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The March 2014 landslide in Oso, Wash., was 7.6 million cubic yards in size, according to the report.

Oso Report Recommends Landslide Warning Systems, Seismological Recordings

The Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association team's report, published July 22, analyzes the March 2014 landslide that killed 43 people in Oso, Wash.

The Dearborn plant being bought by AK Steel has been updated in recent years. (Severstal image)

Severstal Sells Dearborn, Columbus Plants

AK Steel and Steel Dynamics, Inc. are buying the units for a combined total of $2.3 billion, the companies announced July 21.

Farm Safety Grows Healthier Farmers

Safe Work Australia is urging Australian farmers to focus on improving farm safety during National Farm Safety Week.

Fatal Collapse Caused by Overloaded Storage Bins

An OSHA investigation discovered the cause of a collapse at International Nutrition Inc.'s Omaha facility that killed two workers and injured nine others.

"These products are essentially 100 percent caffeine. A single teaspoon of pure caffeine is roughly equivalent to the amount in 25 cups of coffee," according to FDA.

FDA Warns About Powdered Pure Caffeine

At least one death has been reported.

Portland Holds Third Disaster Relief Trials

The July 19 event was an exercise demonstrating how cargo bikes would be utilized after a major earthquake.

ANSI Approves Updated Apparel Standard

ISEA noted the key update to ANSI/ISEA 101-2014 is an expanded sizing chart to accommodate a majority of the working population who wear limited use and disposable garments on a daily basis.



New Editor Sought for American Journal of Public Health

APHA recently announced that Mary E. Northridge, Ph.D., MPH, will complete her 16-year tenure as editor-in-chief of the journal in March 2015 and become its first editor emeritus.

FedEx Responds to Federal Indictment

"FedEx is innocent of the charges brought today by the Department of Justice. We will plead not guilty. We will defend against this attack on the integrity and good name of FedEx and its employees," FedEx's senior vice president of marketing and communications, Patrick Fitzgerald, said in a statement issued after the Justice Department announced the indictment was returned by a San Francisco grand jury.

A Fast Blast Cited for 17 Serious Workplace Health Violations

The Connecticut contractor was cited by OSHA in connection with workers' lead and silica exposures, according to the agency.

BSEE Researcher Highlights Current Research Projects

Kristi McKinney, a research specialist in the federal agency's Oil Spill Response Division, spoke last month at the Norwegian Oil Spill Control Association’s annual seminar.

Formed Fiber Technologies Fined $816,500 for Providing False Abatement Documentation

The company was previously cited by OSHA in October 2013.

U.S. Department of Labor Grant to Provide Re-employment Assistance

The grant will help workers affected by manufacturing industry layoffs in Wisconsin.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5021, a bill that would fund surface transportation projects through May 2015, by a 367-55 vote on July 15, 2014.

White House Launches Infrastructure Initiative

The Build America Transportation Investment Center, housed at DOT, will be a one-stop shop for state and local governments, public and private developers, and investors to utilize innovative financing strategies for projects.

CSB Investigation Finds No Record of Inspections on Freedom Industries Chemical Storage Tanks

The company is responsible for a leak from one of its tanks. The leak contaminated Charleston, W.Va., residents' drinking water in January 2014.

Farming More Dangerous for Children This Time of Year, IOSH Warns

With most schools out of session during the summer, it creates more chances for danger on the farm. "It's worth looking around your farm with a child's view of the world," said Alan Plom, IOSH's Rural Industries Group vice-chair.

North Dakota Senator Asks DEA to Send More Agents

In a letter to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart, Sen. John Hoeven cites data from the North Dakota Attorney General's Office showing drug crimes are up 19.5 percent from last year. At the same time, OSHA has launched an enforcement emphasis program focused on the state's oil and gas and construction industries.

The 2014 award went to the VCU Medical Center. Its innovations include daily infection audits for patients, according to the American Hospital Association.

Virginia Hospital Wins AHA-McKesson Quality Prize

The 2014 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® will be awarded July 20 to VCU Medical Center of Richmond, Va. It will receive $75,000.

OSHA Cites Company for Amputation Hazards

The agency has cited Interlake Mecalux Inc. for the second time this year for allegedly exposing workers to amputation hazards.

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