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In this issue, learn more about a case involving an executive official who was convicted for a major safety violation and given prison sentence and why exposure to Radon Gas is a potential cause of lung cancer.

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In North America, approximately one in four workers is a shiftworker. People working outside of the normal daytime hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. include everyone from bridge builders to healthcare workers, to restaurant/bar workers. Here are seven statistics relating to shiftwork and its effects on workers’ health and safety.

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A former coal mine chief executive officer was recently sentenced to a year in prison—the maximum allowable for a misdemeanor conspiracy conviction— and fined $250,000 in connection to the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine explosion, which killed 29 West Virginia miners.

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Download this special report and protect workers from heat related illness and heat stress.

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A truck driver who refused to drive an unsafe truck that had been pulled from service by the Iowa Department of Transportation— and was subsequently fired— will receive $55,000 in back wages, damages and compensation.

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This model can be applied for use within your organisation to help raise any safety or health concerns, or report a work-related injury or illness, without being retaliated against.

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OSHA proposed the so called “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule in November 2013. After over 2 years of comment, OSHA issued the Final Rule on May 12, 2016 (Final Rule). Here are the 15 things you need to know about the Final Rule to ensure compliance.

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Two workers at a firehouse construction site in Hanover, NJ, died after a 10,000-pound generator being hoisted by a crane fell, likely because of a failure of one or more lifting straps.

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OSHA and NIOSH have issued a hazard alert aimed at protecting oil and gas workers against exposure to potentially deadly hydrocarbon vapors during manual tank gauging and sampling activities.

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A 2015 rule requiring employers to report to the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) any severe work-related injuries, including hospitalization, amputation or the loss of an eye within 24 hours, is likely preventing scores of similar future injuries, according to OSHA.

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