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Employer Vigilance Essential to Addressing Summer Workplace Hazards
KANSAS CITY, MO -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is urging vigilance among employers and employees to address the types of workplace hazards that tend to peak in the summer months. [FULL STORY]

AIHA Launches Think and Act Fire Smart Resource Center
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association® launched Think and Act Fire Smart, a one-stop information center for wildfire preparedness and recovery. AIHA's Think and Act Fire Smart Resource Center aims to raise awareness about the hidden dangers in the cleanup process that follows a devastating wildfire, especially in urban areas. [FULL STORY]

NSC Honors Oklahoma Employers with Traffic Safety Awards
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council recognized seven Oklahoma organizations for their commitment to keeping employees safe on the roads during the presentation of the inaugural Our Driving Concern Oklahoma Employer Traffic Safety Awards. [FULL STORY]

East and West Coast Companies Join Training Network
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Four companies have joined SEAA’s network of Craft Training providers, offering SEAA/NCCER training and assessments. Participation in the program provides SEAA member companies with access to nationally recognized credentials for ironworkers. [FULL STORY]

NECA Recognizes Lineworkers on National Lineworker Appreciation Day
BETHESDA, MD -- July 10 was National Lineworker Appreciation Day, a time to recognize the people who ensure that Americans have the safe and reliable electricity they need every day. [FULL STORY]

Brokk Launches New Website for Ease of Use
MONROE, WA -- Brokk has launched a new website, www.brokk.com. The new site provides quick access to detailed product information and an extensive after sales section full of useful tools to help customers maximize efficiency with their Brokk machines. [FULL STORY]

Branch Creek’s Entry Liquid Ice Melt Wins Green Seal Certification
WASHINGTON, DC -- Entry liquid ice melt from Branch Creek is the first product to win Green Seal’s coveted Certification of Environmental Innovation under the latest version of requirements, meeting a rigorous standard for transformative product innovation with a de-icer that is safer for people and the planet while performing more effectively than market competitors.   [FULL STORY]

Rockford Systems Launches Remote Safeguarding Assessment Service
ROCKFORD, IL -- Rockford Systems, provider of machine safeguarding and combustion safety solutions, announced the expansion of its workplace safety portfolio with a new Remote Safeguarding Assessment service. [FULL STORY]

sensemetrics Adds New Members to IIoT Alliance
SAN DIEGO -- Following the launch of its Alliance Member Program, sensemetrics, Inc., the Industrial IoT (IIoT) company announced the newest members: SoilVision, Leica Geosystems, GKM Consultants, DHI, i-IoT Solutions, beadedstream, Tata22, Clonsa Ingenieria, Wireless Sensor Solutions and GEOKON.   [FULL STORY]

Carhartt and Chevrolet Form Partnership
DETROIT -- Chevrolet announced a strategic partnership where Carhartt will become the Official Workwear of Chevy Trucks and Chevy Trucks will be the Official Partner of Carhartt. [FULL STORY]

Industrial Scientific Acquires SAFER Systems
PITTSBURGH, PA -- Industrial Scientific announced it has signed and closed on a definitive agreement to acquire SAFER Systems, headquartered in Westlake Village, California. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Standup Forklift Under-ride Hazards

Forklift truck operators must look in the direction of travel and keep the forklift under control at all times. One of the potential hazards faced by standup forklift operators is the crushing hazard that can arise when traveling, with the forks trailing, in a warehouse near a storage rack or similar obstruction. The risk is that a horizontal rack beam (crossbar) or similar obstruction might enter the operator’s compartment in a situation referred to as
“under-ride.”

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