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The CDC recommendations include tips for safe transportation, personal safety, vaccinations, and over-the-counter medications during the tournament in Brazil.

CDC Offers 2014 World Cup Travel Tips

Vaccinations, avoiding mosquitoes, and choosing safe transportation are some of its recommendations.

International Convention on Shipwreck Removal Taking Effect in 2015

Denmark confirmed it has ratified it. The convention will "enter into force" April 14, 2015, the International Maritime Organization announced.

Lumber Company Cited by OSHA for Safety Hazards

L&L Lumber Co. faces $45,000 in proposed fines following an OSHA inspection at an Alabama work site.

FEMA Announces 2014 Hazard Mitigation Grants

The agency announced that $112 million in funding is available through two grant programs.

Processed Egg Recall Expanded

The Food Safety and Inspection Service released an expanded distribution list for the Nutriom LLC egg recall.

Existing Medicare and Medicaid health care facilities more than 75 feet tall will have 12 years in which to install fire sprinklers throughout.

CMS Adopting 2012 Life Safety Code

The agency has set a 60-day comment period for the proposed rule it published April 16. A new provision for existing health care occupancies will require buildings more than 75 feet tall to have automatic sprinkler systems installed throughout the building.

OSHA and Georgia Organizations Form Silica Alliance

The alliance aims to reduce Atlanta-area construction workers' exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

CPSC Hosting Forum on CO/Combustion Furnace Sensors

The June 3, all-day forum in Rockville, Md., is part of a years-long process in which the agency’s staff has encouraged the development of and tested sensor technologies that would shut down a gas heater when the CO concentration exceeds 400 ppm.



FAA Completes Nationwide Infrastructure Upgrade

The agency has finished its nationwide equipment installation for the NextGen Aircraft Tracking System.

New Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Approved

The FDA has approved Tanzeum subcutaneous injection for those living with type 2 diabetes. FDA is requiring post-marketing studies for Tanzeum, including a clinical trial to evaluate dosing, efficacy, and safety in pediatric patients.

CA Workers' Comp Agency Issues Proposed Opioids Guideline

The Division of Workers' Compensation is accepting public comments until April 21.

The study published in JAMA in April 2014 suggests a more conservative transfusion strategy can reduce hospital-acquired infection rates.

Conservative Transfusion Strategy May Cut Hospital Infection Rates

JAMA has published a paper by a team led by Drs. Mary Rogers and Jeffrey Rohde of the University of Michigan. They examined the association between two types of transfusion strategies and health care-associated infections.

MSHA Releases Preliminary 2013 Mine Safety Data

The agency reported that 2013 overall injury rates improved to a historic low.

Eleven congressional Democrats, including the HELP Committee

HELP Chair, Colleagues Want Faster FDA Action on E-Cigarettes

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and 10 Democratic colleagues in Congress released a report highlighting how e-cigarette companies are marketing and flavoring their products to appeal to young people.

Costa Concordia Refloating Still Expected in June

Residents of Giglio Island received another briefing April 14 about the salvage project's next phase.

OSHA Offices Form Alliance with Philippine Consulate General

The Dallas and Chicago OSHA offices have formed an alliance with the Philippine consulate general in Chicago.

HSE Nuclear Regulation Unit Becoming Independent

The Office for Nuclear Regulation has been established as a Public Corporation under the Energy Act 2013.

The explosion in West, Texas, prompted President Obama

CSB Sharing Explosion Findings at 4/22 West Meeting

The public meeting comes just more than a year after the explosion destroyed a fertilizer storage plant, killing 14 people and injuring more than 250.

WHO Issues First Guidance for Treating HCV

It coincides with recent medical breakthroughs that have made more effective, safer oral hepatitis medicines available.

Bangladesh, IMO Sign Agreement on Shipbreaking

They agreed to cooperate on a project meant to improve safety and environmental standards in the industry. It will be executed by the Marine Environment Division of IMO, in partnership with the Ministry of Industries of Bangladesh, during the next 18 months.

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