U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Donation

U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Donation

Current South Carolina American Society of Safety Engineers (SC-ASSE) Chapter President Robert Wiggs presents a $250 check plus numerous bicycle safety helmets to U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Coordinator Sgt Michael Bullock.

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NIOSH Alert Addressing Dampness in Buildings

Contributed by Colleen Eubanks of Palmetto EHS, LLC.   Dampness in office buildings, nonindustrial buildings, and schools can create mold  growth which can lead to respiratory issues for some susceptible building occupants. Some causes of dampness in indoor environments include water intrusion into the building (such as roof leaks and window leaks), leaks from plumbing and HVAC units, and...

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OSHA Issues Directive on Road Construction Sites

Contributed by Laura Comstock, CSP of SCANA On October 16, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a directive that details how compliance officers should check road construction projects. The directive offers guidance on how officers will inspect road construction sites while applying OSHA standards and following safety precautions that apply specifically to work...

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Protecting Workers from Mercury in Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Contributed by Colleen Eubanks, CIH, CSP of Palmetto EHS, LLC. Although fluorescent light bulbs may be more energy efficient, they do contain mercury, which can pose serious health effects to workers depending upon exposure route, duration and level of exposure. Our nervous system and kidneys are sensitive to mercury and it can also harm unborn children. Signs of mercury poisoning include...

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OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for Fiscal Year 2012

Contributed by Colleen Eubanks, CIH, CSP of Palmetto EHS, LLC. Patrick Kapust, Deputy Director of OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs announced the top 10 violations for fiscal year 2012 on October 23, 2012 for Federal OSHA. Note that the top 10 list is preliminary since not all violations have been added to OSHA’s reporting system at this point.  OSHA does not, however, expect the order...

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