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NSC Accepting Nominations for Four Prestigious Safety Awards
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for four prestigious awards that honor individuals and organizations with steadfast commitment to the safety of colleagues, families and communities. Winners model safety excellence and a dedication to continuous improvement. [FULL STORY]

U.S. Congress Permanently Overturns OSHA Recordkeeping Rule
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The U.S. Senate passed H.J.Res.83, which used the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to permanently overturn an OSHA final rule that clarifies the obligation of employers to establish and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses throughout a five-year record retention timeframe. [FULL STORY]

AIHce Virtual Conference Wins Abila Excellence Award-Innovator
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The 2016 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) Virtual Conference has won the Abila Excellence Award-Innovator. The Abila Excellence Awards recognize association, nonprofit, and government customers who have shown exemplary achievement through their use of Abila products. [FULL STORY]

Rockford Training Director to Speak at Safety & Health Conference
ROCKFORD, IL -- Rockford Systems, LLC., announced that Roger Harrison, its Director of Training, will be a featured speaker at the 75th Annual Wisconsin Safety & Health Conference and Expo. [FULL STORY]

Cost Calculator to Help Employers Understand Workplace Drug Use
ITASCA, IL -- Workers with substance use disorders miss nearly 50 percent more days than their peers, and up to 6 weeks of work annually, according to analysis from the National Safety Council, NORC at the University of Chicago, and Shatterproof. [FULL STORY]

Randstad US earns Safety Standard of Excellence Mark
ATLANTA -- Randstad US earned the Safety Standard of Excellence Mark (SSE) developed by the American Staffing Association (ASA) and the National Safety Council to promote industry-wide safety best practices. [FULL STORY]

ASSE Stands Behind U.S. Chemical Safety Board
PARK RIDGE, IL -- The American Society of Safety Engineers supports the mission of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board and is deeply troubled that the CSB is targeted for elimination in President Trump’s budget blueprint for 2018. [FULL STORY]

US Labor Department Announces Delay in Beryllium Rule Effective Date
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a delay in the effective date of the rule titled “Occupational Exposure to Beryllium,” from March 21, 2017, to May 20, 2017. [FULL STORY]

Firestone Industrial Products Plant Recognized for Safety
INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Firestone Industrial Products, announced that the company’s Dyersburg, Tenn., manufacturing facility has received its third Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) award. [FULL STORY]

Five Avmor Floorcare Products Receive UL 410 Certification
LAVAL, QC, CANADA -- Five of Avmor's most popular floorcare products have just been certified under the UL 410 Standard for Slip Resistance of Floor Surface Materials, verifying that the products help prevent slip and fall accidents. [FULL STORY]

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Enhance Machine Guarding Safety

Crushed hands and arms, severed fingers, blindness — the list of possible machinery-related injuries is as long as it is horrifying. There seem to be as many hazards created by moving machine parts as there are types of machines. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from needless and preventable injuries.


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