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GSE Systems Signs Three-Year Deal for Improved Safety at UK Sites
SYKESVILLE, MD -- GSE Systems, Inc., an energy services solutions provider, has signed a three-year agreement with a major liquid petroleum gas (LPG) supplier to perform electrical engineering as well as instrumentation, control and automation (IC&A) services to all of the client’s UK sites. [FULL STORY]

ProAct to ‘Re-Engineer Behavior Based Safety’ at ASSE SeminarFest
The WOODLANDS, TX -- ProAct Safety, a developer of safety excellence strategies, has announced its CEO, Terry L. Mathis, will lead two sessions at the upcoming American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) SeminarFest in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Feb. 9 and 10. [FULL STORY]

Aubrey Daniels International to License Blitz Precision Learning
ATLANTA -- Aubrey Daniels International (ADI), a workplace consultancy, is providing organizations an opportunity to license its Blitz Precision Learning, a Web-based training and evaluation program that increases the return on training investments. [FULL STORY]

Study Finds Workplace Harassment Might Make Employees Sick
MUNCIE, IN -- Workplace harassment is directly tied to a variety of physical and psychological problems suffered by victims, including stress, loss of sleep, depression and anxiety, says a new study from Ball State University. [FULL STORY]

Brady Releases 5S Plus Guidebook for Safer and More Visual Workplace
MILWAUKEE, WI -- Brady, a provider of product and facility identification solutions, has released its 5S Plus Guidebook, which provides information, best practices and examples to help users implement an effective visual workplace using the principles of 5S, plus safety. [FULL STORY]

CSB Chair Testifies for Updated Process Safety Management Regs
WASHINGTON -- While voluntary fire codes have undergone many revisions and improvements, U.S. process safety management regulations have undergone no substantive improvements since their inception in the 1990’s. [FULL STORY]

Commercial Office Environments Dealing HealthPostures’ Ergo Line
BURNSVILLE, MN -- HealthPostures, a national designer and manufacturer of office ergonomics equipment, has entered into a new dealer partnership with Commercial Office Environments for its sit-to-stand product line. [FULL STORY]

Oil is a Chemical: Ansell Campaigns to Limit Worker Exposure
ISELIN, NJ -- Ansell, a provider of gloves and protection solutions, has launched a campaign, entitled ‘Oil is a Chemical,’ to raise awareness of manufacturing industries about the health challenges that can result from exposure to oil. [FULL STORY]

Scaffolding Contractor Receives NMAPC Zero Injury Safety Awards
ST. LOUIS, MO -- StructSure Scaffold & Insulation has earned three 2013 Zero Injury Safety Awards from the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee (NMAPC) in recognition of work hours performed with zero recordable injuries on NMAPC projects. [FULL STORY]

Processing Plant Marks 6 Million Worker Hours without a Lost Time Injury
FRIONA, TX -- June 2013 was the last time the Cargill Friona beef processing plant reported a lost time injury. The plant employs over 2,000 people and produces nearly 900,000 tons of beef annually. [FULL STORY]


Inside the Latest Issue...
New Standard takes effect Jan. 1
Risk Assessment Key to Robotic Machine Guarding Compliance
BY ERIC ESSON

The development and implementation of industrial machine guarding systems has always been an exercise in assessing risk. However, that assessment process is about to get much more important, particularly as it relates to automated and robotic processes.

Thanks to the passage of the Robotic Industry Association (RIA) R15.06 standard in 2013, risk assessments will be required as of January 1, 2015. Many professionals responsible for plant safety have been conducting risk assessments to increase safety as a matter of practice. These new regulations mandate risk assessments be conducted.



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