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ASSP Advancing Safety with Education, Research

The American Society of Safety Professionals has created a new academic and research council. The council emphasizes the importance of higher education and research. It will use a combination of these educational and research efforts to advance the safety and health profession.

Pioneering Personnel

EHS Leader Reflects on Safety, Success

Chris Laszcz-Davis had made a lifelong career at the top of environmental health and safety decisions for companies, workers, and global compliance. Her enthusiasm for health and safety seems endless with a rich history of working with some of the nation's top companies.

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Improve Quality Management for Global Demands

Technology is assisting in reporting more detailed data than ever before. Businesses can utilize this data to grow their operations globally and to improve upon their quality management system. This allows more focus not only on their products and services, but the means to achieve it.

Safety

Machine Crushing Victim Shares LO/TO Importance

A construction maintenance worker was inside a machine when it was powered on, which caused him to nearly be crushed to death. If proper safety controls had been in place, such as lockout/tagout, he would not have had to endure the anguish of losing full use of his arm, which changed his life.

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Tips to Make Air Compression Safety a Breeze

Workplace injury incidents involving compressed air are still problematic. Employers can help ensure the safe use of compressed air by educating employees on the proper use of it, explaining the hazards, and implementing a safety plan and culture that includes compressed air safety.

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Simple Tips for Workplace Chemical Safety

New chemicals are created every day for a variety of applications in industry. Working with chemicals and using them require careful adherence to safety best practices. Here are several ways companies and workers can ensure compliance and stay safe with chemicals.

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Inspection Drones Take Safety to New Heights

Drone inspections are becoming a big benefit for businesses. These aerial devices can enter dangerous work situations and can safely evaluate areas where a worker may have trouble gaining access. This provides industry sectors with new levels of efficiency, saving costs, and preventing injuries.

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Make Your Nominations for NSC Green Cross Awards

The Green Cross for Safety is awarded for those who demonstrate excellence in safety. The categories for nomination reflect a variety of environments celebrating safety in three categories: Excellence, Innovation and Advocate.

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A Little Comic Relief Can Perk Up Safety Programs

Laughter can make any situation better, especially at work. To help boost safety meetings, safety and health managers and other leaders can strategically use laughter to build relationships and make important messages stick among the group.

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Warehouse Upgrades Reflect Rapid Growth

With the growth of online retail, the warehouse industry is seeing rampant growth. Warehouse and logistic companies throughout the U.S. are expanding and upgrading their facilities to keep up with that growth. Space is the place, and there is always room for safety.