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Women in Science: NIOSH series

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a series of short (under 5 minutes) videos on women at NIOSH.  As NIOSH writes in their blog: The Women in Science video series spotlights a few of NIOSH’s many … Continue reading

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Do blocked or locked exits really matter?

We frequently see exits that are blocked.  It may be a fan placed there in hot weather, a forklift parked in the exit way, boxes and pallets stacked there or items being readied for shipping. Exits may be locked (for … Continue reading

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Job design to reduce injury

The Health and Safety Report from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, dated 4-30-12, has an article on “Job Design Tips for Ergonomic Hand Tool Use.” The main points are: Change it up: rotate jobs or add more … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Hazard Alert on Formaldehyde

OSHA has issued a hazard alert on formaldehyde used in hair straightening and smoothing products in beauty salons.  It is harmful to both workers and customers.  Products have been found to contain formaldehyde even when labeled as not containing them.  … Continue reading

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

On March 25, 1911 New York City experienced one of the worst industrial accidents in history:  146 garment workers, mostly immigrant women, died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.  Workers were blocked from exiting and fire ladders could not reach … Continue reading

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