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FRA Announces Findings from Metra Safety Assessment

The assessment finds Metra to be generally compliant with federal safety regulations.

WHO Tobacco Treaty Makes Progress

The progress comes despite pressure from the tobacco industry.

NRC Staff Report Reignites Yucca Mountain Debate

How the 2014 midterm U.S. elections go may well determine whether the nuclear waste storage project in Nevada goes forward, four years after the Obama administration halted it.

The Oct. 21, 2014, NTSB forum will explore ways to address the major hazard of drowsy driving.

NTSB Releases Agenda for Drowsy Driving Forum

Six panels of experts are participating with representatives from organizations including NTSB, NHTSA, Harvard Medical School, AAA, NIOSH, FDA, and sleep research centers at Stanford University and the University of Washington

Advanced Tree Service Cited for Willful, Serious Violations Following Fatality

The Newberry, Fla. company faces $41,000 in proposed penalties.

Scottish Businesses Urged to Make 2015 the Year of a Healthier Workplace

Employers are being challenged to play their part in improving mental health in their workplaces.

NTSB Go Team Sent to Arkansas Train Collision Site

Fourteen people were transported to Washington Regional in Fayetteville for treatment, the hospital reported.



Major Health Care Organizations Issue Measured Ebola Statement

"We are committed to maintaining a strong collaborative effort to address this public health threat," the American Medical Association, American Hospital Association, and American Nurses Association say in an Oct. 16 joint statement.

OSHA Cites Texas Dollar Tree Stores for Putting Employees at Risk

The citation adds to penalties facing the retail chain across the nation.

Taken by FEMA

Moore, Joplin Officials Speaking at Disaster Resilience Workshop

The Oct. 27-28 National Institute of Standards and Technology workshop in Norman, Okla., will be the third in the series on developing a community-centric disaster resilience framework. Taken by FEMA's Andrea Booher, this photo shows the destruction in Moore, Okla., by an F5 tornado on May 20, 2013.

Nearly $170M in Ready to Work Partnership Grants Awarded

The grants are to help long-term unemployed Americans find work.

IAFF Urges Affiliates to Conduct Ebola Stand-downs

The organization represents more than 300,000 full-time firefighters and paramedics in the United States and Canada.

"This training agreement is significant because it prepares MUAC to deliver controller training in the most effective manner to face the challenges of the coming decade. The cooperation with ENAC is very promising. ENAC has demonstrated its excellence in a sound pedagogical approach for controller basic and rating training and the pre-transition phase has been entirely tailored to our needs in an excellent spirit of cooperation," said Jac Jansen, director of Eurocontrol

European Agencies Sign Air Traffic Controller Training Pact

Beginning in May 2015, France's Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile will welcome the first incoming group of students from Eurocontrol's Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre.

Mississippi Lumber Mill Cited Following Worker Fatality

OSHA cited the employer for willful and serious safety violations.

Labor Department, FCC Announce Working Group to Curb Telecommunications Industry Deaths

AT&T was also a part of the event that announced the group's formation.

The congressional hearing will examine the U.S. public health response to the Ebola outbreak in Dallas.

Second Dallas Health Care Worker Diagnosed with Ebola

She had flown to Dallas from Cleveland on Oct. 13, and CDC is asking all 132 passengers on that flight to get in touch so they can be interviewed.

Foxx Hails Reopening of Chicago ATC Facility

More than 2,000 flights at O'Hare and Midway airports were cancelled because of the damage caused by a fire, allegedly set by a contract employee, on Sept. 26.

DOL Offers Funding for Anti-discrimination Labor Laws

Applications for grantees are due by Friday, Nov. 7. The grant supports a project to help the Mexican government combat labor discrimination.

The leaders of the U.S. Fire Administration and the International Association of Fire Chiefs speak in the public service announcement calling for an end to sexual crimes in the fire and emergency services. (Aneta Wenklar-Dyrkacz photo)

PSA Calls for End to Sexual Crimes in Fire and Emergency Services

"Our message is clear: There is no place for sexual assault or sexual harassment in the fire service," said Laura Baker, deputy chief of the Tucson Fire Department and president of the International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services.

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