January 5, 2015 

Safety Industry & Member News
Grainger Industrial Supply Awards Scholarships to Athens Tech StudentsGraingerAthens


Athens Technical College students Jacob Puche and Levi Patterson recently were awarded $2,000 from Grainger's Tools for Tomorrow scholarship.

Lessons in Safety from the BestLessons


Western Construction Group, St. Louis, MO, recently announced that it has achieved an Experience Modification Rating (EMR) of 0.55, which indicates that the company has an exceptionally good safety record.

Hard Hat 101 for DrillersHardHat101


While the majority of construction industry professionals will not venture onto a job-site without head protection, there's still a contingency that resists and a far greater number who wear hard hats but do not understand how to maximize their utility.

Spray Polyurethane Foam Application: When are Workers Safe?Sprayfoam


Emissions data collected following spray polyurethane foam application has been used to estimate the time required for workers to safely re-enter and work without respiratory protection.

Washington Update
New Hampshire Company Faces Over $230K in OSHA FinesNewHampshire


For exposing employees to fall, crushing, noise and other hazards, temporary staffing company also receives fines.

New Year Means New OSHA Reporting RequirementsNewYearreporting


For employers under the federal jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that means more than just making resolutions, they will need to comply with new reporting requirements that went into effect Jan. 1.

16 Coal Miners Died on the Job in 2014, Marking New National Record LowCoalminers


Last year marked a new record low for coal mine deaths in the U.S. Sixteen coal miners died on the job in 2014. Two of those deaths were in Kentucky, and one was in Indiana.

Emerging PPE & Global News

Taking Safety Procedures Seriously (New Zealand)Takingsafety


Workplace safety was once monitored quietly from the shadows, but now health and safety representatives are on the front foot in engaging workers on better behavior. 

Most Construction Workers See No Improvement in Site Safety, Survey Reveals (UK)Mostconstruction


Despite it being a legal requirement for an employer to supply workers with personal protective equipment (PPE), 8% of respondents said that this was not supplied by their employer. Where PPE was supplied a further 15% reported it was not regularly replaced and did not meet their workplace needs.

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International Safety Equipment Association

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