August 24 USW and Tony Mazzocchi Health and Safety Digest

USW Health, Safety & Environment Department and Tony Mazzocchi Center Digest 8/24/2012

The USW HSE Dept & Tony Mazzocchi Center send a periodic recap of the latest health, safety, and environment news. To subscribe, email

From the USW HSE Website: 

New Hazard Alert - Lack of Machine Safeguarding
Read this updated alert about how the lack of machine safeguarding caused hand and finger injuries at a USW-represented workplace. Click here to read older hazard alerts.

Updates to the Recalls & Defective Products List
A new recall has been issued by 3M for THOR family of self-retracting lanyards units. Click here to see more recalls. 

Health & Safety Kits Still Available
Made-in-America kits offered for sale at the 2012 USW HSE Conference are still available.

From the TMC Website:

Updated Course Catalog Available Online
Check out the updated course catalog to request training for your local union.

2012 HAZWOPER Class
Act now to be included in 40-hour HAZWOPER class to be held September 10-15 at USW Headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. Email

From the Web:

National Worker Health and Safety Conference
The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health will hold its annual conference in Baltimore on December 6-7, 2012. Early bird registration is now open.

OSHA's Worker Safety & Health App Challenge
OSHA is holding a contest to find the best apps to teach young workers about safety and health at work. The deadline to submit or vote is September 16.