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Perdue Garners Nearly Two Dozen Safety Awards
SALISBURY, MD -- Perdue Farms’ facilities in 11 states, including a dozen of the company’s food-producing plants, were recognized by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council for consistently implementing innovative and effective safety and health processes and systems. [FULL STORY]

AIHA Invites Occupational Safety Experts to Present at AIHce 2017
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association invited industrial hygiene (IH) and occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals to submit proposals on the latest OEHS information, trends, technology, and best practices to present at the 2017 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce). [FULL STORY]

New Fall Protection Standard Makes Using Equipment Easier
PARK RIDGE, IL -- The revision of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z359.1, Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Components, recently received final ANSI administrative approval. Z359.1 underwent fundamental changes from the 2007 version. [FULL STORY]

Teamsters Support for Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
WASHINGTON -- The White House announced the final rule for the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order which will put strong protections in place for workers that are employed by government contractors. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters supports this executive order. [FULL STORY]

DOL, FAR Council Implement Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
WASHINGTON -- To ensure that federal contractors better comply with laws that protect their workers’ safety, wages and civil rights, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council announced final regulations and guidance implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Committee Schedules Final Emergency Response Meeting
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health will hold a meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee on Sept. 7-9, 2016, in Washington, D.C. [FULL STORY]

On-the-Job Vehicle Crashes Cost U.S. Employers $25 Billion Annually
ATLANTA, GA -- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related injury deaths in the United States, accounting for 22,000 deaths from 2003-2014. On-the-job vehicle crashes have a devastating impact on workers and their families, communities and businesses. [FULL STORY]

Grainger Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its Scholarship Program
CHICAGO -- Grainger broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, announced it awarded special one-time grants to the six community colleges most active in the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program. [FULL STORY]

Rockline Industries Attains 7 Million Safe Work Hours
SPRINGDALE, AR --The Arkansas Department of Labor has recognized Rockline Industries’ Springdale, Ark. manufacturing facility with an award for its safety record— 7 million safe work hours. Only 11 other companies have ever achieved this milestone since Arkansas began recognizing workplace safety in 1976. [FULL STORY]

AIHA Board Names Lawrence D. Sloan as Next CEO
FALLS CHURCH, VA – The American Industrial Hygiene Association announced its board of directors has appointed Lawrence “Larry” D. Sloan, CAE, as the new CEO, effective October 17, 2016 the organization. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Radon Effects on Indoor Air Quality
BY OVYIND BIRKENES

As an invisible carcinogenic gas, radon is a significant health danger when left undetected or unmitigated inside a facility. The United States Environmental Protection Agency states that radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among those who do not smoke and leads to an estimated 21,000 deaths per year in the United States. Luckily, radon can be monitored, mitigated and controlled to ensure health and safety.


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