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'Business-as-usual' Will Not Get the Job Done for Accident Prevention
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- April 28th is a nationally recognized day to remember the victims of workplace tragedies, but also to reiterate the need for healthy and safe workplaces across every sector. Construction has tragically accounted for the highest share of lives lost to occupational injury and disease. [FULL STORY]

Crown to Receive Minnesota Governor’s Safety Award
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Crown Holdings, Inc., supplier of metal packaging products worldwide, will be presented with the Minnesota Governor’s Safety Award for its Faribault, Minn. aerosol plant. [FULL STORY]

Impact-Products Urges Workers to Select the Right Hand Protection
CHICAGO -- Impact Products, manufacturer of safety and related products, recommends workers in a variety of industries wear protective hand gear (gloves) when performing their duties. [FULL STORY]

National COSH Reports Over 100K Workplace Deaths Can Be Prevented
SAN DIEGO, CA -- The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, will release “Preventable Deaths, 2016,” a report outlining the more than 100,000 annual deaths due to acute workplace trauma and long-term exposure to on-the-job hazards. [FULL STORY]

NSC Says Unintentional Workplace Death Rate Has Climbed Since ‘08
ITASCA, IL -- According to National Safety Council analysis of final federal data, unintentional injuries in the workplace – such as falls, motor vehicle crashes and exposures to chemicals or other harmful substances – have reached their highest level since 2008. [FULL STORY]

Black Lung Benefits Act Final Rule Protects Miners’ Health
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs issued a final rule to strengthen safeguards for the health of coal workers. [FULL STORY]

Allied 100 Acquires Lifeguard Medical Solutions
WOODRUFF, WI --Allied 100, LLC, announced the acquisition of Lifeguard Medical Solutions. Lifeguard is a distributor of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and accessories. [FULL STORY]

WernerCo to Host Training Events during Stand Down Safety Initiative
GREENVILLE, PA -- WernerCo, manufacturer of climbing products and fall protection equipment, will be conducting more than 100 trainings this year that align with OSHA’s annual Stand Down To Safety Initiative. [FULL STORY]

CDC & OSHA Issue Zika Precautions for Occupational Exposure
ATLANTA --The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new guidance and information for protecting workers from occupational exposure to Zika virus. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
ASSE and CPWR Collaborate
Workplace Safety Resources Offered for At-Risk Construction Workers

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and CPWR, The Center for Construction Research and Training, have released a collection of construction safety materials known as the Safety Toolbox Talks in Spanish.

This collection of 52 Toolbox Talks has been available for just over two years and is widely used on construction sites across the country, with more than 100,000 downloads in the first year alone.

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