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Ebola Outbreak Prompts Major Donations

At least two companies announced they are sending supplies to West Africa or making online training programs available free for U.S. health care workers, and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen raised his commitment to "at least $100 million."

Mine Fatalities Bring Million-Dollar Fine

MSHA announced it has imposed a fine of $1,077,800 in the case.

Oil Drilling Firm Given Two Repeat Violations

Ensign was cited with two repeat safety violations.

This photo taken at Normandy Beach, N.J., on Sept. 4, 2013, 10 months after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, shows reconstruction work at an apartment complex that was severely damaged. (Photo by Rosanna Arias/FEMA)

Red Cross Sandy Relief Tops $310 Million

The organization's two-year report shows the Red Cross has spent or made commitments to spend more than $310 million, or 99 percent of the $311.5 million donated for its Sandy response and recovery work.

OSHA Cites Quest Specialty Coatings Following Fires

The Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based company faces proposed fines of $132,800.

This photo showing rail cars containing terephthalic acid on fire after the May 28, 2013, grade crossing collision is included in the NTSB report and credited to the Maryland Department of the Environment.

NTSB: Prohibit Hands-Free Phone Use by Commercial Drivers

The safety board determined Oct. 22 that a truck driver involved in a collision with a train in May 2013 was distracted because of a phone conversation he was having at the time.

WHO Raises Estimate of Worldwide TB Cases

WHO's Global Tuberculosis Report 2014 shows 9 million people developed tuberculosis in 2013 and 1.5 million died.

Stafford Transport Inc. Cited for Repeat and Serious Safety and Health Violations

The solid waste removal trucking company is based in Mableton, Ga.



Coal Dust Sampling Results Show Mines Are Complying

MSHA reported 99 percent of the samples collected met new compliance levels.

OR-OSHA Student Safety Video Contest Under Way

The "Speak up. Work safe." video contest offers cash prizes and is open to Oregon high school students.

NSC Urging Employers to Prepare for Ebola Contamination

A statement from the National Safety Council is directed toward health care employers whose workers have a risk of exposure.

The new specification can increase runway capacity by 5 percent at airports operating at or near maximum capacity, according to Eurocontrol.

New European Aircraft Wake Turbulence Specification Being Rolled Out

Paris Charles de Gaulle will be the first airport to deploy RECAT-EU, the new categorization of wake turbulence and separation minimums, Eurocontrol announced.

FRA Announces Findings from Metra Safety Assessment

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

NIOSH's Branche to Be Honored at ISEA Fall Meeting

Christine M. Branche, Ph.D., principal associate director of NIOSH and director of its Office of Construction Safety and Health, will receive the association's Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award during the December meeting.

NHTSA

NHTSA Urges Millions of Car Owners to Replace Defective Airbags Immediately

The agency said its message is especially urgent for owners affected by regional recalls in Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and Hawaii.

WHO Tobacco Treaty Makes Progress

The progress comes despite pressure from the tobacco industry, according to WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan.

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.

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