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Inside the November 2019 Issue

ANSI

Today's News

AIHA Applauds the Workplace Violence Prevention Act (H.R. 1309)
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309). AIHA encourages the U.S. Senate and President Donald J. Trump to swiftly enact this bill into law. [FULL STORY]

USW-backed Workplace Violence Bill Passes U.S. House
PITTSBURGH -- After a months-long campaign bolstered by United Steelworkers (USW) activists, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309) reached the floor of the U.S. House and passed 251-158. [FULL STORY]

Summit Names Patrick Davis its President and CEO
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Victor Jury, Jr, Executive Chairman of Summit Electric Supply announced on behalf of Summit’s Board of Directors and Shareholders that Patrick Davis will join the company as President and CEO. Davis will work closely with Jury through the transition and going forward to continue Summit’s 42 years of growth and success. [FULL STORY]

Whitepaper Focuses on Security Entrances for Regulatory Compliance
LILLINGTON, NC -- Boon Edam Inc., provider of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has published a useful whitepaper for security professionals titled “The Role of Security Entrances in Regulatory Compliance.” [FULL STORY]

Experts Discuss Standardization and Legalization of the Cannabis
WASHINGTON, DC -- On November 6, the American National Standards Institute convened two panels of legal and industry experts to engage with ANSI members and guests about standards and the cannabis industry during the Legal Issues Forum, an annual event held during World Standards Week in Washington, DC. [FULL STORY]

AAA, Consumer Reports, J.D. Power and the NSC Unite
ITASCA, IL -- Four organizations: AAA, Consumer Reports, J.D. Power and the National Safety Council – have come together to adopt standardized naming for advanced driver assistance technology in an effort to reduce confusion. [FULL STORY]

NSC and OSHA Enter Into Alliance Program Ambassador Relationship
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration renewed their commitment to continue working together to promote workplace health and safety. [FULL STORY]

CIS Talks Simulator Training During Safety Tech Trek Tour at ICUEE
ATLANTA -- Crane Industry Services, LLC (CIS) joined CM Labs Simulations at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE), in Louisville, KY., in October. [FULL STORY]

SOCMA Announces 2019 Performance Improvement Award Winners
ARLINGTON, VA -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce that more than 20 SOCMA member facilities will receive 2019 Performance Improvement Awards. Now in its 13th year, SOCMA continues to honor companies that are leading in the areas of environmental, health, safety and security. [FULL STORY]

NSC Congress and Expo Sees Increase in Safety Pros Attendees
ITASCA, IL -- The National Safety Council saw an increase in the number of safety professionals attending this year’s NSC Congress and Expo, which took place in September at the San Diego Convention Center in California. [FULL STORY]

Insider News...
Keep it Clean
The dangers of not meeting industrial health & safety regulations
BY ANH-TAI VUONG

Proper industrial hygiene is key to maintaining a healthy and productive workforce. This means effectively identifying, evaluating and controlling environmental stressors in the workplace.

Businesses should approach industrial cleanliness proactively, producing dedicated health and safety and hygiene standards, anticipating hazards before they occur and outlining the internal protocol for how to deal with harmful substances.



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