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Palo Verde Nuke Station Recertified a VPP STAR
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health has recertified the Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Station with its Voluntary Protection Program STAR designation. [FULL STORY]

Deb Group Offers Tips to Stop Occupational Skin Disorders
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Over 34,000 cases of occupational skin disorders (OSDs) were reported in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but incidents may be up-to 50 times higher. To help organizations protect employees’ hands Deb Group offers tips to prevent OSDs in the workplace. [FULL STORY]

AllClear Deployed at Global Refineries and LNG Plants
NEW ORLEANS -- inFRONT, a technology company dedicated to improving emergency response in the petrochemical industry, has formed a new partnership with two of the largest companies in the downstream and midstream industry sectors. [FULL STORY]

OSHA, Industrial Truck Association Renew Alliance
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently renewed its alliance with the Industrial Truck Association to reduce worker injuries and fatalities when using powered industrial trucks. [FULL STORY]

ASSE Prez: Lack of I2P2 a ‘Lost Opportunity’ for OSHA
WASHINGTON -- The failure of OSHA to issue an injury and illness prevention plan standard (or I2P2) is an “historic lost opportunity” for occupational safety professionals and ASSE members, said the president of the association for safety engineers. [FULL STORY]

App Simulates Concussion Issue for Football Players
TUCSON, AZ -- Despite new concussion-management protocols in the NCAA and NFL, many student-athletes still don't recognize concussion symptoms or won't report them if they do, say the developers of a new app that “allows users to experience the symptoms of concussion.” [FULL STORY]

Clean Harbors’ Incineration Facility VPP Star Certified
EL DORADO, AR -- Clean Harbors’ El Dorado incineration facility recently achieved certification by the Labor Department at its highest level – making the Arkansas plant one of the safest worksites in the industry. [FULL STORY]

Disinfectant Designed for Wearable Fitness Devices
MINNEAPOLIS -- Getting healthy and in shape usually means getting sweaty, and wearing electronic fitness trackers that measure activities, sleep and heart rates. But just like the clothes we wear, these wearables can collect germs and smell awful at the end of the day. [FULL STORY]

CSB Releases New Safety Video, Report on 2013 West, Texas Explosion
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety video into the fatal April 17, 2013, fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, which resulted in 15 fatalities, more than 260 injuries, and widespread community damage. [FULL STORY]

Schneider Electric Products Now Available through MSC
MELVILLE, NY and ANDOVER, MA -- MSC Industrial Supply Co., a distributor of Metalworking and MRO products and services, and Schneider Electric, the specialist in energy management and automation, have launched an extensive distribution agreement that provides MSC customers in the United States access to more than 50,000 electrical products marketed under the Square D, Schneider Electric and Telemecanique brand names. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
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Chiropractor Touts Ergonomics for Injury Prevention

A Manhattan chiropractor is reminding his patients and others that ergonomics can help prevent injuries. Simple changes can make a big difference, he says, such as repositioning a computer keyboard, changing desk height, adjusting an office chair or changing pillow positions at night. He says they can enhance ergonomics and spinal health in a profound way.

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