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OSHA and Health Canada plan to come up with a common label and SDS to help stakeholders comply with their Hazard Communication standards.

OSHA Working with Health Canada on GHS Alignment

The agencies plan to implement a system allowing the use of one label and one safety data sheet that would be acceptable in both countries.

Machine Guards May Have Prevented Arm Amputation

Griffin Lumber & Hardware received a willful violation from OSHA, which said the company ignored hazards.

OSHA Cites Contractor in Demolition Fatality

OSHA has cited Formica Construction Co. Inc. of Port Richmond, N.Y., for three willful, three serious, and one other-than-serious violation of OSHA standards with proposed fines of $121,000.

Maryland State Police Made 9,500 Memorial Day Stops

Troopers' traffic enforcement efforts during the four-day Memorial Day weekend resulted in more than 9,500 vehicles stopped, with approximately 6,843 traffic citations and approximately 4,764 warnings issued.

NSC Says Traffic Deaths have increased for Six Consecutive Months

The trend is expected to continue as summer arrives.

Two major losses, the Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappearance and the Germanwings crash in the French Alps, prompted the pilot fitness study announced by the FAA in May 2015.

FAA Announces Pilot Fitness Study

A joint FAA and industry group called the Commercial Aviation Safety Team recommended the study based on two recent major losses, the disappearance on March 8, 2014, of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and the apparently deliberate crashing of Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps by its co-pilot on March 24, 2015.

Firm Cited After Workers Endangered by Carbon Monoxide Gas: OSHA

OSHA has cited JRI Holdings Inc. for multiple violations.

Amtrak announced May 26 it will install inward-looking cameras on the locomotives used on its Northeast Corridor trains, following the May 12 derailment near Philadelphia, its aftermath shown here.

Amtrak Installing In-Cab Cameras

Ten days after the Federal Railroad Administration ordered the company to take several actions to improve safety in the Northeast Corridor, Amtrak announced May 26 it will install inward-facing cameras in its Northeast Corridor locomotives.



NIST Establishing Forensics Excellence Center

The center will focus on improving the statistical foundation for fingerprint, firearm, toolmark, dental, and other pattern evidence analyses, and for computer, video, audio, and other digital evidence analyses.

Alfa Laval Faces $477,900 in Fines for Safety Violations

OSHA found 50 violations at the Broken Arrow, Okla., facility.

Disregard of Fall Prevention Standards Leads to Death of Worker Who Fell Through Skylight

OSHA says proper protection could have avoided the "preventable" fatality.

FAA Adds New Modules to Safety Website

FAA Adds New Modules to Safety Website

Six new accident modules have been added. The library is available to the public and captures information learned from some of the world's most historically significant accidents.

NSC Presents Award for Collaborative Occupational Research

The Immigrant Dairy Worker Health and Safety project was developed by Migrant Clinicians Network, the National Farm Medicine Center, and five partners.

DOT Announces Steps to Address Takata Air Bag Defects

DOT Announces Steps to Address Takata Air Bag Defects

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will coordinate a remedy program.

OSHA Proposes Approval of State Plan to Protect Government Workers in Maine

The plan would protect the safety and health of state and local government workers.

Nanotechnology

NIOSH Launches Nano Health & Safety Consortium with SUNY Poly CNSE

The collaboration will address research for occupational safety and health in the nanotechnology industry.

Examinetics, Inc., Announces Strategic Alliance with Occupational Health Dynamics

The alliance will implement the Online Respirator Clearance program.

NIOSH Collaborating with Wikipedia

The organization is helping to improve Wikimedia content using its own resources.

The world

AWEA's WindPower 2015 Conference Under Way

Thousands of wind energy professionals are meeting in Orlando to see and discuss the latest technology, the U.S. wind energy market, and safety in the industry.

OSHA Outlines Winter Fall-Related Violations

OSHA encouraged New Hampshire employers to join the 2015 National Safety Stand-Down.

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