The Department of Industrial Relations, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, and the California Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules to strengthen safety at oil refineries statewide in July.
Thomas E. Perez renewed partnership agreements with Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, and the Phillippines.
The agencies have not proposed a specific set speed but has considered the benefits of 60, 65, and 68 mph. Those three limits would save anywhere from 27 to 498 lives annually, they estimate.
The Aug. 28 development is right on time, according to NOAA, because we've reached "the most active and dangerous time for tropical cyclone activity" -- mid-August through mid-October.
The expo at this year's VPPPA Annual National Safety & Health Conference opened Monday for a 5-7 p.m. reception that gave attendees the chance to corral PPE manufacturers' representatives about their safety problems and issues. Having the opportunity to sample fish and chips, several pizza varieties, chicken and beef tostadas, and a chili bar made it particularly worthwhile for attendees, who filled the expo floor's aisles and kept exhibitor personnel busy for most of the two-hour reception
The VPP trail blazed by Indiana in 1995, when the Indiana Department of Labor successfully codified VPP into law by a state statue, has been followed by Virginia and may soon be traveled by other states, Courtney Malveaux, VPPPA's government affairs counsel, reports in the edition of VPPPA's The Leader magazine given to attendees of #VPPPA32 here, the 2016 VPPPA Annual National Safety & Health Conference at the Gaylord Palms resort.
Cash awards are available, and BWC's Division of Safety & Hygiene will select the finalists who will compete for the cash awards during the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo.
The first Labor Day was celebrated here in New York City over a hundred years ago, and today we mark another important milestone in our city's efforts to support working families," Mayor Bill de Blasio said Aug. 24. "The strong leadership of Commissioner [Lorelei] Salas and Deputy Commissioner Vladeck will grow our ability to protect, educate, and empower workers across New York City's five boroughs."
Thousands of safety professionals are gathered here at the Gaylord Palms resort for the 2016 VPPPA Annual National Safety & Health Conference, a not-to-be-missed chance to learn the ropes of all things VPP: applying, audits, Special Government Employees, and why the VPPPA's national conference is such a high-energy experience
The revised guidance recommends all states and U.S. territories screen for the virus.
Four facilities in the state currently receiving crude oil shipments by rail and two pipelines that transport crude, along with new facilities and pipelines that are built, must notify the Washington Department of Ecology in advance.
D.R. Horton Inc. and Garcia Carpentry LLC received repeat and serious citations.
Representatives from the agency are providing assistance in areas affected by flooding.
"The mechanical contracting industry is one of America's most dangerous, but it doesn't have to be that way," said Ali Vahed, a grant team member and safety risk analyst at McKinstry. "We'll be setting the bar for best-in-class safety."
The subcommittee will finalize the discussion of elements of an emergency response proposed rule.
The action will implement the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.
On-the-job vehicle crashes in 2013 alone cost U.S. employers $25 billion—$671,000 per death and $65,000 per nonfatal injury, according to the foundation, which adds that such crashes affect businesses through lost productivity, medical and workers’ compensation costs, liability, and reputational damage.
It requires owners and operators of certain vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to conduct electronic inspections of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials as an access control measure.
The number of fallen power lines on agricultural land in north Wales rose by 58 percent from April 2015 to March 2016, with accidental contact with lines being one of the causes, SP Energy Networks reports.
The agency's $2.6 million award to DiaSorin Group aims to encourage its development of a high-capacity Zika diagnostic laboratory test, and second, $7 million award is going to OraSure Technologies, Inc.
The National Safety Council reports there are no signs of a decrease in 2016.
Police and Canadian Pacific Rail officials said the incident posed no threat to public safety, although the derailment caused a small diesel leak that was quickly contained.
At no cost to uninsured patients, residents needing certain drugs during an emergency can obtain a 30-day supply at any EPAP participating pharmacy.
"Why focus on smoke alarms three years in a row? Because NFPA's survey data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced," NFPA noted.
The company is making the recall in cooperation with FDA and indicated no injuries have been reported and it has not found any contamination in its batch testing, adding, "the voluntary recall is a precautionary measure due to a low risk of product contamination with Klebsiella pneumoniae.
The health centers are receiving the funds based on high levels of performance in one or more of these categories: improving quality of care, advancing health equity, maintaining patient-centered medical home recognition, enhancing access to care, and delivering value.
Meanwhile, officials from the city of New Orleans urged residents to protect themselves and their homes from mosquitoes, which can transmit diseases such as Zika virus, West Nile, and chikungunya.
OSHA is accepting nominations for three labor and three management representatives to serve three-year terms, effective Jan. 1, 2017. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 31, 2016.
NCDs include heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases. Together with injuries, they are responsible for 43 million deaths each year, or almost 80 percent of all deaths worldwide.
A British distillery was fined about $353,000 on Aug. 18 in a case prosecuted after one of its employees was engulfed in flames during a fire that destroyed an Alcohols Ltd warehouse and its contents.