Industrial Scientific Welcomes New Owner, Fortive Corporation
PITTSBURGH, PA – 28 July 2017 – Industrial Scientific, a global leader in gas detection and safety-as-a-service, is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to join the Fortive family of industrial technology companies as a member of its Field Solutions platform. The new ownership will provide Industrial Scientific with additional capacity to accelerate the company’s vision of eliminating death on the job by the year 2050.

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Texas Governor Signs Legislation to Promote Teen Workplace Safety Training in Schools
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is honored to have worked with Texas State House Representative Dr. Greg Bonnen (R-24), who introduced House Bill 2010, along with State Senator Larry Taylor (R-11), who chairs the Senate Education Committee. The bill , which was signed into law on June 9, 2017 by Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), encourages school districts and educators to include workplace safety training information in the curriculum of appropriate courses for students in Grades 7-12.

U.S. ARMY AND 3M™ Provide Hearing Protection for Army's PEO Soldiers
The U.S. Army has accepted two 3M™ products to equip soldiers with hearing protection and auditory situational awareness. The 3M Personal Safety Division has received initial orders for more than 6,500 devices that include 3M™ PELTOR™ TEP-100 Tactical Earplug Kits and 3M™ PELTOR™ COMTAC™ III ACH Communications headsets, plus spare parts and accessories totaling more than $1.6 million. Deployment of these Tactical Communications and Protective Systems (TCAPS) is managed by PEO Soldier.

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EPA Extends Effective Date of Nanotechnology Reporting and Record keeping Rule, Seeks Public Input on Draft Guidance
On May 8, 2017, EPA extended the effective date of the recently-issued TSCA section 8(a) Nanotechnology Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Rule from May 12, 2017 to August 14, 2017. This rule establishes reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed at the nanoscale as described in the rule

Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA
INCE-USA is a non-profit professional organization whose primary purpose is to promote, through its members, noise control solutions to environmental, product, machinery, industrial and other noise problems. INCE-USA is a Member Society of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering, an international consortium of organizations with interests in acoustics and noise control.

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Noise Control Improving the Quality of Life
June 12-14, 2017
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Held in conjunction with the SAE 2017 Noice and Vibration Conference & Exhibition

Plenary Lectures

James Barnes Acentech, Inc. Cambridge, MA

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OSHA, Holder Construction Group partner for safety at northeastern Illinois data center construction site
Participants: U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration Holder Construction Group LLC

Partnership: The strategic partnership will protect and educate workers on construction hazards during the building of the DuPont CH3 Data Center project in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

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New Vital Signs study finds noise-related hearing loss not limited to work exposure
February 7, 2017

Millions have hearing damage even when hearing perceived as excellent

Unless your hearing is tested, it’s really hard to know if it’s damaged. That’s the message of a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey that found about one in four U.S. adults who say their hearing is good or excellent actually have hearing damage. Now the latest CDC Vital Signs report shows that much of this damage is from loud sounds encountered during everyday activities at home and in the community.

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Closing Keynote Speaker ai AIHceExp 2017 Dr. John J. Medina
The Brains Behind Leadership

Wednesday, June 7
2:15 - 3:15 PM
Our closing keynote speaker has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information, so we’re sure he and Jennings will have a lot to discuss between their keynotes at the AIHce conference. Dr. John J. Medina is a developmental molecular biologist focused on the genes involved in human brain development and the genetics of psychiatric disorders.

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Opening Keynote Speaker at AIHceEXP Ken Jennings all-time Jeopardy Champion
Life in the Form of a Question

Monday, June 5
8:00 - 9:30 AM
Do you love puzzles and trivia? We bet you don’t love them as much as Ken Jennings, the all-time Jeopardy! champion who swept the nation in 2004. Born just outside of Seattle in 1974, Jennings grew up overseas where his father worked as an attorney. During the 15 years he spent in Korea and Singapore, his only lifeline to American pop culture was the Armed Forces Network, where he watched Jeopardy! religiously after school.

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American Industrial Hygiene Foundation Awards More Than $131,800 in Scholarships to 51 Outstanding Students
The Board of Trustees of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) has selected 51 outstanding students to receive more than $131,800 in scholarships this year. The recipients have distinguished themselves through their commitment to their studies, their communities, and the profession of industrial hygiene.

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National COSH Announces “Dirty Dozen” Employers Who Put Workers and Communities at Risk with Unsafe Practices
The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) announced today “The Dirty Dozen”employers of 2017, highlighting companies that put workers and communities at risk due to unsafe practices. The Dirty Dozen 2017 report is being released in observance of Workers’ Memorial Week, honoring workers who lost their lives on the job, as well as those who suffered workplace injuries and illnesses.

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2017 ISA LDAR (Leak Detection & Repair) Fugitive Emissions Symposium
June 19-22, 2017
Galveston, Texas, USA

Join us in Galveston for an industry island adventure at the 2017 ISA Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) – Fugitive Emissions Symposium!

Mark your calendar today to attend the air compliance industry’s only conference solely dedicated to sharing best practices for leak detection and repair, and directed inspection and maintenance programs.

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New ISA book explores the complex requirements for effective leak detection of petroleum pipelines and improved pipeline safety
February 28, 2017 -The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces it has published a new book that explores the complex requirements-in regulatory oversight, risk assessment, monitoring technology and methodology, operating reliability, and stakeholder cooperation-for effective leak detection of petroleum pipelines and improved pipeline safety.

