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Safety Watchdogs Address First Responder Opioid Exposure Crisis
PHILADELPHIA -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association hosted a press conference at the AIHce EXP 2018 conference that highlighted the opioid exposure crisis threatening the safety of the nation’s first responders. [FULL STORY]

Radians Acquires Neese Industries
MEMPHIS, TN -- Safety Supply Corporation, manufacturer of high quality personal protective equipment and parent of Radians, Inc., announced they have acquired Neese Industries, Inc., global manufacturer of FR clothing and protective rainwear for almost 60 years. [FULL STORY]

How the Employee Experience Reduces Workplace Injuries
DULUTH, MN -- WorkWell Prevention and Care released a new report, Hidden Opportunity: The Employee Experience and Workplace Injury Prevention, describing how a fresh look at the employee perspective will reduce workplace injuries. [FULL STORY]

CSB Investigators Deploying to Incident at Texas Facility
WASHINGTON, DC -- A four-person investigative team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is deploying to the scene of an incident that reportedly injured 21 workers at the Kuraray America facility in Pasadena, Texas on May 19th. [FULL STORY]

EPA Moves to Roll Back Chemical Plant Safety Rule
WASHINGTON --The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took steps to roll back and delay rules aimed at improving safety at chemical plants. The rules had been put into place in response to the 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas that killed 15 people. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Proposes Rule to Ensure Safety Qualification of Crane Operators
WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a proposed rule to increase the safety of America’s construction sites. [FULL STORY]

Cold Showers Result in Fewer Sick Days
VISTA, CA -- For 30 consecutive days, 3,000 volunteers in The Netherlands were asked to shower as they normally do, but finish their morning showers with a 30-, 60- or 90-second blast of cold water.  [FULL STORY]

NIOSH and FDA Streamlines Regulatory Oversight for Respirators
WASHINGTON -- In a collaborative effort to harmonize regulatory oversight of N95 filtering facepiece respirators, or N95s, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have joined forces to help reduce duplicative premarket processes for N95s used in healthcare settings. [FULL STORY]

ERSI and NSC Raise Distracted Driver Awareness
ITASCA, IL -- With motor vehicle deaths rising 6 percent in the last two years, the Emergency Responder Safety Institute joins the National Safety Council to help raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving not only to motorists, but also to first responders operating on America’s roadways. [FULL STORY]

NCCI Kicks Off 30th Annual Workplace Issues Symposium
BOCA RATON, FL --  The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is holding its Annual Issues Symposium (AIS)—The Future@Work in Orlando, FL. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Have you Heard?
Signaling Confusion Can Create Risk Of Recordable Injury
BY ROB BRAUCH

Industrial workplaces are often very noisy and filled with visual distractions from moving equipment like forklift trucks, robotic material handling devices and overhead cranes as well as stationary sources such as motors, pumps, fans and conveyors. Yet in the middle of this
visual and aural cacophony there are important signals that must be communicated
to workers to let them know if the operating environment is safe or not and equipment is running properly, or if there is an activity about to take place that could cause risk of injury or even death. index article image

 

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