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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
Two Manhattan fires that occurred on Aug. 17 and 18 have prompted the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to release an advisory regarding the dangers of overtaxed circuits
and improper power cord use. The fires left one person dead and another severely burned. Both are being blamed on overloaded power strips. (read more)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
CDC has produced an infographic to help remind children how to prevent the spread of cold and flu, particularly Enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness spreading across the Midwest. Although designed for kids, everyone can help prevent the spread of disease by following these six simple rules.(read more)
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DES PLAINES, Ill. (Sept. 4, 2014) – The ASSE Foundation’s 2015 Scholarship and Professional Education Grant program is now accepting applications for students pursuing degrees in occupational health and safety and safety professionals working to advance their professional credentials.
Since its creation 83 years ago by H. W. Heinrich, the safety triangle offered a ratio formula that encouraged safety professionals to focus on the causes of minor injuries as a way to reduce the probability of having major accidents.
A letter from ASSE President Kathy Seabrook on behalf of ASSE’s Illinois members urged Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to veto legislation (SB 3287 ) that would strip from independent safety consultants current immunity from lawsuits under the state’s workers’ compensation law.
OSHA has issued a memorandum on its Policy Background on the Temporary Worker Initiative to its regional administrators.