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OSHA Cites New York Paperboard Mill for 61 Safety, Health Hazards
NEW YORK, NY -- A New York paperboard mill faces $357,445 in proposed penalties for exposing workers to 61 safety and health hazards. [FULL STORY]

ASSE Changes Name to American Society of Safety Professionals
PARK RIDGE, IL -- The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will become the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) next year when it unveils a redesigned website in conjunction with Safety 2018 in San Antonio. The switch was approved by 74 percent of voting members. [FULL STORY]

OSHA to Hold Second Meeting for Strengthening VPP
WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold the second of two meetings Aug. 28, 2017, in New Orleans, LA, to continue the discussion on the future direction of the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). [FULL STORY]

CDC Touts Prevention Through Design Credit in LEED
ATLANTA -- For those looking to prevent and control occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities by “designing out” or minimizing hazards and risks even before construction begins are being directed by the CDC to consider the PtD Pilot Credit program available in the USGBC’s LEED rating system. [FULL STORY]

UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Concealed Fire Sprinklers
NORTHBROOK, IL -- Independent safety science company, UL, released a notification stating that some fire sprinklers identified bear a counterfeit UL Certification Mark for the United States and Canada. [FULL STORY]

New App Aims to Reduce Injuries Caused by Manually Lifting
ATLANTA -- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health announced the availability of a new, free mobile application (app) for smart phones and other mobile devices that can help workers stay safe when manually lifting objects as part of their job. [FULL STORY]

Struck-by Hazards are Leading Cause of Construction Injuries
SILVER SPRING, MD -- Struck-by hazards were a leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in construction from 2011 to 2015, says a new quarterly data report from The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). [FULL STORY]

Advanced and Keltron Partner to Improve Multi-Building Fire Safety
HOPKINTON, MA -- Advanced, manufacturer of fire systems, announced its Axis AX UL 864-listed fire system is now compatible with Keltron Corporation's life safety event management systems. [FULL STORY]

Rockford Systems to Host Open House for National Manufacturing Day
ROCKFORD, IL -- Rockford Systems, LLC. announced it will be commemorating National Manufacturing Day, October 6, 2017, with an Open House featuring a machine safety presentation and interactive safeguarding demonstrations. [FULL STORY]

Tranzonic Companies Acquires Disposable Glove Supplier Adenna
CLEVELAND -- Tranzonic Companies, parent company of HOSPECO, has acquired Adenna, Inc., an importer and supplier of a broad range of single-use industrial and exam grade gloves and disposable infection control and protective products. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Workers Unprepared for Workplace Cardiac Emergencies

Most U.S. employees are not prepared to handle cardiac emergencies in the workplace because they lack training in CPR and First Aid, according to new survey results from the American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease.

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