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Air Systems Publishes Latest Master Catalog Online and in Print
CHESAPEAKE, VA -- Air Systems International Inc., a manufacturer of ventilation and other industrial equipment, has introduced its new 2014-2015 Master Catalog in print and digital forms. [FULL STORY]

Investigation Finds No Record of Inspections on Chemical Storage Tanks
CHARLESTON, WV -- The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) reported it has found no record of a formal, industry approved inspection performed on any of the chemical storage tanks at Freedom Industries prior to the massive leak which occurred on January 9, 2014. [FULL STORY]

ILLUMAGEAR’s Halo Light Receives Design Award for Safety
SEATTLE, WA -- ILLUMAGEAR, manufacturer of safety systems, and The Halo Light is a recipient of the 2013 IDA International Design Award. [FULL STORY]

Despite Inconsistent Economy, Cintas Post Record Sales
CINCINNATI – As it looks for more consistency from the U.S. economy, Cintas Corporation is partly crediting an improvement in U.S. employment performance as it announced record revenues for fiscal 2014. [FULL STORY]

Bird-X Explains how to Avoid Common Zoonotic Diseases
CHICAGO -- After an especially harsh winter, more people are traveling this summer, but they should beware of a myriad of zoonotic health problems (diseases spread between humans and animals) commonly suffered by travelers, especially when traveling in developing countries. [FULL STORY]

Lack of SOP, Written Study Plan Blamed for CDC Anthrax Scare
ATLANTA -- Lack of standard operating procedures and an approved, written, study plan to ensure that research design was appropriate and met all laboratory safety requirements is being blamed for an unintentional release of potentially viable anthrax within the CDC’s Roybal Campus, in Atlanta, GA. [FULL STORY]

Risk Management Implementation Guide Adopted, Available
DES PLAINES, IL -- The national adoption of the ISO/ANSI/ASSE TR-31004-2014 Risk Management Implementation Guide is now complete and available as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Technical Report. [FULL STORY]

Revised Hard Hat Standard Approved by ANSI, for Sale by ASSE
DES PLAINES, IL -- The newly revised ANSI/ISEA Z89.1 Standard for Industrial Head Protection, was approved by the American National Standards Institute on May 15 and is now effective. [FULL STORY]

NACOSH Meeting to Consider Temp Workers and Employers’ Responsibilities
WASHINGTON -- Responsibilities of host employers and staffing agencies will be part of the discussion when OSHA holds a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health’s Temporary Workers Workgroup on July 28 in Washington, D.C. [FULL STORY]

Meserve Honored for ‘Outstanding Work’ as IAHSS Executive Director
GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL -- At the recent International Healthcare Security & Safety Foundation recognition dinner, Evelyn Meserve, CHPA, former IAHSS Executive Director and IHSS Foundation board member, was honored with a Medal of Distinction for her more than 20 years of experience in the safety and security industry. [FULL STORY]

Inside the Latest Issue...
FR Wear that Fits
Don’t Sacrifice Safety for Comfort on the Job
BY CHRIS HOLCOMBE

When it comes to the environmental health and safety of the workplace, it’s important for employees to follow proper protocol in order to work in the safest environment possible.

However, that can be easier said than done, especially for those in oil and gas, electric utility, and other industrial settings where workers are required to wear flame-resistant (FR) clothing to protect them from flash fire and electric arc hazards.


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