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NFPA President Addresses Shortfalls in Global Fire Problem
QUINCY, MA -- In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in London, Jim Pauley, president and CEO of the National Fire Protection Association addressed troubling fire safety issues and questions around flammability of exterior cladding, the lack of fire sprinklers and the notion of “shelter in place,” among other subjects in the association’s membership publication. [FULL STORY]

ASSE and Sinopec Partner to Advance Workplace Safety Globally
DENVER -- The American Society of Safety Engineers and Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation signed a bilateral agreement for cooperation during Safety 2017, ASSE’s professional development conference and exposition at the Colorado Convention Center. [FULL STORY]

ASSE Honors Top Innovators for Creatively Improving Workplace Safety
DENVER -- The American Society of Safety Engineers honored Samantha J. Horseman from Saudi Arabia with its 2017 Award for Innovation in Occupational Safety Management during a ceremony at the Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference & Exposition at the Colorado Convention Center. [FULL STORY]

Rockford Partners with Lazersafe to Safeguard Press Brake Ops
ROCKFORD, IL -- Rockford Systems has forged a new partnership with Lazersafe by becoming an authorized distributor of the Lazersafe Sentinel Plus press brake guarding system. [FULL STORY]

ASSE Gets New Name, Updates Logo
PARK RIDGE, IL -- ASSE's House of Delegates voted in favor of a new name they believe better reflects the diverse makeup of its membership. The proposed new name, American Society of Safety Professionals, must now be confirmed by a membership vote that will begin soon by electronic ballot. [FULL STORY]

MSHA Launches Compliance Assistance Initiative
ARLINGTON, VA -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration launched a Training Assistance Initiative throughout the nation’s coalfields to address the causes and trends in recent coal fatalities. [FULL STORY]

Construction Companies Don't Always Prioritize Their Workers Safety
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Construction consistently ranks among the most dangerous jobs in America. Construction workers face serious safety hazards every day, from extreme heights and heavy equipment to dangerous machinery and electrical risks. [FULL STORY]

‘Mile-High’ Moments Await Safety 2017 Attendees
DENVER, CO -- A record number of attendees and exhibitors converged on Denver, Colo., for the American Society of Safety Engineers’ Safety 2017. [FULL STORY]

Five-Alarm Fire Engulfs Anaheim Chemical Supply Business
ANAHEIM -- Dozens of firefighters battled a five-alarm blaze that engulfed a chemical supply business in a large industrial complex in Anaheim, Calif. last week left one employee and two firefighters hurt, according to CBS Los Angeles. [FULL STORY]

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Protect Outside Workers’ Eyes from Ultraviolet Rays

Many people know about the damage that ultraviolet (UV) rays can have on the skin, from sunburns to skin cancers. But many may not know about the damage it may cause to the eyes. UV damage to the eyes can be immediate including a condition called “ultraviolet keratitis.”

Photokeratitis is the primary acute effect of exposure to intense UV from the sun or welding arcs. This leads to damage to the outer layers of the cornea, causing severe pain and reduced vision, resulting from a corneal haze which develops from the injury and forcing closure of the eyelids.

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