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Workplace Opioid Abuse Takes Center Stage at ASSE Safety 2016
ATLANTA -- The stories about the opioid abuse continue to grow, and the statistics are even more alarming. According to CDC, opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999, and its estimated that 78 people die every day in the U.S. [FULL STORY]

Innovations and Westnet, Inc. Partner for Fire Safety
JUPITER, FL -- Innovations with Ed Begley Jr., announced it will feature Westnet, Inc. (Westnet) in an upcoming episode, airing via Discovery Channel to discuss fire safety and first response. [FULL STORY]

First Safety Website Aimed Specifically At Parents of Young Workers
TORONTO -- Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) in association with The Ontario Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced a website that will focus specifically on helping parents and other adult influencers of young workers play a more significant role in their workplace safety. [FULL STORY]

ASSE Safety 2016 Kicks Off Annual Event by Honoring Members
ATLANTA -- The ASSE held its annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting to kick off Safety 2016 events in Atlanta, Ga. During the meeting, members were recognized for their contributions to the society, the ASSE Foundation and the profession. [FULL STORY]

E2S Warning Signals becomes member of NFPA
HOUSTON, TX -- E2S Warning Signals, an independent warning signals manufacturer, is now a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). [FULL STORY]

Blackline Safety Expands its Lone Worker Safety Monitoring Technology
LONDON -- At the Safety & Health Expo hosted at the ExCeL London, Blackline Safety Corp., announced the expansion of its Loner safety monitoring technology to include real-time evacuation management of commercial and industrial facilities. [FULL STORY]

Data Analytics and Technology take Center Stage at NFPA Expo
LAS VEGAS -- At the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo (C&E) keynote presentations, General Session, educational tracks and interactive displays highlighted the growing importance of data analytics in fire and life safety; and the impact that new technology is having in fire prevention and protection today. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Announces Southeast Safety Stand-Down for Heat Illnesses
ATLANTA -- In 2014, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness while 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job - all of which was preventable. [FULL STORY]

CIS Installs Crane and Excavator Simulators at Training Center
VILLA RICA, GA -- Crane Industry Services LLC (CIS) has installed three Vortex Simulators from CM Labs Simulations Inc., at the Centered on Safety Training Center located on West Georgia Technical College’s Murphy campus. The simulators are designed to provide training and to conduct performance checks for operators of mobile cranes, tower cranes, and excavators. [FULL STORY]

Bosch Hits the Road to Push Jobsite Safety
MT. PROSPECT, IL -- The 2016 Bosch Mobile Tour features stops in major North American cities to bring safety training direct to users. The tour is now underway and concludes in mid-September. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Birds: Source of Man’s Inspiration, Consternation
BY PAUL CURTIS

Birds, descendants of the dinosaurs, have inspired man’s quest for flight, art, culinary creativity, and the literary works of admired authors and playwrights.
Birds-Pest
Their feathers have penned and carried the messages of kings, and stabilized arrows for conquests of war. Birds have appeared on clothing, currency, and angrily in electronic game applications. Though fascinating and beautiful, when they appear on and around structures of man, birds can be a real concern.

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