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Legionellosis Standard Provides Guidance on Risk Management Requirements
ATLANTA -- Long awaited industry guidance on legionellosis is now available in a new standard from ASHRAE. The document establishes minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems. [FULL STORY]

Konecranes to Host Portal Crane User Meeting in Philadelphia, MS
SPRINGFIELD, OH -- Konecranes will host its 2015 Portal Crane User Meeting August 26-28 at the Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, Mississippi. The meeting will cover a wide range of topics to help users manage safety, reliability and productivity with their equipment. [FULL STORY]

Brock Industrial Recognized for Two Years of Safety at Refinery
LINDEN, NJ -- The New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee has announced that Brock Industrial Services has earned the Division of Public Safety & Occupational Safety & Health Award for two consecutive calendar years without lost time from a work-related injury or illness. [FULL STORY]

Feeney Joins Advisory Board of Center for Safety and Health Sustainability
PARK RIDGE, IL -- Adding to its list of global leaders in safety, the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) has announced the addition of Fay Feeney to its Advisory Board. [FULL STORY]

Fourth of July Weekend Predicted to be Deadliest in Seven Years
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council estimates 409 deaths and 49,500 injuries requiring medical attention will occur on our nation’s roadways this Fourth of July holiday weekend, the highest predicted number the Council has released for a three-day Independence Day holiday since 2008. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Reminds Fireworks Handlers of Multiple Hazards
WASHINGTON -- In preparation for July 4th celebrations, OSHA is urging employers in the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to protect their workers from hazards while manufacturing, storing, transporting, displaying and selling fireworks for public events. [FULL STORY]

Water Damage Restoration Standard Draft Available for Fifth Public Review
LAS VEGAS – Substantive changes made since the fourth public review to the draft of ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration are available for review and public comment until July 26. [FULL STORY]

3E Company Expands Regulatory Compliance Forum Series
CARLSBAD, CA -- 3E Company, a provider of environmental health and safety compliance and information management services, has announced the dates and locations of its upcoming series of North American Regulatory Compliance Forums. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Adds Key Hazards for Investigators’ Focus in Healthcare Inspections
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Targeting some of the most common causes of workplace injury and illness in the healthcare industry, OSHA announced the agency is expanding its use of enforcement resources in hospitals and nursing homes. [FULL STORY]

Repp Returns to Site of Accident with ‘Personal Safety’ Message
MILWAUKEE, WI -- Master Lock’s Kina Repp, a workplace safety advocate, visited the workplace that forever changed her life 25 years ago when she was tasked with cleaning a conveyor belt without any training. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Did you know that even on a cloudy day, 30-50% of the sun’s rays reach the skin?

Deb Group, has released a new infographic as part of their annual Sun Protection for Outdoor Workers Campaign. The infographic seeks to educate outdoor workers on the dangers of sun exposure. The infographic explores the sun’s three types of radiation, UVA, UVB and UVC. It also emphasizes the sun’s affect on the skin both in U.S. and Canada and worldwide.
The infographic highlights the high risk of skin cancer for outdoor workers, particularly those in construction as they can be exposed to 10x’s the recommended daily UV exposure levels and are 6x’s more likely to develop skin cancer than the general population.

Click here to see a larger version of this graphic.

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