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Justrite Acquires Hughes Safety Showers
DES PLAINES, IL -- Hughes Safety Showers Ltd. joins the Justrite family and brings an extensive line of emergency showers and eyewash safety products, and experience in servicing customers’ safety needs. [FULL STORY]

NSC Accepting Nominations for Distinguished Service to Safety Awards
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service to Safety Awards, presented annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the safety movement and have inspired action in others. [FULL STORY]

AIHF Awards More Than $70,000 in Scholarships to Outstanding Student
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The Board of Trustees of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) has selected 38 outstanding students to receive $73,700 in scholarships this year. [FULL STORY]

Seton Introduces Reorder Service for Workplace Safety Products
BRANFORD, CT -- Seton, supplier of safety and identification products, has launched a new service that will let their customers experience an Easy Reorder process for safety supplies that they use the most. [FULL STORY]

ESFI’s Safety Campaign Launches for Electrical Safety Month
ARLINGTON, VA -- May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is launching its annual effort to help reduce electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss. This year’s campaign features the third edition of its National Electrical Safety Month publication, Electrical Safety Illustrated. [FULL STORY]

Survey Finds Only 18 Percent of Outdoor Workers Wear Sunscreen
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A new survey commissioned by Deb Group, and conducted online by Harris Poll among U.S. adults ages 18 and older who work outdoors found that only 18 percent of outdoor workers always wear sunscreen at work. [FULL STORY]

OSHA’s Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee to Hold Meeting
WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health will hold a meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee on May 16-17, 2016, in Washington, D.C. [FULL STORY]

Safway Receives Safety Training and Evaluation Process Award
WAUKESHA, WI -- Safway Services' Laurel Branch received a Gold Level Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Award as well as a Chapter Safety Award in recognition of its safety practices and results. [FULL STORY]

Millions Expected to Promote Fall Safety during Safety Stand-Down
WASHINGTON -- In 2014, almost 40 percent of all construction fatalities were fall related, and all of these deaths were preventable. During its third annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls that's the key message the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants to deliver to employers and workers. [FULL STORY]

'Business-as-usual' Will Not Get the Job Done for Accident Prevention
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- April 28th is a nationally recognized day to remember the victims of workplace tragedies, but also to reiterate the need for healthy and safe workplaces across every sector. Construction has tragically accounted for the highest share of lives lost to occupational injury and disease. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Hand Tools
Choose and Use without Injury

Tools are such an enormous component of our daily tasks, we sometimes forget they can be the culprit for hazards and injuries.

Construction workers use hand tools, for the most part all day long in their daily work. Using the right tool the wrong way or the wrong hand tool can cause injuries of muscles and nerves in the hand. You might be tempted to ignore early symptoms like achy, tired hands and wrists and just write these off to a hard day’s work – and in some cases that’s true.

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