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Blood Drive at NLSC reminder

May 15th, 2013

Once again, there will be a blood drive as part of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. The drive will be sponsored by the Kansas City Community Blood Center and will be held on Friday, June 28, Bartle Hall, Room 2105 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Blood collected will be used in the Kansas City community, and they are very much in need of donations. At last year’s blood drive, the center registered 49 volunteers, collected 46 units and had 42 first-time donors.

Please try to take the time to stop by and participate in this worthy cause and help save a life. You may also register for an appointment ahead of time at: and enter the sponsor code “SkillsUSA.”

Note: Donors must weigh no less than 115 lbs and must be at least 17 years of age (or a donor can be 16 years of age with written parental permission).

Construction Falls Campaign

May 15th, 2013

With the 2013 construction season in full swing, OSHA, NIOSH and the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction Sector Council are announcing the re-launch of their construction fall prevention campaign. The message is simple: Safety Pays and Falls Cost.

Falls continue to be the most fatal hazard in the construction industry, accounting for almost one in every three construction worker deaths in this country.  They are asking us to promote the construction fall prevention campaign by raising awareness about fall hazards and by providing information that employers and workers can use to prevent injury and death.

Printed campaign materials are available by contacting Frank Meilinger, OSHA’s Director of Communications at or by calling 202-693-1999. Publications, videos and other resources are available on the three official campaign websites:

OSHA’s campaign website: is now available in both English and Spanish. CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training website,, contains additional fall prevention information and materials.

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