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MIBoC Courses Receive ISO Certification
RADENTON, FL -- IRISS, electrical safety maintenance devices and manufacturer of the infrared windows, announce that the IRISS CAT 1 and CAT 2 Principles of Ultrasound training courses have been granted ISO Certification 18436 Part 8 from MIBoC. [FULL STORY]

Rave Mobile Safety Acquires SwiftReach Networks
FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Rave Mobile Safety announced the acquisition of SwiftReach Networks (SwiftReach), provider of emergency notification and incident management solutions. [FULL STORY]

Custom Equipment Celebrates Manufacturing of 10,000th Hy-Brid Lift
RICHFIELD, WI -- Custom Equipment LLC announces production of their 10,000th Hy-Brid Lift. Custom Equipment is a provider of lightweight low-level scissor lifts worldwide. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Releases Top 10 of the Most Frequently Cited Standards
DUBLIN, CA -- The OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, the only OSHA authorized OTI Education Center headquartered in Northern California, is highlighting OSHA's Top 10 list of the most frequently cited OSHA standards in FY 2018 to help guide employers and workers in identifying the most common hazards in their workplaces. [FULL STORY]

New NIOSH Tools Can Help Identify Dampness and Mold
WASHINGTON -- NIOSH developed the Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool for both general buildings and schools to help employers identify and assess areas of dampness in buildings. [FULL STORY]

Here's the Number One New Year's Resolution for Plant Managers
ROCKFORD, IL -- Along with singing Auld Lang Syne at the start of the New Year, making resolutions is a tradition for millions of Americans. Of the many resolutions that will be made January 1st, pledging to conduct a machine safeguarding assessment may not be as popular as say, losing weight or balancing family finances, but it is certain to change the way your manufacturing plant operates in 2019. [FULL STORY]

Construction Looks to Tech to Alleviate Workforce Challenges
WASHINGTON -- The Q4 2018 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index) released indicates that despite staunch concerns over labor shortages and skilled workers, three-quarters of contractors believe advanced technologies may improve labor productivity on jobsites. [FULL STORY]

Registration opens for ASSP’s Safety 2019 in New Orleans
PARK RIDGE, IL -- Registration is open for the nation’s largest conference for occupational safety and health professionals. The American Society of Safety Professionals expects to draw more than 5,000 attendees from 40 countries to its Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exposition. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Proposes to Revise Beryllium Standard for General Industry
WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a proposed rule to revise the beryllium standard for general industry. The proposed changes are designed to clarify the standard, and to simplify or improve compliance with the standard. [FULL STORY]

Road to Zero Coalition Now Accepting 2019 Grant Applications
ITASCA, IL -- The Road to Zero Coalition, managed by the National Safety Council, announced applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Safe System Innovation Grants. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Emissions & Exposure PPE Use for 3D Printing, Manufacturing

The Health Hazard Evaluation Program received a management request from a facility that manufactures products using 3-dimensional printing. The owner was concerned about employee exposures to emissions from the 3-dimensional printers. The organization visited the manufacturing facility in April 2017 and released a report called, “Evaluation of 3-D Printer Emissions and Personal Exposures at a Manufacturing Workplace.” They evaluated 3-dimensional printer emissions and measured personal exposures to printer workers. Also, they evaluated different ways to reduce emissions from the 3-dimensional printers.

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