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  • ACGIH Presenting 2018 Awards at AIHce May 21, 2018
    This year's honorees include Dr. Bennet Omalu, best known for having first identified the disease he named Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in athletes who had competed in high-impact contact sports. He will receive the William Steiger Memorial Award.
  • AIHA Inducting New Board Officers, Members This Week May 21, 2018
    "These new officers and directors offer a range of perspectives and professional experience, and I am thrilled to welcome them in their new roles," said Deborah Imel Nelson, Ph.D., CIH, president of the AIHA Board of Directors. "I look forward to working with them as we guide our association into the future."
  • NYC to Increase Safety Training Requirements for Construction Workers May 18, 2018
    Workers can fulfill the 40-hour training requirement in many ways, including taking a 30-hour OSHA-approved safety course plus 8 hours of fall prevention training and two hours of training on drug and alcohol awareness.
  • IMO Safety Committee Eyes Autonomous Vessels May 18, 2018
    "It is important that we remain flexible to accommodate new technologies and so improve the efficiency of shipping, while at the same time keeping in mind the role of the human element and the need to maintain safe navigation, further reducing the number of marine casualties and incidents," IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said.
  • Assault Injuries Rising for Law Enforcement Officers, NIOSH Reports May 17, 2018
    From 2003 to 2014, approximately 669,100 law enforcement officers were treated in emergency departments nationwide for nonfatal injuries. The leading cause of work-related injury in this group of workers was assault and other violent acts, which accounted for 35 percent of injuries treated in emergency departments.
  • OSHA Recognizes Pennsylvania Manufacturer as Star Site May 16, 2018
    MI Windows and Doors, which produces new construction and replacement windows for businesses and homes, recorded an injury and illness rate 54 percent below the national average in the last three years.
  • Challenges and Opportunities May 16, 2018
    "It's important for young and new safety professionals to remember that success in the safety field requires a commitment to continuous learning. Don't ever reach a point where you think you know everything there is to know."
  • NIST Updates Risk Management Framework May 16, 2018
    The updated RMF will interest federal agencies and contractors that do business with them because it connects the RMF with NIST's well-known Cybersecurity Framework and highlights relationships between the two documents.
  • More Than 1 Million Chainsaws Recalled May 15, 2018
    Harbor Freight Tools has received 15 reports of these chainsaws continuing to operate after being turned off by the operator, resulting in three laceration injuries, including one serious injury to a person's arm requiring stitches.
  • British Manufacturer Fined in Machine Guarding Case May 15, 2018
    An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive into the incident found that the company had not implemented procedures to ensure machinery was isolated before starting maintenance work.

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  • Not born in U.S.? You’ll get less construction safety training May 21, 2018
    Non-native workers in the United States employed in small construction companies received less safety and health training than non-native workers in larger companies, according to research by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). The research recently appeared in the journal Safety Science.
  • Keynotes address future of industry May 20, 2018
    This year’s AIHce EXP features keynote speakers who are sure to inspire. The opening keynote speaker Monday morning kicks things off with “Three Megatrends and Four Best Practices That Will Shape Your Business Future.” Rich Karlgaard is a respected forecaster and offers a unique vantage point on the trends driving the business and economic climates, […]
  • Promote yourself, even if you’re not attending in person May 20, 2018
    If you’re not using social media to stay connected with your industry and community, you could be missing out on vital connections. Conferences provide a great opportunity to use social media networks to stay on top of conversations, even if you’re not in a particular session. If you’re attending the AIHce virtual conference, it’s an […]
  • Opioid exposure threatens first responders May 20, 2018
    The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) will discuss the opioid exposure crisis threatening the safety of the nation’s first responders Tuesday at the AIHce EXP 2018 conference. Speakers will include first responders, occupational safety experts, and a White House drug control official. Participants will discuss the risks of opioid exposure and the critical steps necessary […]
  • After Dark: The silent tsunami May 20, 2018
    The AIHce EXP offers a few late-night sessions to spark discussion and engagement away from the busy daytime conference activities. One such session is “The Silent Tsunami: Understanding Mental Health and Psychosocial Disorders in the Workplace,” In this “after-dark” session, attendees can expect to discuss ways to increase awareness of the issues and management of […]
  • AIHA to honor awards recipients at AIHce EXP 2018 May 20, 2018
    The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) announced the recipients of the 2018 AIHA Named Awards, which honor individuals who provide significant contributions to the industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety professions. The award recipients will be recognized on Wednesday during the Mark of Excellence Awards Breakfast at AIHce EXP.
  • Top products of the week May 20, 2018
    Workwear that helps with heat and dual hazards, portable lighting, head protection and a way to keep lone workers connected were among the top products featured on this week.
  • Weekly news round-up May 19, 2018
    Trenching, machine and chemical hazards result in worker injuries and penalties to companies, while a scientific study supports the use of a popular supplement to help combat sleeplessness. These were among the top safety and health stories featured on this week.
  • 3 ways to eat healthy in a restaurant May 18, 2018
    Restaurant meals are notorious for sky-high sodium levels and are-you-kidding-me calories, but treating yourself to a meal out doesn’t mean settling for poor nutrition. The American Heart Association (AHA) shares three “eat smart” hacks in honor of World Hypertension Day. Outsmarting eating out has gotten easier now that many restaurants offer better-for-you items, calorie count […]
  • Collaboration a key to reducing Hispanic worker fatality rates May 18, 2018
    An initiative to address the significantly higher fatality rates suffered by Hispanic and Latino workers in the U.S. moved forward at a Hispanic/Latino Worker Safety Workshop held earlier this month in Chicago. The event was launched by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and included representatives from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and […]