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NETS and NHTSA remind us that wearing seat belts while traveling this week is essential.

Take Heed of Holiday Driving Tips

Buckle up, eliminate distractions, and drive sober, the Florida Highway Patrol reminds us.

FRA Issues Roadway Worker Authority Limits Advisory

It is intended to protect rail employees working on active tracks, or right-of-ways, under the supervision of a dispatcher.

The themes of National Public Health Week 2014 concern healthy diet, healthy lifestyle, emergency preparedness, and disease prevention.

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Hits New Low

Cigarette smoking, the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the United States, kills more than 480,000 Americans each year, according to CDC.

Space Station's Crew Getting Turkey for Thanksgiving

A NASA blog revealed the menu: irradiated smoked turkey, thermostabilized candied yams, freeze-dried green beans and mushrooms, freeze-dried cornbread dressing, and thermostabilized cherry-blueberry cobbler for dessert.

As of Nov. 21, 2014, 63 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 10 states, according to CDC.

CDC Issues Warning About Bean Sprouts Linked to Salmonella

Wonton Foods, Inc. has verbally agreed to voluntarily stop the production and sale of its bean sprouts. It is cooperating with public health and agriculture officials and has reported that its last shipment of bean sprouts was made on Nov.18.

The FDNY program allows fire chiefs to access a list of buildings in their districts that are at highest risk of experiencing a fire that day.

NYC Agency Publishes Hazard Mitigation Guide

The city's Office of Emergency Management launched a "Reduce Your Risk" campaign on Nov. 21 and released NYC's Risk Landscape: A Guide to Hazard Mitigation.

London Tube Fire Started By Electrical Fault, Brigade Reports

The London Fire Brigade reported 35 firefighters and officers responded to the fire, which damaged a small section of the front carriage of a train on platform 6 and a section of track. There were no injuries.

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.

This photo is an aerial view of California

$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.

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