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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Prevent More Dust Explosions
House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-Calif., and Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., stated that OSHA already has the authority to issue a standard on combustible dust without Congress intervening, but claim the agency failed to act, despite the well-known dangers of combustible dust.
ASSE Protests NYC Detector Permit Law
In the letter sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, ASSE Chapter President Stephanie Altis-Gurnari stated that the legislation could have a negative
NYS Responders Report 9/11-Related Health Problems, Study Says
Led by Dr. Matthew P. Mauer of the New York State Department of Health, the researchers evaluated health effects in 1,423 state workers who responded
S.C. OSHA Fines Fire Department, Furniture Store Over Fatal Fire
According to OSHA's accident investigation summary, as the nine firefighters were battling their way through the rapidly spreading blaze, they became
OSHA Seeks Input For Emergency Response and Preparedness Standard
Elements of the health and safety for emergency responder are currently regulated by OSHA, primarily under six standards, said OSHA Administrator Edwin
GAO: HHS and NIOSH Services for 9/11 Workers Lacking
The report heavily criticized the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) WTC Federal Responder Screening Program as well as the National Institute
Wright Named CSB's Interim Executive
Wright will serve in this capacity pending Senate approval of the presidential nomination of John S. Bresland to succeed Merritt as chair of CSB, which
Foulke and Dietrich Discuss Importance of Improved Communication
The need for improved communication is one of the lessons learned by both OSHA and the EPA in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and Hurricane
Fatal Firefighter Heart Attacks Preventable, Says NIOSH
In NIOSH's most recent alert, Preventing Fire Fighter Fatalities Due to Heart Attacks and Other Sudden Cardiovascular Events, personal factors (age, gender
New Ontario Bill Promises Compensation For Firefighters
According to Premier Dalton McGuinty, head of the Ontario government, the proposed amendment to Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Act would allow
Floridian Emergency Responders Urge Pandemic Flu Preparedness
The Coalition to Prepare Florida Now, composed of the Professional Firefighters of Florida, the Florida College of Emergency Physicians, infectious disease
Architect of Capitol Pulls Workers From Tunnels
The workers were transferred after U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., received information from occupational and environmental health physician Dr. Michael
CSB Public Meeting Will Discuss Wastewater Explosion
Two municipal workers died and another was seriously injured when a methanol tank exploded while they were using a cutting torch above the tank to remove
BLS Survey Provides Insight on Workplace Violence Frequency, Policies
Under an interagency agreement with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), BLS surveyed employers regarding their policies
Foulke Emphasizes the Need for Employers to Develop Disaster Plans
"OSHA practices this credo every day as we strive to help keep America's workplaces safe and healthful," he said. In the aftermath of 9/11 and Hurricane

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