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A 2009 ruling by a federal appeals court meant managers in a growing number of states must accept what, for many, is a troubling reality—their employees have the legal right to keep guns in their cars at work, even with layoffs on the rise and economic tensions running high.


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A 2009 ruling by a federal appeals court meant managers in a growing number of states must accept what, for many, is a troubling reality—their employees have the legal right to keep guns in their cars at work, even with layoffs on the rise and economic tensions running high.

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Latest: Employers Unnerved by Ruling Upholding the Legality of Guns in Workplace Parking Lots - A 2009 ruling by a federal appeals court meant managers in a growing number of states must accept what, for many, is a troubling reality—their employees have the legal right to keep guns in their cars at work, even with layoffs on the rise and economic tensions running high.

Employers Unnerved by Ruling Upholding the Legality of Guns in Workplace Parking Lots

A 2009 ruling by a federal appeals court meant managers in a growing number of states must accept what, for many, is a troubling reality—their employees have the legal right to keep guns in their cars at work, even with layoffs on the rise and economic tensions running high.

OSHA Cites Wisconsin Excavator After Witnessing Safety Violations During Trenching Job

OSHA has cited A-1 Excavating Inc. of Bloomer, WI, for alleged willful violations of federal workplace safety standards, proposing nearly $700,000 in penalties for numerous life-threatening violations at a trenching operation in Weston, WI.

New Product Flash: AEDs From Defibtech

These automated external defibrillators (AEDs) provide voice prompts appropriate for both lay and professional users.

New Product Flash: Ladder Lock from Mt. Everest Safety Products

The Ladder Lock is a patented, portable ladder safety device that meets OSHA standards for hands-free climbing and securing a ladder. It is designed to help prevent extension ladder slide-offs, blow-offs, and accidents.

Free Checklist Promotes Safe Use of Infrared Heaters

With many areas of the country still experiencing a winter chill, infrared heater manufacturers call on safety inspectors to pay close attention to the proper use and maintenance of their installed equipment.

Protect Against Environmental Liability with Proper Insurance Options

Many owners undertaking construction projects have begun to educate themselves about the impact of environmental issues as well as the associated liabilities.

Web Exclusive: Maintaining Hazcom Compliance

Many facility managers are turning to solutions with a low environmental impact to achieve HazCom Standard compliance including the electronic management of MSDSs.

Federal Agency Expands Emergency Notification

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is extending its use of an alert service across its main campus in Bethesda, MD and to NIH facilities in the Washington metropolitan area and around the country.

New Product Flash: SpanGuard Safety Barrier From Rite-Hite Corporation

This visual barrier separates and defines large work areas, long walkways, interior loading docks, or protect openings in the floor.

OSHA To Hold Informal Public Hearing On Crane And Derrick Standards In Construction

Participants who intend to present testimony must notify OSHA in writing by February 13, 2009.

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA revises its Voluntary Protection Programs

The VPP will now provide new options for construction contractors and other employers who may have employees at various locations.

U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA revises its Voluntary Protection Programs

The VPP will now provide new options for construction contractors and other employers who may have employees at various locations.

Tyson Foods Pleads Guilty to OSHA Violation That Led to Worker Death

Settlement resolves court case from October 2003, which involved a Tyson maintenance employee who was overcome with hydrogen sulfide gas while repairing a leak from a hydrolyzer and later died.

New OSHA Walkthrough Training Programs Available

The NSC is introducing two new versions of the OSHA Walkthrough for Industry training program.

Neglecting Workplace Safety During Business Downturs Could Be Costly

ASSE cautions employers against cutting back on workplace safety in time of economic difficulty.

OSHA Issues Final Rule On PPE

The final rule on Clarification of Employers' Duty to Provide Personal Protective Equipment and Train Each Employee was published in the Federal Register on December 12, 2008.

Preventing Roof Collapse In Winter Weather

The Institute for Business & Home Safety is offering information and engineering guidelines that can help prevent this threat to life safety and property.

