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October 18, 2013

October Workplace Safety News and Notes

NIOSH Launches Center for Motor Vehicle Safety
Signs: lights on for safety, idle free zone, turn off engine

The Center coordinates a NIOSH initiative to prevent work-related motor vehicle crashes. Researchers are working to better understand crash risk factors by: Surveying long-haul truck drivers, taxi drivers and law enforcement officers; Collaborating with other federal agencies to develop a linked database; and Working with stakeholders in the oil and gas industry to identify best practices. Learn more about the center here or download a fact sheet (pdf).

Workplace Inspections Podcasts from CCOHS
This month's Health and Safety To Go! podcasts discuss effective workplace inspections, and also feature an encore presentation on work-related asthma. The inspection podcast will discuss how regular, thorough, workplace inspections by a trained inspection team can help keep workers healthy and safe. See the complete list of podcast topics here.

Sign: Fall protection requiredASSE Releases Update of Z359 Fall Protection Code
The American Society of Safety Engineers has released the newest version of ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code Version 3.0, helping safety managers create an effective and comprehensive fall protection management system.  Learn more here.

New NIOSH Data and Statistics Gateway
The NIOSH Data and Statistics Gateway is a NIOSH scientific data repository where NIOSH-generated public-use research datasets valuable for the public, industry, and the scientific community are available for download. The Gateway also provides convenient access to surveillance, statistics, and other collections of NIOSH data focused on occupational safety and health. Access it here.

WARNING Combustible Dust AreaNilfisk Offers Online Combustible Dust Resource Center
This vacuum manufacturer has a full resource center with news articles, white papers, videos and webinars to learn about handling combustible dust. The website also provides information on OSHA and NFPA regulations. Visit the site here.

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