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2017 AGA Operations Conference & Biennial Exhibition
Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida
May 02, 2017 - May 05, 2017

The annual AGA Operations Conference is the natural gas industry's premier gathering of natural gas utility and transmission company operations management from across North America and the world for the sharing of technical knowledge, ideas and practices to promote the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of natural gas to the end-user.

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Oil and Gas Well Near Prundhoe Bay, Alaska has leaked
BPXA, Alaska DEC, U.S. EPA and North Slope Borough Form Unified Command in Response to Oil and Gas Well Discharge Near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

A Unified Command, consisting of responders from Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), the North Slope Borough, and BP Exploration Alaska (BPXA) has been established to respond to the BP Flow Station 1 Drill Site 2 Well 3 natural gas and crude oil discharge near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The Unified Command will ensure safe and efficient coordination of resources and information amongst BPXA and state and federal regulators. To date, there have been no injuries and no reported impacts to wildlife.

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New ASTM International Test Method Will Help Identify Mold from Tape Lift Samples
A new ASTM International standard will help investigators who take samples to test for possible mold on surfaces via a tape lift. The new standard (soon to be published as D7658, Test Method for Examination of Fungal Structures on Tape Lift Samples by Optical Microscopy) was developed by ASTM International’s committee on air quality (D22)

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AIHce Gets a Facelift
Introducing AIHce EXP
Over the years, attendees of AIHce, one of the most critically acclaimed conferences for IH/OH professionals in North America, have shared their positive and corrective feedback. This year the conference organizers, AIHA and ACGIH, restructured and reengineered the conference experience, bearing in mind the busy lives of its attendees.

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Formaldehyde Fact Sheet Published by American Industrial Hygienist Association Give you help you decide if you want to investigate a possible indoor formaldehyde problem
Media attention regarding emissions of formaldehyde from Chinese-made laminate flooring has led some consumers to ask if there is a risk associated with laminate flooring in their home or business.

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National Safety Council Announces 2017 Green Cross for Safety Award Finalists
Prestigious awards recognize individuals, organizations and coalitions committed to safety excellence

The National Safety Council is proud to announce the finalists for the 2017 Green Cross for Safety awards, given annually to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated safety excellence in workplaces, in homes and communities and on the road.

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National Electrical Contractors Association Hails Safety Achievement with Zero-Injury and Safety Excellence Recognition
Protecting workers on the job is not only a moral imperative and a legal obligation; it also makes good business sense. The dozens of NECA contractors who earned recognition through NECA’s Recognition of Safety Achievement awards program.

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Environmental Information Association 2018 National Conference & Exhibition
March 17, 2018 9:00 AM to March 21, 2018 5:00 PM
San Diego, CA
The Annual EIA Conference & Exposition is the source for information on mold identification and remediation, environmental sampling and analysis, lead-based paint abatement, asbestos management, indoor air quality, regulatory compliance audits, environmental site assessments, and environmental management systems.

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IAQA has issued a Call for Papers for its 21st Annual Meeting, to be held at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, IL from January 22 – 24, 2018.
IAQA will work with individuals who may be eligible to receive CEUs as a result of giving a presentation. Presenters may be eligible to receive CEUs from the several certifying organizations.

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ASSE considering new name and logo to reflect diverse membership
A successful professional organization needs to evolve with changing times to best support its members and maintain an inclusive environment capable of strong growth. That’s why the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is considering a new name and logo after more than 100 years of being at the forefront of the occupational safety and health field. If approved by members, the new name would be the American Society of Safety Professionals.

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Product Showcase

Streaming Safety Training

The ClixStream™ by CLMI Safety Training provides trainers a way to stream videos from your personal company library of over 250 of CLMI’s best safety & HR programs through the internet. Unlike DVDs, which can often become outdated or which are shipped from location to location, the ClixStream library gives your trainers fingertip access to this comprehensive library. 800-533-2767
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SoloProtect ID

SoloProtect is a workplace safety solution designed for those who work alone. Fashioned as an ID holder, the SoloProtect device is wearable for easy access. Users can discreetly raise an alert with the touch of a button. This distress signal will open a one-way communication channel with SoloProtect’s highly trained and certified Emergency Dispatch Center, available 24/7/365. The emergency dispatcher can assess the situation and help provide the assistance necessary to mitigate a dangerous situation.


OHD Quantifit®

The Quantifit’s Controlled Negative Pressure technology (CNP) directly measures leakage at the face-to-face piece seal. Direct measurement of leak, for the industry’s highest accuracy. The Quantifit also eliminates the need for alcohol solutions, wicks, probes and specific particle environments to perform testing.  Test anywhere at any time!

  • 3 minute fit test with REDON protocol
  • OSHA & NFPA compliant
  • Portable testing inside or outside, without concerns of particle counts
  • No consumables required for testing
  • Set up & calibrate in less than 2 minutes
  • Scientifically proven accuracy verified by NIST calibration


Select, Connect, and Create with the LadderLink™

Wildeck’s versatile LadderLink modular access system gives you full control of the level of access in your facility. With five pre-engineered steel components to choose from, there are virtually endless configurations of work platforms, crossovers, and stair systems that can be assembled to resolve your access constraints.

  • Thousands of configurations
  • Cost-effective steel fabrication
  • Condensed packaging for shipping
  • Made in the USA out of strong, quality steel
  • Easily reconfigures for your growth needs

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