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2014-05-11 23:01:07

Statewide public awareness campaign includes activities for children of all ages designed to encourage children and adults to wear their bike helmets. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 11, 2014 The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) will continue their Put a Lid on It! Bike Helmet Safety Awareness campaign with Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Week May 9-18, 2014. The statewide public awareness campaign’s goal is to continue to encourage adults and children to wear their...

2014-05-09 20:24:03

ORLAND PARK, Ill., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, May 7, a single fire sprinkler extinguished a kitchen fire in the Spinning Wheel Apartments high-rise building in Hinsdale. The fire occurred on the sixth floor of the 17-story building when a frying pan was left on the stove while the stove was left in the "on" position. According to Tim McElroy, assistant chief of the Hinsdale Fire Department, the fire sprinkler system allowed the woman and young child to escape safely...

2014-05-09 16:25:56

ORLAND PARK, Ill., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gregg Huennekens, CEO of USA Fire Protection, Lake Forest, Ill., received the Golden Sprinkler Award, the highest honor awarded by the National Fire Sprinkler Association at their Annual Meeting this week. The Golden Sprinkler Award recognizes individuals for their dedication to NFSA and the entire fire sprinkler industry. Huennekens has been involved with the NFSA for more than 25 years, participating on the board of directors at every...

Job-Related Deaths In US Are Too High Despite Improved Work Conditions
2014-05-09 12:56:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While working conditions in the United States have improved dramatically since Upton Sinclair’s 1906 classic The Jungle, recent years have seen a flatlining of a decades-long trend toward declining mortality at work and work-related illness or injury – according to a new report from the AFL-CIO. The report, from the country’s largest federation of labor unions, was based on the most current information on workplace fatalities and...

2014-05-08 23:12:14

Complimentary Webinar Now Available as Online Pesentation Norcross, GA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Critical Response Systems (CRS), a provider of leading-edge, mission-critical communication systems, recently conducted a webinar on how to manage “alarm fatigue,” one of the very serious issues facing healthcare providers today. The constant beeping of clinical alarms and an overabundance of information transmitted by medical devices are creating alarm fatigue that puts hospital patients at...

2014-05-08 16:30:26

Fire Protection Group, Inc. offers outstanding services that significantly reduce the threat of fires for businesses and residents LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As an unusually dry and hot Southern California spring continues, phones have been ringing at Fire Protection Group, Inc. with inquiries about alarms, fire sprinkler inspection, and numerous related concerns. It was no surprise, as intense, dry, and very hot Santa Ana winds led last week to a strong brush fire in...

2014-05-08 12:27:12

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the world's oldest professional safety organization, released the second edition of its popular "Construction Safety Management and Engineering" book with updated standards and technical issues in construction. The first edition, printed in 2004, is one of ASSE's best-selling books. The revised edition will include construction standards adopted over the last 10 years, as well...

2014-05-08 08:41:07

For Fifth Consecutive Year, Rave Mobile Safety Hosts Gathering of Public Safety Leaders from Across U.S. to Discuss Best Practices, Lessons Learned and New Technologies FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), the trusted software partner for campus and public safety, today announced the completion of the Fifth Annual Whole Community Preparedness Summit (May 6-7), an event bringing together safety leaders from across the country. Attended by officials...

2014-05-08 00:20:35

New report from AAA Foundation reveals increase in driving years, habits and medication use. WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, older Americans are extending their time behind the wheel compared to previous generations. For example, 84 percent of Americans 65 and older held a driver's license in 2010 compared to barely half in the early 1970s. Today, one in six drivers on U.S. roads are ages 65 and older...

2014-05-07 23:09:15

Gilbane and 30 National and Global Partners Join to Celebrate First U.S. Industry Safety Week Providence, RI (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Safety Week has long been an annual tradition at Gilbane Building Company where the safety of its employees is among the company’s highest priorities. In celebration of Safety Week 2014, which kicks off industrywide this week, Gilbane Building Company has joined forces with a consortium of thirty-one national and global construction firms to reaffirm the...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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