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AIHA Warns Teen Workers at Risk on the Job
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association warns that teen workers are at risk on the job. AIHA is urging Americans to contact their local, state, and national lawmakers to demand that critical workplace safety education be included in 7th-12th grade curriculum. [FULL STORY]

NSC Announces Winners of its Green Cross for Safety Awards
CHICAGO, IL -- The National Safety Council presented its prestigious Green Cross for Safety Awards to individuals and organizations that have helped save lives and prevent injuries. The Council presented the Excellence Award to Schneider National, the Innovation Award to Brigham Health Sleep Matters Initiative and the Advocate Award to Common Ground Alliance 811 Campaign. [FULL STORY]

Rockford Systems to Announce Partnership with Unitrol Electronics
ROCKFORD, IL -- Rockford Systems, LLC, provider of machine safeguarding products and services, will demonstrate a range of machine safety solutions at the Safety 2018 Professional Development Conference and Exposition. [FULL STORY]

CSB Releases Final Investigation Report on Arkema Chemical Plant Fire
HOUSTON, TX -- The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released its final investigation report into the August 31, 2017, fire at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. [FULL STORY]

DOL Enters Partnership to Promote Safety During Demolition of Complex
KANSAS CITY, MO -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Brandenburg Industrial Service Company have signed a strategic partnership to promote worker safety and health during the demolition of the former Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City. [FULL STORY]

Blackline Safety Invests $1M In Manufacturing Automation
CALGARY, AB -- Blackline Safety Corp., a connected safety technology manufacturer, has invested $1,000,000 in surface mount technology (SMT) equipment to in-source the assembly of printed circuit boards at its new manufacturing facility in Calgary, Canada. [FULL STORY]

Safety Watchdogs Address First Responder Opioid Exposure Crisis
PHILADELPHIA -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association hosted a press conference at the AIHce EXP 2018 conference that highlighted the opioid exposure crisis threatening the safety of the nation’s first responders. [FULL STORY]

Radians Acquires Neese Industries
MEMPHIS, TN -- Safety Supply Corporation, manufacturer of high quality personal protective equipment and parent of Radians, Inc., announced they have acquired Neese Industries, Inc., global manufacturer of FR clothing and protective rainwear for almost 60 years. [FULL STORY]

How the Employee Experience Reduces Workplace Injuries
DULUTH, MN -- WorkWell Prevention and Care released a new report, Hidden Opportunity: The Employee Experience and Workplace Injury Prevention, describing how a fresh look at the employee perspective will reduce workplace injuries. [FULL STORY]

CSB Investigators Deploying to Incident at Texas Facility
WASHINGTON, DC -- A four-person investigative team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is deploying to the scene of an incident that reportedly injured 21 workers at the Kuraray America facility in Pasadena, Texas on May 19th. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Have you Heard?
Signaling Confusion Can Create Risk Of Recordable Injury
BY ROB BRAUCH

Industrial workplaces are often very noisy and filled with visual distractions from moving equipment like forklift trucks, robotic material handling devices and overhead cranes as well as stationary sources such as motors, pumps, fans and conveyors. Yet in the middle of this
visual and aural cacophony there are important signals that must be communicated
to workers to let them know if the operating environment is safe or not and equipment is running properly, or if there is an activity about to take place that could cause risk of injury or even death. index article image

 

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