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Compilation Highlights Importance of CDS to Enhance Worker Health
WASHINGTON -- A new compilation of articles published in the November issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, describes an effort led by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to develop and evaluate clinical decision support (CDS) designed to assist primary care clinicians’ with care of their working patients using CDS tools in electronic health records. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Offers Clarification on Control of Potentially Hazardous Energy
WASHINGTON -- In response to a letter from the ANSI/ASSE Z244.1 (control of potentially hazardous energy) Accredited Standards Committee seeking clarification on lockout/tagout and the use of alternative control methods. [FULL STORY]

Eye Tracking Research Tackles Safety and Performance
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- To reduce training time and improve worker safety in the high-risk environment of industrial manufacturing, research consultants from Tobii Pro Insight conducted an eye tracking study at the metal foundry of H&H Castings, a supplier of aluminum castings. [FULL STORY]

Slip & Fall Prevention Efforts Often Come Up Short
CHICAGO -- Fifty percent of floors failed to produce a dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) level above ANSI’s minimum threshold of 0.42, according to a “Slip and Fall Study Report” by CNA, a provider of insurance solutions and risk management services for businesses and professionals worldwide. [FULL STORY]

Skillsoft Honored as Top 20 Health and Safety Training Company
BOSTON -- Skillsoft announced they were selected as a Top 20 Health and Safety Training Company. Training Industry honored Skillsoft for providing one of the most sophisticated global libraries of legal coverage, ethics training and workplace safety training available. [FULL STORY]

JOEH Selects Anthony as New Editor in Chief
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- T. Renee Anthony, PhD, CIH, CSP, FAIHA has been selected as the new editor in chief of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH). Dr. Anthony, an associate professor in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, will take the reins January 1, 2018. [FULL STORY]

U.S. DOL Awards $10.5 Million in Safety Grants
ARLINGTON, VA -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has awarded $10,537,000 in grant funding to reduce mining accidents, injuries, and illnesses by supporting safety and health courses, and other programs. [FULL STORY]

Clorox Professional Recommendations for Winter Illness Prevention
PLEASANTON, CA -- With flu and norovirus season ramping up and expected to last through May, facilities across the country are honing in on illness prevention and the use of innovative technology to help keep inhabitants healthy. [FULL STORY]

Final Rule Issued for Crane Op Certification Requirements
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule setting November 10, 2018, as the date for employers in the construction industries to comply with a requirement for crane operator certification. [FULL STORY]

UL EHS Sustainability Announces on Demand eLearning Site
FRANKLIN, TN -- UL EHS Sustainability released a new eLearning website that makes it easier to view and purchase any of UL's workplace health and safety eLearning courses. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Protecting Against Hazardous Materials

As hazardous materials and hazardous wastes become more and more commonplace, accumulating in our earth, air, and water, it is vitally important to be well-informed about the challenges posed by these substances. Hazardous materials may be defined as substances or materials, which because of their chemical, physical, or biological nature, pose a potential risk to life, health, or property if they are released.


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