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Study finds dental offices not taking all steps to control nitrous oxide exposure

A recent NIOSH survey has found that just over half of dental professionals reported that they did not check for leaks when using nitrous oxide gas on adult patients, and a little less than half did not check before using it on pediatric patients. NIOSH also found that 13 percent of dental practices do not […]

Employees are unprepared for heart emergencies, survey finds

Half of employees don’t know where the automated external defibrillator is at work. That rate rises to 66 percent in the hospitality industry, according to the American Heart Association. The AHA surveyed more than 3,000 employees in various fields and found 55 percent can’t get first aid or CPR/automated external defibrillator training from their employer. […]

Farming: Tractor rollover protection system now available nationwide

Agricultural safety experts are gathering at Utah State University this week to announce the launch of the National ROPS (rollover protection system) Rebate Program. Tractors are the leading cause of death on U.S. farms, but rollover protection has been found 99 percent effective in preventing injury and death in an overturn. More than 2,300 tractors […]

Fed-OSHA proposes pushing back deadline for reporting injury, illness data

Fed-OSHA is proposing to delay until December 1 the compliance date for employers to electronically submit injury and illness data as part of the agency’s Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule.The controversial rule, which went into effect January 1, requires establishments with 250 or more workers to electronically submit information from Fed-OSHA […]