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Metro Alloys Named to ISRI Circle of Safety Excellence
EAST POINT, GA -- Metro Alloys, Inc., a processor of industrial scrap metals, has announced its inclusion in the ISRI Circle of Safety Excellence, an industry-wide initiative focused on improving operational safety for recycling businesses. [FULL STORY]

AlertDriving Partners with California Safety Training
TORONTO -- AlertDriving has announced a new addition to its Global Partner Program with California Safety Training Corporation (CSTC), a consultant and provider of occupational risk management tools throughout California and the continental U.S. [FULL STORY]

ASSE’s SeminarFest Offers Safety Pros Opportunities to Grow Skillsets
DES PLAINES, IL -- The American Society of Safety Engineers SeminarFest 2015 is offering occupational health and safety professionals a chance to hone their knowledge and skills and potentially earn recertification points. SeminarFest 2015 takes place Feb. 6-12, 2015 in Las Vegas. [FULL STORY]

ASSE Welcomes Second Member Chapter in Maharashtra, India
CHICAGO -- The American Society of Safety Engineers, the world’s oldest professional safety society, welcomes its second chapter in Maharashtra, India, further establishing a strong occupational safety and health foothold in a country poised for explosive economic growth. [FULL STORY]

Lewellyn to Host Free Combustible Dust Workshops with Westex
LINTON, IN and OAK BROOK, IL -- Lewellyn Technology and Westex by Milliken have set dates for several free combustible dust workshops to be held across the United States in 2015. [FULL STORY]

Fire Fighting Enterprises becomes FFE
ERLANGER, KY -- Fire Fighting Enterprises has officially become FFE. The company is known the world over as a specialist in smoke and flame detection through its Fireray and Talentum product brands. [FULL STORY]

LIA Updates Laser Safety Guide
ORLANDO, FL -- For the first time since 2007, the Laser Institute of America has updated its acclaimed Laser Safety Guide, making it a necessity for every safe laser environment. [FULL STORY]

CES Group’s Huntair Facility Recognized with Oregon Safety Award
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN -- CES Group, a Nortek company, has announced that its Huntair facility in Tualatin, Ore., has been selected to receive one of two 2015 Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety & Health Conference Safety and Health Advocate (team) Awards. [FULL STORY]

Diversey Care Claims Three Minute Kill Time for Virex
STURTEVANT, WI -- Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division is expanding its Virex disinfectant cleaner line to include a product that kills common pathogens in three minutes or less. [FULL STORY]

UL Establishes New Standard for Disposable Wipers
MARIETTA, GA -- UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), has launched a new standard, UL 2883, which establishes human health and environmental criteria for the certification of disposable wipers designed for a range of household and other applications (excluding personal care wipers). [FULL STORY]

Inside the Latest Issue...
New Standard takes effect Jan. 1
Risk Assessment Key to Robotic Machine Guarding Compliance
BY ERIC ESSON

The development and implementation of industrial machine guarding systems has always been an exercise in assessing risk. However, that assessment process is about to get much more important, particularly as it relates to automated and robotic processes.

Thanks to the passage of the Robotic Industry Association (RIA) R15.06 standard in 2013, risk assessments will be required as of January 1, 2015. Many professionals responsible for plant safety have been conducting risk assessments to increase safety as a matter of practice. These new regulations mandate risk assessments be conducted.



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