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ASSE passes along its condolences to the families of the 4,340 people who lost their lives last year due to on-the-job injuries, according to a report just released by the BLS.


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ASSE passes along its condolences to the families of the 4,340 people who lost their lives last year due to on-the-job injuries, according to a report just released by the BLS.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Safety articles below.


ASSE Comments On 2009 BLS Work Fatalities Reduction Report

ASSE passes along its condolences to the families of the 4,340 people who lost their lives last year due to on-the-job injuries, according to a report just released by the BLS.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Napo to the Rescue!

Napo films feature characters in the world of work, faced with safety issues. Using a cartoon style and wordless language, they blend education, cultural neutrality, and humor.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Waste Management, Recycling, and Diversion from IEA

The International Environmental Alliance (IEA) provides full service waste management, recycling, and diversion services for facilities of all types and sizes.

BP to Pay $50.6 Million Penalty for 2005 Refinery Explosion

Last week, OSHA announced that BP Products North America Inc. will pay a full penalty of $50.6 million stemming from the 2005 refinery explosion that killed 15 workers and injured 170 others.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Adhesive & Ink Remover From Daimer Industries

Daimer Industries Inc., a Woburn, MA- based supplier of cleaning products, has introduced Eco-Green® Adhesive & Ink Remover for Public Works operations. This industrial...

Statue Of Liberty Evacuated For Smoke

An automatic smoke/fire alarm was activated yesterday afternoon within the base of the monument.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Little Did They Know…

No joke, in this board game from the 1970s called Offshore Oil Strike, each player has hazards like fire, blow-out, broken pipes, and much more to deal with in order to be declared the big winner.

Resource Offers Access to Employee Protection Information

Workers who “blow the whistle” on prohibited or unlawful practices in the workplace as well as safety and health discrimination play an important role in assuring compliance with federal laws.

New Information On Legionnaires' Disease

This month marks 34 years since the infamous outbreak in Philadelphia that claimed 34 lives and made 221 persons sick with what is now called Legionnaires' disease. A new book for general audiences is now available on this subject.

FRIDAY FUNNY: What's The Latest Buzz Around IAQ?

The retro-technology, called "biomonitoring," uses live honeybees to gauge air pollution levels from jet exhaust and ground transportation vehicles used in and around the facilities. The honey is taken from these bees is then tested for impurities.

DOL Provides $27 Million to Help Workers Displaced by Oil Spill

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a total of $27 million in National Emergency Grant awards to Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi to assist workers along the Gulf Coast who have been displaced as a result of the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

BP Deepwater Horizon Officials Sign Health & Safety MOU

The MOU provides the means for OSHA to notify the FOSC when it intends to take enforcement action against BP, BP’s contractors, or any other employer engaged in response activities.

Violent Events In Healthcare Facilities

The Joint Commission provides 13 items healthcare facility staff members should practice.

K-12 Schools And IAQ Awards

The EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools program is looking to recognize schools with successful IAQ management programs.

OSHA Proposes New Worker Protection Rulemaking

The proposed rulemaking would require improved worker protection from tripping, slipping, and falling hazards on walking and working surfaces.

Legislation Addresses Mercury Vapor Risks of Unsafe Fluorescent Lamp Packaging

This new Washington State legislation is set to be the precursor of future state and federal legislation as awareness of mercury vapor dangers increases.

From OSHA: Oil Spill Cleanup Safety Guides

Development of the safety guides and fact sheets has grown out of a partnership between OSHA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to promote protective measures for Gulf Coast oil spill responders.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Super Quad-Blaster With Strobe

This Bird-X product repels unwanted birds using ultrasonic sound paired with a flashing strobe.

DOL Focuses on Safety of Oil Cleanup Workers

Cleanup workers can face potential hazards from oil byproducts, dispersants, detergents, and degreasers. Drowning, heat illness, and falls also pose hazards, as can encounters with wild species native to the impacted areas. OSHA is consulting with BP and others to ensure that workers receive appropriate training and protective equipment.

This Day in Workplace History: Workers Memorial Day

In the aftermath of the recent fatal incidents this month, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on Workers Memorial Day, April 28, 2010.

New Jersey Transit Violates Whistleblower Law

A whistleblower investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that New Jersey Transit violated the Federal Railroad Safety Act when it retaliated against an employee for reporting a work-related illness.

20 Years: Americans with Disabilities Act Reaches Milestone

The world’s first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities came into law on July 26, 1990 and will be recognized on U.S. World Standards Day with the theme “Standards for Accessibility.”

ASSE's Prevention Through Design Standard Initiative

PTD (or safety through design) is defined as the integration of hazard analysis and risk assessment methods early in the design and engineering stages and taking the actions necessary so risks of injury or damage are prevented.

OSHA Issues Flu Directive for Healthcare Workers

In response to complaints, OSHA inspectors will ensure that healthcare employers implement a hierarchy of controls and encourage vaccination and other work practices recommended by the CDC.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Enhanced Performance Roof Hatch From Bilco

The thermally enhanced hatch is designed with a fully insulated cover and curb.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Ladder Stabilizers By Stablebase USA

The company's line of ladder products include an Extension Ladder Stabilizer, a Step Ladder Stabilizer, and a Staging Stabilizer.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Blue Diamond Backlit Wall Switch

Larco's Blue Diamond Backlit Wall Switch is suitable for automatic indoor and outdoor entryway applications.

Roofs And Winter Weather

The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers guidance on how businesses can protect their property from winter weather-related perils, such as roof collapse due to heavy snow loads.

Repurposed Drinking Fountains

At an Ontario hospital, decommissioned drinking fountains were converted into hand washing units as an infection control measure.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Seismic Assessment From VFA, Inc.

This service helps organizations identify their risk of damage from earthquake activity using an industry-accepted methodology.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Rooftops Are No Place For Blowup Dolls

In Houston, TX, the public will no longer be subjected to inflatable marketing devices. This comes after a recent incident on a shopping center rooftop, when an out-of-control blowup gorilla deflated and caused a fire.

Two School Districts Win Safety Device

Through its Traffic Safety Grant awards, All Traffic Solutions is providing radar speed display systems to two facilities.

Free Guide: Steel Buildings And Earthquakes

A new publication from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) provides a broad understanding of earthquakes and how they affect buildings.

ASSE Offers Tips On Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls

With winter weather creating more possibilities for slippery surfaces, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) offers tips on how to prevent slips, trips, and falls at work.

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