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Total Safety Receives Honors during Annual Safety Excellence Awards
HOUSTON-- Total Safety, provider of integrated industrial safety services, strategies, and equipment, was awarded the highest honor of “Best in Category” during the 29th Annual Safety Excellence Awards sponsored by the Houston Business Roundtable (HBR). [FULL STORY]

UL EHS Launches Service to Improve Organizational Safety and Ops
FRANKLIN, TN -- UL EHS Sustainability, provider of workplace health, safety, and sustainability solutions, has released UL EHS Sustainability Services, completing the component set needed to drive operational discipline and create a culture of safety in the workplace. [FULL STORY]

Chemical Safety Board Deployed to Fire at Enterprises Product Partners
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An investigative team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying to the scene of a fire at the Enterprises Product Partners - a gas processing plant in Pascagoula, Miss. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Stresses Fireworks Safety in Manufacturing and Retail
WASHINGTON -- As we prepare to celebrate the 4th of July, OSHA urges employers to keep workers safe from hazards while manufacturing, storing, transporting, displaying and selling fireworks. [FULL STORY]

Study Underscores Need to Actively Prevent Falls at Work
BOSTON-- Working age adults account for more than two-thirds of the estimated 9.9 million annual fall-related injuries impacting U.S. adults according to Liberty Mutual’s latest research, highlighting the importance of companies actively protecting employees and the public from falls. [FULL STORY]

Workplace Opioid Abuse Takes Center Stage at ASSE Safety 2016
ATLANTA -- The stories about the opioid abuse continue to grow, and the statistics are even more alarming. According to CDC, opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999, and its estimated that 78 people die every day in the U.S. [FULL STORY]

Innovations and Westnet, Inc. Partner for Fire Safety
JUPITER, FL -- Innovations with Ed Begley Jr., announced it will feature Westnet, Inc. (Westnet) in an upcoming episode, airing via Discovery Channel to discuss fire safety and first response. [FULL STORY]

First Safety Website Aimed Specifically At Parents of Young Workers
TORONTO -- Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) in association with The Ontario Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced a website that will focus specifically on helping parents and other adult influencers of young workers play a more significant role in their workplace safety. [FULL STORY]

ASSE Safety 2016 Kicks Off Annual Event by Honoring Members
ATLANTA -- The ASSE held its annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting to kick off Safety 2016 events in Atlanta, Ga. During the meeting, members were recognized for their contributions to the society, the ASSE Foundation and the profession. [FULL STORY]

E2S Warning Signals becomes member of NFPA
HOUSTON, TX -- E2S Warning Signals, an independent warning signals manufacturer, is now a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Revised Recommendations for Combating Exposure to Heat

Temperatures across the country are soaring and causing many construction sites and outside workers to enact safety plans to protect workers from elevated heat. Exposure to heat can result in injuries, disease, reduced productivity, and death. To address this hazard, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has evaluated the scientific data on heat stress and hot environments and has updated the Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Hot Environments [NIOSH 1986a].

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