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EPA Issues Final Rule for Protection from Formaldehyde Exposure
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moves to reduce exposure to formaldehyde vapors from certain wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States. [FULL STORY]

Brady Earns Two ASSE Safety 2016 Attendee Choice Awards
MILWAUKEE, WI -- Brady announced that two of its products and services earned ASSE Safety 2016 Attendee Choice awards. [FULL STORY]

Two ASSE Members Appointed to the NIOSH Board
PARK RIDGE, IL -- Two prominent members of the American Society of Safety Engineers were appointed to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Board of Scientific Counselors, a federal advisory committee formed to give the NIOSH director advice and guidance. [FULL STORY]

Dynamis Acquires DGI’s Emergency and Security Management Solutions
FAIRFAX, VA -- Dynamis, Inc. announced it acquired Defense Group Inc. (DGI) subsidiary Emergency & Security Management Solutions (ESMS), including the COBRA integrated emergency and security management software suite. [FULL STORY]

MSHA, NVMA Co-Host 2016 Event for Emergency Preparedness
ARLINGTON, VA -- Thirty-seven mine rescue teams from 18 states are in Reno this week for the 2016 Metal and Nonmetal National Mine Rescue Contest sponsored by the U.S Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Nevada Mining Association. [FULL STORY]

USW Announces Settlement of Injury Reporting Case with U.S. Steel
PITTSBURGH -- The United Steelworkers (USW) announced a settlement in the federal court case brought by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) against United States Steel (USS). In 2014, USS disciplined three USW members for “late reporting” of minor injuries suffered at work in separate incidents. [FULL STORY]

New Hazmat Emergency Response Kit Testing Successful
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and BONHAM, TEXAS -- Kelso Technologies Inc. reports that the company has successfully completed initial commercial testing of its new emergency response kit known as the Kelso ERK (ERK). [FULL STORY]

Proper Placement of Mats to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents
FREMONT, OH -- Floor mats are one of the most effective ways to prevent slip and fall accidents. However, if improperly selected or installed, the floor mat may actually contribute to a slip and fall accident. [FULL STORY]

Environmental Resource to Present Mandatory HazMat Training
INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years. [FULL STORY]

Deb Group Appoints New CEO in North America
Deb Group, occupational skin care provider, announced it has appointed Mike Flagg as chief executive officer in North America. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Revised Recommendations for Combating Exposure to Heat

Temperatures across the country are soaring and causing many construction sites and outside workers to enact safety plans to protect workers from elevated heat. Exposure to heat can result in injuries, disease, reduced productivity, and death. To address this hazard, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has evaluated the scientific data on heat stress and hot environments and has updated the Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Hot Environments [NIOSH 1986a].

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