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August 18, 2009

News & Notes

A committee of the Institute of Medicine will conduct a study and provide recommendations by September 1 regarding personal protective equipment for healthcare workers against the novel influenza A (nH1N1) virus.

Free Safety Management Systems for Small Business seminars by the NSC and OSHA continue in August (AZ, GA, MN, IL, NE, MI) and September (KY, AL, WI, IN, CA, MA, SC).

An interactive version of the NFPA 1600 standard on emergency management and business continuity can now be accessed via an iPhone application available from the App Store, or you can download the standard here.

OSHA has issued a Small Business Guide for Ethylene Oxide to help employers understand the ethylene oxide (EtO) standard and how to monitor air quality in workplaces where EtO is processed, used or handled.

The NFPA and Disaster Recovery Institute International have created an education and certification program that will qualify participants to audit disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs against existing standards and regulations.

A new OSHA document discusses combustible dust hazards in relation to the Hazard Communication Standard.