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NFPA Awards 2019 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal to Jon Nisja
SAN ANTONIO -- The National Fire Protection Association has announced Jon Nisja, fire safety supervisor with the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division (SFMD), as the winner of the 2019 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal. [FULL STORY]

Schneider Electric Launches First Smart Factory in the U.S.
LEXINGTON, KY -- Schneider Electric launched the first Smart Factory in the U.S. to demonstrate in real time how its EcoStruxure architecture and related suite of offerings can help increase operational efficiency and reduce costs for its customers. [FULL STORY]

NFPA Presents Awards for Contributions in Fire And Life Safety
SAN ANTONIO -- The National fire Protection Association’s Conference & Expo in San Antonio, the association presented a series of awards that recognize outstanding achievements in fire and life safety. [FULL STORY]

New Pig Launches Floor Safety Contest
TIPTON, PA -- New Pig Corp., a distributor of absorbents and material handling products, has announced a new safety contest in honor of June’s National Safety Month. [FULL STORY]

AIHA Announces Its 2019-20 Board of Directors
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association announced its new Board of Directors during its annual business meeting at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce EXP) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 23. [FULL STORY]

EPA Marks Start of 2019 Hurricane Season as Prep Efforts
NEW YORK -- Even as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continues dedicated efforts to help Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria, EPA is keenly aware of and sensitive to community needs. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Cites Two Companies after Fatal Fire at Natural Gas Plant
HOUSTON, PA -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Energy Transportation LLC and MW Logistics Services LLC for serious safety violations after a fatal fire at a natural gas processing plant in Houston, Pennsylvania. [FULL STORY]

MSHA Announces Upgraded System to Assist Mine Ops in Compliance
WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has completed a major upgrade to its primary data system – the Mine Data Retrieval System (MDRS) – bringing increased functionality and more intuitive navigation to this widely used feature. [FULL STORY]

CSB Issues Final Report into Fatal Gas Well Blowout
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- The US Chemical Safety Board released its final investigation report into the blowout that fatally injured five workers at the Pryor Trust gas well located in Pittsburgh County, OK. The CSB’s final report identifies a lack of regulations governing onshore drilling safety as well as shortcomings in safety management systems and industry standards utilized by the industry. [FULL STORY]

Rockford Systems Launches Press Safety Inspection Service
ROCKFORD, IL -- Rockford Systems, a provider of machine safeguarding and combustion safety solutions, announced the expansion of its workplace safety portfolio with a new Press Safety Inspection service. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
If the Boot Fits
BY MATTHEW HUDSON, PH.D

Each year, millions of workdays are lost due to injury. Did you know that the amount of work days lost due to pain and discomfort are almost double of those lost due to injury? That’s right! Twice as many workdays are lost due to pain and discomfort than there are due to an accident. And those lost workdays are lost paydays.

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