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ASSP Foundation receives second grant to advance workplace safety

September 26, 2022

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation has received a second Susan Harwood education and training grant for $159,967 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), directly supporting the ASSP Foundation’s development of free workplace safety and health instructional materials on combatting infectious disease. “Earning federal grants confirms the…

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The who, what, when and why of Dust Hazards Analysis

September 21, 2022

Jeramy Slaunwhite P.Eng, Senior Explosion Safety Engineer, REMBE® Inc. Many industrial facilities handle combustible particulate material which pose fire and explosion hazards. Managing combustible dust hazards is critical to ensure the safety of the plant personnel and operations. In order to effectively manage combustible dust hazards they must first be identified and understood. A dust…

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After Record-Setting Hot Summer, J. J. Keller Pulse Poll Reveals Companies’ Strategies for Combating Heat Stress

September 20, 2022

With record-setting heat over the past few summers, OSHA and the Biden administration have taken measures to raise awareness of heat stress dangers. A recent J. J. Keller Center for Market Insights pulse poll reveals what U.S. companies are doing to address the issue, as well as contributing factors. Over the past year, OSHA published…

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US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance

September 15, 2022

Program focuses on employers who repeatedly disregard workers’ safety, health To strengthen enforcement and improve compliance with workplace safety standards and reduce worker injuries and illnesses, the U.S. Department of Labor is expanding the criteria for placement in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program. The new criteria include violations of all hazards and…

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NFPA 61 or NFPA 68 Combustible Dust Explosion Protection of Industrial Bucket Elevators

September 13, 2022

By Payton Ball, BSME, Regional Sales Manager, REMBE® Inc. Let’s say you are a Project Engineer for a pet food production facility.  You’ve recently hired a consultant to conduct a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA), according to NFPA 61, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities, rev. 2020…

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AIHA Announces Sue Marchese’s Promotion to Managing Director of Strategic Communications and External Affairs

September 12, 2022

Marchese will lead all aspects of the association’s strategies related to public relations, media relations, member relations, professional communities, and government relations. AIHA, the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community, is pleased to announce the promotion of Sue Marchese, CAE,…

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US Department of Labor awards $1.9M to 14 organizations nationwide to provide workplace safety, health training; recognize infectious diseases

September 12, 2022

Susan Harwood grants focus on training programs, worker rights The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded approximately $1.9 million in grants to 14 nonprofits nationwide to fund education and training programs to help workers and employers recognize infectious disease hazards – including coronavirus – and identify preventive measures for a safe workplace. Administered by the department’s Occupational…

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AIHA Announces Franky Spangler’s Promotion to Managing Director of Operations

September 12, 2022

Spangler will lead all aspects of the association’s internal operations, including finance, human resources, information technology, compliance, risk management, and facilities administration. AIHA, the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community, is pleased to announce the promotion of Franky Spangler, SPHR,…

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Survey Reveals Gaps in Americans and Germans Understanding of Concussion Causes and possible Risk Reduction

September 12, 2022

About 70 percent of American and German helmet buyers are unaware of rotational motion, a key contributor to traumatic brain injuries A new survey suggests a large disconnect in Americans’ and Germans’ education around concussions and how to reduce the risk of them using helmets. Among the most significant findings of the survey is that…

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Blackline Safety to Unveil Disruptive Connected Wearable at NSC Safety Congress & Expo

September 7, 2022

Trailblazer of connected safety sets new standard in single-gas detection with the launch of its latest technology for industrial workers Blackline Safety Corp. (TSX: BLN) , a global leader in connected safety technology, today announced it will unveil the G6 single-gas detector – setting a new standard in connected worker wearables – at the upcoming National…

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