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S.A.F.E. Advice: School Custodians Help Promote Hand Washing
SHARONVILLE, OH -- Kutol Products Company help schools go beyond hand washing basics by providing advice on how schools can use custodial services to promote better hand hygiene habits with their S.A.F.E. approach. [FULL STORY]

Safety Specialist Named Pro of the Year by ISHM
YUMA, AZ -- Safety Specialist for Trendway Corp., Stephanie Walsh, ASHM, was announced 2015 Safety Management Professional of the Year by the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM). Walsh was recognized for her caring, common sense, and fun approach to safety improvement. [FULL STORY]

ICC Honors Building Safety Professionals
LONG BEACH, CA -- The International Code Council recognized exemplary contributions to building safety and support of the ICC mission to protect the health, safety and welfare of people by creating safe buildings and communities. The awards were presented during the 2015 ICC Annual Conference Sept. 27-29, in Long Beach, Calif. [FULL STORY]

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2015 Revealed at NSC Congress & Expo
ATLANTA -- Fall Protection is once again OSHA’s most frequently cited standard, the fifth year in a row, the agency announced this week at the NSC Congress & Expo being held in Atlanta. [FULL STORY]

SafeFrame Solves the Three Leading Causes of Ladder Accidents
SPRINGVILLE, UT -- Little Giant Ladder Systems, a developer of ladder safety innovations, unveiled at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo this week the SafeFrame stepladder that prevents users from standing on the top rung or top cap and trains them to avoid missing the bottom rung. [FULL STORY]

Capital Safety Debuts Ergonomic Safety Harness
BLOOMINGTON, MN -- Capital Safety, a provider of fall protection, confined space and rescue equipment and home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands, has launched its latest fall protection and safety innovation, the DBI-SALA ExoFit STRATA harness. [FULL STORY]

Virtual Reality Training Treats Failure as Success at NSC
ATLANTA -- Video games and the idea of embracing failure are some of the innovations that can help lead to safer workplaces, according to speakers at an Executive Forum held at the NSC Congress & Expo on Monday. [FULL STORY]

ISHM Board Approves EHS Curriculum of Pittsburg State
YUMA, AZ -- The newest university EHS degree program to join ISHM’s Board Approved list is the Environmental & Safety Management Program from Pittsburg State University’s School of Construction in Pittsburg, Kan. [FULL STORY]

NSC recognizes 2015 Distinguished Service to Safety Award honorees
ATLANTA -- The National Safety Council honored six individuals at the Opening Session of the NSC Congress & Expo in Atlanta with Distinguished Service to Safety Awards, the highest award given to safety professionals. [FULL STORY]

New Chairman, Board Members Appointed to the NSC Board of Directors
ATLANTA -- The National Safety Council announces that John Surma, retired chairman and CEO of United States Steel Corporation, has been elected chairman of the NSC board of directors. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
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Ventilation Key to Working Safely in Confined Spaces

New rules from OSHA on requirements for training employees working in confined spaces, which now include attics and crawlspaces, took effect in August and will be enforceable after October 2, 2015.

Confined SpacesEmployers are now required to provide pre-entry planning before entering the confined space, which includes disclosing the existence and location of dangers, proper ventilation methods, and elimination or control of all potential hazards in the space.

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