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Blackline’s Bridge Aids Rescue on a Blizzarding Backroad
FT. ST. JOHN, BC -- Rob Nikoleychuk, working with Nalco Champion, a division of ECOLAB was driving from Lower Burnt River to Hasler in blizzard conditions with -10oC weather while performing work for an energy producer when suddenly the fuses in his truck blew. [FULL STORY]

HERO elects Moseley as President
WACONIA, MN -- The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) announced its Board of Directors has elected Karen Moseley as HERO’s next President. Moseley assumed the position from Paul Terry, Ph.D., on January 1, 2019. [FULL STORY]

Partnership announces 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Awardees
WASHINGTON -- The Wildfire Mitigation Awards committee has named the seven recipients of this year's Wildfire Mitigation Awards. These individuals and organizations have earned the highest commendation for innovation and leadership in wildfire mitigation for their outstanding dedication to solving many of the most complex challenges posed by wildfire. [FULL STORY]

Standards Keep You Warm during Arctic Winter Weather
WASHINGTON, DC -- As reports indicate that an Arctic outbreak with snowstorms are set to hit the eastern half of the nation this month, standards can help keep us warm and snug – whether lounging indoors or on a brisk winter walk. [FULL STORY]

More Likely to Die From Opioid Overdose Than Car Crash, Says NSC
ITASCA, IL -- For the first time in U.S. history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash, according to National Safety Council analysis. [FULL STORY]

Orkin Releases Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List
ATLANTA -- For the third year in a row, Baltimore tops Orkin’s Top 50 Bed Bug Cities list, was released. New York moved up two spots, while Atlanta and Philadelphia joined the top 10, replacing San Francisco and Dallas, respectively. [FULL STORY]

ENR Honors Ironworker O'Leary for Workplace Harassment Prevention
WASHINGTON -- ENR named Iron Workers (IW) general organizer for safety and diversity Vicki O'Leary a 2018 top 25 newsmaker. The honor is in recognition of her groundbreaking work through the organization's initiatives to level the playing field for ironworker women and her thought leadership in the building trades. [FULL STORY]

Dow to Help Lead $1 Billion Global Alliance to End Plastic Waste
MIDLAND, MI -- Dow is playing a lead role in the formation of a new alliance of global companies to advance solutions that eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean. [FULL STORY]

ALI Presents Third Annual National Ladder Safety Month
CHICAGO -- The American Ladder Institute (ALI), in alignment with its mission to promote safe ladder use, will once again bring heightened awareness to this important topic during the third annual National Ladder Safety Month. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Provides Compliance Resources to Protect Workers from Falls
WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has developed a collection of compliance assistance resources to address falls in the workplace, the leading cause of worker fatality in the construction industry. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Slippin’ and Fallin’ Reducing Risks in Older Workers

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one in four American adults ages 65 and older reported falling and one in 10 reported a fall-related injury in 2014. Falls remain one of the leading health concerns for people over the age of 60. A little over 1 million people over the age of 65 are treated in emergency room visits yearly as a result of falls.

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