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Dept. of Labor census shows fatal work injuries are down

August 29, 2013

Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries show a reduction in the number of fatal work injuries in 2012 compared with 2011. Last year 4,383 workers died from work-related injuries, down from 4,693 fatal work injuries in 2011. Based on...

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OSHA withdraws proposed rule to amend On-site Consultation Program

August 22, 2013

OSHA, Washington, D.C., has announced its decision to withdraw a proposed rule to amend its regulations for the federally funded On-site Consultation Program. OSHA is withdrawing this rule based on stakeholder concerns that proposed changes, though relatively minor, would discourage employers from...

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Nucor Building Systems earns VPP certification

August 22, 2013

Nucor Building Systems (NBS) Texas facility, Terrell, Texas, has received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status by the U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA. OSHA's VPP is a self-managed safety regulatory compliance program intended to identify corporate leaders in occupational safety and...

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Kimberly-Clark to help fund training for USA World Skills competitor in welding

August 22, 2013

The Kimberly-Clark Corp., Neenah, Wis., has donated $10,000 to support the American Welding Society's (AWS's) USA Training for International Welders Competition (World Skills). Following each biennial national welding skills competition, an individual is selected to represent the U.S. in the...

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PK USA orders first North American Lincoln Electric Guardian fire safety system

August 13, 2013

PK USA Inc., a Shelbyville, Ind.-based supplier of parts for automotive companies worldwide, will be the first company in North America to install Lincoln Electric's Guardian™ fire safety system for its existing welding and fume extraction systems. The combination of oil or other flammable...

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Matheson wins Leonard Parker Pool Safety Award

July 8, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has received the Leonard Parker Pool Safety Award for Group 1 (more than 5 million employee exposure hours) from the Compressed Gas Association (CGA). The awards honor the memory of Leonard Parker Pool, the founder and former chief executive of Air Products and...

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AK Tube plant recognized for safety performance

June 4, 2013

The Walbridge, Ohio, plant of AK Tube LLC, a subsidiary of AK Steel, has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Northwest...

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OSHA to extend compliance date for crane operator certification requirements

May 28, 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced that it will propose to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement by three years to Nov. 10, 2017. The proposal would also extend to the same date the existing phase-in...

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3M names Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship winners

May 28, 2013

3M's Personal Safety Division (PSD), St. Paul, Minn., has announced the winners of its 2013 Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Program. They are: James Dietrich – University of Cincinnati Pamela Dopart – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Christopher J. Fraser –...

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ANSI approves new RIA robot safety standard

May 23, 2013

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved a new U.S. national robot safety standard. Developed by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich., the ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 standard has been updated for the first time since 1999 and now is harmonized with the ISO...

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Camfil APC opens U.K. manufacturing facility

May 23, 2013

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., a manufacturer of dust and fume collection equipment, has opened a 40,000-sq.-ft. facility in Heywood, Greater Manchester, U.K. The facility has a current staff of 40, with plans to grow to 100 employees in engineering, manufacturing, and...

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OSHA launches initiative to protect temporary workers

May 1, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced an initiative to further protect temporary employees from workplace hazards. OSHA has sent a memorandum, viewable at http://s.dol.gov/zm, to its regional administrators directing field inspectors to...

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FMA announces 2013 Safety Award winners

March 26, 2013

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the 2013 FMA/CNA Safety Award winners. The awards, sponsored by property and casualty insurance company CNA, recognize company members of FMA and Tube & Pipe Intl. (TPA) that have demonstrated a...

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J.J. Keller launches business services website

March 18, 2013

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc., Neenah, Wis., has unveiled a redesigned business services website at www.jjkellerservices.com. The site showcases the company's regulatory compliance services for the transportation, human resources, and workplace safety industries. The new site includes a brief...

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Welding helmet manufacturer Optrel announces Facebook sweepstakes drawing

March 7, 2013

Swiss precision helmet manufacturer Optrel is offering welders the opportunity to win a free trip to Switzerland, along with other monthly prizes, through the company's new Facebook sweepstakes drawing. Beginning on Friday March 8, 2013 and available only through the Optrel Facebook page...

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