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Study Shows Higher Injuries and Fatalities Rate in Utilities Sector
OXNARD, CA -- A research study recently completed by DEKRA Organizational Safety & Reliability, workplace safety provider, reveals that the utilities sector is at higher risk for serious injuries and fatalities (SIF) than other industries, such as construction, manufacturing and mining. [FULL STORY]

NIOSH Joins National Safety Council in Observing National Safety Month
WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has partnered with the National Safety Council this year in observing National Safety Month in June. Messages focus on emergency preparedness, wellness, fall prevention and safe driving. [FULL STORY]

OSHA and the ISEA Form Alliance to Protect Workers’ Safety and Health
WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) signed an alliance to provide members, employers, and employees with information on how to properly select, use, maintain, and store personal protective and safety equipment. [FULL STORY]

Carhartt, Marvel Create Limited-Edition Luke Cage Hooded Sweatshirt
DEARBORN, MI  -- Carhartt, workwear brand since 1889, announced the release of 1,000 Luke Cage x Carhartt limited-edition hooded sweatshirts. The sweatshirt is similar to the one worn by the superhero on Marvel's Luke Cage, as the bullet-proof vigilante fights crime with the weight of Harlem on his shoulders. [FULL STORY]

BLR Safety Summit Returns to Austin in April 2019
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- BLR, provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance information and technology, announced the annual EHS Daily Advisor Safety Summit will return April 8–10 in Austin, TX. [FULL STORY]

CSHS Supports Proposal to Disclose Human Capital Metrics
PARK RIDGE, IL -- The Center for Safety and Health Sustainability, whose member organizations represent more than 100,000 workplace safety and health professionals around the world, has filed one of many letters of support of a petition from the Human Capital Management Coalition. [FULL STORY]

AIHA Ushers in New Board at AIHce EXP 2018
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association welcomed its new Board of Directors during its annual business meeting at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce EXP) in Philadelphia, Pa.  [FULL STORY]

World Standards Day Event Included Expert Insights and Exhibits
WASHINGTON, DC -- At the recent World Standards Day 2018 Hill event in Washington, DC, hosted by the American National Standards Institute and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, expert discussions focused on codes and standards and their significant role in supporting strong, practicable, and resilient 21st century infrastructure solutions. [FULL STORY]

ASSP to Welcome Alaska Tanker’s Mathur as New Public Director
PARK RIDGE, IL -- The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) will welcome a new member to its leadership team on July 1. The Board of Directors has appointed Anil Mathur to serve a two-year term on the board as the Society’s public director – a position created in 2015 to gain a corporate perspective from outside the occupational safety and health profession. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Crane Op Safety Rule
WASHINGTON, DC --  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it will extend the comment period on the proposed rule on crane operator certification. Comments will now be accepted through July 5, 2018. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
First Aid Programs
Tailored for the Workplace

First aid is emergency care provided for
injury or sudden illness before emergency
medical treatment is available. The firstaid
provider in the workplace is someone
who is trained in the delivery of initial
medical emergency procedures, using a
limited amount of equipment to perform a
primary assessment and intervention while
awaiting arrival of emergency medical service
(EMS) personnel. There were 5,703
work-related fatalities in private industry
in 2004.

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