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  • Safety & Health September 8, 2016

    Reports of amputations lead to improved workplace safety through employer settlements

    OSHA’s severe injury reporting requirement, now in its second year, continues to show a disturbing trend of seven reported amputations a day at U.S. workplaces. The positive news is that the reports are leading to inspections, citations, and agreements with employers to make changes that will protect many more workers from injury. An analysis of

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  • Safety & Health August 8, 2016

    YTTW Apprentices attend OSHA 10hr Outreach Program

    This week at IAM District Lodge 15 located in Lyndhurst New Jersey, dedicated participants of the YTTW Auto / Diesel Tech Apprenticeship Program / IAM – CREST, attended an OSHA 10 Hour Outreach program covering various topics pertaining to General Industry and Safety in the workplace. Participants now hold a course completion card. This program

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  • Safety & Health August 1, 2016

    The White House responds to Zika Virus

    The Zika virus is a disease spread primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito — the same type of mosquito that spreads other viruses like dengue and chikungunya. While most people have no symptoms as all, Zika causes mild illness in some. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established a

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  • Safety & Health July 15, 2016

    Heat Related Illness

    Hot summer months pose special hazards for being outdoor. Labor-intense activities in hot weather can raise body temperatures beyond the level that normally can be cooled by sweating.   Heat illness initially may manifest itself as heat rash or heat cramps, but can quickly escalate to heat exhaustion and then heat stroke if simple preventative measures

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  • Safety & Health June 15, 2016

    New Provincial Law expands Workers Day of Mourning recognition

    April 28 was first recognized as the National Day of Mourning by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984 to raise public awareness of worker injury, illness and death. “No longer will publicly funded institutions be allowed to ignore the significance of the Day of Mourning,” explained Ontario NDP MPP, Percy Hatfield the author of Bill

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