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Lion Details PHMSA Guidance for Shipping Ebola-Contaminated Waste
WASHINGTON -- In response to the ongoing concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has published a Safety Advisory in the Federal Register for persons and businesses that prepare, offer, and transport materials that are or may be contaminated with Ebola. [FULL STORY]

CSB Warns Lab Operators Methanol Highly Flammable
DENVER, CO -- Based on three recent serious incidents in Nevada, Colorado, and Illinois where children were burned while observing laboratory demonstrations involving flammable liquid methanol, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has released a safety bulletin titled “Key Lessons for Preventing Incidents from Flammable Chemicals in Educational Demonstrations.” [FULL STORY]

Ineffective Safety Management a Common Theme in Rail Accidents
WASHINGTON -- In its investigation of five Metro-North accidents, the National Transportation Safety Board identified several recurring safety issues, including inadequate, ineffective track inspection, maintenance and inadequate safety oversight. [FULL STORY]

Wynright Offers Warehouse Safety Tips for Temporary, Holiday Workers
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL -- Wynright Corporation, a provider of intelligent material handling systems, is reminding organizations to keep safety in mind as they hire hundreds of thousands of temporary workers for their warehouses this holiday buying season. [FULL STORY]

MSA Expects G1 SCBA Certification Next Quarter
PITTSBURGH -- MSA Safety Inc., a safety equipment manufacturer, has announced that it now expects its next-generation air mask for firefighters – the G1 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) – to be certified by the U.S. government in the fourth quarter. [FULL STORY]

UL Donating Infection Control Courses to Hospitals
FRANKLIN, TN -- As influenza season begins and concern about infectious diseases continues to grow, UL Workplace Health & Safety, a provider of workplace health and safety solutions, is donating a series of its online, infection control training courses to healthcare organizations in the United States. [FULL STORY]

EPA Releases Guidance to Improve Schools’ IAQ and Energy Efficiency
WASHINGTON --- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released new guidance to help school districts protect indoor air quality while increasing energy efficiency during school renovations. [FULL STORY]

NSC Warns: Don’t Let an Injury Haunt Halloween
ITASCA, IL -- An estimated 89 percent of kids in America participate in Halloween activities each year. As children prepare to celebrate, the National Safety Council urges parents and the public to take extra precaution to prevent injuries, as streets become more crowded with pedestrians and vehicles. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Provides Direction for Inspecting Cranes and Derricks
WASHINGTON -- OSHA issued a directive* for enforcing requirements of the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard. The new directive provides OSHA compliance personnel with direction on performing inspections where power-operated equipment, covered by Subpart CC - Cranes and Derricks in Construction, is present on a construction worksite. [FULL STORY]

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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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