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OSHA Schedules Meeting of Whistleblower Protection Committee
WASHINGTON -- OSHA will hold a meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee Sept. 3 and 4 in Washington to consider whistleblower protections, enforcement and public comments. Work groups will meet September 3, and the full committee will meet September 3 and 4. [FULL STORY]

Veolia Earns VPP Star at Vancouver Facility
CHICAGO -- Veolia’s Vancouver facility has achieved Voluntary Protection Program status (VPP) at the Star level – the highest level granted, recognizing its efforts to achieve exemplary occupational safety and health compliance. [FULL STORY]

Study Finds Obese Workers Have Less Endurance for Workplace Tasks
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- U.S. workplaces may need to consider innovative methods to prevent fatigue from developing in employees who are obese, which may increase their risk for injury, according to the results of a new study conducted at Virginia Tech. [FULL STORY]

DuPont Debuts ‘Dare Bigger’ X Games Sponsorhip and Kevlar Doc
WILMINGTON, DE -- DuPont Protection Technologies has announced the new DuPont Kevlar brand platform, Dare Bigger, and a sponsorship of ESPN X Games through 2015. [FULL STORY]

OSHA, FMCSA Strengthen Protections for Workers from Retaliation
WASHINGTON – OSHA and the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the coordination and cooperation between the agencies regarding the anti-retaliation provision of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act. [FULL STORY]

New OSHA Directive Aims to Keep Communication Tower Workers Safe
WASHINGTON -- Following an alarming increase in preventable injuries and fatalities at communication tower work sites, OSHA has updated its Communications Tower directive regarding the use of hoist systems used to move workers to and from workstations on communication towers. [FULL STORY]

Best Value Supply Launches Digital Marketing Campaign
GREAT NECK, NY -- BestValueSupply, Inc., an online supplier of janitorial, office and safety supplies, has chosen Space Chimp Media to carry out a fully integrated digital marketing campaign to attract new business to their online safety, spill containment, packaging and janitorial supplies store. [FULL STORY]

EPA to Hold Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan
WASHINGTON -- The EPA will hold four, two-day public hearings, across the country on the proposed Clean Power Plan during the week of July 28, 2014. The Clean Power Plan seeks to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States, according to the EPA. [FULL STORY]

NIOSH Report Highlights Importance of Preventing Heat-Related Illness
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A recently released Health Hazard Evaluation Report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is raising awareness of the risks of working in extreme heat. [FULL STORY]

Inside the Latest Issue...
FR Wear that Fits
Don’t Sacrifice Safety for Comfort on the Job
BY CHRIS HOLCOMBE

When it comes to the environmental health and safety of the workplace, it’s important for employees to follow proper protocol in order to work in the safest environment possible.

However, that can be easier said than done, especially for those in oil and gas, electric utility, and other industrial settings where workers are required to wear flame-resistant (FR) clothing to protect them from flash fire and electric arc hazards.


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