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ASSP Election Results Highlighted by Stegall’s Move to President
PARK RIDGE, IL -- The American Society of Safety Professionals has announced its new leaders from the 2019 Society elections. All terms begin July 1. Diana Stegall, CSP, CFPS, ARM, SMS, CPCU, will serve as ASSP president for 2019-20. [FULL STORY]

NSC Encourages Americans to Pledge to Work Safely
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council is calling on Americans to recognize Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28 by pledging to prioritize safety at work, as well as participating in a virtual candlelight vigil that will remember workers who have died on the job.[FULL STORY]

Safety A Key Feature in Paper Addressing Global Delegation
SYDNEY -- A new Australian mining ventilation innovation gains a global audience this month when Minetek Chief Engineer Remy Bourcier addresses delegates at the North American Mine Ventilation Symposium (NAMVS) 2019 in Montreal, Canada. [FULL STORY]

MSHA Announces Availability of up to $400K In Brookwood-Sago Grants
WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced the availability of up to $400,000 in funding through its Brookwood-Sago grant program to support education and training to help identify, avoid, and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines. [FULL STORY]

Groundbreaking Legionella Prevention Model Reported
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- A groundbreaking hazard analysis formula is expected to significantly aid users in preventing Legionella growth in buildings' water systems. Designed by J. David Krause, Ph.D., MSPH, CIH, vice chair of AIHA's Indoor Air Quality Committee and a nationally known expert in toxicology, public health and risk assessment, the tool evaluates the combined effectiveness of control measures used to prevent Legionella and other waterborne pathogens.   [FULL STORY]

ASSP Names New Director of Professional Development
PARK RIDGE, IL -- The American Society of Safety Professionals welcomed its new director of professional development. Chris Ballman, PHR, MSHR, will oversee the Society’s comprehensive educational offerings that advance the careers of occupational safety and health professionals worldwide. [FULL STORY]

Blackline Safety Opens Doors to Newly-Renovated HQ
CALGARY -- Blackline Safety's cloud-hosted safety wearables has spurred the company to renovate Calgary's historic Dominion Bridge building. This 25,000 square foot facility once manufactured steel products to support Alberta's early economy. [FULL STORY]

sensemetrics Launches Industrial IoT Alliance for Greater Safety
SAN DIEGO -- sensemetrics Inc., the Industrial IoT (IIoT) company announced the launch of the sensemetrics Global Strategic Alliance Member Program. [FULL STORY]

Women and safety report offers solutions to make workplaces safer
PARK RIDGE, IL -- The American Society of Safety Professionals released a report on women and safety in the modern workplace – a follow-up to its Women’s Workplace Safety Summit held last October near Chicago. [FULL STORY]

Graphic Products Creates New Guide to Improve Warehouse Efficiency
BEAVERTON, OR -- One poor decision can bring warehousing operations to a screeching halt. Graphic Products, a global leader in visual communication solutions for compliance and safety, has a new resource to limit supply chain disruption. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Prevent Heat Stress While Wearing PPE

During severe disease outbreaks such as the 2014 Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, wearing special gear was needed to protect workers from exposure. This personal protective equipment covers the face and body to provide a physical barrier against germs. In addition, a respirator prevents the inhalation of airborne germs. Since many types of personal protective equipment worn during the Ebola response was made of heavy, fluid-resistant material, which can prevent sweat from evaporating and cooling the body, heat
stress is a concern in hot weather.

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