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Ergodyne Names New Eastern Regional Sales Manager
ST. PAUL, MN -- Ergodyne, developer of Tenacious Work Gear, has announced the addition of Donovan Baker as eastern regional sales manager. [FULL STORY]

NSC Supports Nomination of Rosekind as NHTSA Administrator
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council strongly supports the President's nomination of Dr. Mark Rosekind to serve as Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). [FULL STORY]

Konecranes Offers Crane Safety Management Training Courses
SPRINGFIELD, OH -- Konecranes, a manufacturer of lifting technology, is offering overhead crane safety management training courses that include proper operations, requirements and regulations, good management practices, and special concerns in nuclear environments. [FULL STORY]

Ten Ways to Protect Your Hands This Winter Season
TOLEDO, OH -- With winter right around the corner, Betco, manufacturer of professional cleaning, disinfecting, floor care, and skin care products, reminds those in the professional cleaning and building management industries that now is the time to start thinking about hand care. [FULL STORY]

Upfront Costs of Injury Tip of Iceberg for Employers
CLEARWATER, FL -- Investment in proactive workplace safety processes can yield a return on investment of approximately $6.15 for every $1 spent, according to studies by insurance carriers. [FULL STORY]

American Public Health Association Honors COSH Safety Advocates
NEW ORLEANS -- Two veteran worker safety activists, Dan Neal and Linda Delp, have been recognized with prestigious awards at the American Public Health Annual Meeting in New Orleans.   [FULL STORY]

Gamewell-FCI’s S3 Fire Alarm Control Panel Earns Certifications Nationwide
NORTHFORD, CT -- Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell has announced that its S3 Series addressable fire alarm control panel and accessories have earned approved listings and certifications from Factory Mutual (FM), California State Fire Marshal, City of New York and City of Chicago, in addition to its current Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listing.  [FULL STORY]

NSC Offers Safe Driving Tips for Busy Holiday Season
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council is estimating 418 traffic fatalities and another 44,700 injuries requiring medical attention may occur from car crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but the good news is that an estimated 153 lives will be saved Thanksgiving weekend because of people wearing their safety belts. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Urges Retailers to Keep Workers Safe During Major Sales Events
WASHINGTON -- As the holiday season approaches, the OSHA is encouraging retail employers to implement safety measures to prevent workplace injuries during major sales events, including Black Friday.   [FULL STORY]   

ProAct Safety’s Galloway to Keynote Safety Leadership Conference
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Shawn M. Galloway, president of ProAct Safety, will serve as keynote speaker at the 2014 Safety Leadership Conference in Livonia, Michigan, on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.    [FULL STORY]

CSB Team Investigating Fatal Chemical Release at DuPont Facility
HOUSTON -- A team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is in Houston investigating the fatal chemical release at the La Porte DuPont Plant, located east of Houston, which killed four workers and injured a fifth when methyl mercaptan, a toxic chemical used in the company’s insecticide and fungicide manufacturing process, was released.  [FULL STORY]

Inside the Latest Issue...
New Standard takes effect Jan. 1
Risk Assessment Key to Robotic Machine Guarding Compliance
BY ERIC ESSON

The development and implementation of industrial machine guarding systems has always been an exercise in assessing risk. However, that assessment process is about to get much more important, particularly as it relates to automated and robotic processes.

Thanks to the passage of the Robotic Industry Association (RIA) R15.06 standard in 2013, risk assessments will be required as of January 1, 2015. Many professionals responsible for plant safety have been conducting risk assessments to increase safety as a matter of practice. These new regulations mandate risk assessments be conducted.



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