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Revised Z10 Standard Is Blueprint for Safety Management
PARK RIDGE, IL -- The revised ANSI/ASSP Z10.0-2019 standard that guides implementation of safety and health management systems is now available from the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) after recently being approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). [FULL STORY]

Rockford Hosts Open House to Celebrate "National Manufacturing Day"
ROCKFORD, IL -- Rockford Systems, LLC. will be commemorating National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) on October 4, 2019 by hosting an Open House in its new facilities. [FULL STORY]

USDA Rule Makes Jobs “Even More Difficult and Dangerous”
SAN DIEGO -- A controversial rule issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase line speeds and reduce government inspections at U.S. hog slaughterhouses will lead to increased workplace injuries and a greater risk of foodborne illness, says the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health. [FULL STORY]

NSC Releases New Employer Opioid Toolkit
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Safety Council made specific asks of the American business community and unveiled a new toolkit that employers can use to address the opioid crisis. [FULL STORY]

Deceased Workers Must Be Remembered, says National COSH
WASHINGTON DC -- The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) praised a decision announced by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) during its meeting in Washington DC today, to reverse course and return to a policy of including the names of deceased workers in its investigative reports. [FULL STORY]

USDA Modernizes Slaughter Inspection for the 1st Time in 50 Years
WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a final rule to modernize swine slaughter inspection and bring it into the 21st century. For the first time in more than five decades, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is modernizing inspection at market hog slaughter establishments with a goal of protecting public health while allowing for food safety innovations. [FULL STORY]

NSC to Unveil Toolkit for Employers to Address the Opioid Crisis
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Safety Council with launch partner Stericycle, will unveil the Opioids at Work Employer Toolkit – a new resource for employers impacted by the opioid crisis. [FULL STORY]

DOL Selects New Director for OSHA’s Construction Directorate
WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Department of Labor has selected Scott Ketcham as the new director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Directorate of Construction (DOC) in Washington, D.C. Ketcham had served as deputy director of DOC since February 2017. [FULL STORY]

After Dorian, Emergency Maintenance Providers Share Lessons
TAMPA, FL -- States along the Atlantic coast experienced Hurricane Dorian's force after the storm lingered over the Bahamas and skirted along the east coast of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. [FULL STORY]

Registration Opens for SafetyFOCUS 2020 in Las Vegas
PARK RIDGE, IL --  Early bird registration is now open for SafetyFOCUS 2020, the annual immersive education event offered by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). [FULL STORY]

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Skin Cancer Prevention for Construction and Outdoor Workers

According to the CDC, nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the United States, at an estimated annual cost of $8.1 billion. Skin cancer can be serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly. Skin cancer cases continue to increase in the United States.

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