Willful and serious safety violations were cited.
The new Disaster Field Supply Center in Arlington, Texas, contains enough supplies to support as many as 100,000 people after disasters nationwide.
NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard said, "This draft document is aimed not just at preventing occupational injury and illness related to tobacco use, but also improving the general health and well-being of workers."
Because workers' exposures can exceed the NIOSH REL and STEL, the team recommends monitoring workers, equipping them with flammable gas monitors and respiratory protection as an interim measure, and controls such as alternative tank gauging procedures and dedicated sampling ports.
A new training unit will be purchased with a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant.
An ANPRM and a research report issued this week are about technology that "represents the next great advance in saving lives," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said.
OSHA has proposed more than $54,000 in fines.
The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 removed the statutory size limit previously placed on offshore supply vessels and required the Coast Guard to issue the new regulations.
Kevin Burke Home Improvement faces more than $56,000 in proposed penalties for violations at its Lackawanna, N.Y., work site.
It will also reinstate drivers who had been terminated for raising safety concerns.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada's report lists 18 contributing factors involved in the July 6, 2013, accident that killed 47 people and destroyed 40 buildings in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.
A free webcast of the day's symposium will be available. Speakers will include ASSE 2012-2013 President Rick Pollock, CSP, and Dan Anna, CIH, CSP, who is AIHA's president-elect.
A complaint was filed under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act.
Based in Alexandria, Va., and with offices on five continents, GCCA represents more than 1,600 employers in the temperature-controlled supply chain.
"You can take the first step to disaster preparedness with just the swipe of your finger," said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. "Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices have made our lives more convenient -- this app empowers us to be prepared."
A federal appeals court panel ruled 3-0 that OSHA's lockout/tagout standard does apply to a June 2009 incident in which an Otis service technician suffered a hand injury while repairing a freight elevator gate.
The event offers a week of free classes and will take place Sept. 8-12 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
They will take effect Oct. 1, 2014, when the government’s new fiscal year begins.
The ESL and Interlogix brand 400/500 series smoke detectors are hard-wired into security systems. They're being recalled because radio interference can cause them to fail, according to CPSC.
The risk of transmitting the disease during air travel remains low, the World Health Organization reiterated Aug. 14.