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Static Electricity Gasoline Explosion

Feb 14th, 2016 | By
Static Electricity Gasoline Explosion

Take a break and watch this short video showing how static electricity can have disastrous results at the gas station. The video also provides advice on what to do the next time you fill up at the pump.



OSHA Inspection at Santa’s Workshop

Dec 28th, 2015 | By
OSHA Inspection at Santa’s Workshop

Take a break and listen to OSHA Inspection at Santa’s Workshop, a funny song about a surprise OSHA inspection at Santa’s Workshop that threatens to ruin Christmas.   Thanks to Dan Clark and Creative Safety Supply for this post!   About The Safety Brief The Safety Brief is a compilation of short radio-casts produced by
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Fee-Free Days at U.S. National Wildlife Refuges

Dec 15th, 2015 | By
Fee-Free Days at U.S. National Wildlife Refuges

America’s national wildlife refuges offer unparalleled opportunities to experience the great outdoors and see a rich diversity of wildlife in beautiful natural settings. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, refuges that normally charge entrance fees will offer free admission on these days in 2016: January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day February
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Writing Tips: How to Style Numbers

Nov 29th, 2015 | By
Writing Tips: How to Style Numbers

Virtually everything that environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals write contains numbers, but how many people know the proper way to style (write-out) numbers in text? Mark Nichols’ article, How to Style Numbers, which appeared on the website Daily Writing Tips, provides an excellent refresher. According to Nichols, the two most important style guides are
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Radiofrequency Exposure Penalty

Nov 22nd, 2015 | By
Radiofrequency Exposure Penalty

Do you have wireless cell phone or broadband antennas on your properties? If so, this recent enforcement notice might apply to you. Although the monetary penalty was levied against the telecom company that owned the equipment, the notice highlights safety concerns that might be unmanaged at similar locations.



USEPA Issues Final Wastewater Effluent Guidelines for Steam Electric Power Generating

Oct 26th, 2015 | By
USEPA Issues Final Wastewater Effluent Guidelines for Steam Electric Power Generating

This article was adapted from the USEPA web site. Contact the editor if you would be interested in writing an easy-to-read analysis of this rule for publication in the EHS Journal. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on September 30, 2015, finalized a rule revising the regulations for the Steam Electric Power Generating category. The rule sets the
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Vehicle Safety: Cars and Motorcycles

Sep 3rd, 2015 | By
Vehicle Safety: Cars and Motorcycles

Take a break and watch these short public safety announcements regarding vehicles and motorcycles. These are great clips for safety talks.



BP Agrees to Settle Deepwater Horizon Claims for $18.7 Billion

Jul 4th, 2015 | By
BP Agrees to Settle Deepwater Horizon Claims for $18.7 Billion

BP announced July 2, 2015 that its United States Upstream subsidiary has executed agreements with the U.S. federal government and five U.S. Gulf Coast states to resolve claims made by federal, state, and more than 400 local government entities. In the agreement, BP has committed to paying up to US$ 18.7 billion spread over 18 years. Settlement terms are as follows:



OSHA Publishes Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers

Jun 12th, 2015 | By
OSHA Publishes Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers

From the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) A Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers was published by U.S. OSHA on June 1, 2015. The publication provides guidance to employers on best practices regarding restroom access for transgender workers. The guide was developed at the request of the National Center for Transgender Equality,
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EPA Clean Water Act Infographic – Great for Training

Jun 7th, 2015 | By
EPA Clean Water Act Infographic – Great for Training

The USEPA has published a simple infographic providing interesting facts and figures associated with clean water. The infographic could be used for annual environmental training, Earth Day events, etc. to stimulate a discussion about the importance of clean water. http://www2.epa.gov/cleanwaterrule/why-clean-water-rules   Photograph: Trippy by James Farmer, Soka, Saitama, Japan.   Return to the EHS Journal
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