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Inside the November 2019 Issue

ANSI

Today's News

ASSP Says Injury Rate Unacceptable, Calls for Employers to Act
PARK RIDGE, IL -- The American Society of Safety Professionals is calling on employers to take steps to protect America’s workers from injury and illness in response to newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). [FULL STORY]

NASA Awards Modification to Safety Assurance Services Contract
HUNTSVILLE, AL -- NASA has awarded a contract modification to Bastion Technologies, Inc. of Houston for safety and mission assurance (SMA) services. [FULL STORY]

Faith Technologies Prepares Workforce for the Future
MENASHA, WI -- Faith Technologies, an energy expert and national leader in electrical planning, engineering, design and installation, recently graduated 36 employees from its inaugural ICIAN training program, designed to prepare its workforce for customers’ future needs. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Determines No U.S. Mining Operations Met POV Criteria
ARLINGTON, VA -- For the fifth consecutive year, none of the nation’s more than 13,000 mining operations met the criteria for a Pattern of Violations (POV), the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced. The screening period started on September 1, 2018, and ended on August 31, 2019. [FULL STORY]

ANSI Honors Distinguished Leaders during World Standards Week
WASHINGTON, DC -- The American National Standards Institute congratulates award winners who were honored last night at the 2019 ANSI Leadership and Service Awards Banquet and Ceremony. [FULL STORY]

NSC Releases Statement on Workplace Injuries
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council is concerned with the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing no change in the number of workplace injuries and illnesses between 2017 and 2018. This marks the first year since 2012 that the total recordable cases rate for workplace injuries and illnesses did not decline. [FULL STORY]

Be Thankful For The Pillars of Food Safety
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Thanksgiving is a day to spend with family and friends to share thanks, stories, food, and hopefully, no foodborne illnesses. [FULL STORY]

Quest Diagnostics Earns Gold in Workplace Health Achievement Index
SECAUCUS, N.J -- Quest Diagnostics announced that it has achieved Gold status in the American Heart Association's 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index, ranking the company's workplace health initiative among the best in the nation. 2019 marks the second year in a row that Quest has earned this distinction. [FULL STORY]

National COSH Announces 2019 Health and Safety Awards
SAN DIEGO, CA -- The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) announced today the winners of its 2019 Health and Safety awards, recognizing outstanding contributions towards empowering workers and the fight for safer workplaces and communities.  [FULL STORY]

FLIR Launches Multiple Programs to Support U.S. Military Veterans
ARLINGTON, VA -- FLIR Systems, Inc. announced an initiative to honor and support United States military veterans. As part of its FLIR HERO Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, the company plans to double the percent of verified veterans employed at the company by the end of 2022. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Keep it Clean
The dangers of not meeting industrial health & safety regulations
BY ANH-TAI VUONG

Proper industrial hygiene is key to maintaining a healthy and productive workforce. This means effectively identifying, evaluating and controlling environmental stressors in the workplace.

Businesses should approach industrial cleanliness proactively, producing dedicated health and safety and hygiene standards, anticipating hazards before they occur and outlining the internal protocol for how to deal with harmful substances.



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