“NIOSH and OSHA Introduce New & Improved Heat Safety App for Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety

An updated app for smartphones and other mobile devices can help workers stay safe when working outdoors in hot weather. The free app was redesigned by CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), along with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool mobile app, … Continue reading “NIOSH and OSHA Introduce New & Improved Heat Safety App for Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety

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“Heat, Lightning Hazards are Focus of Federal Safety Campaigns”

With the arrival of summer, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched initiatives to alert employers and workers to heat and lightning hazards and the steps to take to prevent injury or illness from them. The official hashtag of OSHA’s annual heat safety campaign is #WaterRestShade, which is designed to encourage employers to provide … Continue reading “Heat, Lightning Hazards are Focus of Federal Safety Campaigns”

“Protect Your Workers From Summer Heat Stress”

For more more information and to download the poster above, visit the following link:http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/infographic.html In Some Parts of the U.S., Today And Many More Days This Summer, Will Be A Very Hot Day. Get The New Revised iOS OSHA Heat Safety Tool by clicking On Link Below. Available For Android Too. https://lnkd.in/bYY2d8g       

OSHA “Winter Storm Safety”

Winter storms create a variety of hazards and can have lingering impacts on everyday tasks and work activities. According to the National Weather Service, about 70 percent of injuries during winter storms result from vehicle accidents, and about 25 percent of injuries result from being caught out in the storm. Learning about how to prepare … Continue reading OSHA “Winter Storm Safety”

Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2-8, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE66ganofF0 Get Weather Ready Before a Tornado Get Weather Ready During a Tornado Get Weather Ready After a Tornado   Know your risk. Take action. Be an example. In 2013, there were seven weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. These events included five severe weather and tornado events, … Continue reading Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2-8, 2014

Illinois EPA NPDES Reports Now Filed Online & Deadline Of March 31, 2014 For Transition

By Jeryl L. Olson and Craig B. Simonsen The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) had first introduced the “eDMR” (electronic Discharge Monitoring Report) system in April 2004. The eDMR system was developed so that National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permittees with a computer and an Internet connection could complete, sign, submit, edit, and … Continue reading Illinois EPA NPDES Reports Now Filed Online & Deadline Of March 31, 2014 For Transition

OSHA “Winter Storm Safety”

Winter storms create a variety of hazards and can have lingering impacts on everyday tasks and work activities. According to the National Weather Service, about 70 percent of injuries during winter storms result from vehicle accidents, and about 25 percent of injuries result from being caught out in the storm. Learning about how to prepare … Continue reading OSHA “Winter Storm Safety”

Climate Change Experts tell Tom Skilling “There really isn’t another side to this”

Thoroughly intriguing information and how much is going into seeking more information on the Earth’s climate and why it is changing. Tom Skilling is one of the best meteorological minds in this field.

 

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The eyes of the world will be on Stockholm, September 27th, 2013, when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change- I.P.C.C. releases it’s latest findings.  Five years ago, that panel won a Nobel Prize for it’s climate work.  And Atmospheric Science Professor Don Wuebbles from the University of Illinois, shared in that high honor.  Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling traveled to Urbana last week to catch Dr. Wuebbles for a preview of their report before he left for Sweden.

Friday marks the fifth time since 1990 that the IPCC has released it’s assessment of the science on climate change. Armed with the latest data, Dr. Wuebbles says they’ll state in stronger terms than ever before; the climate is warming, that warmer temperatures are creating more extreme weather events, and humans are driving this.

Hurricane Sandy, killer floodwaters, and raging wildfires.  Scientists from all over the world, including Dr. Don Wuebbles, say…

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OSHA Kicks Off 2013 “Water, Rest, Shade” Campaign For Working In The Summer Heat

OSHA Information OSHA Video - English OSHA Video - Spanish Contact: Adriano Llosa      Jesse Lawder Phone: 202-693-4686      202-693-4659 Email: llosa.adriano@dol.gov      lawder.jesse@dol.gov US Labor Department kicks off summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities among outdoor workers Educational materials and mobile application available WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has kicked off … Continue reading OSHA Kicks Off 2013 “Water, Rest, Shade” Campaign For Working In The Summer Heat

Wild Tornado Weekend in Oklahoma, Kansas & Midwest – Are You Prepared?

Video Courtesy of TVNWeather.com By Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet Managing Editor: The start of spring brings blooming flowers, balmier temperatures and something else not so pleasant: the threat of tornadoes. Tornadoes are some of the toughest weather Mother Nature can dish out, often appearing with little warning and possessing strong winds that can cause serious damage. … Continue reading Wild Tornado Weekend in Oklahoma, Kansas & Midwest – Are You Prepared?

Late Winter Snow Reminder to “Operate Snowblowers & Shovels Properly.”

Snow removal is more than just another necessary household chore. All that bending and heavy lifting can put you at serious risk for injury. Snow removal can be especially dangerous if you do not exercise regularly. According to the 2009 US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Approximately 16,500 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for … Continue reading Late Winter Snow Reminder to “Operate Snowblowers & Shovels Properly.”

Does HIPAA Prohibit Companies From Obtaining Medical Records of an Employee’s Worker’s Compensation Claim?

Does HIPAA prohibit companies from obtaining medical information directly from a doctor treating a recipient of workers’ compensation benefits? Georgia’s Supreme Court has weighed in on the matter. Laura McRae, an Arby’s employee, suffered third-degree burns to her esophagus after mistakenly drinking lye left in a break room cup. She received workers’ comp benefits and … Continue reading Does HIPAA Prohibit Companies From Obtaining Medical Records of an Employee’s Worker’s Compensation Claim?

NSC Free Heat Stress Webinar – Licensed to Chill: Heat Stress Overview & Solutions – May 17, 2012 @ 12:00 PM CDT

Licensed to chill: Heat stress overview & solutionsMay 17, 12:00 p.m. Central Register online for this free webinarA utility lineman is sent out to repair a power line brought down by a tropical storm. Working in oppressively hot and humid conditions, he wears protective gear that adds to his discomfort. He may have a small … Continue reading NSC Free Heat Stress Webinar – Licensed to Chill: Heat Stress Overview & Solutions – May 17, 2012 @ 12:00 PM CDT

Tornado Preparedness – Forecasters Unsure What to Expect This Tornado Season

Download a copy of the Red Cross Tornado Safety Guide Here: Tornado Safety - Red Cross Tornado season is starting, but don’t ask meteorologists how bad it will be this spring and summer. They don’t know. They’re having a hard enough time getting a fix on the likely path of storms expected in the next … Continue reading Tornado Preparedness – Forecasters Unsure What to Expect This Tornado Season

UPDATE: IOSHA Cites 3 Employers Following Investigation Into Fatal Stage Collapse in August, 2011

UPDATE: IOSHA cites 3 employers following investigations after fatal injuries at 2011 Indiana State Fair Indiana OSHA has cited three organizations involved in the Indiana State Fair accident on August 13, 2011 that resulted in fatal injuries of two workers. Fifty-eight people were injured and 7 were killed when a gust of wind toppled stage … Continue reading UPDATE: IOSHA Cites 3 Employers Following Investigation Into Fatal Stage Collapse in August, 2011

Insurers Worry 2012 Will Top 2011 for Record Weather Disasters

From floods that crippled countries, to mega cyclones, huge blizzards, killer tornadoes to famine-inducing droughts, 2011 has been another record-breaker for bad weather. While it is too early to predict what 2012 will be like, insurers and weather prediction agencies point to a clear trend: the world’s weather is becoming more extreme and more costly. … Continue reading Insurers Worry 2012 Will Top 2011 for Record Weather Disasters