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2014-04-22 08:28:02

DES PLAINES, Ill., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is proud to announce Stefan Bright as the winner of the 2014 Triangle Award for Heroic Dedication for his role in establishing a field manual, training and standards that reduced fatalities among professional window washers by 30 percent over the last two decades. Given in honor of the 146 victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City, ASSE's Triangle...

2014-04-02 08:22:45

DES PLAINES, Ill., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No matter how many safety training courses emphasis how dangerous it may be to work with electricity, chemicals or cargo unless proper safety protocols are followed, there is always a percentage of employees who believe they aren't vulnerable to such risks -- until it's too late. Those types of perceptions need to be changed before injuries or fatalities prove them wrong, say authors Anna Floyd and H. Landis Floyd II in the...

2014-03-11 00:22:28

CHICAGO, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the world's oldest professional safety society, announces its Middle East Chapter will host the 2014 Professional Development Conference and Exhibition (PDC&E) from March 16-20, 2014 in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The 11th annual PDC&E titled "Innovative Approaches Toward Emerging Safety, Health and Environmental Challenges," will center on issues of concern in the region and the...

2014-03-03 08:27:09

DES PLAINES, Ill., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The moves onsite safety professionals make to decontaminate a manufacturing chemical spill involving employee exposure and the information they provide emergency responders will determine how fast that employee receives medical attention. Hazardous material spill protocols mandate that emergency responders secure the area before treating victims. Knowing how to manage that against standard first aid procedures can make all...

2014-02-10 00:20:34

CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Safety Engineers, the world's oldest professional safety society, announces its Nigerian Chapter will host NIGERIA PDC 2014, a three-day professional development conference and exposition in Lagos, Nigeria on May 21-23, 2014. This marks the first time ASSE's Nigerian Chapter will host a professional development conference in Lagos, Nigeria, targeting an audience of the country's safety practitioners from a...

2014-01-27 12:29:58

CHICAGO, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Safety Engineers, the world's oldest professional safety society, is proud to bring SAFETY INDIA 2014, a two-day professional development conference and exposition to Chennai, India on May 26-27, 2014. This marks the first time ASSE will host a professional development conference in India, targeting an audience of the country's safety practitioners from a wide variety of industries including manufacturing,...

2014-01-16 12:30:56

DES PLAINES, Ill., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The phrase "information at your fingertips" has never been truer than with today's tablet technology. The ability to access email and the Internet, as well as record audio and video from nearly any location has forever changed how we communicate and do our jobs. In the January issue of Professional Safety, authors David Fender and Clinton Wolfley outline which tablet applications they find most useful in their roles as...

2013-12-02 16:22:55

DES PLAINES, Ill., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The rise of work-place injuries related to musculoskeletal disorders, which is costing U.S. businesses more than $20 billion a year, may be reduced if companies included ergonomic risk assessments as part of their occupational health and safety management systems, according to an article in the December issue of Professional Safety. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) represent one-third of all disabling workplace incidents and...

2013-11-26 23:28:53

Clarion CEO Geoffrey Peckham confirmed as member of U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Project Committee 283 ‘Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems,’ a new international occupational health and safety standard to improve workplace safety. Milford, PA (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Clarion Safety Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of safety signs and labels, announces that its CEO, Geoffrey Peckham, has been selected to a group of U.S. experts to support a new...

2013-11-08 16:23:57

DES PLAINES, Ill., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Safety and Health Sustainability welcomes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's efforts to broaden transparency in the reporting of worker injuries in proposed rulemaking the agency announced yesterday. Appropriately expanding access to meaningful data on injuries, illnesses and fatalities can encourage employers to put additional focus on worker safety and health. At a time when businesses are...