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12/04/2017

Airlines Crack Down on Lithium Battery Powered Luggage

Frequent flyers take note! Delta and American Airlines made announcements last week that you should be aware of. These airlines will no longer allow passengers to check “smart baggage” with non-removable lithium batteries. Lithium batteries pose unique fire hazards in transport—as dangerous goods professionals know all too well.   

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12/04/2017

OSHA Gives Employers 2 More Weeks to Submit Injury and Illness Data

OSHA this month announced an additional two week extension for employers who must electronically submit injury and illness data under the new “Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule finalized in May 2016.

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11/22/2017

Are All Chemical Exposures Recordable Injuries?

An acid line ruptured, exposing three employees to 15% hydrofluoric acid. After the exposure occurred, the employees underwent an off-site medical evaluation. Two of the three employees complained of difficulty breathing and other symptoms...

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11/21/2017

HAZWOPER Awareness Training Launched at Lion.com

Lion Technology this week launched a new HAZWOPER Awareness level training for employees at facilities who may discover or witness a hazardous substance emergency release.   

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11/14/2017

Lion Closes 2017 with RCRA and Hazmat Training

In December, Lion crosses the finish line of our 40th year of collaborative, engaging workshops for dangerous goods, environmental, and safety professionals nationwide. Since 1977, one thing has remained the same year in and year out—there’s always something new to learn.   

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11/13/2017

14 Tips to Fight Cold Stress for Outdoor Workers

As winter approaches, many US employees will be working outdoors in cold, harsh conditions. For employers, cold is a hazard that can’t be ignored—the OSH Act requires all employers to provide a safe workplace and take steps to eliminate recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm.

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11/07/2017

Sec. of Labor Rescinds Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Guidance

The Secretary of Labor yesterday rescinded guidance created in response to an Obama-era Executive Order—Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.

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10/30/2017

EPA Proposes New Mercury TSCA Reporting Requirement

US EPA last week proposed a reporting requirement for persons who manufacture or import mercury and mercury-added products. The information EPA collects will help the Agency make recommendations to further reduce mercury use in the US.   

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10/20/2017

2 Employers Cited for OSHA Fall Hazards

OSHA has fined 2 companies—a structural framing company in Alabama and a South Jersey construction company—for alleged violations of fall prevention, scaffolding, and other work safety regulations.   

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10/16/2017

OSHA Shares 2017’s Top 10 Safety Violations

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recently shared a preliminary list of the top 10 most often cited OSHA work safety standards in 2017.   

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