Arnold Transportation Services Deploys SmartDrive for Safety
SAN DIEGO -- SmartDrive Systems, announced that Arnold Transportation Services has deployed the SmartDrive video-based safety program.
Aramark Expands Cleanroom Capabilities in Southwest
PHILADELPHIA -- Aramark, a provider of food, facilities management and uniforms, has increased its capacity to provide cleanroom services to customers throughout the Southwest with a new 34,350 square foot processing plant in McKinney, Texas. [FULL STORY]
eLearning Company Launches New Safety Training Course
TAMPA, FL -- RedVector, eLearning and performance support solutions company, has launched more than 20 new online health and safety training courses to keep organizations up to date with changing OSHA regulations and improve worker safety.
OSHA Revises Requirements For Outreach Training Program Instructors
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- Revised requirements and procedures for authorized trainers in OSHA’s Outreach Training Program will go into effect on April 1, 2017. Recent updates by OSHA include clarifications of student contact hours, replacement card procedures, and the Trainer Code of Conduct. [FULL STORY]
Pennsylvania Labor & Industry to Offer Opioid Addiction Webinar
HARRISBURG, PA -- The Department of Labor & Industry, Bureau of Workers' Compensation's Health and Safety Division announced it will offer a free employer webinar to help combat opioid addiction in the workplace.
NIOSH and NHCA Present 2017 Safe-In-Sound Excellence Awards
WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, in partnership with the National Hearing Conservation Association, announced the recipient of the 2017 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award.
OSHA, Allied Construction Industries Renew Safety Partnership
CINCINNATI and COLUMBUS, OH -- OSHA offices in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, and Allied Construction Industries renewed their partnership to protect construction industry workers and to increase worker's knowledge of hazards, required safety procedures, protective measures and equipment. [FULL STORY]
Huron Capital Completes Fire System Company Acquisition
DETROIT, MI -- Huron Capital announced its fire detection and security services ExecFactor platform, Sciens Building Solutions, has acquired Jacksonville, Fla.-based W.W. Gay Fire & Integrated Systems, Inc.
CDC Reviewing Air Quality Associated With Lab Air Hoses
ATLANTA -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has begun a review of air quality associated with the use of air hoses attached to protective suits worn in its Biosafety Level-4 labs.
Hilti Addresses Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction
PLANO, TX -- Through education and product innovation, Hilti is supporting customers as they develop and implement compliance plans for OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Standard for construction.
New Approach To Extend Aging Gas,
Water, Electricity, Facility Infrastructure
BY DEL WILLIAMS
From gas distribution, drinking water,
and sewer piping to electric transmission,
distribution, and substation structures, to
telecom towers, much of the utility industry’s
carbon steel facility infrastructure is
aging and now between 40 and 100 years
old. Consequently, the cost of corrosion
is on a path to dramatically escalate.
“Utilities, which supply gas, water,
electricity, and telecommunications services,
account for the largest portion of
annual industrial corrosion costs, with direct
corrosion costs totaling $47.9 billion,
according to NACE International’s report
Corrosion Costs and Preventive Strategies
in the United States.
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