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ASSE’s Triangle Award Goes to IWCA’s Safety Director Bright
DES PLAINES, IL -- The American Society of Safety Engineers has named Stefan Bright the winner of the 2014 Triangle Award for Heroic Dedication to his role in establishing a field manual, training and standards that reduced fatalities among professional window cleaners by 30 percent over the last two decades. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Seeks Feedback on 2013 Heat Campaign
WASHINGTON -- OSHA has distributed a short online survey to evaluate its 2013 campaign to prevent heat illness in workers. [FULL STORY]

Building LIFE, Turner Construction Certified to OHSAS 18001
NEW YORK -- Turner Construction Company has earned OHSAS 18001 registration, which recognizes the development and implementation of a comprehensive safety program that strives to provide and maintain the safest possible work conditions. [FULL STORY]

First Responders to Train for Dealing with Individuals with Autism
LOS ANGELES -- The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and the Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) have announced a partnership to train first responders on how to approach and interact with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. [FULL STORY]

ProAct Safety’s Galloway to Keynote Tennessee Safety and Health Congress
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- ProAct Safety, a pioneer of safety excellence strategies, has announced that its president and chief operating officer, Shawn M. Galloway, has been invited to deliver the opening keynote address at the 37th annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress. [FULL STORY]

EPA Directs Mine to Correct Hazardous Waste Violations
LOS ANGELES --The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Molycorp Minerals, LLC, to pay a $27,300 penalty for improper management of hazardous waste at its Riverside County mine and mineral processing facility. [FULL STORY]

Natural Systems Utilities Receives Awards for Safety
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ-- Natural Systems Utilities is announced they are recipients of four awards from the NJ Governor's Occupational Safety & Health Award Program. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Holds Informal Hearing On Extension of Crane Operator Certification Deadline
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration scheduled an informal public hearing to discuss OSHA’s proposed rule to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement and the existing phase-in requirement that employers ensure that their operators are qualified to operate the equipment. [FULL STORY]

Silent Knight Receives Honor for Top Fire/Life Safety Product
NORTHFORD, CT -- Silent Knight by Honeywell announced the Security Industry Association (SIA) has named the IntelliKnight SK-FIRE-CO fire and carbon monoxide (CO) detector as the top fire/life safety solution in the highly-competitive New Product Showcase (NPS) competition. [FULL STORY]

Haws Announces New Hires and Internal Promotions
SPARKS, NEVADA -- Haws Corporation announced several additional team members as well as internal promotions within various company departments. [FULL STORY]

Clarion Explains Workplace Safety Sign Updates
MILFORD, PA -- Clarion Safety Systems, a designer and manufacturer of safety signs and labels, has released a free informational resource to help workplaces better understand OSHA’s 2013 workplace safety sign regulation update. [FULL STORY]

Inside the Latest Issue...
Prevent Occupational Skin Disease
Workers Want Lightweight and Durable Gloves

As many as 13 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that dermal exposure to hazardous agents can result in a variety of occupational diseases and disorders, including occupational skin diseases (OSD) and systemic toxicity.


Historically, efforts to control workplace exposures to hazardous agents have focused on inhalation rather than skin exposures. As a result, assessment strategies and methods are well developed for evaluating inhalation exposures in the workplace; standardized methods are currently lacking for measuring and assessing skin exposures.

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