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Rockford Systems Emphasizes "Human Element" of Machine Safety
ROCKFORD, IL -- Rockford Systems, LLC, announced the launch of its new "Human Capital" branding campaign complete with a re-energized logo, website, social media program, print and online advertisements, and tradeshow graphics. [FULL STORY]

Recently Retired MWRA Employee Recognized for Outstanding Service
BOSTON -- Charlie Tyler, a resident of Sherborn, Mass. and a retired Engineer of the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA), is being honored with a "2016 Regional Lifetime Achievement Award" by EPA. [FULL STORY]

Workrite Highlights Leading Causes of Industrial Fires
OXNARD, CA -- Flash fire, arc flash and other thermal hazards pose a significant safety threat in a variety of workplaces. Recognizing the key causes of these hazards in industrial settings — as well as wearing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) — can go a long way toward preventing such incidents and reducing worker injuries if they do occur. [FULL STORY]

AIHA Selects Thomas P. Fuller as Representative to IOHA
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association has named Thomas P. Fuller, ScD, CIH, CSP, MSPH, MBA, as its representative to the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA). [FULL STORY]

NFPA Announces National Anthem Singer Contest for 2017 Expo
QUINCY, MA -- The National Fire Protection Association is holding its fourth annual online contest to select “The Star Spangled Banner” singer(s) for this year’s General Session at the NFPA Conference & Expo. [FULL STORY]

MSHA to Award Up To $1M in Grants for Mine Safety Education
ARLINGTON, VA -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced the availability of up to $1 million in grants for education and training programs to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines. [FULL STORY]

NAWIC Celebrates Women in Construction Week
FORT WORTH, TX -- The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will celebrate Women in Construction (WIC) Week March 5-11, 2017. [FULL STORY]

Blackeagle Energy Services Receives Prestigious Safety Award
BERTHOUD, CO -- Blackeagle Energy Services, has been awarded the Distribution Contractors Association (“DCA”) Arthur T. Everham Safety Award. [FULL STORY]

VelocityEHS Partners with Avery to Expand Hazardous Labeling Options
CHICAGO -- VelocityEHS has partnered with Avery Products Corporation to expand the printing options available to employers that must comply with workplace chemical labeling requirements. [FULL STORY]

Goodyear to Pay Out $1.75M after Deaths at Virginia Factory
RICHMOND, VA -- The Associated Press reports Goodyear will pay $1.75 million to settle workplace health and safety violations at its Danville, Virginia, tire plant where four workers died on the job over the course of a year. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Stopping Corrosion
New Approach To Extend Aging Gas, Water, Electricity, Facility Infrastructure
BY DEL WILLIAMS

From gas distribution, drinking water, and sewer piping to electric transmission, distribution, and substation structures, to telecom towers, much of the utility industry’s carbon steel facility infrastructure is aging and now between 40 and 100 years old. Consequently, the cost of corrosion is on a path to dramatically escalate.

“Utilities, which supply gas, water, electricity, and telecommunications services, account for the largest portion of annual industrial corrosion costs, with direct corrosion costs totaling $47.9 billion, according to NACE International’s report Corrosion Costs and Preventive Strategies in the United States.

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