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Insurance Provider Looks to Improve Workplace Safety via Grants
PITTSBURGH, PA -- HM Insurance Group provided 15 non-profit organizations across Pennsylvania with grants for equipment and workplace enhancements that can help to improve safety. Now in its third year, the HM Workers' Compensation Safety Grant program has donated more than $120,000 to improving safety in the beneficiaries' workplaces. [FULL STORY]

NSC Seeks Award Nominations for Occupational Injury Research
ITASCA, IL -- Occupational injury researchers that will be presenting at the 2015 National Occupational Injury Research Symposium in May are invited to apply for the Stakeholder Collaboration in Occupational Injury Research Award, sponsored by the National Safety Council. [FULL STORY]

Clarion Stresses Importance of Safety Sign and Label Durability
MILFORD, PA -- Clarion Safety Systems, a manufacturer of safety signs and safety labels, has produced a video on the importance of materials when it comes to the durability of workplace safety and on-product warnings. [FULL STORY]

What to Do if Exposed to Tear Gas, Pepper Spray
WASHINGTON -- When protests become violent, law enforcement may resort to the use of tear gas, or riot control agents, as they did Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri. As seen on some news channels, if exposed, people are unable to function due to irritation to the eyes, mouth, throat, lungs, and skin. [FULL STORY]

Eaton Shares Tips for Properly Reporting Counterfeit Electrical Products
PITTSBURGH -- Power management company Eaton has announced tips aimed at helping professionals properly report counterfeit electrical products. [FULL STORY]

The NSC Provides Tips to Stay Safe This Busy Holiday Season
ITASCA, IL – The National Safety Council estimates 418* traffic fatalities and another 44,700 injuries requiring medical attention may occur from car crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. [FULL STORY]

Crane Industry Services Names Dickinson Director of Development
VILLA RICA, GA -- Crane Industry Services LLC, a training, inspection, and consulting firm for the lifting industry, has announces that Debbie Dickinson has joined its team of industry consultants. [FULL STORY]

Ergodyne Names New Eastern Regional Sales Manager
ST. PAUL, MN -- Ergodyne, developer of Tenacious Work Gear, has announced the addition of Donovan Baker as eastern regional sales manager. [FULL STORY]

NSC Supports Nomination of Rosekind as NHTSA Administrator
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council strongly supports the President's nomination of Dr. Mark Rosekind to serve as Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). [FULL STORY]

Konecranes Offers Crane Safety Management Training Courses
SPRINGFIELD, OH -- Konecranes, a manufacturer of lifting technology, is offering overhead crane safety management training courses that include proper operations, requirements and regulations, good management practices, and special concerns in nuclear environments. [FULL STORY]

Inside the Latest Issue...
New Standard takes effect Jan. 1
Risk Assessment Key to Robotic Machine Guarding Compliance
BY ERIC ESSON

The development and implementation of industrial machine guarding systems has always been an exercise in assessing risk. However, that assessment process is about to get much more important, particularly as it relates to automated and robotic processes.

Thanks to the passage of the Robotic Industry Association (RIA) R15.06 standard in 2013, risk assessments will be required as of January 1, 2015. Many professionals responsible for plant safety have been conducting risk assessments to increase safety as a matter of practice. These new regulations mandate risk assessments be conducted.



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