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February 20, 2012

February Safety News and Notes

No Texting Label at ComplianceSigns.comPennsylvania to ban texting while driving, starting in March.
Pennsylvania has become the latest state to ban texting while driving. The new legislation takes effect March 8, and the primary offense will carry a fine of $50.

Pennsylvania joins 34 other states, as well as the District of Columbia and Guam, in banning texting by all drivers.
Read the initial Pennsylvania announcement here, or browse cell phone and texting signs here.

New OSHA Pocket Guide: Noise in Construction.
OSHA Ear Protection Sign at ComplianceSigns.comOSHA has published a new educational publication for construction workers, Protecting Yourself from Noise in Construction. The booklet provides information on the hazards of loud noise in construction, how noise levels are measured, and how to find out if noise on the job site or from tools is loud enough to cause hearing loss.

It also gives examples of administrative and engineering controls employers can use to reduce worker exposure to noise, as well as information on the proper selection and use of personal hearing protection.
Download the guide here, or browse PPE-Hearing safety signs here.

NIOSH Publishes Dust Control Handbook for Industrial Minerals NIOSH Dust Control Handbook
Mining and Processing.
NIOSH has developed a new handbook that provides information on control technologies that lower workers' dust exposures during all stages of minerals processing. Dust Control Handbook for Industrial Minerals Mining and Processing describes dust-generating processes and control strategies.

The 284-page book contains detailed information on control technologies to address all stages of the minerals handling process.
Download the new handbook here or
check out various dust control workshop presentation videos here.

OSHA Fall Protection sign at ComplianceSigns.comNew OSHA Fact Sheets on Preventing Falls in Residential Roofing.
OSHA recently issued three new Fact Sheets on reducing falls during residential construction, specifically roofing operations.

The new sheets target fall prevention during Roof Sheathing, Installing Standing Seam Metal Roofs, and Re-Roofing.
See them all here, or browse Fall Protection safety signs here.

Occupational Health & Safety Virtual Event 2012 on March 7.
Keep up with the latest tools, technologies and information to enhance your workplace safety planning at the OH&S Virtual Event. Topics will include: Workplace Drug Testing Changes; Construction Safety Mobile App; Nanotechnology in Food and Food Packaging; Oil & Gas Operators' Data; Nail Gun Injuries.

View the latest products, attend educational sessions and share best practices with others in your field - all with no fees.
 Get more information or register for the event here.  

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