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Safety Newsletter - April

Safety Observances April 2017 –


April     Distracted Driving Awareness Month     National Safety Council     nsc.org/ddmonth


April     Alcohol Awareness Month     National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence     ncadd.org


April 3-7, 2017     National Work Zone Awareness Week     American Traffic Safety Services Association     atssa.com


April 7, 2017      World Health DayWorld Health Organization     who.int


April 28, 2017     Workers' Memorial Day     American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations     aflcio.org



National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls set for May 8-12


Employers and workers are invited to participate in the fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction, to be held May 8-12. Sponsored by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training, the weeklong outreach event encourages employers and workers to pause during the work day to talk about fall hazards and prevention. Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry – accounting for 37 percent of fatalities industry-wide. In past years, more than 1 million workers participated in events. They have worked for public and private sector employees and small and large businesses. The event has recently expanded to include industries beyond construction. For more information on how to join in this year’s stand-down, access free training and education resources in English and Spanish, and receive a personalized certificate of participation, visit OSHA's webpage.

April Safety Awareness - Hearing Conservation


NIOSH releases sound app to help protect workers from hearing loss


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has developed a new, free mobile application for iOS devices that measures sound levels in workplaces. The NIOSH Sound Level Meter app displays real-time noise exposure data based on NIOSH and OSHA limits. The easy-to-use app can be particularly helpful to occupational safety and health trainers as they teach construction apprentices about noise hazards and the need for hearing protection. Visit the app webpage for more information.