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2015 Nonfatal Injury Data Now Available
ATLANTA -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) WISQARS to include 2015 nonfatal injury data. [FULL STORY]

NFPA's National Fire Data Survey Builds the Case for Improving Data
QUINCY, MA -- The National Fire Data Survey, commissioned by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), shows that while the fire service considers the fire data ecosystem to be inconsistent, under-utilized and incomplete. [FULL STORY]

OSHA’s Inaugural Safe + Sound Week Gets Underway in June
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration first Safe + Sound Week kicks off June 12-18, 2017. Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of proactive safety and health programs in workplaces. [FULL STORY]

April 28th - National Day of Mourning Workplace Tragedy
HAMILTON, ON -- The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety reminds us that the National Day of Mourning, April 28, is not only a day to remember and honor those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to renew the commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths. [FULL STORY]

NIOSH Appoints New Director of Western States Division
WASHINGTON – The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has appointed Ryan Hill, MPH (CDR, USPHS) as director of its Western States Division (WSD). CDR Hill will serve as the Division’s first full-time director beginning May 1. [FULL STORY]

Konecranes Raises the Level of the Playing Field for Crane Safety
SPRINGFIELD, OH -- Konecranes proprietary safety features are raising awareness about the value of improving the safety for inexperienced or infrequent operators when purchasing an overhead crane. [FULL STORY]

NSC Announces 2017 Green Cross for Safety Award Finalists
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council announced the finalists for the 2017 Green Cross for Safety awards, given annually to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated safety excellence in workplaces, in homes and communities and on the road. [FULL STORY]

DEKRA Insight Publishes Insider Lessons from Safety Assessments
OXNARD, CA -- DEKRA Insight, safety at work consultant, released insider knowledge from years of workplace safety assessments. [FULL STORY]

Texas Mutual Awards $1M in Annual Safety Education Grants
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Texas Mutual Insurance Company has awarded a combined $1 million in grants to 10 community colleges across Texas. The grants fund workplace safety courses for employers, workers and the general public through the risk management programs at each college. [FULL STORY]

The CSB Releases a Business Case for Safety
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a “Business Case for Safety” that summarizes four major accident investigations. The six page documents details how safety is good for business and ultimately a company’s bottom line. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
The Heat Is On:
Six In 10 Employees Report Increased Work Stress

Having trouble “keeping calm and carrying on” at work? You’re in the majority. More than half (52 percent) of workers said they are stressed at work on a dayto- day basis, and 60 percent reported work-related pressure has increased in the last five years, according to a new survey by staffing firm Accountemps.

Their concerns are not lost on executives: 54 percent of CFOs acknowledged their teams are stressed, and 55 percent said worker anxiety is on the rise. Employees polled cited heavy workloads and looming deadlines (33 percent), attaining work-life balance (22 percent), and unrealistic expectations of managers (22 percent) as top worries.

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