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Dow and DuPont Stockholders Approve Merger
WILMINGTON, DE and MIDLAND, MI -- DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced that stockholders of both companies have voted to approve all stockholder proposals necessary to complete the merger of equals transaction. [FULL STORY]

Succeed Management Announces Tools for OSHA Requirement
LAKE OSWEGO, OR -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has increased civil penalties for employer violations, effective August 1, 2016. OSHA fines have not increased since 1990, and are estimated to increase by 78 percent this year. [FULL STORY]

U.S., Enbridge Reach $177 Million Settlement after 2010 Oil Spills
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced a settlement with Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership and several related Enbridge companies to resolve claims stemming from its 2010 oil spills in Marshall, Mich. and Romeoville, Ill. [FULL STORY]

FEI to Present at SSAC National School Safety Conference
MILWAUKEE, WI -- FEI Behavioral Health will present among school safety professionals and administrators at the upcoming School Safety Advocacy Council (SSAC) National School Safety Conference in Orlando, Florida. [FULL STORY]

Tyco Holds Active Shooter Preparedness Panel at NACo Conference
WESTMINSTER, MA -- Tyco SimplexGrinnell will moderate a panel on preparing for an active shooter situation, at the 2016 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference and Exposition. [FULL STORY]

Hydro-Québec Entrusts Data Center to Advanced Fire Systems
HOPKINTON, MA -- To protect Hydro-Québec’s new data center being built near Montréal, Canada, intelligent fire systems manufacturer Advanced has teamed up with Roberts Fire Protection to provide fire protection to the installation. [FULL STORY]

Calif. Announces Major Proposal to Improve Safety at Oil Refineries
SACRAMENTO, CA -- The Department of Industrial Relations, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the California Environmental Protection Agency announced a landmark set of regulations to strengthen workplace and environmental safety at oil refineries across the state. [FULL STORY]

CSB Adds Emergency Planning to Safety Improvement Program
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Chemical Safety Board formally announced that “Emergency Planning and Response” is the Board’s newest “Most Wanted Safety Improvement”, concluding that inadequate or poor emergency planning or response is a recurring finding in the CSB’s investigations. [FULL STORY]

Palmer Johnson Celebrates Two Consecutive of Safety Excellence
MADISON, WI -- Palmer Johnson Power Systems, an off-highway power train and aerial machine repair service organization, is celebrating its second consecutive year of 365 days with zero lost time injuries. [FULL STORY]

E-Book Highlights Need for Leader Commitment for Ergonomics
ANN ARBOR, MI -- "Four Ways to Ensure Leadership Commitment to Ergonomics" is the third in a series of new e-books about the five steps required to build and sustain a successful ergonomics process. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Delays Enforcement of ‘Right to Report Injury’ Provision
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is delaying enforcement of the anti-retaliation provisions in its new injury and illness tracking rule to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers. [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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