SUN News Report http://sunnewsreport.com Your Ad-Free Source for Safety and Compliance News Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:54:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 https://i2.wp.com/sunnewsreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/favicon-55809c5dv1_site_icon.png?fit=32%2C32 SUN News Report http://sunnewsreport.com 32 32 119506479 California Outdoor Workers at Risk for Valley Fever http://sunnewsreport.com/california-outdoor-workers-risk-valley-fever/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss http://sunnewsreport.com/california-outdoor-workers-risk-valley-fever/#respond Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:54:32 +0000 http://sunnewsreport.com/?p=5346 California Outdoor Workers at Risk for Valley Fever

The Occupational Health Branch of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) warns that outdoor workers in California’s Central Valley, especially those who dig or disturb soil, are at risk for Valley Fever. Valley Fever, or coccidioidomycosis, is a disease caused by the inhalation of Coccidioides fungal spores, which is present in the soil of semiarid areas Read the full article...

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New Mobile App for Multiple Lifting Tasks http://sunnewsreport.com/new-mobile-app-multiple-lifting-tasks/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss http://sunnewsreport.com/new-mobile-app-multiple-lifting-tasks/#respond Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:39:56 +0000 http://sunnewsreport.com/?p=5343 New Mobile App for Multiple Lifting Tasks

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has introduced its Lifting Equation mobile application, NLE Calc –  a tool to calculate the overall risk index for single and multiple manual lifting tasks. This application provides risk estimates to help evaluate lifting tasks and reduce the incidence of low back injuries in workers. Workers in Read the full article...

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Ambulance Patient Killed in Crash http://sunnewsreport.com/ambulance-patient-killed-crash/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss http://sunnewsreport.com/ambulance-patient-killed-crash/#respond Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:49:53 +0000 http://sunnewsreport.com/?p=5339 Ambulance Patient Killed in Crash

OK City, OK – A Blanchard woman who was a patient in an ambulance was killed when the driver crashed in southwest Oklahoma City early Wednesday, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Carolyn D. Koch, 66, died at the scene due to a head injury.

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Another Chemical Release Scare at Community Pool http://sunnewsreport.com/another-chemical-release-scare-community-pool/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss http://sunnewsreport.com/another-chemical-release-scare-community-pool/#respond Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:37:20 +0000 http://sunnewsreport.com/?p=5335 Another Chemical Release Scare at Community Pool

SUMMERVILLE, SC – In the past month, SUN News has reported several incidents involving the release of chemicals at community pools. In a report from TV station WCSC, emergency officials transported 5 children to the hospital following a chemical release at a Summerville pool Wednesday afternoon. The children are reported to be in good condition.

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Study Shows Rise in Sharps Injuries, Body Fluid Exposures http://sunnewsreport.com/study-shows-rise-sharps-injuries-body-fluid-exposures/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss http://sunnewsreport.com/study-shows-rise-sharps-injuries-body-fluid-exposures/#respond Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:09:47 +0000 http://sunnewsreport.com/?p=5332 Study Shows Rise in Sharps Injuries, Body Fluid Exposures

Houston, TX – Despite an increase in sharps injuries and exposure to blood and bodily fluids, many health care workers are not wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, recent data from the International Safety Center shows. Researchers analyzed 2015 surveillance data from hospitals that participate voluntarily in ISC’s Exposure Prevention Information Network – a system that tracks occupational exposures among health care workers. They Read the full article...

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Mining Fatalities Reach Double Digits This Year http://sunnewsreport.com/mining-fatalities-reach-double-digits-year/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss http://sunnewsreport.com/mining-fatalities-reach-double-digits-year/#respond Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:03:57 +0000 http://sunnewsreport.com/?p=5328 Mining Fatalities Reach Double Digits This Year

The US Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports that 18 miners have died this year – 11 coal and 7 metal-non metal workers. The total number of fatalities in 2016 reached 25. The latest fatality occurred on Aug 3rd when falling material killed a coal miner at the Desarado Mine in Colorado.

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Tobacco Farm Worker Safety http://sunnewsreport.com/tobacco-farm-worker-safety/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss http://sunnewsreport.com/tobacco-farm-worker-safety/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:43:03 +0000 http://sunnewsreport.com/?p=5277 Tobacco Farm Worker Safety

The North Carolina Agriculture Safety and Health Bureau, the Farm Labor Practices Group, NC State University and industry stakeholders have collaborated to produce safety training videos addressing agricultural safety and health hazards faced by tobacco farm workers. These include heat illness and struck-by hazards from farm equipment. Tobacco is a labor-intensive crop with many situations that Read the full article...

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US Coast Guard Rescues Man from Fishing Vessel http://sunnewsreport.com/us-coast-guard-rescues-man-fishing-vessel/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss http://sunnewsreport.com/us-coast-guard-rescues-man-fishing-vessel/#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:27:24 +0000 http://sunnewsreport.com/?p=5274 US Coast Guard Rescues Man from Fishing Vessel

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The US Coast Guard came to the rescue of a 48-year-old man Sunday 20 miles east of St.

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Serious Workplace Hazards at Psychiatric Hospital http://sunnewsreport.com/serious-workplace-hazards-psychiatric-hospital/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss http://sunnewsreport.com/serious-workplace-hazards-psychiatric-hospital/#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:05:51 +0000 http://sunnewsreport.com/?p=5271 Serious Workplace Hazards at Psychiatric Hospital

BOSTON, MA – A Massachusetts behavioral health facility faces $207,690 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for violations found while conducting a follow-up inspection.

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NIOSH Updates Ergonomics Guide to Prevent Work-related MSDs http://sunnewsreport.com/niosh-updates-ergonomics-guide-prevent-work-related-msds/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss http://sunnewsreport.com/niosh-updates-ergonomics-guide-prevent-work-related-msds/#respond Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:32:04 +0000 http://sunnewsreport.com/?p=5266 NIOSH Updates Ergonomics Guide to Prevent Work-related MSDs

The NIOSH Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) Research Program recently updated Elements of Ergonomics Programs, a guide intended to help employers, workers, and others design effective ergonomics programs to prevent work-related MSDs. MSDs are soft-tissue injuries caused by sudden or sustained exposure to repetitive motion, force, vibration, and awkward positions. These disorders can affect the muscles, nerves, tendons, Read the full article...

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