Yellowstone River and declared a state of emergency for two counties.</p> Office of the Governor A Healthy Guide to the Super Bowl [Slideshow] http://ehstoday.com/health/healthy-guide-super-bowl-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ehstoday.com/health/healthy-guide-super-bowl-slideshow#comments Health Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:00:00 +0000 37871 at http://ehstoday.com The 10 Craziest Electrical Code Violations of 2014 http://ehstoday.com/safety/10-craziest-electrical-code-violations-2014 <div class="field-deck"> EHS Today’s sister publication EC&M has posted dozens of photos of electrical code violations sent in by readers. The Top 10 of 2014 will shock you! (No, really, they’ll shock you…kill you, even.) </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When it comes to National Electrical Code (NEC) violations,&nbsp;<em>EC&amp;M</em>&rsquo;s team of National Electric Code experts provides a seemingly endless supply of disastrous code catastrophes throughout the year.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/10-craziest-electrical-code-violations-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/10-craziest-electrical-code-violations-2014#comments Safety News Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:30:00 +0000 37861 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Looks like an Imperial Walker from Star Wars to us and the experts at EC&amp;M, but in reality, it&#39;s an electrical disaster waiting to happen.</p> EC&M Construction Worker Killed in Cincinnati Bridge Collapse http://ehstoday.com/construction/construction-worker-killed-cincinnati-bridge-collapse <div class="field-deck"> A construction worker was killed when he was buried under tons of concrete when a bridge that was undergoing demolition collapsed in Cincinnati. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>One man was killed and a truck driver barely escaped death when the Hopple Road bridge over I-75 in the Cincinnati area collapsed around 10 p.m. on Jan. 19, sending hundreds of tons of concrete crashing down on the highway.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>To confirm the bridge that collapsed was undergoing demolition at the time of incident, this is NOT the new bridge <a href="http://t.co/H6sAaRNsJv">pic.twitter.com/H6sAaRNsJv</a></p></blockquote></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Aggregated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/construction-worker-killed-cincinnati-bridge-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/construction-worker-killed-cincinnati-bridge-collapse#comments Construction Safety News Workplace Fatalities Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:51:00 +0000 37851 at http://ehstoday.com <p>The driver of this truck barely escaped serious injury when a bridge over I-75 in Cincinnati collapsed on Jan. 15.</p> Cincy Fire & EMS via Twitter Germophobes Beware! The Dirtiest Things You Touch [Infographic] http://ehstoday.com/health/germophobes-beware-dirtiest-things-you-touch-infographic <div class="field-deck"> Why making your sandwich on a toilet seat isn't the worst idea. But please don't. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Why making your sandwich on a toilet seat isn't the worst idea. But please don't.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/germophobes-beware-dirtiest-things-you-touch-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/germophobes-beware-dirtiest-things-you-touch-infographic#comments Health News Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:45:00 +0000 37841 at http://ehstoday.com CSB: Poor Design, Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink Flash Fire http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/csb-poor-design-failure-test-dust-collection-system-among-causes-us-ink-flash-fir <div class="field-deck"> The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said that a flash fire that burned seven workers, one seriously, at a U.S. Ink plant in New Jersey in 2012 was the result of an accumulation of combustible dust inside a poorly designed dust collection system that had been put into operation only four days before the accident. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In a <a href="http://www.csb.gov/assets/1/19/US_Ink_Case_Study_Draft__Board_Vote_Final_RevI.pdf">report </a>released Jan. 15, an investigation team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) concluded that the dust collection system at a U.S. Ink plant in East Rutherford, N.J., was so flawed it only took a day to accumulate enough combustible dust and hydrocarbons in the duct work to overheat, spontaneously ignite, and cause an explosion in the rooftop dust collector. The resulting fiery flash enveloped seven workers, causing serious injuries for one.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/csb-poor-design-failure-test-dust-collection-system-among-causes-us-ink-flash-fir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/csb-poor-design-failure-test-dust-collection-system-among-causes-us-ink-flash-fir#comments Emergency Management OSHA Industrial Hygiene Safety News Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:43:00 +0000 37831 at http://ehstoday.com <p>The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said a flash fire that enveloped seven workers in flames was&nbsp; the result of an accumulation of combustible dust inside this poorly designed dust collection system that had been put into operation only four days before the accident.