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OSHA Holds Expert Forum on Combustible Dust: Meeting Summary

On Friday, May 13th, OSHA conducted an expert forum to discuss the combustible dust issue. The meeting was open to the public; however, the agency had limited seats for non-participating observers, and it is no surprise the room filled up fast. In fact, the evening...

You Can’t Suffer Workplace Mortality If You’re Not Working

Check out the below article from Huffington Post, which relates decrease in work-place deaths to recession, not new safety regulation efforts. NEW YORK — The number of workplace-related deaths and injuries decreased slightly in 2009 according to the...
Dust to Dust: A Seemingly Harmless Particle Raises Explosive Issues

Dust to Dust: A Seemingly Harmless Particle Raises Explosive Issues

As featured in May’s issue of Occupational Health & Safety magazine. Combustible dust, as defined by the National Fire Protection Association, is any finely divided solid material that is 420 microns or smaller in diameter and presents a fire or explosion...
Triangle Shirtwaist Co. Factory Fire’s Legacy Under Threat

Triangle Shirtwaist Co. Factory Fire’s Legacy Under Threat

100 Years after the Triangle Shirt Factory, we’ve come a long way in worker safety.  But we’re still not there. Taken from the Huffington Post, 3/25 / Written by: Andrea Stone and Marcus Baram “We have been legislated to death.” – James...