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Bourbon Warehouse in Kentucky Partially Collapses in Storm

Bourbon Warehouse in Kentucky Partially Collapses in Storm

From The Weather Channel. Watch this video of clean up underway in Owensboro, Kentucky, after a storm caused a bourbon distillery warehouse to partially collapse. The video represents the vast differences in recovery work that NDA members perform daily. With proper planning and use of the right equipment, recovery efforts are safe, cost effective and make way for the engines of commerce to continue with minimal interruption.

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NSC Fatigue Cost Calculator

NSC Fatigue Cost Calculator

How much is fatigue costing the workplace? The National Safety Council has teamed with Brigham and Women's Hospital to develop an easy-to-use online tool, where employers can receive a tailored estimate of how much fatigue is costing their bottom line. The calculator will estimate how much of the burden can be avoided with programs implemented in the workplace.

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Rollback of Beryllium Rule Would Stop Under House Spending Bill

Rollback of Beryllium Rule Would Stop Under House Spending Bill

From Bloomberg Environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration would be blocked from rolling back a regulation aimed at reducing workers’ exposure to beryllium in the construction and maritime industries under spending language approved by House lawmakers.

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NDA submits comments to OSHA on forklifts

NDA submits comments to OSHA on forklifts

From Construction & Demolition Recycling. The National Demolition Association (NDA), in conjunction with the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC), submitted written comments in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) request for information on powered industrial trucks (PITs), commonly referred to as forklifts or lift trucks.

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Public Citizen, Labor Groups Seek OSHA Heat Standard

Public Citizen, Labor Groups Seek OSHA Heat Standard

From EHSToday.com. Public Citizen and 111 other safety and labor groups recently called on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to create a federal standard for protecting workers from heat stress, which they say is aggravated by global warming.

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Trump administration proposes safety rule on drug testing, incentives

Trump administration proposes safety rule on drug testing, incentives

From Business Insurance. The Trump administration has proposed enshrining the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s current stance that the electronic record-keeping rule does not prohibit employers from establishing workplace safety incentive programs or post-incident drug testing in a new standard, according to the latest Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

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Young's bipartisan, bicameral bill changes definition of full-time employee under Obamacare

Young's bipartisan, bicameral bill changes definition of full-time employee under Obamacare

From The Ripon Advance. U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) last week unveiled a bipartisan, bicameral bill to update the definition of full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.

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OSHA revises 14 provisions with final rule

OSHA revises 14 provisions with final rule

From Construction & Demolition Recycling. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that revises 14 provisions in the recordkeeping, general industry, maritime and construction standards that the agency says may be “confusing, outdated or unnecessary.” The revisions are expected to increase understanding and compliance with the provisions, improve employee safety and health and save employers an estimated $6.1 million per year.

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Resources for Young Worker Safety and Health

Resources for Young Worker Safety and Health

Check out these resources from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Resrouces include "I have rights" poster for workers age 16-24, "How-to" Safety Videos for Construction and Landscaping, Prevention Videos (v-Tools): Construction Hazards, OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign, OSHA's Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers and Occupational Heat Exposure.

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Regulator advice focuses on underlying causes of recent demo incidents

Regulator advice focuses on underlying causes of recent demo incidents

From PP Construction Safety. Twelve brief Case Studies on demolition incidents have been released by HSE which are reproduced below.The regulator is urging those involved in demolition projects to consider the scenarios and ask themselves if they could mitigate for these “common lapses in judgement or process”. If not, the HSE advice is to review their own processes with a particular focus on thorough planning, management and control of demolition and refurbishment work.

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