OSHA Underscores Obligation to Keep ‘Accurate Records’ of Injuries & Illnesses
WASHINGTON -- OSHA has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness for a five-year period during which the employer is required to keep such records. [FULL STORY]
DSM Dyneema Names Motahari Pour to Succeed de Reuver as President
The NETHERLANDS -- DSM Dyneema, manufacturer of Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene used in safety gloves and other applications, has announced that after five years, Gerard de Reuver is stepping down as President of DSM Dyneema and will be succeeded by Golnar Motahari Pour, a German national with extensive global management experience. [FULL STORY]
Graphic Products releases Warehouse Safety Hazards & Solutions guide
BEAVERTON, OR -- From forklifts, docks, and conveyors to charging stations and hazardous chemicals, unsafe situations exist throughout a warehouse. Graphic Products has released a Warehouse Safety Hazards & Solutions Guide to serve as a safety training tool and resource for the warehousing industry. [FULL STORY]
Humantech Releases E-book on Ten Risk Factors for Low-back Pain
ANN ARBOR, MI -- “Ten Risk Factors for Low-Back Pain” is the title of a new, complimentary e-book released by Humantech’s experts in workplace improvement. [FULL STORY]
PETA Petitions OSHA to Bar Direct Contact with Elephants
WASHINGTON -- Citing danger to handlers and abuse of elephants, PETA is calling on OSHA to prohibit free-contact management of elephants at zoos and circus acts. [FULL STORY]
Succession Capital Buys Intermountain Total Facility Services
SAN DIEGO & SALT LAKE CITY -- Succession Capital Inc., a subsidiary of Lynx Equity Limited, has acquired Intermountain Total Facility Services LLC (dba American Maintenance and Turf-it Landscaping) and Executive Facilities LLC (dba Executive Janitorial). [FULL STORY]
Safety Standard Expands Industrial Opportunities for Smart Glasses
ROCHESTER, NY -- Vuzix Corporation, a supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, enterprise and entertainment markets, has announced that its Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses are now available for the first time in a prescription capable safety glass format. [FULL STORY]
Five Ways Not to Wear FR Clothing
DOXNARD, CA -- When worn correctly, flame resistant (FR) clothing can provide life-saving protection against a variety of workplace hazards, such as arc flash, flash fires and molten metal splatter. But, if worn improperly, the clothing is not only out of compliance with industry standards, it also becomes less effective. [FULL STORY]
Ritz Safety Acquires Safety Source
DAYTON, OH -- Ritz Safety LLC, an industrial safety supply distributor, has purchased the assets and business of Safety Source Incorporated of Mobile, Ala. [FULL STORY]
Lincoln Electric Sales Reflect Decrease in Oil and Gas Export Demand
CLEVELAND -- Challenging business conditions resulted in sales and profit declines in the second quarter for Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., manufacturer of welding products. [FULL STORY]
|Did you know that even on a cloudy day, 30-50% of the sun’s rays reach the skin?
Deb Group, has released a new infographic as part of their annual Sun Protection for Outdoor Workers Campaign. The infographic seeks to educate outdoor workers on the dangers of sun exposure.
The infographic explores the sun’s three types of radiation, UVA, UVB and UVC. It also emphasizes the sun’s affect on the skin both in U.S. and Canada and worldwide.
The infographic highlights the high risk of skin cancer for outdoor workers, particularly those in construction as they can be exposed to 10x’s the recommended daily UV exposure levels and are 6x’s more likely to develop skin cancer than the general population.
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