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Kudos to Our Members!

Posted: Nov 10, 2019

Chapter Member Ed Sowers recently passed the Certified Safety Professional exam. Ed is a Risk Management Specialist with Amerisure Insurance.  Please join us in congratulating Ed on his recent accomplishment!

ASHCA Safety Award Nominations

Posted: Oct 17, 2019

Do you know a person or organization that is a leader in agricultural safety, either through training, collaboration, promotion, education or research? The Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America seeks nominations for nine categories of safety awards to be presented March 19, 2020, during the North American Agricultural Safety Summit at Bally’s of Las Vegas. Honorees will receive complementary registration to the Summit and one recipient will receive the WCF “Collaboration in Research to Practice” award and $2,500 cash prize. Nomination deadline is Nov. 13, 2019. Visit www.ashca.com for information.

DOL Trade Release

Posted: Oct 08, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Approves New Respirator Fit Testing Protocols to Protect Workers from Airborne Contaminants

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a final rule that provides employers with two new fit testing protocols for ensuring that employees’ respirators fit properly.

The new protocols are the modified ambient aerosol condensation nuclei counter (CNC) quantitative fit testing protocol for full-facepiece and half-mask elastomeric respirators, and the modified ambient aerosol CNC quantitative fit testing protocol for filtering facepiece respirators.  Both protocols are variations of the original OSHA-approved ambient aerosol CNC protocol, but have fewer test exercises, shorter exercise duration, and a more streamlined sampling sequence.

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