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16:08 ET TowerPoint Capital is Partnering with American Red Cross to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts

TowerPoint Capital is excited to announce its donation initiative to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief. Between October 1 and December 31,...


15:00 ET National Safety Council Introduces the Women in Safety Scholarship Program

The National Safety Council is introducing a new scholarship program for women pursuing safety as a career, with nominations opening on...


14:23 ET Puerto Rico's Lack of Power and Clean Water Puts Hundreds of Thousands of Children at Risk

Five days after Hurricane Maria caused widespread devastation in Puerto Rico, millions of Americans, including nearly 700,000 children, remain...


14:00 ET National Safety Council Recognizes 2017 Distinguished Service to Safety Award Honorees

Today, the National Safety Council honored five individuals with Distinguished Service to Safety Awards, the highest award the Council presents to...


11:54 ET JCP&L Completes Tree Trimming Along 2,500 Miles of Power Lines to Enhance System Reliability

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) forestry contractors will trim trees in more than 50 municipalities in September as part of its $34...


11:44 ET RNs from throughout the Northeast Region Join Ballot Initiative Petition Drive for Safe Patient Limits in Mass. Hospitals

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association. What: Following the Secretary of State's release of the official ballot...


11:43 ET Delta Recalls Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Delta-Recalls-Strollers Recall Summary Name of Product: J is for Jeep brand cross-country all-terrain jogging...


11:34 ET CDC launches campaign to help states fight prescription opioid epidemic

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching Rx Awareness, a powerful communication campaign featuring real-life...


10:47 ET New MISSION® Heat Lab at the University of Connecticut's Korey Stringer Institute Focuses on Improving Human Performance and Safety

UConn's Korey Stringer Institute and MISSION® have teamed up to open one of the nation's premiere academic heat research labs at the University of...


10:27 ET FDA conducts major global operation to protect consumers from potentially dangerous prescription drugs sold online

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, recently took action against more...


10:03 ET Minnesota marks 10th anniversary of Freedom to Breathe Act

This week, Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of Minnesota's leading health organizations, marks the 10-year anniversary of the...


09:00 ET Mark Vergnano, President and CEO of The Chemours Company, Becomes New Chairman of the National Safety Council Board of Directors

The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts, and...


09:00 ET CN encourages public to be safe around railroads for first national Rail Safety Week in the United States

First national event aimed at raising awareness about rail safety HOMEWOOD, IL, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - As part of its year-round effort to...


08:19 ET The Master Lock Company Unveils Permit Control Station For Enhanced Group Lockout At 2017 NSC Congress & Expo

The lack of effective lockout/tagout (LOTO) to properly control hazardous energy is a leading safety concern, ranking among the top five most...


08:00 ET Bristow Group Implements Planned Succession Of Board Of Directors

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today announced changes to its board of directors as it executes its long-term board succession plan to achieve an...


07:05 ET GB&W Attorneys Secure $36.1 Million Verdict Against School Bus Company for Student Injured Near Bus Stop

A San Bernardino Superior Court jury awarded an 11-year-old girl $36.1 million for severe injuries she suffered when a car struck her while she...


06:00 ET Nasatka Security Focusing on Hardening "Soft" Targets at ASIS 2017

Nasatka CEO John Scolaro and a team of perimeter security specialists will be exhibiting with a mobile barrier at the 63rd annual ASIS...


Sep 24, 2017, 17:00 ET New Chairman, Board Members, Appointed to National Safety Council Board of Directors

The National Safety Council announced that Mark Vergnano, CEO and president of The Chemours Company, has been elected chairman of the NSC board of...


Sep 24, 2017, 14:00 ET CP marks first U.S. Rail Safety Week with a plea to the public: Be safe around the tracks

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Sept. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific will be reaching out to the public during this first national U.S. Rail Safety Week...


Sep 23, 2017, 05:19 ET Mexico Earthquake: Los Topos HQ at the Church of Scientology

At the Los Topos Mexico City headquarters at the Church of Scientology Mexico, 39-year-old Víctor Ruiz Jiménez, like the rest of his colleagues, is...


Sep 22, 2017, 18:56 ET Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA's immediate steps to respond to Hurricane Maria and ongoing recovery efforts related to Hurricane's Harvey and Irma

As the citizens of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands begin the long recovery effort from the devastation brought by Hurricane Maria, I know...


Sep 22, 2017, 17:28 ET Criminal and civil actions filed against Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Today, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. agreed to plead guilty in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts to two...


Sep 22, 2017, 16:29 ET Shawn Mendes Launches Crowdrise Campaign With $100,000 Donation And Partners With Red Cross To Raise Money For Mexico Earthquake Relief

Today, singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes announced that he is partnering with Red Cross to raise money and bring awareness to those in need after a...


Sep 22, 2017, 15:54 ET Young Safety Professionals Recognized for Extraordinary Contributions to Workplace Safety

The National Safety Council is proud to announce its eighth class of NSC Rising Stars of Safety – a group of future leaders dedicated to making...


Sep 22, 2017, 14:06 ET PRAESIDIAD Transformation Continues With Move to London, UK

PRAESIDIAD, market leader of security systems and solutions, relocates corporate headquarters from Ghent, Belgium, to London, UK as part of their...