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Silent Knight Receives Honor for Top Fire/Life Safety Product
NORTHFORD, CT -- Silent Knight by Honeywell announced the Security Industry Association (SIA) has named the IntelliKnight SK-FIRE-CO fire and carbon monoxide (CO) detector as the top fire/life safety solution in the highly-competitive New Product Showcase (NPS) competition. [FULL STORY]

Haws Announces New Hires and Internal Promotions
SPARKS, NEVADA -- Haws Corporation announced several additional team members as well as internal promotions within various company departments. [FULL STORY]

Clarion Explains Workplace Safety Sign Updates
MILFORD, PA -- Clarion Safety Systems, a designer and manufacturer of safety signs and labels, has released a free informational resource to help workplaces better understand OSHA’s 2013 workplace safety sign regulation update. [FULL STORY]

Babine Mill Faces Million-Dollar Levy for Fatal Explosion
RICHMOND, BC -- WorkSafeBC has issued orders that include the imposition of an administrative penalty and a claims cost levy totaling more than $1 million against Babine Forest Products Ltd., where a fire and explosion in 2012 killed two workers and injured many more [FULL STORY]

Schneider Electric Offers Modernization Solution for DS-Type Circuit Breaker
PALATINE, IL -- As aging circuit breakers move toward obsolescence and parts become increasingly difficult to source, it is more important than ever to transition to more advanced circuit breakers, so Schneider Electric, an energy management specialist, has announced a direct replacement modernization solution for customers with an installed base of DS-type circuit breakers. [FULL STORY]

Pre-Hire Assessment Evaluates Candidate’s Health & Safety Competence
WAYNE, PA -- SkillSurvey, Inc., the inventor of the Pre-Hire 360 assessment, which recently received a U.S. Patent Notice of Allowance, has added a new "Workplace Health and Safety" competency cluster to help Power, Oil & Gas and other industrial employers identify candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to workplace safety. [FULL STORY]

Safety Services Illustrates Causes, Solutions to Workplace Stress
YUMA, AZ -- Safety Services Company, a provider of occupational health and safety compliance products, has released an infographic that illustrates the causes of, symptoms of and solutions to workplace stress. [FULL STORY]

GA Fire Officers Win NFPA National Anthem Singing Contest
QUINCY, MA -- Captain Mark Ware of the Sandy Springs Fire Department in Sandy Springs, Ga., and Lieutenant Rodney Brooks of the Henry County Fire Department in McDonough, Ga., were announced as the winners of a National Anthem singer contest sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Announces Publication of Rule Revising Electric Power Generation Standards
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the final rule to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric power generation, transmission and distribution work has been published in the Federal Register. [FULL STORY]

Industrial Hygienists Seek to Increase Referencing of Professional Designations
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- Professional recognition remains a significant concern of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, even as recent research indicates that laws and regulations across the country commonly reference the CIH and CSP designations. [FULL STORY]

Inside the Latest Issue...
Prevent Occupational Skin Disease
Workers Want Lightweight and Durable Gloves

As many as 13 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that dermal exposure to hazardous agents can result in a variety of occupational diseases and disorders, including occupational skin diseases (OSD) and systemic toxicity.

Historically, efforts to control workplace exposures to hazardous agents have focused on inhalation rather than skin exposures. As a result, assessment strategies and methods are well developed for evaluating inhalation exposures in the workplace; standardized methods are currently lacking for measuring and assessing skin exposures.

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