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Agency responds to findings of weak regulations, inadequate pipeline oversight

January 24, 2014 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

In 2010, two dramatic events – a million-gallon crude oil spill near Marshall, Mich., and a natural gas explosion in a San Bruno, Calif., neighborhood – focused the nation’s attention on pipeline safety.

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Topics: training, compliance, workplace safety, occupational safety, absenteeism, loss control, utilities, GHS, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor

Mixed signals on healthcare disaster preparedness

January 15, 2013 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

When a disaster strikes, occupational health and safety professionals deployed in healthcare organizations often are what stands between a bad outcome and a good one for victims.

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Topics: training, healthcare, employee health, hospital, loss control, risk management, employees, human resources

For a safer workforce, use leading indicators to avoid lagging

October 29, 2012 - Posted by Langdon Dement

Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show work-related fatal injuries decreased from 4,690 in 2010 to 4,609 in 2011, while private industry employers reported nearly 3 million workplace injuries and illnesses for an incidence rate of 3.5 per 100 workers, unchanged from 2010.

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Topics: training, workplace safety, Featured, industrial, occupational safety, OHS, injury prevention, EHS, transportation, loss control, utilities, safety culture, construction, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor

Bringing safety and learning together

June 11, 2012 - Posted by Brett Williams

We’re very excited about our latest PureSafety Learning and Safety Management System (LSMS) release. We’re most proud of its ability to bring safety and learning together. Specifically, we’ve added capabilities that allow an administrator or safety professional to take incidents from a real-world event and memorialize them in the collective safety culture as a training session.

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Topics: training, workplace safety, return to work, occupational safety, injury prevention, EHS, presenteeism, loss control, employees, safety culture, OSHA recordkeeping