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Database of State OSHA Plans Compiled to Compare and Contrast
WASHINGTON -- Public Citizen and the Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released the first comprehensive database of all state occupational safety and health regulations and laws in the 25 states with federally authorized enforcement agencies. [FULL STORY]

ASSE Supports Update of OSHA Standards for Eye and Face Protection
PARK RIDGE, IL -- “Sound public policy” is what the American Society of Safety Engineers is calling OSHA’s proposed revision to its Eye and Face Protection Standards, which update personal protective equipment requirements for eye and face protection during hazardous workplace operations. [FULL STORY]

Emerson Network Power Explains Changes to NFPA 70E
COLUMBUS, OH -- Emerson Network Power, which maximizes availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, is making available a white paper that addresses the recent changes to the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70E). [FULL STORY]

Radians Launches Line of Dewalt Hi-Viz PPE
MEMPHIS, TN -- The introduction and launch of DEWALT high visibility and reflective gear affords Radians the opportunity to help to protect workers with a brand name they know and trust. The new DEWALT line includes Class 2 FR Vests, sporty performance T-shirts, and Class 2 Vests that satisfy a variety of work applications and operating budgets. [FULL STORY]

Apollo Health & Beauty Completes Five Years in Workplace Safety Program

TORONTO, ON -- Apollo Health and Beauty Care has successfully completed its fifth year in the Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Safety Group Program, a performance-based rebate program that encourages employers to develop and continuously improve their occupational health and safety systems and overall health and safety performance. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Schedules Meeting of Whistleblower Protection Committee
WASHINGTON -- OSHA has scheduled a meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee for April 20-21, 2015 in Washington, DC. [FULL STORY]

AIHA to Induct New Board Members at Annual National Conference
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association has announced the results of its 2015 election for the AIHA Board of Directors, whom will be inducted at the Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, June 4, during the 2015 AIHce in Salt Lake City, Utah. [FULL STORY]

OSHA, NIOSH Look to Prevent ‘Green Tobacco Sickness’ in Young Workers
WASHINGTON -- Workers who plant, cultivate and harvest tobacco are at risk of suffering dehydration, dizziness, and headaches and vomiting from nicotine poisoning, also known as green tobacco sickness, said Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez when releasing a recommended practices bulletin for reducing the hazards to tobacco workers. [FULL STORY]

Alarming Study Sees Inconsistent Smoke Detector Testing
CINCINNATI -- According to a recent Harris Poll, 90 percent of U.S. adults do not test their smoke alarms monthly, as recommended by the NFPA. Additionally, only 26 percent conduct annual testing. [FULL STORY]

Cintas Helps Navigate Stricter OSHA Standards for FR and Electrical PPE
CINCINNATI -- Safety requirements are getting stricter due to updates to the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution (1910.269) and Electrical Protective Equipment (1926 subpart V) standards from OSHA. [FULL STORY]

FHWA Urges Drivers to Stay Alert While Driving Near Work Zones
WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration kicked off National Work Zone Awareness Week as construction season approaches. [FULL STORY]

Inside the Latest Issue...
Structured & Organized Value of Signs and Visuals for a Safe Workplace
BY RHONDA KOVERA

Every business uses visual tools and controls to manage workflow, improve safety, maximize productivity, and minimize waste. These visual tools provide the answers to the countless questions that arise in the workplace at any given moment. Instead of people answering questions, the workplace answers questions.

To view this article in its entirety visit digital.fsmmag.com.

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