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Flawed Safety Procedures Uncovered at DuPont’s La Porte Plant
HOUSTON -- An ongoing investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) of the Nov. 15, 2014, toxic chemical leak that killed four workers at the DuPont insecticide plant in La Porte, Texas, has uncovered flawed safety procedures, design problems and inadequate planning. [FULL STORY]

Looking for Impact, OSHA Changes System for Counting Inspections
WASHINGTON – OSHA is moving to a new enforcement weighting system that assigns greater value to complex inspections that require more time and resources. [FULL STORY]

Industry Vet Joins National Trench Safety
HOUSTON, TX -- National Trench Safety, LLC, which specializes, in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment and engineering, and OSHA-compliant training classes, has announced that Wendell Wood, a highly experienced trench safety veteran, has joined its Customer Training Division. [FULL STORY]

New Safety Compliance Analysis service Provides On-site Training
BEAVERTON, OR -- Graphic Products launched Compliance Assessment Services, an on-site training, consultation, and evaluation program to aid and educate workers about industrial hazards. Services are individually tailored to a company's needs and examine the facility, equipment, ergonomics, and chemical storage for compliance and potential vulnerability. [FULL STORY]

Nawa Promoted to Senior Consultant at New Day Underwriting Managers
HAMILTON, NJ -- Joseph Nawa has been promoted to Senior Consultant in the Construction Division of New Day Underwriting Managers LLC, an environmental and construction-related professional liability resource for insurance agents and brokers. [FULL STORY]

S.A.F.E. Advice: School Custodians Help Promote Hand Washing
SHARONVILLE, OH -- Kutol Products Company help schools go beyond hand washing basics by providing advice on how schools can use custodial services to promote better hand hygiene habits with their S.A.F.E. approach. [FULL STORY]

Safety Specialist Named Pro of the Year by ISHM
YUMA, AZ -- Safety Specialist for Trendway Corp., Stephanie Walsh, ASHM, was announced 2015 Safety Management Professional of the Year by the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM). Walsh was recognized for her caring, common sense, and fun approach to safety improvement. [FULL STORY]

ICC Honors Building Safety Professionals
LONG BEACH, CA -- The International Code Council recognized exemplary contributions to building safety and support of the ICC mission to protect the health, safety and welfare of people by creating safe buildings and communities. The awards were presented during the 2015 ICC Annual Conference Sept. 27-29, in Long Beach, Calif. [FULL STORY]

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2015 Revealed at NSC Congress & Expo
ATLANTA -- Fall Protection is once again OSHA’s most frequently cited standard, the fifth year in a row, the agency announced this week at the NSC Congress & Expo being held in Atlanta. [FULL STORY]

SafeFrame Solves the Three Leading Causes of Ladder Accidents
SPRINGVILLE, UT -- Little Giant Ladder Systems, a developer of ladder safety innovations, unveiled at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo this week the SafeFrame stepladder that prevents users from standing on the top rung or top cap and trains them to avoid missing the bottom rung. [FULL STORY]

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Ventilation Key to Working Safely in Confined Spaces

New rules from OSHA on requirements for training employees working in confined spaces, which now include attics and crawlspaces, took effect in August and will be enforceable after October 2, 2015.

Confined SpacesEmployers are now required to provide pre-entry planning before entering the confined space, which includes disclosing the existence and location of dangers, proper ventilation methods, and elimination or control of all potential hazards in the space.

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