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June 22, 2010

News & Notes - June 2010


Arc Flash: Protection Beyond PPE is the topic for a no-cost presentation by GE Energy Services, Industrial on June 24. This 1-hour webinar will discuss causes of arc flash and new protection solutions now available, and will better equip EHS managers to make arc flash protection decisions that go beyond PPE. Learn more here.

MSNBC reports workplace suicides in the U.S. on the rise. As employers are forced to do more with less, some employees are pushed to the limit and work themselves into the ground, leading to poor health and even suicide. Read more about the impact of today's intense work environment here.

Ohio is replacing its Drug-Free Workplace Program (DFWP) for state construction projects effective July 1, 2010 with the new Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP). Ohio law indicates all companies - in state or out of state - that bid or work on state construction projects must have a drug-free workplace program. This applies to contractors and all levels of subcontractors who want to work on a State of Ohio construction project, who want to bid on and/or provide labor services, and/or supervise workers on state construction. Download a DFSP guide here.

State OSHA Fines Growing? Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) recently issued violations with a total penalty of $1,034,000 - the largest penalty ever assessed by MOSH in a single inspection or investigation. Read about it here.

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has released a 14-minute safety video on hazards of welding and hot work activities in and around storage tanks containing flammable materials."Dangers of Hot Work" presents key lessons from the CSB's hot work safety bulletin, released after three workers were killed during a hot work-related explosion. Learn more.

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