"We're seeing red flags across the U.S. and we’re not waiting for the situation to develop further," said Dr. Mark Rosekind, NHTSA's administrator. "It's time to drive behavioral changes in traffic safety, and that means taking on new initiatives and addressing persistent issues like drunk driving and failure to wear seat belts."
Jessamine County, Kentucky, leaders plan to try to end unintentional injuries.
The National Toxicology Program and partner agencies are behind the challenge, which will award $500,000 for ideas that help innovate current toxicity testing methods.
They will not be approved for use on public roads after Feb. 23, but the signs won't have to be removed until they reach the end of their useful life, FHWA Administrator Gregory G. Nadeau reported.
Although most of the illnesses related to paraquat and diquat were low to moderately severe—health effects commonly included skin, eye, or neurological symptoms—these two herbicides make up 85 percent of herbicide-related deaths in the United States.
"Work-related stress is often a hidden problem, as people can be reticent to talk about their issues. In turn, the management chain can often not be as aware as they should be of the stress-related issues that their workforce is facing," IOSH Midland Branch East District Chair Les Pearce said.
The Pennsylvania company notified OSHA last August that an employee suffered a double toe amputation when he lost control of a lawn mower he was operating on a wet, grassy slope; this happened less than three months after OSHA investigated another rollover incident in which an employee sustained serious injuries and was hospitalized, according to the agency.
The document contains both the Planning Architecture, which describes the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of planning and planning integration, and the Planning Process, which describes the steps necessary to develop a comprehensive plan, from forming a team to implementing the plan.
NIOSH has reported that, from 1990 through 2009, aviation crashes in Alaska killed 149 pilots, resulting in a very high annual pilot fatality rate of 287 per 100,000 pilots.
Six of his predecessors joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Feb. 3 at a ceremony kicking off celebrations of DOT's 50th year. He explained that DOT soon will have a video of the ceremony online and asked readers to visit DOT's 50th Anniversary website, which includes documents about the department's creation.
The alliance strives to reduce hazards associated with powered industrial trucks.
The new UL 2272 provides a framework to evaluate, test, and certify self-balancing scooters, the company announced Feb. 2.
The injured worker's employer, TimkenSteel, was named a severe violator by OSHA in 2015.
An HHS advisory committee is being formed as part of the planning for the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans to be released in 2018.
A network control officer intervened to prevent a collision when an operator drove an empty Sydney Trains passenger train in the wrong direction in March 2015.
NIOSH reports that hazardous noise affects approximately 22 million U.S. workers. This study is the first to report prevalence estimates for tinnitus by U.S. industry sector and occupation and provide these estimates side by side with prevalence estimates of hearing difficulty, according to the agency.
"Now that we know Zika virus can be transmitted through sex, this increases our awareness campaign in educating the public about protecting themselves and others," said Zachary Thompson, the department's director.
The manufacturer supplies auto parts to Kia and Hyundai.
Lung disease may develop for those working in coffee processing facilities.
People are typically uncomfortable with change. That's why making things happen entails dealing with others' fears.
Prevent Blindness America reports that 90 percent of the more than 2,000 eye injuries occurring each day are preventable through the use of protective safety eyewear.
With the passage of S.B. 658, an informed plaintiff’s attorney will be able to lodge a very credible argument that the onus placed upon AED owners to qualify for Good Samaritan protection is no longer significant.
Volunteers from the New Orleans Health Department's Medical Reserve Corps and the American Red Cross will be manning first aid stations with assistance from New Orleans Emergency Medical Services personnel during both weekends of the 2016 Carnival Season in New Orleans.
Just one case of occupational dermatitis can cost an employer approximately $3,500 in workers' compensation claims and an average disability of 23.9 days, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Industrial use of exoskeletons is just starting to be explored.
The guard would have to be manufactured from a material that could withstand a catastrophic electric or fire event so that the smoke from the guard would not damage the electrical equipment in the building.
Far too many organizations are still focused on activities and rates.
Traditional grab sampling methods require supplementary devices such as electric pumps, batteries, charging devices, calibrators, tubing, connectors, and auxiliary equipment.
The classification of a glove in a particular test is usually defined as one of a series of performance levels. It is left to the user, following a suitable risk assessment exercise, to select a glove with a suitable profile.
That word is OSHA. (Yes, technically, it’s an acronym, but stick with me here.)