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Mo. Mill Achieves 10 Years with No Lost-Time Incidents
ST. LOUIS, MO -- The Doe Run Company’s (Doe Run) Brushy Creek Mill near Boss, Missouri, recently surpassed 10 years with no lost-time incidents – a significant milestone celebrated by all 23 individuals who work in the mill and contributed to the safety record. [FULL STORY]

Increase in Productivity through Focus on Employee Health
ATLANTA -- CBRE Group, Inc. has found that when a company focuses on employee health and wellness, workers report increases in engagement, retention rates increase, and absenteeism declines according to a survey of corporate real estate executives at large corporations. [FULL STORY]

Colt Fire Protective Curtains Receive UL-Approval
NEW HAVEN, CT -- The BILCO Company, a subsidiary of AmesburyTruth, announced its line of Colt Fire Protective curtains has received UL10D approval for the containment of fire in commercial buildings. [FULL STORY]

Fire and Life Safety Expert Witness Joins Ivey Engineering
SAN DIEGO, CA -- Ivey Engineering, Inc., announced the addition of Dr. Daniel N. Bak, a fire and life safety expert witness, to its team of consultants. Bak, a licensed Professional Engineer and Fire Safety Engineer, is also a fire protection consultant. [FULL STORY]

Serious Workplace Injuries Cost Billions, According to Safety Index
BOSTON -- Workplace injuries and accidents that cause employees to miss six or more days of work cost U.S. employers $59.9 billion in 2014, the most recent year for which statistically valid injury data are available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Academy of Social Insurance. [FULL STORY]

Dr. David Michaels Departs OSHA after Seven Years
WASHINGTON -- After more than seven years as Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Dr. David Michaels, who began his tenure in December 2009, left the agency on Jan. 10, 2017. [FULL STORY]

NIOSH Launches Hearing Loss Prevention App
ATLANTA -- CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the availability of a new mobile application (app) for iOS devices that will measure sound levels in the workplace to help workers learn about their noise exposure and reduce the chances of hearing loss. [FULL STORY]

Berko Infrared Heaters Melt Away Winter Safety Concerns
CHICAGO -- During construction of the 190-unit, 15-story JeffJack Apartments building in downtown Chicago, the owner sought an effective method to prevent snow and ice build-up on the building’s parking garage ramps during winter. Infrared heaters from Marley Engineered Products paved the way. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Stresses Fall Protection on Snowy Rooftops, Elevated Surfaces
BOISE, ID – The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges workers and employers in southwestern Idaho to be extra vigilant and aware of the dangerous hazards that exist when removing snow and ice, particularly from rooftops and other elevated surfaces. [FULL STORY]

New Standardized Arc Flash Symbol Marks Important Safety Step
MILFORD, PA -- Clarion Safety Systems, designer and manufacturer of safety signs and safety labels shares insight on safety communication and symbols following the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) adoption of a new symbol meaning “to warn of an arc flash.” [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Putting the Money Where the Mouth Is
Safety Coins Help Put People First

Good companies focus on making a quality product for their customers. Great companies know that creating a quality product comes down to the people behind their product: the machine operators, process engineers, and technicians down the line. Creating a working environment that workers can be proud of is the first step to creating a product to be proud of—a pride customers reward.

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