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Eleven 3M Products Earn NFSI High-Traction Certification
ST. PAUL, MN -- 3M Commercial Solutions Division has received high-traction certification from the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) for several of its Nomad and Safety-Walk branded products. [FULL STORY]

EU-OSHA to Discuss Preventing Psychosocial Risks at Safety Congress
FRANKFURT, GERMANY -- EU-OSHA will host a symposium on preventing psychosocial risks next week at the 20th World Congress on Safety and Health at Work to be held in Frankfurt, Germany August 24-27. [FULL STORY]

NSC Teams with First Student for Back-to-School Safety Tips
ITASCA, IL -- The back-to-school season is a time that can be stressful for both parents and students. For this reason, the National Safety Council has partnered with First Student, the largest provider of student transportation services in North America, to highlight school safety tips at nsc.org/back2school. [FULL STORY]

NSC CEO Visits Construction Site of Industrial Scientific’s New HQ
PITTSBURGH, PA -- Industrial Scientific recently welcomed Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, to the construction site of its new global headquarters facility. [FULL STORY]

Multiple Factors Blamed for Deadly Derailment in Quebec
LAC-MÉGANTIC, QC -- A multitude of factors led to the death of 47 people last year, according to an investigation by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada into the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. [FULL STORY]

TalentClick to Host Discussion of Top Safety Cultures
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- ProAct Safety, a pioneer in safety excellence strategies, has announced that its president, Shawn M. Galloway, will join TalentClick host, Greg Ford, for a webinar on creating a top safety culture that leverages strategy and key measurements most organizations miss when attempting to improve safety performance or company culture. [FULL STORY]

‘Midnight Rider’ Film Company Cited for Worker Fatality and Injuries
JESUP, GA -- Film Allman LLC of Pasadena, Calif., the production company of “Midnight Rider,” a biopic on the life of musician Gregg Allman, has been cited by OSHA for one willful and one serious safety violation for exposing employees to struck-by and fall hazards that left one woman dead and eight other works injured. [FULL STORY]

Comment Period Extended for Rule on Tracking of Workplace Injury
WASHINGTON -- OSHAS is extending the comment period on the proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses to Oct. 14, 2014. The proposal, published on Nov. 8, 2013, would amend the agency’s recordkeeping regulation to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information that employers are already required to keep. [FULL STORY]

NSC Estimates Traffic Fatalities Down 4 Percent in First Half of 2014
ITASCA, IL -- Preliminary data collected by the National Safety Council indicates deaths from motor vehicle crashes during the first six months of 2014 are down 4 percent, compared to the same six month period last year. [FULL STORY]

Inside the Latest Issue...
Source Capture and PPE
Best Practices for Weld Fume Management
BY ALLAN HILBERT AND STEPHANIE LOWNEY

Weld fume management is a non-negotiable part of establishing and maintaining a safe, comfortable and compliant work environment, while also providing companies with a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining skilled workers.

Managing fumes created by the welding process is necessary for compliance with OSHA regulations, which enforces exposure limits for each individual metal, metal oxide or gas found in the weld plume, such as hexavalent chromium and manganese.


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