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National Safety Council Announces Support of NHTSA Administrator Nomination

The NSC sent out a message showing their support for Mark Rosekind.

Red Cross Offers Holiday Promotions for Workplace Training and Product Discounts

The American Red Cross announced three holiday promotions and product discounts for corporate and organization worksite training programs.

One Fatality in Gulf Platform Explosion

The operator, Houston-based Fieldwood Energy, reported three other workers were hurt in the Nov. 20 explosion and are being treated at an on-shore medical facility.

Fire Sparks OSHA Investigation

Soldream Inc. faces more than $59,000 in proposed fines for multiple safety and health violations.

Grain, Coal Shipments Outpacing Crude Oil for U.S. Freight Railroads

"America's railroads are moving more traffic since the recession. Business production and consumer demand are increasing, and rail is playing a bigger part in getting American goods to market," the Association of American Railroads' president and CEO, Edward R. Hamberger, said Nov. 20.

Alabama Shipbuilder Cited for Serious Safety and Health Violations

Austal USA LLC has been cited three times by OSHA in the past five years.

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$1.45 Billion San Onofre Settlement Approved

The California Public Utilities Commission approved it Nov. 20.

The annual Great American Smokeout, a day when smokers are strongly encouraged to quit, occurs on the third Thursday of November.

ACS Marks 2014 Great American Smokeout

The annual day on which smokers are strongly encouraged to quit occurs on the third Thursday of November.



OSHA Cites Double Dutch Dairy after Worker Fatally Injured

The worker was injured by a front-end loader in Shelby, Neb.

Giving Thanks for Fire Safety

Thanksgiving Day is the peak day of the year for home cooking fires.

Europe's Cities Still Suffering from Harmful Air Pollution

A new report form the European Environment Agency (EEA) says air pollution is still the main environmental health hazard.

Seattle Residents Invited to Vote for 'Most Compostable' Thanksgiving Dish

Aspic? Turducken? Fruitcake? Jello salad? All are possibilities in the Seattle Public Utilities contest to pick the "worst Thanksgiving dish in Seattle."

Accurate Box Co. Inc. Cited Again by OSHA

OSHA investigated in May after a worker was severely injured while performing maintenance.

Hagel Thanks Soldiers for Ebola Response

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Nov. 17 thanked troops at Fort Campbell, Ky., saying, "The challenges and threats that face our country in the world today are not just from Islamic fundamentalists or from terrorists, but from health diseases and pandemic health threats that threaten the world. Ebola is part of that overall scope of threats."

Driver William D.W. Scott

Washington State Patrol Cites Trucker in Skagit River Bridge Collapse

Driver William D.W. Scott's truck was permitted to carry a load no taller than 15 feet, 9 inches, but his load, a metal casing, measured 15 feet, 11 inches. The load struck 11 of the bridge's sway braces as the truck crossed the bridge.

Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. Placed in Severe Violator Enforcement Program

A temporary staffing agency was also cited following the inspection.

NSC Estimates 418 Fatalities from Crashes This Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

The safety council also provided tips for staying safe on the roads.

OSHA Urges Retailers to Keep Workers Safe During Holiday Sales

The agency's annual message comes in advance of "Black Friday."

The age group at highest risk worldwide for drowning is children younger than five, WHO reported in November 2014.

Drowning Kills 372,000 Annually Worldwide, WHO Reports

The report says those younger than 5 are at the greatest risk. More than half of all drowning deaths are people younger than 25.

WHO Watching Legionnaires' Outbreak in Portugal

After 17 cases were identified Nov. 6-7, the Directorate-General for Health of Portugal reported a total of 302 cases of the disease on Nov. 12.

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