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Safety And Security

ISS Facility Services appoints CEO

SAN ANTONIO — Effective on March 22, Sean Bond was appointed chief executive officer (CEO) and assumed control of the day-to-day operations of ISS Facility Services Inc.
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Nilfisk launches combustible dust website

MALVERN, PA — Through video, fact sheets, application photos and links, www.explosionproof-vacuum.com gives manufacturers access to pertinent information regarding combustible dust and fire/explosion prevention.
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OSHA and NFPA encourage the use of industrial vacuums

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) highly discourage the use of sweepers and blowers in the removal of potentially combustible dusts because their use increases the risk of an explosion.
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OSHA to hold combustible dust meetings

CHICAGO — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled two meetings for Wednesday, April 21 at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O''Hare Hotel and Conference Center.
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Ten-hour OSHA safety course being offered

CENTERVILLE, MI — Glen Oaks Community College will host the course Thursday, April 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. while the St. Joseph County ISD Building will host the course Friday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Window cleaners locked out for questioning safety

MINNEAPOLIS — Some 50 window cleaners employed by Marsden Final Touch Services and Columbia Building Services were locked out of work Tuesday over contract disputes focusing on job safety.
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OSHA fines contractor for improper asbestos removal

DANVERS, MA — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently proposed $136,000 in fines against William A. Berry & Son Inc. for 19 alleged violations.
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MCR Safety expands operations in Mexico

MEMPHIS, TN — The 120,000-square-foot facility currently produces 20,000 pounds of yarn daily, including Kevlar and assorted yarns to support MCR Safety''s glove, sleeve and garment manufacturing.
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Maintenance worker sentenced in $10,000 thefts

NAPERVILLE, IL — In addition to jail time, the judge ordered the defendant to undergo urinalysis and pay $560 in fines and legal costs.
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Presence of asbestos hampers water damage repair

PITTSBURGH — The presence of asbestos concerns some students, but Carnegie Mellon University Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) has reassured everyone that barriers are in place to contain any and all asbestos fibers to the immediate work area and filtered vacuums are being used as an added precaution.
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