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NIOSH and NHCA Present 2018 'Safe-in-Sound' Prevention Awards
ATLANTA -- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the National Hearing Conservation Association, announced the US Army’s Tactical Communications and Protective System (TCAPS) as the recipient of the 2018 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award. [FULL STORY]

NSF and National Science Foundation to Host Legionella Conference
ANN ARBOR, MI -- NSF International  is hosting Legionella Conference 2018 – Managing Legionella and Other Pathogens in Building Water Systems on May 9-11, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland. [FULL STORY]

Honeywell Introduces AR/VR Simulator to Train Industrial Workers
HOUSTON -- Honeywell announced a cloud-based simulation tool that uses a combination of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to train plant personnel on critical industrial work activities. [FULL STORY]

New Global Workplace Safety Standard is Approved for Publication
MILFORD, PA -- Clarion Safety Systems announced ISO 45001 Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems has been approved for publication and is expected to publish in March 2018. [FULL STORY]

RealWear Raises $17 Million in Funding for AR Wearable Device
VANCOUVER, WA -- RealWear announced that it has raised $17 million in its Series A funding round led by Columbia Ventures Corporation. The company’s HMT-1 device is a voice-controlled wearable device using augmented-reality (AR) for noisy industrial environments including oil and gas, telecommunications, utilities and manufacturing. [FULL STORY]

Blackeagle Energy Services Receives Safety Award for 2nd Year
BERTHOUD, CO -- Blackeagle Energy Services has been awarded the Distribution Contractors Association ("DCA") Arthur T. Everham Safety Award for the second year in a row. The DCA established the award in 1986 to recognize contractors with exceptional safety programs. [FULL STORY]

Study Shows Trends of Urgent Care Visits for First Responders
WASHINGTON -- An estimated 669,100 law enforcement officers were treated in emergency departments across the nation for nonfatal injuries between 2003 and 2014, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. [FULL STORY]

Survey Takes America’s Temperature During Flu Outbreak
MENOMONEE FALLS, WI -- According to the 2018 Healthy Hand Washing Survey, nearly 60 percent of Americans are extremely or quite concerned about contracting a new or particularly resilient strain of the flu this year. [FULL STORY]

Guardair Corporation Appoints New Director of Global Supply Chain
CHICOPEE, MA -- Guardair Corporation, manufacturer of OSHA compliant safety air guns and pneumatic vacuums, announced the addition of Mark Wysk as the new Director of Global Supply Chain. [FULL STORY]

Safety Tips from Loyola Medicine Burn Center
MAYWOOD, IL -- Burn injuries are the leading cause of unintentional death and injury in the United States. Loyola Medicine and Anthony Baldea, MD, director of Loyola's Burn Center, are offering tips to prevent and care for burn injuries.  [FULL STORY]

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Best Ergonomics Practices for the Construction Industry

Many of the injuries in the construction sector are musculoskeletal disorders caused by cumulative trauma.We call these injuries that result from cumulative wear and tear cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs). Back injuries, tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome are examples of common CTDs. Workplace risk factors for CTDs include repetitive motions, high forces, awkward postures and vibration exposure. CTDs in the construction industry can be associated with such activities as manual material handling, hand tool usage, awkward postures and prolonged equipment operation.

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