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Respirators on a hot day can add to heat stress dangers. So what should you do?

OSHA Issues Final Rule to Protect Workers From Respirable Crystalline Silica

OSHA recently issued a final rule to protect workers from the health hazards associated with respirable crystalline silica, including lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney disease.

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Picture This! Worker Rescued Nine Hours After Racking Falls Onto Forklift

We don’t know how fond forklift operator Tomasz Wiszniewski is of cheese, but he could be forgiven for liking it a little less after becoming trapped under 55,000 tonnes of the stuff when 18-metre (60-foot) high shelving collapsed at a food distribution warehouse in Hinstock, England.

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Medical Marijuana Company Fined Following Explosion

A medical marijuana dispensary in Santa Fe, NM, has been fined by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after an explosion occurred while concentrated hash oil was being made.

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Fatality Files: Woman Dies in Walk-In Freezer

A 61-year-old kitchen worker at a restaurant in Atlanta’s Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel died sometime after entering a walk-in freezer.

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Picture This! When the Going Gets Hot, Chill Out With Water

The human body has a remarkable ability to cool itself, but all bets are off in hot weather conditions if workers who are physically exerting themselves aren’t drinking enough water and taking periodic rest breaks in the shade.

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It’s a Dirty Job and Someone Died Doing It

If you work on a farm, manure happens. Loading manure onto a trailer would be few workers’ idea of fun, but would it surprise you to know it can also be deadly?

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Picture This! A Shameful Scaffold in London Town

London’s Covent Garden is a busy area, with scores of tourists exploring its offerings. However, the antics of workers toiling high above the sidewalk could have quickly turned a great vacation into a nightmare. The scaffold they assembled had no guardrails and no fall protection, …

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Traumatic Brain Injuries Common Among Construction Workers: NIOSH

An eight-year study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has found that one-quarter of all construction workers who died between 2003 and 2010 succumbed to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

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Female Grocery Store Worker Killed in Industrial Mixer Incident

A female grocery store worker was killed when she became entangled in the auger of an industrial baking machine.

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Two Workers Killed in Crane Lift Incident

Two workers were killed in a crane lift incident in Hanover, NJ.

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