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MaintenX Signs Up for Home Depot's Celebration of Veterans Initiative
TAMPA, FL -- In an effort to give back to the community, MaintenX volunteers participated in the Home Depot Foundation's Celebration of Service initiative, which they have been a part of each year since 2014. [FULL STORY]

New Video Explains the OSHA Inspection Process
WASHINGTON, DC -- OSHA recently issued a new video explaining the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s inspection process, and how the agency is helping protect workers from workplace hazards. [FULL STORY]

Atlas Roofing Goes Pink, Raises $160K+ During Breast Cancer Month
ATLANTA -- Atlas Roofing Corporation, along with their dedicated network of contractors throughout the U.S., have raised over $160,000 to support the fight against breast cancer through the Summit 60® Pink initiative. From August 15 through October 15, a portion of the proceeds of every roll of Summit 60 synthetic roof underlayment sold was donated to the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation. [FULL STORY]

The Fire Protection Research Foundation receives Grant
QUINCY, MA -- The Fire Protection Research Foundation (Research Foundation), the research affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), has received nearly $200,000 in Fire Prevention and Safety Grant money from FEMA to study the Economic and Emotional Impact of an Active Shooter/Hostile Event. [FULL STORY]

ASSP Foundation Accepting Applications For $400,000 In Aid
PARK RIDGE, IL -- The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation is accepting online applications for scholarships and professional development grants through Dec. 1 for the 2019-20 academic year. More than $400,000 is available to occupational safety and health students and professionals, thanks to the generosity of corporate donors and the ASSP community. [FULL STORY]

No Level of Cannabis Use Acceptable for Safety Sensitive Who Work
ITASCA, IL -- Recognizing that safety concerns are paramount as decriminalization of cannabis continues in states throughout the U.S., the National Safety Council calls on employers to restrict cannabis use for those in safety sensitive positions – regardless of whether cannabis consumption is allowed by their state. [FULL STORY]

AIHA and Five International Associations Join Forces for a Better IAQ
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association and five fellow founding members announced the establishment of the Indoor Environmental Quality Global Alliance. [FULL STORY]

Gov Signs Bill 1596 Into Law for Fentanyl-Contaminated Properties
FALLS CHURCH, VA --  Gov. Gavin Newsom of California has signed into law Assembly Bill 1596, which renames the Methamphetamine Contaminated Property Act as the Methamphetamine or Fentanyl Contaminated Property Cleanup Act. This new law aims to protect those who live or work in California by establishing interim cleanup standards for the cleanup of fentanyl labs until permanent standards can be developed by the state or federal government. [FULL STORY]

Hunter Fan Company Acquires Industrial Fan Provider Jan Fan
NASHVILLE, TN -- Hunter Fan Company, a manufacturer of ceiling and industrial fans, has acquired Entrepreneurial Pursuits, Inc. (d/b/a “Jan Fan”). Headquartered in Michigan and Ohio, Jan Fan is a manufacturer and distributor of fixed and rolling-mount caged fan solutions for commercial and industrial workspaces. [FULL STORY]

CSB Releases Update Detailing Events of Refinery Explosion and Fire
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The US Chemical Safety Board released a factual update into the June 21, 2019, explosion and fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) Refinery in Philadelphia. The factual update notes that a pipe elbow, which had corroded to about half the thickness of a credit card, appears to have ruptured in the refinery’s alkylation unit, releasing process fluid that included over 5,000 pounds of hydrofluoric acid, or HF. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
NFPA 652 Requirement
Deadline is September of 2020
Overview to Start Your Safety Audit

The deadline to have a Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA) at your facility is September 7, 2020, which is less than a year away. The directive issued by NFPA 652 requires the owner/operator to determine whether the material is combustible and/or explosible (NFPA 652 Chapter 5.1), also known as Hazard Identification. If the material is found to be reactive, the owner/operator is responsible to ensure the DHA is completed in accordance with the requirements of the NFPA standard their facility falls under (NFPA Chapter 7.1).

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