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NFPA Board of Directors Appoints New Members to Standards Council
QUINCY, MA -- The National Fire Protection Association Board of Directors has appointed two new members to the NFPA Standards Council: Jeffrey J. Foisel of Dow Chemical, Midland, Mich. and Kenneth W. Richards, Jr., fire chief/fire marshal, Old Mystic Fire Department, Old Mystic, Conn. are each serving a three-year term effective January 1, 2019. [FULL STORY]

CICB Offers Safety Seminar to Crane & Rigging Industry Management
HOUSTON and ORLANDO, FL -- To raise awareness and the understanding of the value of safety in the crane and rigging industry, Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB), will hold free seminars for Managers and Supervisors in both Houston, Texas and Orlando, Fla. on April 29th. [FULL STORY]

IH Heroes Receives Honorable Mention at Awards Luncheon
FALLS CHURCH, VA. -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association announced that its IH Heroes outreach program received an honorable mention for the Corporate Social Responsibility and Nonprofit Award in the Volunteer Program category by PR News. [FULL STORY]

Number of OSHA Fatality-Related Investigations at 10-Year High
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Workplace fatalities are at decade-high levels under the Trump administration, at the same time that worksite safety enforcement by the administration’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is steadily declining, according to an analysis of recent government data by the National Employment Law Project released. [FULL STORY]

Bradley Awarded for Commitment to Employees’ Wellness
MENOMONEE FALLS, WI -- The Wellness Council of America recently presented its Gold-level Well Workplace Award to Bradley Corporation, manufacturer of commercial plumbing fixtures and equipment for more than 95 years. [FULL STORY]

JG Innovations, Inc. Announces New Website Design
JANESVILLE, WI -- JG Innovations, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website, www.JGIUS.com, showcasing the Soffi-Steel, Interlock and AlumA-Fit Concealment Systems.  [FULL STORY]

AIHA Announces New 2019-20 Board Members
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association announced the new members of its Board of Directors for 2019-20. The new Board members will be inducted at the association's annual business meeting on Wednesday, May 22, at AIHce EXP 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. [FULL STORY]

Enespro PPE Launches Social Media Giveaway Contest
OAK BROOK, IL -- Enespro PPE, a product line of electrical safety personal protective equipment (PPE), announced the launch of a social media giveaway contest. [FULL STORY]

OSHA Requests Information on the Powered Industrial Trucks Standard
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is requesting information as the Agency considers rulemaking to update the powered industrial trucks standards for general, maritime, and construction industries. [FULL STORY]

ILLUMAGEAR Lands $2.5 Million for Construction Workers Safety
SEATTLE -- ILLUMAGEAR announced that it has opened a round of $4 million, led with a $2.5 million investment from Brick & Mortar Ventures, the leading VC in the built space. The company plans to use the cash infusion for product development, team growth, and expanding its marketing activities. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Workplace Eye Wellness Month
Three Visionary Best Practices for Success
BY COREY BERGHOEFER

Why should eye-injury prevention be a priority at your company? Well, for starters, far too many employers continue to turn a blind eye on comprehensive safety planning. That kind of myopia can be costly — especially in manufacturing, where more than 4,000 eye-related injuries occur each year. This kind of oversight not only puts employees in danger, but also significantly impacts return on investment (ROI). In fact, the cost of on-the-job eye injuries
is collectively estimated to be around $300 million annually, representing the financial burden of medical bills, worker compensation, downtime and more.

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