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NYC Steps Up Pedestrian Safety Efforts

Starting Oct. 28 in the morning, DOT and NYPD street teams will engage in a citywide "day of awareness," distributing more than 1 million palm cards to educate drivers and other New Yorkers at high-priority Vision Zero target areas across all five boroughs. The cards underscore a pre-enforcement message about speeding, failure to yield, and the dangers posed by increasing darkness in the fall; they remind drivers that with less sunlight, they will have less time to react to the unexpected.

Deepwater Horizon Plaintiffs' Lawyers Awarded $555.2 Million in Fees

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier of New Orleans issued an order Oct. 25 granting that amount in fees for what he described as one of the most complicated multidistrict litigation cases ever brought to trial.

Illinois Manufacturer Cited After Mobile Trailer Crushes Employee

The electrician died on his first day of work.

SAMHSA Releases App to Help in Treating Opioid Abusers

The new smartphone app is designed to provide essential resources and information to doctors interested in utilizing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) therapies to treat patients with a prescription opioid abuse disorder.

OSHA and American Staffing Association Renew Temporary Workers Alliance

The five-year agreement will continue to educate workers about their rights.

Commercial Furniture Manufacturer Cited for 14 Serious Safety Violations

CACO Manufacturing was cited after machinery crushed and killed a worker on May 6, 2016.

FHWA Still Working to Implement FAST Act

The DOT agency is tracking its progress month by month. Last month, for example, NHTSA published an interim final rule updating compliance criteria for repeat intoxicated driver laws to reflect section 1414 of the act.

Four Die at Australian Theme Park on Raft Ride

The victims were killed at Dreamworld Theme Park, Australia's largest park.

An average of 100 aircraft accidents a year occurred in Alaska during the past decade, and about 80 percent of those involved general aviation or non-commercial flights.

NTSB Revisiting Alaska Aviation Safety at Nov. 5 Seminar

From 2011 through September 2016, NTSB investigated 76 general aviation accidents in Alaska involving loss of control in flight that resulted in 31 fatalities and 38 injuries.

MIOSHA Grants Aid 20 Nonprofits

The newly awarded projects address a variety of topics, including crane rigging and signaling; silica safety; masonry; confined space entry; ergonomics; tree trimming and chain saw safety; workplace violence prevention; emergency action plans; hazard communication; lockout/tagout; machine guarding; noise exposure; electrical hazard awareness; PPE; aerial lift rescue; emergency evacuation; safety and health management systems; Hazard Communication; youth safety; and powered industrial trucks.

OSHA Requests Nominations for Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Membership

A meeting has been scheduled for Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Washington, D.C.

Canadian Government Developing Guidelines for Managing Concussions

"Canadians are asking for and have a growing need for accurate concussion information across the country. This is very important work, and we look forward to continuing to work with the government on raising awareness of concussion treatment," said Pamela Fuselli, interim CEO of Parachute, an injury prevention charity.

Paper Product Manufacturer Cited After Worker Suffers Amputation

The paper product manufacturer was previously cited in 2015 for the same violation

Forum Examines Technology's Role in Crash Prevention

"Human error continues to be the leading cause of the more than 30,000 traffic deaths every year. It is past time for mass use of these life-saving technologies in order to reach zero crashes," said NTSB Board Member Earl Weener, who will lead the Oct. 27 discussion with NSC President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman.

IOSH Backs Healthy Workplaces Campaign

The campaign is put on by EU-OSHA.

FDA Awards 21 Grants for Rare Disease Product Development

More than $23 million will be awarded over the next four years. The grants have been award through the Orphan Products Clinical Trials Grants Program.

New CSB Strategic Plan Released

The updated plan lists three strategic goals that include objectives and performance metrics to measure progress.

ANA defines a Culture of Safety as one in which a health care organization

California Nurses Association Welcomes New Workplace Violence Regulations

"This is a landmark day for the entire country, as California has now set the bar with the strongest workplace violence regulation in the nation," said Bonnie Castillo, RN, director of health and safety for CNA/NNU. "Today is a huge victory."

DOL Announces More Than $140 Million in Grants to Train Older Adults

The grants are targeted at older adults that are unemployed or low-income.

There are significant benefits of having healthier employees, both in savings in medical costs and related insurance premium reductions, and in productivity though better well-being and fewer sick days and time off.

New White Paper Highlights Importance of Workplace Wellbeing

The section on incentives reports that institute participants continue to experiment and test the incentive structures to find out what works best for their employees.

NSC's Next Stop: Indianapolis

The 2017 National Safety Congress & Expo will take place Sept. 23-29 in downtown Indianapolis.

Live from NSC Day 3

The final day of the expo focused on the products.

First 2017 Campbell Award Deadline Only Three Months Away

The National Safety Council presented the 2016 Robert W. Campbell Award to USG Corporation at this year's annual conference.

When it comes to performing continuous monitoring of a confined space, wireless area monitors offer several advantages. The first benefit is remote monitoring capability. (Industrial Scientific Corporation photo)

Peer-to-Peer Wireless: A Game Changer for Confined Space Monitoring

New advances in gas detection equipment take real-world scenarios to heart and ensure everyone working around confined spaces will know where and why instruments are alarming.

What's Ahead for OSHA, MSHA, DOL in 2017?

We'll know a lot more about the 2017 legislative and regulatory outlook on Nov. 9, 2016, once the presidential election is decided.

NSC 2016 Day 2 Keynotes Focus on Motivation

Charlie Morecraft and Scott Geller urged their audience to actively care for co-workers and take safety responsibility personally. The afternoon keynote's speakers warned that workplace violence can happen anywhere, so be prepared.

OSHA's Top Ten Violations for 2016 Announced at NSC

Fall protection was at the top of the list.

NSC 2016: And the Awards Go to . . .

Lots of awards are handed out during the biggest U.S. safety show of the year.

Live from NSC Day 2

Day 2 featured more quality demos and packed educational sessions.

HHS Final Rule Aids Protection of Health Information

HHS says the final rule allows the program to better support physicians and hospitals – the vast majority of whom use certified electronic health records – and the fast pace of innovation in health IT.

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