ISEA names 29 new QSSPs

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) announced on April 26, 2012, that 29 candidates completed the Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) course on April 16-20 in Durham, North Carolina. The course put the candidates through a...Read Full Article

Grants prompting community health centers to build and renovate more facilities

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced on May 1, 2012, that grants under the new healthcare law will prompt more healthcare providers to build, expand, and improve their facilities across the nation. More than $728...Read Full Article

EPA begins project to cleanup hazardous materials

In late April, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began a project to remove hazardous materials from a site in Danvers, Massachusetts. They expect the project to last for eight weeks, with additional investigation and potential...Read Full Article

ASSE prepares for Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day

To celebrate the hard work of occupational safety, health, and environment professionals, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is promoting Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day, which will be held on May 9, 2012. The...Read Full Article

Study completed to assess possible weather and climate impact of wind farms

Renewable energy sources, such as wind farms, are increasingly being used across the country, and as more of the projects are deployed, new insights into alternative energy effects are discovered. According to a recent study on large wind farms in...Read Full Article

Detect gas leaks quickly with state-of-the-art equipment

Gas leaks are preventable, but businesses need to consider their options when they determine the most effective methods to eliminate these hazards. The MSA ALTAIR® 4X Multi-Gas Detector with Gray Case - LEL, O2, CO, H2S provides a...Read Full Article

Heat Illness Prevention Campaign set in motion by OSHA

Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, hosted a press teleconference on May 7, 2012, where he announced the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) 2012 Heat Illness Prevention...Read Full Article

Interactive maps paint picture of fatal construction falls in America

The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) has posted two interactive maps to highlight the danger of falls among workers in the construction industry in an attempt to lower the annual rate of fatal accidents. One map shows U.S....Read Full Article

CDC encourages head protection during tornadoes

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a statement underscoring the importance finding shelter during a tornado and addressed using helmets as another potentially useful and effective protection measure. The CDC said...Read Full Article

Transportation funding totals $20 million for Oregon, Alabama, and South Carolina

The U.S. Department of Transportation has provided $20 million in emergency funds to help Oregon, Alabama, and South Carolina cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges that have been damaged by intense storms and other natural disasters....Read Full Article

Superfund receives three new additions to national priorities list

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added three new hazardous waste sites that put people's health and the environment in jeopardy to its National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. The program was developed to...Read Full Article

Maintain respiratory protection against harmful vapors with respirator cartridges

Providing employees respiratory protection with North® by Honeywell Organic Vapors/Acid Gases/P100 Respirator Cartridges is an excellent way to protect them in hazardous environments. The North® by Honeywell 7600, 5400, 7700, 5500...Read Full Article

Sleeve provides protection against incidental contact

Shield workers from accidental contact with open flame, hot materials, and sharp objects by providing the Kevlar® 2-Ply Heat and Cut Resistant Seamless 18" Sleeve with Thumb Hole. The Kevlar® 2-Ply Heat & Cut Resistant Seamless...Read Full Article

New study finds 68 percent of highway contractors had motor vehicles crash into their construction work zones

A study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), found 68 percent of highway contractors in the U.S. had motor vehicles crash into their work zones in the last 12 months. Officials from the organization added that the...Read Full Article

Help reduce fire risks in workplaces with Type II safety can

Safely store gasoline and other flammable liquids on-site with the Justrite® AccuFlow™ 5 Gallon Gas and Flammables Type II Red Safety Can with 1" D Hose. The Justrite AccuFlow™ 5 Gallon Gas & Flammables Type II Red Safety...Read Full Article

DOE finishes cleanup of all transuranic waste at Sandia National Laboratories

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced in early May, 2012, that it had finished cleanup of the Cold War legacy transuranic (TRU) waste at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The last four shipments of remote-handled (RH)...Read Full Article

U.S. Department of Energy announces milestone in fuel cell use

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced it has deployed nearly 1,200 fuel cells in emergency backup power units and material handling equipment over the last three years "Targeted investment in critical fuel cell research,...Read Full Article

Enhance workplace safety with one of the smallest fall limiters available

Offer greater versatility with the Honeywell Scorpion™ Personal Fall Limiter with Carabiner and Swivel Shackle. The Scorpion™ PFL attaches directly to a harness D-ring for use as a personal fall limiter, and can also be used as a...Read Full Article

Hand protection with plastic dots gives workers a steady grip for added safety

Hand safety is a concern for employers in many industries, and the NS® Economical String Knit Work Gloves with Plastic Dots provide just the right amount of protection. Companies can take steps to reduce abrasions and provide an excellent grip...Read Full Article

Keep flammable liquids safe with a storage cabinet

Store flammable liquids more safely with the Eagle 45 Gallon Yellow Storage Cabinet for Flammable Liquids and Safety Cans with Manual Doors. This cabinet offers the perfect place to stow potentially hazardous items, while still providing a...Read Full Article

Children help US agencies raise safety awareness

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently worked with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to sponsor the 10th annual ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest for kids, giving 5-14 year-olds the opportunity...Read Full Article

AIHce annual conference to be packed with health and safety sessions

At this year's AIHce annual conference co-sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA®) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®), participants will have the opportunity to attend...Read Full Article

EPA celebrates rise in energy-efficient building designs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention in Washington, D.C. on May 18, 2012, that it had honored nearly 100 commercial building design projects from 43 architecture firms...Read Full Article

NSC urges drivers to take caution over Memorial Day weekend

The National Safety Council (NSC) released its estimates for the amount of car accidents that may occur over the Memorial Day weekend, which starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 24, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 28. The group says 420 traffic...Read Full Article

Meeting plans announced for the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on May 24, 2012 it will hold a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) June 19-20 in Washington. Three new committee members and five...Read Full Article

Contaminated site cleanup projects help revitalize communities

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on May 24, 2012, it would provide $69.3 million in grants to help communities clean and redevelop properties that had been damaged by contamination. The Agency hopes the grants will boost job...Read Full Article

OSHA to assess effectiveness of state safety plans

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on May 29, 2012, it will hold an informal stakeholder meeting to hear comments on how to determine the effectiveness of OSHA-approved State Plans when compared to the federal...Read Full Article

New Emergency Response Guidebook released by DOT

On May 30, 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT's) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) released a new version of its Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG), which gives emergency first responders a revised...Read Full Article

Provide protection against organic vapors

Provide employees with the North® by Honeywell Organic Vapors Respirator Cartridges that offer protection in work environments where organic vapors are present.  Air purifying respirators guard against hazardous particulates, gases,...Read Full Article

Deliver effective over-the-glass eye protection

Pyramex™ OTS® Over-the-Glass Safety Glasses with Clear Lens combine an excellent fit with lightweight comfort, allowing employees to perform tasks safely and more efficiently. The single lens design of Pyramex™ OTS®...Read Full Article

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