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Ten Things to Consider When Buying FR Clothing
OXNARD, CA -- Tragic workplace deaths in industries like oil and gas, fire service, and even education, not only have devastating outcomes but significant financial costs to organizations. With frequent onsite fieldworker accidents and growing concern over lab safety in schools, it's no wonder flame-resistant (FR) clothing has literally become a "hot topic" issue. [FULL STORY]

‘Standards, Awareness’ Help Reduce Time-Lost Work Injuries
TORONTO -- Time-lost, workplace injuries are declining in Ontario, and the owner of a commercial cleaning company there credits precautions taken based on standards and awareness. [FULL STORY]

ISHM Names Healthcare Safety Manager 2014 Professional of the Year
YUMA, AZ -- Institute for Safety and Health Management in partnership with Westex, a flame resistant fabric manufacturer, announced the 2014 Safety Management Professional of the Year. [FULL STORY]

PPE, Cleaning Supplies Donated to West Africa for Ebola Relief
LOS ANGELES -- Operation USA, an international relief agency, is sending a shipment of Ebola relief supplies made up of more than 6,000 pounds of personal protective equipment, including 50,000 N-95 masks and 50,000 pairs of latex gloves, as well as hospital grade cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and disinfectants to West Africa this week. [FULL STORY]

NSC Names Campbell, Distinguished Service Award Winners
SAN DIEGO -- The Campbell Institute of the National Safety Council presented Cummins Inc. with the 2014 Robert W. Campbell award at its Safety Congress & Expo, the world’s largest annual gathering of safety and health professionals. [FULL STORY]

Safety Expo Reveals OSHA's Top 10 Workplace Violations
SAN DIEGO, CA -- OSHA has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014. [FULL STORY]

NSC and OSHA Renew Alliance to Prevent Workplace Injuries
SAN DIEGO, CA -- The National Safety Council and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration renewed their alliance to foster safer and healthier workplaces at the NSC Congress & Expo. [FULL STORY]

NSC Urges Congress Attendees to ‘Seize the Day,’ Make Life Great
SAN DIEGO, CA -- In homage to Robin Williams, National Safety Council President and CEO Deborah Hersman, welcomed thousands of safety professionals to the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo yesterday by encouraging them to “seize the day.” [FULL STORY]

Campbell Institute Reveals the Predictive Power of Leading Indicators
SAN DIEGO, CA -- The Campbell Institute, the National Safety Council’s center of excellence for environmental, health and safety management, has published a new white paper entitled, Practical Guide to Leading Indicators: Metrics, Case Studies & Strategies at the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo, being held this week in San Diego. [FULL STORY]

Inside the Latest Issue...
Type, Condition and Nature
Electrical Safety and Lighting in Hazardous Locations

Because electrical equipment can become a source of ignition in volatile areas, a substantial part of the National Electrical Code is devoted to the discussion of hazardous locations, which it defines as those areas “where fire or explosion hazards may exist due to flammable gases or vapors, flammable liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable fibers or flyings.”

What OSHA calls the ‘bible’ of the electrical industry, the NEC is the basis for 29 CFR 1926.407, Hazardous (Classified) Locations; other OSHA standards require the installation of electrical wiring and equipment in hazardous locations according to the requirements of Subpart K, Electrical.


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