</p> CSB When the Dust Settles: How To Choose A Dust-and-Fume Collector http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/when-dust-settles-how-choose-dust-and-fume-collector <div class="field-byline"> By Robert Brooks </div> <div class="field-deck"> When it comes to buying industrial ventilation equipment, it can be difficult to properly evaluate a dust collector's capabilities. Keep these five features in mind. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When it comes to buying industrial ventilation equipment, it can be difficult for welders and fabricators to evaluate a dust collector&#39;s capabilities properly. What buyers see most often are claims about construction, reliability or how long a supplier has been manufacturing them. Even though these claims have become standard promotional tactics, they do little to help a buyer differentiate one ventilation unit from another.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/when-dust-settles-how-choose-dust-and-fume-collector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/when-dust-settles-how-choose-dust-and-fume-collector#comments Industrial Hygiene Safety Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:31:00 +0000 37811 at http://ehstoday.com Idiots on Ladders [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety/idiots-ladders-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The results are in, and after receiving more entries than ever before, <a href="http://www.ladderexchange.org.uk/" target="_blank">the Ladder Association&rsquo;s</a> Idiots on Ladders contest has ended and this year&rsquo;s &ldquo;biggest idiot on a ladder&rdquo; has been crowned.<br /> &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/idiots-ladders-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/idiots-ladders-photo-gallery#comments Construction Galleries Safety Training Galleries Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:30:00 +0000 37801 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Despite a steady decline, falls from height remain the most common kind of workplace fatality.</p> EHS Today January 2015 http://ehstoday.com/ehs-today/2015-01-15 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>When it comes to buying industrial ventilation equipment, it can be difficult to properly evaluate a dust collector’s capabilities.</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><strong>In this issue &mdash;</strong>&nbsp;When it comes to buying industrial ventilation equipment, it can be difficult to properly evaluate&nbsp;a dust collector&rsquo;s capabilities.&nbsp;</p> <p>EHS Today informs safety, health and industrial hygiene professionals in the manufacturing, construction, and service sectors about trends, management strategies, regulatory news and new products that help them provide safe and healthy work sites.<br /> <br /> To subscribe to EHS Today Magazine,&nbsp;<a href="https://penton-sub.halldata.com/site/PEN003590OZland/init.do?&amp;PK=WOZHP" style="color: rgb(0, 112, 187);">click here.</a>&nbsp; Sample issue,&nbsp;<a href="http://ehstoday.com/september-2013#1" style="color: rgb(0, 112, 187);" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/industrial-hygiene/when-dust-settles-how-choose-dust-and-fume-collector">When the Dust Settles: How To Choose A Dust-and-Fume Collector </a> <a href="/protective-clothing/staying-safe-and-warm-cold-weather-environments">Staying Safe and Warm in Cold Weather Environments</a> <a href="/hand-protection/envisioning-future-chemical-hand-protection">Envisioning the Future of Chemical Hand Protection</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/ehs-today/2015-01-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Magazine Issue Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000 37821 at http://ehstoday.com Takeaways and a Look Ahead from Safety Leaders http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/takeaways-and-look-ahead-safety-leaders <div class="field-deck"> With so many critical issues on the agenda and so many great minds in attendance, EHS Today's annual Safety Leadership Conference gave safety managers plenty of food for thought – and action items to implement. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>One of the perks of attending a professional development conference is coming home with a tote bag full of free goodies. While it&#39;s great to add to your collection of flashlights, fancy pens and beer cozies, it&#39;s even better to come back with ideas, insights and inspiration that reenergize you to tackle the challenges of the workplace.&nbsp;</p> <p>Judging by the feedback from attendees of EHS Today&#39;s 2014 Safety Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, EHS leaders returned home with more than just a few trinkets. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/takeaways-and-look-ahead-safety-leaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/takeaways-and-look-ahead-safety-leaders#comments Safety Leadership Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:16:00 +0000 37791 at http://ehstoday.com