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2014-09-16 16:28:29

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration today renewed their Alliance to foster safer and healthier workplaces at the NSC Congress & Expo. Focus areas of the Alliance include addressing temporary and contract workers, motor vehicle safety, construction safety and the importance of establishing injury and illness prevention programs. They also agree to support and promote the new Journey...

2014-09-16 16:24:44

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the Top 10 before a crowded group of spectators on the Expo floor. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b "We greatly appreciate our colleagues...

2014-09-15 08:22:41

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CB&I (NYSE:CBI) today announced Philip K. Asherman, CB&I's President and Chief Executive Officer, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Safety Council. "I am honored to represent CB&I on the National Safety Council's Board of Directors," said Mr. Asherman. "Our relentless focus on safety is at the forefront of everything we do at CB&I. Like the National Safety Council, we believe education,...

2014-09-14 16:20:14

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campbell Institute - the National Safety Council center of excellence for environmental, health and safety management - has published a new white paper entitled Practical Guide to Leading Indicators: Metrics, Case Studies & Strategies at the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b This new paper provides a standardized set of best practices and benchmarks for leading indicators used by...

2014-09-12 12:26:35

ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council will announce the election of a new member to its Board of Directors at the group's annual meeting, being held in San Diego in conjunction with the NSC Congress & Expo - the largest annual gathering of safety and health professionals. Philip K. Asherman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CB&I), is accepting a two-year term....

2014-09-11 16:20:42

Groups recognized for their sustained efforts to help save young lives ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today announced two winners of its 6(th) annual Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards, supported by the General Motors Foundation. The Council will honor Gordy Pehrson of the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety, and the Nebraska-based Norfolk Panther JOOI (Junior Optimist Octagon International) Clubs....

2014-09-10 16:23:11

Young professionals honored for exceptional safety contributions ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council is proud to announce the new class of NSC Rising Stars of Safety, presented by DuPont Sustainable Solutions. Honorees will be recognized at the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo on Sept. 16. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b "We are pleased to continue our support of the NSC Rising Stars of Safety program, acknowledging the safety...

2014-09-09 23:11:45

Each day in the United States, people are killed and injured in crashes that are reported to involve distracted driving, many due to cellphone use. Journeyworks Publishing’s new title offers tips and tricks for stowing the phone and staying safe on the road. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Who are the most frequent offenders of talking on a cellphone while driving? Teens. Who are they talking to? Their parents. We know being distracted by our cell phones while driving is...

2014-09-08 08:21:25

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a new alliance between ADEPT Driver and Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy, students of the Los Angeles-based academy will now benefit from the scientifically proven teenSMART crash reduction program. The teenSMART program was created by ADEPT Driver, a California company that uses scientific methods to develop crash reduction programs that are proven to be effective. The Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy now includes teenSMART's curriculum...

2014-09-02 12:22:55

National Safety Council provides tips to stay safe during severe and unpredictable weather ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Severe weather and natural disasters can occur at any time, and the effects can be devastating. September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and the National Safety Council is calling on Americans to develop emergency kits and plans in the event of unpredictable, severe weather. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b More than 600...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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