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Death of a Supermarket Worker was Preventable: OSHA

The Brooklyn, N.Y., store was cited for exit access and fall and chemical hazards.

There is a growing global push toward hazardous location competency training.

2016 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety Conference Returning to Houston

These conferences take place every other year; more than 2,200 people participated in the fourth one, which took place Dec. 2-3, 2014.

FDA's Hamburg Details Actions on Compounding Pharmacies

The agency has conducted more than 175 inspections during 2013-2014 and has worked to implement the compounding provisions of the Drug Quality and Security Act, which Congress passed last year in response to the NECC fungal meningitis outbreak.

Dollar Tree Stores Cited for Exposing Workers to Serious Hazards for Second Time

Inspectors witnessed a worker being struck by falling boxes.

NSC Estimates Nearly 800 Total Fatalities from Car Crashes This Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Periods

The NSC has provided tips to stay safe in a news release.

NTSB Announcing 2015 Most Wanted List Next Month

The agency will release the list during a Jan. 13 news conference taking place at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C.

Eaton Corp. Cited for Employee’s Heat-Related Kidney Failure

The accident occurred at the Kearney, Nebraska, automotive manufacturing plant.

Some locations, operations, or hazmat personnel may require security awareness training that includes security risks associated with their specific tasks and methods designed to enhance security.

DOT Plays Santa, Eliminating Daily Paperwork Requirement for Trucking Industry

Beginning Dec. 18, professional truck drivers no longer have to submit reports of their pre- and post-trip vehicle inspections if they have not found equipment problems or safety concerns.



Senate Confirms NHTSA Administrator, Two Chemical Safety Board Members

The CSB nominations had languished since January 2014.

OSHA Cites Ventra Belvidere for Exposing Employees to Dangerous Machines

The citations come after a 21-year-old worker was fatally crushed at an auto parts supply plant.

Workrite Uniform Offers Top 10 Work Safety Resolutions for 2015

The FR apparel manufacturer's resolutions will help workers and safety managers make sure their safety clothing, equipment, and procedures work as hard as they do in 2015.

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SR 530 Landslide Commission Completes Report

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee thanked the commission's members and staff for their work, as well as affected residents and first responders. He is proposing a transportation package that includes $36 million for landslide mitigation measures, funding for advanced LiDAR imagery, and risk analysis for priority areas.

Oregon Receives $1.18 Million DOL Grant

The grant is for its short-time compensation layoff prevention program.

NIOSH Accepting Comments on Proposed National Total Worker Health Agenda

The agenda, currently in draft form, is intended to stimulate innovative research, practical applications, policy guidance, and capacity-building of Total Worker Health practitioners to improve workplace practices. Comments are due by Dec. 22.

The ammonium nitrate fire and massive explosion in West, Texas, killed 15 people and injured more than 250 others in 2013. (CSB photo)

OSHA Chief Calls for Higher Penalties

In his testimony before two Senate committees, Dr. David Michaels recommended indexing OSHA's penalties for inflation and increasing criminal penalties "to provide a credible deterrent."

Millionth Powered Access License Card Issued

To celebrate the milestone, IPAF is inviting all valid PAL Card holders to enter a drawing -- and there are currently more than 500,000 valid PAL Cards worldwide.

OSHA Cites JSW Steel for Failing to Train Workers Properly and Implement Audit Procedures for Metal Cutting Machine

The Baytown, Texas, company faces $126,000 in proposed fines.

$12M in Grants Will Include Court-Involved Youth

The money is intended to expand the youth skills training and education program.

Construction Firm Cited for Willful and Serious Safety Hazards

The Middleburg, Fla., company faces $169,000 in proposed fines.

New York Agencies Launch 'Be 911: Teens Take Heart' Training Program

Aiming to teach 5,000 New York City high school students compression-only CPR, the program is taught by the FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit.

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