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NSC Advisory: Defensive Driving for the Labor Day Weekend
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council estimates 395 people will be killed and another 47,800 will be seriously injured in car crashes during the upcoming Labor Day holiday period, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7. [FULL STORY]

Dekra Insight Partners with RTC for Brain-Centric Reliability Services
OXNARD, CA -- DEKRA Insight, a safety testing and advisory firm, has announced a partnership with organizational psychologist Dr. Susan Koen and her consulting firm, RoundTheClock Resources, Inc., for exclusive integration of RTC’s proprietary fatigue risk management and brain-centric reliability services into its workplace safety services. [FULL STORY]

Rockwell to Discuss Connected Enterprises at Automation Fair
MILWAUKEE – The opportunity to learn about the latest integrated control and information portfolio of products, services and solutions that can enable a Connected Enterprise will be the focus of this year’s Automation Fair event from Rockwell Automation. [FULL STORY]

IFMA Celebrates Life, Career of Founder, First Prez George Graves
HOUSTON, TX -- The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is saddened to mark the passing of its first president and one of its original founders, George Graves, IFMA Fellow. Graves was an integral part of the birth of IFMA and the advancement of the FM profession. [FULL STORY]

AIHA Signs MOU with Vietnam’s NIOEH
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for scientific cooperation with the National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health (NIOEH) in Vietnam. [FULL STORY]

Cal/OSHA Rules on Adult Film Case; Both Sides Claim Victory
LOS ANGELES – The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has learned that Cal/OSH has upheld an appeal of several workplace safety violations issued against Treasure Island Media, Inc., a Bay Area adult film production company, which is calling the ruling a rebuke of AHF. [FULL STORY]

Fifty-One Inmates under Observation for Legionnaires’ at San Quentin
SAN QUENTIN -- The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is investigating the source of Legionnaires’ disease at San Quentin State Prison, where there have been there are six confirmed cases, with five inmates in outside hospitals. [FULL STORY]

The Timken Company’s Ergonomics Process Helps Reduce Incidence Rate
ANN ARBOR, MI -- The Timken Company, based in Canton, OH, is realizing an all-time low incidence rate of injury and illness, due, in part, to its ergonomics process developed by Humantech. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Technical Tips for Working Safely on Aerial Work Platforms

Emerging technologies and new equipment now allow workers to work harder and reach higher, as high as 185 feet, while still offering greater maneuverability and more precise positioning than ever before.

However, as with any piece of equipment, the aerial work platforms (AWPs) that make this possible require operator training to enhance equipment performance and contribute to a safe working environment.

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