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2014-03-11 16:21:45

ARLINGTON, Va., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) filed comments yesterday with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in response to the agency's Proposed Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100811/NACDLOGO In the comments, NACD expressed several concerns about the proposed rule, strongly encouraging OSHA to...

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...

2014-03-06 16:23:43

PITTSBURGH, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A United Steelworkers (USW) health and safety expert testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today to support and offer recommendations on implementing President Obama's executive order to improve chemical facility safety and security. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The Senate committee's hearing was titled "Preventing Potential Chemical Threats and Improving Safety:...

2014-03-05 12:31:14

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RegScan, Inc. is pleased to announce the development of original online audit protocols for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA. Developed as a supplement to our U.S. TEAM (The Environmental Assessment and Management) Guides(TM) products, these comprehensive audit protocols keep California facilities in compliance with the strictest safety standards in the United States. The California...

2014-03-03 16:29:01

OTTAWA, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Highland Safety Systems is announcing that a combination of engineering analysis and physical testing has demonstrated that their EDGE7 integrated fall protection system meets the strength requirements of all known North American regulations. Ms. Yvonne Kearns, Product Manager, said, "What is unique about EDGE7 is that the patented system satisfies the OSHA 29CFR1926 strength requirements as both a passive restraint (guardrail) system and as...

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...

2014-02-21 23:23:02

Upcoming Courses Focus on Helping Employers and Workers Recognize Hazards Associated with OSHA’s 2013 Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards Dublin, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, the only authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center in Northern California, is spotlighting upcoming occupational safety and health courses designed to draw attention to hazards associated with OSHA’s most frequently cited...

2014-02-14 23:24:32

Safe@Heights has released workplace recommendations in response to the latest fatality report. Brisbane, QLD (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Safe@Heights has released a list of recommendations in response to the latest workplace Fatality Report. The report revealed that there were 50 reported deaths related to working at heights. The deaths were separated into 3 categories: 24 fatalities from falling objects 23 fatalities from falls from a height 3 fatalities resulting from falls at the same...

2014-02-10 23:03:41

Web-based qualitative exposure assessment tool makes it easy for life science companies to evaluate potential occupational exposures to potent compounds, and make important health and safety control decisions. (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Affygility Solutions, the leading provider of environmental, health and safety (EHS) software and consulting services to the life sciences industry, today announced the launch of its Qualitative Exposure Assessment (QEA) module. This qualitative exposure...

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...


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  • A spider.
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