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This month marks 34 years since the infamous outbreak in Philadelphia that claimed 34 lives and made 221 persons sick with what is now called Legionnaires' disease. A new book for general audiences is now available on this subject.


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This month marks 34 years since the infamous outbreak in Philadelphia that claimed 34 lives and made 221 persons sick with what is now called Legionnaires' disease. A new book for general audiences is now available on this subject.

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Latest: New Information On Legionnaires' Disease - This month marks 34 years since the infamous outbreak in Philadelphia that claimed 34 lives and made 221 persons sick with what is now called Legionnaires' disease. A new book for general audiences is now available on this subject.

New Information On Legionnaires' Disease

This month marks 34 years since the infamous outbreak in Philadelphia that claimed 34 lives and made 221 persons sick with what is now called Legionnaires' disease. A new book for general audiences is now available on this subject.

Clean Bill Of Health For Stanley Cup

Touched by thousands of hands, this hallowed hockey trophy was tested for bacterial levels.

FRIDAY FUNNY: What's The Latest Buzz Around IAQ?

The retro-technology, called "biomonitoring," uses live honeybees to gauge air pollution levels from jet exhaust and ground transportation vehicles used in and around the facilities. The honey is taken from these bees is then tested for impurities.

DOL Provides $27 Million to Help Workers Displaced by Oil Spill

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a total of $27 million in National Emergency Grant awards to Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi to assist workers along the Gulf Coast who have been displaced as a result of the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Hurricane Season Is Here

The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers tips to protect a building from the damaging effects of a hurricane.

BP Deepwater Horizon Officials Sign Health & Safety MOU

The MOU provides the means for OSHA to notify the FOSC when it intends to take enforcement action against BP, BP’s contractors, or any other employer engaged in response activities.

EPA Monitors Air Outside Schools

The year old initiative monitors air quality surrounding a selection of schools around the United States.

Survey Reveals Parking Preferences

A notable, and probably expected, finding is that security is a big factor in choosing where to park.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Gulf Employees On The Edge Of Their Seats

How high are tensions running in the energy industry down in Louisiana? At one company, the president makes the link between improper swivel chair usage and the BP oil spill.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Visitor Pass Solutions

Data Management, Inc. makes a variety of security badging and registry book offerings to provide facility managers the best fit for their particular situation.

K-12 Schools And IAQ Awards

The EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools program is looking to recognize schools with successful IAQ management programs.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Financing From NOTIFIER By Honeywell

This program aims to assist with the expense of new fire/life safety systems, and upgrades to existing systems mandated by code.

OSHA Proposes New Worker Protection Rulemaking

The proposed rulemaking would require improved worker protection from tripping, slipping, and falling hazards on walking and working surfaces.

Legislation Addresses Mercury Vapor Risks of Unsafe Fluorescent Lamp Packaging

This new Washington State legislation is set to be the precursor of future state and federal legislation as awareness of mercury vapor dangers increases.

From OSHA: Oil Spill Cleanup Safety Guides

Development of the safety guides and fact sheets has grown out of a partnership between OSHA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to promote protective measures for Gulf Coast oil spill responders.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Super Quad-Blaster With Strobe

This Bird-X product repels unwanted birds using ultrasonic sound paired with a flashing strobe.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Pharmaceutical Waste Management

MA-based Clean Harbors offers customized pharmaceutical waste management and removal programs for healthcare facilities.

DOL Focuses on Safety of Oil Cleanup Workers

Cleanup workers can face potential hazards from oil byproducts, dispersants, detergents, and degreasers. Drowning, heat illness, and falls also pose hazards, as can encounters with wild species native to the impacted areas. OSHA is consulting with BP and others to ensure that workers receive appropriate training and protective equipment.

American Red Cross Volunteer Program Gains Corporate Member

The American Red Cross and W.W. Grainger, Inc. recently welcomed Cisco as the newest participant in the “Ready When the Time Comes” corporate volunteer program.

This Day in Workplace History: Workers Memorial Day

In the aftermath of the recent fatal incidents this month, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on Workers Memorial Day, April 28, 2010.

Remembering The Rhythm Night Club Fire

The April 23, 1940 fire in Natchez, MS remains the second deadliest night club fire in U.S. history.

Go On A Safety "Mission" First Week Of May

Numerous groups will convene during NAOSH Week from May 2-8, 2010 and Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day on May 5 to raise awareness of the importance of being safe at work.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Ventilation & Energy Efficiency

In this Web exclusive, Gordon Sharp of Aircuity explains how some building solutions and practices are greener than others. One area garnering a lot of attention is ventilation.

New Jersey Transit Violates Whistleblower Law

A whistleblower investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that New Jersey Transit violated the Federal Railroad Safety Act when it retaliated against an employee for reporting a work-related illness.

Preventing Lead Exposure In Renovations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week it expects more than 125,000 renovation and remodeling contractors to be trained in lead-safe work practices by April 22.

Pets To Join Campus Life At Stetson University

Stetson University in DeLand, FL will offer some of its students a pet friendly residence hall to live in beginning with the Fall 2010...

FRIDAY FUNNY: No beer on the job? We strike!

In a time when budgets have been cut to the bone and fringe benefits are merely a fading memory, workers at the Carlsberg brewery in Denmark are walking out. Why? A new policy only permits workers to consume beer during lunch hour...and only in the employee cafeteria.

20 Years: Americans with Disabilities Act Reaches Milestone

The world’s first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities came into law on July 26, 1990 and will be recognized on U.S. World Standards Day with the theme “Standards for Accessibility.”

2010 Edition Of NFPA 1600 Released

The National Fire Protection Association has revised and reorganized its standard, which addresses disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Drive-Thru Unit From Berner International

This air curtain product is designed to keep car fumes away from workers at drive-thru windows, save energy, and create comfort.

ASSE's Prevention Through Design Standard Initiative

PTD (or safety through design) is defined as the integration of hazard analysis and risk assessment methods early in the design and engineering stages and taking the actions necessary so risks of injury or damage are prevented.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: HealthView From APCO Signs

This modular system that dispenses standard infection control products and displays health related information can be used in all types of facilities.

Disease Prevention Trends: Disease Prevention In The Workplace

These guidelines should help facility professionals stay one step ahead of flu incidents.

FM Issue: Defusing Workplace Threats

Security expert Steve Layne admits that unpredictable events happen, but he explains there are ways to anticipate

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