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OSHA'S Anti-Retaliation Provisions of Final Rule Take Effect
WASHINGTON, DC -- The anti-retaliation provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s final rule for the tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses went into effect on December 1st. These provisions become effective August 10, 2016, but OSHA had previously delayed their enforcement until Dec. 1, 2016. [FULL STORY]

Grainger Announces Top 10 Asked Safety Questions for 2016
CHICAGO -- Grainger released its list of the "Top 10 Asked Safety Questions for 2016." This is the second year in a row for this Top 10 list, which is based on more than 120,000 customer questions fielded by Grainger technical product specialists throughout the year. [FULL STORY]

Hecla Mining Company Achieves Industry's Top Safety Certification
WASHINGTON -- The National Mining Association (NMA) recognized Hecla Mining Company for receiving independent certification under its CORESafety system. [FULL STORY]

Three Key Updates to ANSI/ASSE Confined Space Standard
PARK RIDGE, IL -- The newly revised ANSI/ASSE Z117.1-2016 Confined Space Standard has been changed in three of the most critical areas of confined space entry: identification and evaluation of a confined space, non-permit confined spaces (NPCS) and training. [FULL STORY]

Helpmates Earns First Safety Standard of Excellence Mark
IRVINE, CA -- Helpmates, a staffing, recruiting and workforce solutions company serving Southern California, is the first to earn the Safety Standard of Excellence mark from the American Staffing Association. The program, developed by ASA and the National Safety Council, promotes industry-wide safety best practices. [FULL STORY]

Nawa of New Day Underwriting Managers Addresses Risk Profile Trends
HAMILTON, NJ -- Joseph Nawa, a senior consultant at New Day Underwriting Managers LLC, recently discussed the risks associated with everyday liability exposures at the 36th Annual IRMI Construction Risk Conference held in Orlando, Florida. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Recommends Construction Safety and Health Program Practices
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction to help industry employers develop proactive programs to keep their workplaces safe. The recommendations may be particularly helpful to small- and medium-sized contractors who lack safety and health specialists on staff. [FULL STORY]

Over Half of Employees Say Their Employer Provides No Wellness Benefits
RALEIGH, N.C. -- In an age where employee wellness programs seem almost ubiquitous in human resources circles, a new poll shows that most working Americans have a different perception. [FULL STORY]

EPA Names First Chemicals for Review under New TSCA Legislation
WASHINGTON - EPA announced the first 10 chemicals it will evaluate for potential risks to human health and the environment under TSCA reform. [FULL STORY]

Predictive Safety Inc. Forming from Four Safety Industry Experts
CENTENNIAL, CO -- The founding members of Predictive Safety Inc. have entered into an asset purchase agreement to allow future investment in and growth of their workplace safety technologies. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Raymond Handling Uses Pink Pallet Jack Auction
to Raise Funds to Benefit Breast Cancer

Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation announced the winning bid on its third annual Pink Pallet Jack Project online auction was $4,000 by John Souza of J and K Trucking. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all proceeds raised from this year’s auction were donated evenly between the Tina Fund in Greene, New York and the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation in Fremont, California.

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