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From 2014 NSC Congress & Expo:

How PPE companies are evolving

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San Diego CA -- It’s clear from spending days on the exhibit floor of the National Safety Congress and Expo held here in San Diego that your father’s PPE company is so last century.


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From 2014 NSC Congress & Expo:

You’re going to know more about your workers than ever
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San Diego CA -- One emerging fact coming out of the annual National Safety Congress and Expo held here in San Diego – as a safety and health professional, technology will give you more information about your workers than the profession has ever had access to before.


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From 2014 NSC Congress & Expo:

Safety spending shows strong sign of rebounding

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San Diego CA -- “This year’s event is our biggest show to date, with the highest attendance ever,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council (NSC), at the annual National Safety Congress and Expo held here in San Diego.


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From 2014 NSC Congress & Expo:

The trouble with safety case studies

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San Diego CA -- Why don’t more companies want to publicize their safety programs? On the floor of the National Safety Congress Expo, held here in San Diego, ISHN traded war stories about aborted safety program case studies with a senior marketing communications manager with one of the exhibitors.


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From 2014 NSC Congress & Expo:

911 is not an emergency plan

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San Diego CA -- More than 50 percent of employees say their company is not adequately prepared to respond to an emergency, according to a survey conducted this year by Staples, the office supply retailer, and a vendor of emergency response products exhibiting at the National Safety Congress and Expo here in San Diego.


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Don’t track me down versus the need to know

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San Diego CA - Personnel tracking technology is one of the fascinating research and development progressions on display at the National Safety Congress and Expo being held here in hot and humid (unbelievably) San Diego. For two weeks temperatures in the San Diego area have hovered between 90 to 100 degrees, sending many residents in search of air conditioners, and having attendees walking to the convention center work up a good sweat.


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What’s on the mind of the OSHA chief?

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Dr. David Michaels, five years into his job as OSHA boss and the longest-serving OSHA leader in agency history, gave a state of the OSHA nation report at ASSE’s Safety 2014 conference in Orlando this past June. These were his main talking points:


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Overheard at ASSE’s Safety 2014

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ISHN picked out these sound bites from keynoters, speakers and attendees at ASSE’s Safety 2014 national professional development conference and expo in Orlando this past June:


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Paradigm shifts for achieving an injury-free culture

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E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Professor, Virginia Tech, and senior partner, Safety Performance Solutions, gave a presentation at ASSE’s Safety 2014 conference in Orlando this past June emphasizing the need for the safety profession to embrace these paradigm shifts to achieve an injury-free culture:


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ASSE recognizes three members as Fellows and Safety Educator of the Year

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The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) awarded three members, Gary Barnett of Ocean New Jersey, Thomas Cecich of Apex, North Carolina and Don Jones, Sr. from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Fellow Honor, its highest distinction, recognizing their lifetime of commitment to worker safety and their leadership in the occupational health and safety field, at the group’s Safety 2014 meeting in Orlando this past June.


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