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Cal/OSHA Releases Guidelines to Protect Workers from Ebola
OAKLAND, CA -- Although widespread outbreak of Ebola in the United States is unlikely, Cal/OSHA has joined with other public health agencies in California to provide guidelines for preventing exposure to Ebola. [FULL STORY]

Master Lock’s Field iD Releases Updates to LOTO Module
TORONTO -- As a provider of safety and security, Master Lock’s Field iD has released updates to its Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) module that focus on approving authored procedures, compliance and real-time visibility. [FULL STORY]

New Members Named to Whistleblower Protection Committee
WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez has announced the appointment of two new members and the re-appointment of 13 members to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee. [FULL STORY]

Teen Driving Safety: NSC and Parents ‘Drive it Home’
ITASCA, IL -- In observance of National Teen Driver Safety Week, the National Safety Council has released the results of a public opinion survey showing many parents understand and take steps to help reduce the greatest risks facing teen drivers. [FULL STORY]

3M Introduces Digital Earplug for Military Applications
ST. PAUL, MN -- To give troops and their commanders more options for protecting hearing while maintaining a degree of environmental hearing, 3M has introduced the Peltor Tactical Earplug for military and law enforcement applications. [FULL STORY]

Gasco Implements Full Scale Incident Response Plan
OLDSMAR, FL -- Working smarter and working safer, Gasco, a manufacturer of precision calibration gas mixtures, has implemented an incident response plan complete with an “Emergency Management Team” to keep workers safe and orders filled. [FULL STORY]

ABIH Travels to China to Promote the Industrial Hygienist Program
LANSING, MI -- During the month of September representatives from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene traveled to China to discuss the Certified Industrial Hygienist program with practitioners, educators, and government officials. [FULL STORY]

Hygienists Want Better Ebola Safety for Healthcare Workers
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- As cases of Ebola begin to emerge in the United States, the American Industrial Hygiene Association is urging the President and federal agencies to help the healthcare community emphasize personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety precautions for healthcare workers. [FULL STORY]

Ecolab Wins Workplace Safety Award for New Manufacturing Facility
SINGAPORE -- Nalco Champion, an Ecolab company, has been awarded a safety award for the injury-free construction of a new manufacturing plant on Jurong Island, Singapore. The new 106,000-square-meter site will supply chemistry solutions for oil and gas companies in the Eastern Hemisphere, helping to increase delivery speeds to customers. [FULL STORY]

Flu Survey Shows More Employees to Stay Home when Ill this Winter
FRAMINGHAM, MA -- With the Ebola scare and recent virus outbreaks affecting behavior, a majority of surveyed employees (53 percent) say they will take extra precautions to protect themselves against the flu and other illness this winter. [FULL STORY]

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Six Steps to HazCom 2012 Compliance

The scope of workplaces in which chemical exposures occur is very broad. While most people can readily associate working in a chemical manufacturing plant as being a job that involves chemical exposures, there are many other types of facilities where such usage is also commonplace.

For example, construction workers may be exposed to paints, lacquers, thinners, asphalt fumes, or crystalline silica. Hair stylists are exposed to chemical dyes and other hair products that contain hazardous chemicals. All of these types of exposures are of concern in terms of protecting workers, and ensuring that chemicals are used safely.

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