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Med Sled Launches Nationwide Emergency Drinking Water Program
ST. LOUIS -- Med Sled has partnered with First Water, to develop an Emergency Drinking Water Program that can replace long-term care facilities’ ineffective and outdated reliance on bottled water during water disruptions. [FULL STORY]

Collaborative Occupational Research Award Goes to Immigrant Dairy Worker Project
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council has presented its inaugural Stakeholder Collaboration in Occupational Injury Research award to the Migrant Clinicians Network, the National Farm Medicine Center and five partners for the project, Seguridad en las Lecherías: Immigrant Dairy Worker Health and Safety. [FULL STORY]

Utility Trailer Plant Earns Ninth LM Silver Safety Award
CITY of INDUSTRY, CA -- Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner curtain-sided trailers, has announced that its Paragould, Arkansas manufacturing plant has received the Liberty Mutual Insurance Silver Safety Award. [FULL STORY]

3M Awards Three Scholarships for OHS Grad Students
ST. PAUL, MN -- 3M has announced the winners of its 29th annual Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship program, which recognizes outstanding students pursuing a graduate degree in occupational health and safety or industrial hygiene. [FULL STORY]

EPA Rejects Petition to Ban Triclosan
WASHINGTON -- In a response that took more than five years, the EPA issued its long-awaited response to a Citizen Petition filed by Beyond Pesticides and Food & Water Watch, denying the request to cancel registered products that contain the antibacterial pesticide triclosan, often sold under the trade name microban. [FULL STORY]

ASSE, NIOSH to Focus on Young, Hispanic, Construction Workers
WASHINGTON -- A new report by the American Society of Safety Engineers and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health concludes that young Hispanics who work for small construction firms likely face greater occupational safety and health challenges than almost any other employee segment or industry in the United States. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Finds Proper Protections Could have Saved four DuPont Workers
LA PORTE, TEXAS -- Four workers killed by a lethal gas in November 2014 would be alive today had their employer, DuPont, taken steps to protect them, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found. [FULL STORY]

NSC Finds Cell Phones Involved in 27 Percent of Car Crashes
ITASCA, IL -- According to National Safety Council estimates, cell phone-related crashes have increased for the third consecutive year and now account for 27 percent of all crashes. The estimate includes crashes involving drivers who are texting or talking on handheld or hands-free cell phones. [FULL STORY]

Two Companies Cited for Lack of Safeguards in Accidental Amputation
AMERICAN CANYON, CA -- Cal/OSHA has issued citations totaling more than $90,000 to two companies following an accident in which an employee was pulled into an unguarded concrete placer machine. [FULL STORY]

Respiratory Protection Guide Released for Hospital Workers
WASHINGTON – OSHA and NIOSH have released the Hospital Respiratory Protection Toolkit, a resource for health care employers to use to protect hospital staff from respiratory hazards. [FULL STORY]

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Prevent Bad IAQ from Maintenance Activities

Indoor air quality can be affected both by the quality of maintenance and by the materials and procedures used in operating, maintaining and cleaning a building and its components. Keeping IAQ in mind when you plan for operations and maintenance is a good way to prevent IAQ problems.


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