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LifeSpan Recognized with SHARP Award
DENVER, CO -- LifeSpan, a provider of IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) services, has announced that its Denver plant has been recognized by OSHA with the SHARP award, given to small and medium-sized employers who run excellent health and safety operations. [FULL STORY]

Silent Knight Seminars to Educate On Latest Life Safety Code Mandates
NORTHFORD, CT -- Honeywell announced its Silent Knight fire systems business will host the Cracking the New Code of Low Frequency and CO seminar series Feb.-Apr. in major cities across the U.S. [FULL STORY]

Etymotic Reveals New Ear Plugs at Hearing Conference
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL -- Etymotic Research, a provider of hearing wellness solutions, featured its new high-fidelity ER•20XS earplugs, along with an array of its hearing protection products, at the 2015 National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) conference held in New Orleans this week. [FULL STORY]

NIOSH to Receive $110M to Update Cincinnati Facility
WASHINGTON -- To accelerate infrastructure updates for state-of-the-art scientific research, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has secured $110 million in federal funds to advance construction and site consolidation at the NIOSH facility in Cincinnati. After touring NIOSH last year, Brown has been pressing the Obama Administration for construction funds. [FULL STORY]

Wiley X Celebrates Logano’s Win at Daytona 500
LIVERMORE, CA -- The Wiley X team of sponsored NASCAR drivers began 2015 much like it wrapped up the last season — with a championship performance and a trip to Victory Lane. [FULL STORY]

NIOSH Certified, iEvac Smoke/Fire Hood Meets ANSI/ISEA Standard
BOCA RATON, FL -- Confusion over smoke/fire hood options is very real. After 9/11, the marketplace was flooded with a number of different products that touted safety during an escape situation. In 2007, responding to a marketplace glut of questionable products, the Consumer Product Safety Commission tested a number of off-the-shelf escape products1. Not one of these products passed the test. [FULL STORY]

CCOHS Names New Employers’ Representative
OTTAWA -- The Council of Governors of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety have announced the appointment of Andrea Nalyzyty, a legal and human resources manager, as an employers’ representative to the council. [FULL STORY]

Workplace Options Poll Suggests Youth Bullying on Rise
RALEIGH, NC -- A new national poll shows that bullying is seen as more of a problem for young Americans today than ever before – and that parents are seriously conflicted when it comes to teaching kids how to appropriately respond. [FULL STORY]

Ralph Nader to Speak at Slip-and-Fall Symposium
SOUTHLAKE, TX -- Consumer advocate, lawyer, best-selling author and former presidential candidate, Ralph Nader will be the keynote speaker at the National Floor Safety Institute’s (NFSI) Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Symposium to be held on the campus of Emory University April 28. [FULL STORY]

Honeywell Announces 2015 Fall Prevention Training Courses
SMITHFIELD, R.I., -- Honeywell announced the 2015 open enrollment Miller fall prevention and protection training schedule. This comprehensive offering of fall prevention and protection classes is part of the Honeywell Safety Institute, an initiative aimed at providing educational tools, resources, and training programs. [FULL STORY]

Inside the Latest Issue...
FAA Rule Requires Safety Management Systems for Airlines

To reach the next level of safety, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a final rule that requires most U.S. commercial airlines to have Safety Management Systems (SMS) in place by 2018.

The rule builds on the programs many airlines already use to identify and reduce aviation risk.


SMS is the formal, top-down, organization- wide approach to managing safety risk and assuring the effectiveness of safety risk controls. It gives airlines a set of business processes and management tools to examine data gathered from everyday operations, isolate trends that may be precursors to incidents or accidents, take steps to mitigate the risk, and verify the effectiveness of the program.

To view this article in its entirety visit digital.fsmmag.com.

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