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Since 2014, OSHA has designated the first full week of May as National Stop Construction Falls week. This is an opportunity to stop and reflect on the hazards of railroad bridge and structure work, especially the real – and oftentimes fatal – risks that come with working at heights.

 
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On April 28, workers and their unions throughout the world will pause to remember the thousands of persons killed and the millions injured in the workplace over the past year. I ask each of you to take time this Workers’ Memorial Day to remember and honor our fallen Brothers and Sisters.

 
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NEW LAYOUT! BMWED Journal - February-March-April, 2019 - Volume 1 – Number 1: Newly Elected BMWED System Officers; Director of Strategic Coordination and Research, Don Griffin Retires; BMWED Secretary Treasurer, Perry K. Geller Retires; Secretary Treasurer’s Report; President’s Perspective; The Time Has Come for Affordable Healthcare; Local Lodge Legislative Representative Elections Instructions; and more!

 
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This document is a Summary Report to the BMWED membership outlining the key findings of the Occupational Safety and Health research project. The Summary Report was authored by a team of highly-credentialed medical and academic researchers with extensive experience in workplace safety and health, both nationally and internationally. The full research project includes three separate areas of study: (1) epidemiology, (2) ergonomic and physical hazards, and (3) social and economic impacts.