Ohio Hospitals Taking Advantage Of Security Technology

Biometrics and wireless RF systems are helping Promedia Health Systems in its efforts to keep its patients and doctors safe.

The American Industrial Hygiene Association Surveys Members On Public Policy Issues

The biennial survey sought to identify topics that will affect that group and other occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals over the next two years.

SimplexGrinnell Earns Safety Act Certification

Certification of integrated fire and life safety services as anti-terrorism technologies provides liability protection to customers, helps protect citizens and assets.

Former OSHA, NOISH Leaders Debate Future of OSHA

Major changes in OSHA not anticipated with new administration, but small and medium sized businesses in particular are being urged to keep up safety policies despite challenging economic times.

A&E Firm Offers Advice On Keeping Walkways Ice Free

With winter weather upon us in many areas, facility managers face another season of snow removal and ice melting.

A&E Firm Offers Advice On Keeping Walkways Ice Free

With winter weather upon us in many areas, facility managers face another season of snow removal and ice melting.

Remembering An Elementary School Fire 50 Years Later

This Chicago fire prompted the enhancements of many fire-related building requirements.

Professional Development: Human Resource Management

Guest Contributor Tony Rankin asks, when facility managers are faced with personnel issues, how should they respond?

Is PPE Compliance A Challenge In Your Facility?

In a recent survey conducted by Kimberly-Clark Professional, 89% of safety professionals polled have observed workers failing to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when they should have been.

Herman Miller Shares Social Responsibility Progress Report

Report details Michigan company's progress in a variety of social areas during its past fiscal year.

Students Voice Optimism About Future of Occupational Safety Professionals

Students see opportunities in construction, manufacturing, and the "green" movement despite the troubled economy.

The Role Of Walk Off Matting

Matting systems historically have been used to promote safety, but these items have also come to have a role in green cleaning.

Weird Wednesday: Fire Protection… “Do You Smell Wasabi?”

Japanese firm SEEMS Inc. has developed the "Wasabi Fire Alarm".

Web Exclusive: Safety Prompts Water Treatment System

In Iraq, U.S. troops stationed at Forward Operating Base, Delta have a system in place to create their own potable water.

The Right To Bear Arms…In Office Parking Lots

Keeping violence out of the workplace is a top priority for employers everywhere. But as more states pass laws giving employees the right to bring guns onto company parking lots, many facility managers are now concerned about compliance with OSHA workplace safety requirements.

Workplace Injury and Illness Rates Continue To Decline Significantly

Rate decline significantly and reported injuries continue at recorded low.

Start Of MRSA Season Cause For Concern For Safety Professionals

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 126,000 hospitalizations are related to MRSA each year; and 70% of hospital acquired infections are due to antibiotic resistant bacteria such as MRSA, with MRSA infections being one of the strongest and fastest growing.

Watch Your Step

With winter on its way, facility managers need to take a look at preventing slipping, falling, and tripping accidents.

Code Hearings Feature Major Issues, Dramatic Moments

The hundreds of approved code changes will be included in the 2009 version of the International Codes, used to guide construction throughout the country.

OSHA Launches National Initiative To Promote Safe Construction Crane Operations

The National Emphasis Program will incorporate increased targeted inspections of construction worksites to identify crane hazards and promote compliance with workplace crane safety requirements.

Historic New Hampshire Inn Saved

Well known New England destination suffered some damage but was not destroyed.

Ike’s Moldy HVAC Problem

Commercial property managers, school boards, and other facility operators should be aware that HVAC systems either flooded or simply exposed to unusual humidity or other environmental conditions during Hurricane Ike may become breeding grounds for mold or other contaminants.

Ike's Moldy HVAC Problem

Commercial property managers, school boards, and other facility operators should be aware that HVAC systems either flooded or simply exposed to unusual humidity or other environmental conditions during Hurricane Ike may become breeding grounds for mold or other contaminants.

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