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Baily International Foods Receives WorkSafe Award
LANSING, MI -- Accident Fund Insurance Company of America presented a 2017 WorkSafe Award to the management and employees of Baily International Foods of Granite City, Ill. [FULL STORY]

AIHA Urges Congress to Reverse Course on Worker Safety Funding
FALLS CHURCH, VA. -- Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations approved draft legislation to fund several federal government entities that help protect worker health and safety. In response, AIHA has issued the following statement: [FULL STORY]

NIOSH and Workforce Tulsa Partner to Promote Workplace Safety
ATLANTA -- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Workforce Tulsa announced a collaboration to develop and pilot test a new training program, Developing Work Safety Skills, to promote workplace safety and health practices among young adults. [FULL STORY]

Mark Cuban Joins ASIS 2017 Keynote Lineup
ALEXANDRIA, VA -- ASIS International announced entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, will deliver the keynote address at the organization's 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017) luncheon. [FULL STORY]

Cal/OSHA and Chevron Reach Settlement in Richmond Refinery Fire
OAKLAND, CA -- Cal/OSHA and Chevron have reached a settlement agreement for a comprehensive plan that will improve safety at the Chevron Richmond refinery and for surrounding communities. [FULL STORY]

UTI Launches New Welding Technology Program
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA -- Universal Technical Institute (UTI) launched a new Welding Technology program at its Rancho Cucamonga campus. [FULL STORY]

NSC Honors 51 Organizations with 2017 Industry Leader Award
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council awarded 51 organizations with the 2017 Industry Leader Award for safety performance. The award, a component of the NSC Occupational Awards Program, recognizes outstanding safety achievements of NSC members. [FULL STORY]

Simple Safeguarding Device Prevents Welding and Riveting Injuries
ROCKFORD, IL -- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 5,000 American manufacturing workers suffer injuries involving amputation or limb loss every single year. In all, amputations rank in OSHA's top three serious workplace injuries. [FULL STORY]

Call for Abstracts for the Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health
ATLANTA -- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the call for abstracts for the 2nd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health. [FULL STORY]

Safe Driving Kit Targets Leading Cause of Workplace Death
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council has released a first-of-its-kind Safe Driving Kit to help employers eliminate the number one cause of workplace deaths – car crashes. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Best Practices for Arc Exposure Prevention and Use of FR Clothing

Electric arcs pose some of the most serious safety hazards for electric power industry workers. Arc blast or flash hazards include high temperatures (hotter than the surface temperature of the sun) over short periods of time (fractions of a second), hot gases, an intense pressure wave from the explosion (like having a hand grenade explode inches away), and shrapnel from vaporized and molten metal particles.

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