Networking Luncheon October 30, 2015: Confined Spaces

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Friday, October 30, 2015 Check-In 10:30 a.m. Presentation:  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Read more

Training Requirements for General Industry

Many OSHA Standards include explicit Safety and Health training requirements to ensure that workers have the required skills and knowledge necessary to safely perform their job duties. This FREE presentation by Joan Spencer-OSHA, will identify the training requirements in specific OSHA Standards for most General Industry employees and will also provide training techniques and resources for developing training programs.

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Training Requirements for General Industry October 21, 2015 9:00 AM – 11:00AM

Florida Safety Council, Tampa Division 9389 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33612 (Just North of Busch Blvd.)

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Tragic Harvest: A Minneapolis Star Tribune Special Report on Farm Safety

“Tragic Harvest,” a four-part series in the Minneapolis Star Tribune that examines the rising death toll on Midwestern farms, debuts Sunday, Oct. 4. The series takes a hard look at the culture that surrounds farm safety, including the possible factors behind a recent increase in farm deaths in some Midwestern states.  Click here to view the entire series, including videos and an online database of Minnesota farm fatalities.

Investigative reporter Jeff Meitrodt, who worked on farms while growing up in southeast Minnesota, began researching the series last winter.

Topics include: America’s reluctance to embrace rollover protection on older tractors, the threats posed by skid-steer loaders, the risks faced by older farmers and the success of Washington State’s regulatory structure.

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Injuries Cost the US $671 Billion in 2013


CDC Study Shows Injuries and Violence Create Substantial Economic Burden

The total cost of injuries and violence in the United States was $671 billion in 2013, according to two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR) released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The cost associated with fatal injuries was $214 billion; nonfatal injuries was $457 billion. Each year, more than three million people are hospitalized, 27 million people are treated in emergency departments and released, and more than 192,000 die as a result of unintentional and violence related injuries.

“Injuries cost Americans far too much money, suffering, and preventable death,” said CDC director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. “The doubling of deaths by drug poisoning, including prescription drug overdose and heroin, is particularly alarming.”

The two studies include lifetime medical and work loss costs for injury-related deaths and injuries treated in hospitals and emergency departments and break down costs by age, gender, and injury intent.

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WISE Mentoring Program

The WISE Mentoring Program will be making matches in October 2015.

The WISE Mentoring program successfully connects today’s most talented and experienced women mentors with rising and aspiring mentees.  This pairing is designed to encourage and empower mentees to more effectively advance their careers through alignment with identified business objective, skill development, career option consideration, and network formation. All discussions are strictly confidential between the two parties.

If you are an SH&E practitioner seeking to chart a successful career path or a seasoned pro eager to share experiences and insight, please visit the ASSE WISE website for more information.

WISE will be making new matches for the program in October. If you are looking for a mentor in the safety industry or are interested in being a mentor, please fill out an on-line application by October 15, 2015. Please contact for more info.Read more