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Safe Driving Kit Targets Leading Cause of Workplace Death
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council has released a first-of-its-kind Safe Driving Kit to help employers eliminate the number one cause of workplace deaths – car crashes. [FULL STORY]

AIHA PAT Programs Receives its Scope Expansion from A2LA
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association Proficiency Analytical Testing Programs (AIHA PAT) announced they have been granted ISO/IEC 17043:2010 accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). [FULL STORY]

NTSB, NSC Holds Roundtable for Technology in Heavy-Duty Trucks
ITASCA, IL -- The barriers and safety benefits of using advanced technology in heavy-duty trucks will be the focus of a roundtable discussion hosted by the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Safety Council. [FULL STORY]

Investigation Finds Safety Failures Led to the Death of 3 Workers
KEY LARGO, FL -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a South Florida utility company and related contracting company after the agency’s investigation into the deaths of three workers who succumbed to toxic gases in a manhole on Jan. 16, 2017. [FULL STORY]

NIOSH Studies the Effects of Safety Practices, Climate and PPE
ATLANTA -- A web-based survey conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health looked at how organizational factors and perceived safety climate might affect use of personal protective equipment and engineering controls as well as the likelihood of spills, leaks or skin contact during administration of liquid antineoplastic drugs. [FULL STORY]

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Celebrates 100 Years of Safety
MISSISSAUGA, ON -- Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, the oldest and largest health and safety association in Ontario, is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a committed leader to enhance workplace safety culture. [FULL STORY]

CDC Awards $12 Million to Help Fight Opioid Epidemic
ATLANTA -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be awarding more than $12 million to 23 states and the District of Columbia to support their responses to the opioid overdose epidemic. [FULL STORY]

3M Safety Division Launches 3M Center for Hearing Conservation
ST. PAUL, MN -- 3M Personal Safety Division has launched a new online resource, the 3M Center for Hearing Conservation. Safety managers can find articles and details about the seven elements of a hearing loss prevention program, as well as helpful videos, toolkits, fast facts and more. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Launches App to Electronically Submit Injury and Illness Data
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will launch on Aug. 1, 2017, the Injury Tracking Application (ITA). The Web-based form allows employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. [FULL STORY]

Illinois American Water’s Cairo District Earns National Safety Award
CAIRO, IL -- Illinois American Water’s Cairo District received the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Wendell R. LaDue Utility Safety Award for excellence in safety. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Best Practices for Arc Exposure Prevention and Use of FR Clothing

Electric arcs pose some of the most serious safety hazards for electric power industry workers. Arc blast or flash hazards include high temperatures (hotter than the surface temperature of the sun) over short periods of time (fractions of a second), hot gases, an intense pressure wave from the explosion (like having a hand grenade explode inches away), and shrapnel from vaporized and molten metal particles.

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