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CSB Releases Final Case Study into 2013 Explosion at Plant
BATON ROUGE, LA -- The CSB released its final report into the June 13, 2013, explosion and fire at the Williams Olefins Plant in Geismar, Louisiana, which killed two employees. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Delays Enforcement of Injury and Illness Tracking Rule
WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has agreed to further delay enforcement of the anti-retaliation provisions in its injury and illness tracking rule until Dec. 1, 2016. [FULL STORY]

Campbell Institute Releases White Paper on Workplace Wellbeing
ANAHEIM -- The National Safety Council center of excellence for environmental, health and safety management – released a white paper entitled Workplace Wellbeing: Bridging Safety and Health to demonstrate how a true culture of health and safety relies not only on a strong safety program, but one that also focuses on worker wellbeing. [FULL STORY]

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2016 Announced at NSC Congress
ANAHEIM -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2016. [FULL STORY]

ASSE Joins National Conversation on Growing OSH Profession
PARK RIDGE, IL -- Earlier this year, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSH David Michaels charged NACOSH to provide recommendations for action that OSHA and NIOSH should pursue to encourage growth of professionals in the OSH field. [FULL STORY]

NSC Recognizes 2016 Distinguished Service to Safety Award Honorees
ANAHEIM -- The National Safety Council honored seven individuals with Distinguished Service to Safety Awards, the highest award the Council presents to safety professionals. [FULL STORY]

#TailgateSafetyTalks Gets Workers Talking Safety Tips in the Field
PITTSBURGH -- MSA Safety is encouraging workers to pause at the start of their day and spend a couple of minutes talking about one thing: safety. [FULL STORY]

USG Corporation Named the 2016 Robert W. Campbell Award Recipient
CHICAGO -- USG Corporation, manufacturer of building products and solutions, has received the 2016 Robert W. Campbell Award for its environmental, health and safety programs. [FULL STORY]

ASA and NSC Release Temporary Worker Safety Case Study
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council and the American Staffing Association have jointly published a case study addressing the safety obligations of staffing companies and host employers to temporary workers. [FULL STORY]

Nation’s Largest Safety Show Opens in Anaheim
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council is hosting its 2016 NSC Congress & Expo in Anaheim October 15-22. This year’s event, Make Building a Safer Workplace a Reality, features more than 1,000 exhibitors, more than 100 professional development seminars, 10 keynote speakers and an executive-edge track, giving attendees access to unparalleled resources to improve safety. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
The Right Hand Protection Extremely Important for Workers

Manufacturer of safety and related products, Impact Products, recommends workers in a variety of industries wear protective hand gear (gloves) when performing their duties. Hand injuries are the second most common work-related injury and wearing the proper work gloves can help prevent the following:
• Lacerations to the skin (cuts, scratches, gashes, etc.);
• Chemicals contacting or seeping through the skin;
• Abrasions (serious cuts that can get infected); and
• Exposure to hot surfaces that can burn the skin.

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