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The 3 rules of recycling electronics waste

Published Mon 03/24/14 07:13 AM
Leo Raudys of provides tips on selecting an electronics recycler. Read More

NIOSH Respirator Notice

Published Wed 03/05/14 10:24 AM
Some respirator users are inappropriately swapping the original hose provided with supplied-air respirators with different sized hoses. Read More

The lasers fuelling hopes of unlimited, clean nuclear energy

Published Thu 02/13/14 08:23 AM

2014 Wisconsin Hazardous Materials Awareness and Waste Disposal Training

Published Thu 01/23/14 08:02 AM

Employee pedestrian victim to truck

Published Thu 01/16/14 04:22 PM
A UW-Madison employee died Thursday morning after she was hit by a campus truck backing up near the Pyle Center. Read More

Hazard assessment: Santa

Published Fri 12/06/13 10:58 AM
How would you like to be the safety and health consultant at the North Pole? Read More

OSHA wants injury data online

Published Mon 11/18/13 11:31 AM
OSHA is proposing to require the electronic submission of injury and illness information. Read More

Some ANSI standards now free to read

Published Fri 11/01/13 04:39 PM
ANSI now has an online tool for free, read-only access to voluntary consensus standards that have been incorporated by reference (IBR) into federal laws. Read More

White Paper on PCBs in Buildings

Published Wed 10/09/13 11:51 AM
AIHA has released a white paper on the potential hazards of PCBs in buildings. Read More

Safety grant opportunity for campuses

Published Wed 10/09/13 11:38 AM
University of Wisconsin System campuses have until November 1, 2013 to apply for injury reduction grant funding. Read More

Lab safety improvements at University of California

Published Tue 09/03/13 04:49 PM
Campuses across the University of California System have implemented several changes to their lab safety programs. Read More

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Social Media

Published Tue 08/06/13 10:01 AM
When we first launched CPSC recall e-mails, many other electronic forms of communications didn't exist. Now that so many of you receive information in multiple ways, we want to make sure you know all the ways you can receive recall information from CPSC. Read More

Nanomaterial risk management practices

Published Tue 07/16/13 02:43 PM
There is an opportunity to comment on a proposed NIOSH and CDC survey on nanomaterial risk management practices. Comment due by Sept. 15, 2013. Read More

Voice Activated

Published Thu 06/13/13 11:16 AM
A recent study has concluded that the use of hands-free, voice-activated devices in motor vehicles may actually pose a higher risk to drivers than handheld devices. Read More

NIOSH recommends CNT/ CNF limits

Published Mon 05/13/13 09:19 AM
NIOSH recommended exposure limits and other practices for the use or manufacture of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and carbon nanofibers (CNFs). Read More

Employee dies on job

Published Thu 05/02/13 09:03 AM
A UW-Madison employee died April 16 when a loading dock lift fell on him while performing repairs. An investigation is underway. Read More

AIHA publishes stand on mold in buildings

Published Mon 04/15/13 04:50 PM
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has released a position statement on indoor mold in the non-industrial workplace. Read More

Lifting loads and pregnant employees

Published Mon 04/15/13 04:49 PM
How much can a healthy pregnant worker lift at work? Newly published findings address this question. Read More

Bilingual ladder safety guidance

Published Mon 04/15/13 04:48 PM
OSHA published new ladder safety guidance in English and Spanish. Read More

Fire: UW-Madison Medical Sciences building

Published Thu 02/28/13 09:18 AM
A fire at the Medical Sciences building brought units from across the city to the UW-Madison campus, with the fire reported being knocked down at 8:42 a.m. Read More

HazCom labeling poster

Published Tue 02/26/13 01:34 PM
If you are looking for a poster to include in your campus HazCom awareness efforts, you might be interested in this article. Read More