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CDC Reviewing Air Quality of Air Hoses in Some Laboratories

The review will focus whether or not staff that used the hoses could have been exposed to chemical compounds from the hoses themselves.

NFPA Issues Fire Hose Safety Bulletin

"Research shows that flashover occurs eight times faster today, putting firefighters and their equipment at increased risk," said Ed Conlin, Public Fire Protection division manager. "It's important that fire departments follow fire hose codes and make tactical changes to keep first responders safe during fast-moving fires."

BSEE Model Advances Analysis of Offshore BOP Closure

The model evaluates BOPs during extreme pressure and flow conditions.



BSEE Identifies Early Kick Detection to Prevent Loss of Well Control

Per Holand of Exprosoft presented the research at OESI’s Public Technology Assessment Program Forum.

Drone Advisory Committee Holds Second Meeting

Three draft tasking statements were reviewed by the committee.

The 2016 standard was written to be scalable to meet the needs of both large and small companies with varying levels of technology present in their machinery and processes.

ANSI/ASSE Z244.1 (2016): Bringing the Latest Practices to Lockout/Tagout and Alternative Methods

The 2016 standard was written to be scalable to meet the needs of both large and small companies with varying levels of technology present in their machinery and processes.

This GAO photo shows examples of foods subject to fragmented federal oversight of food safety and quality.

GAO Backs National Food Safety Strategy

Its new report cites the 16 federal agencies involved in overseeing the safety and quality of the U.S. food supply.

FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug

Siliq will be used to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.

ANSI, NFPA, Allies Hail Standards Copyright Ruling

"The court's ruling means federal, state, and local agencies can continue to rely on not-for-profit SDOs to develop voluntary consensus standards at the highest level of excellence and at minimal cost to government," added Kathie Morgan, president of ASTM International.

Trump Names Alexander Acosta as New Labor Secretary Nominee

Acosta is the dean of the Florida International University law school.

Frost & Sullivan Forecasts High Growth for Fall Protection in Western Europe

The company reported it expects wind energy, transportation, and utilities to experience higher growth than other PPE segments through 2021 as they increasingly adopt sophisticated products.

Motor Deaths in 2016 Estimated to be Highest in Nine Years

The data from the NSC represents the sharpest two-year climb in 53 years.

MSHA to Award $1M for Mine Safety Education and Training

The Brookwood-Sago grants will honor 25 fallen Alabama and West Virginia miners.

ADOT Sets Second Closure for South Mountain Freeway Construction

During the closures on successive weekends, crews are restriping lanes and setting nearly 4 miles of concrete barriers on both sites of a widened median, in order to create work zones.

According to OSHA

NATE UNITE 2017 Features Lots of Safety Topics for Wireless Infrastructure Professionals

Considered the industry's most comprehensive conference, the event taking place Feb. 27-March 2 at the Fort Worth Convention Center is heavy on safety topics.

New ISO Standard Set for LNG Ships

The standard will ensure LNG vessels can bunker in a safe and sustainable way.

Health Canada to Tighten Pesticide Personal Use Import Exemption

The current exemption refers to where the imported pesticide would be used, such as in and around the home, rather than the type of pest control product that can be imported, so it doesn't prevent Canadians from legally importing pest control products that either pose an unacceptable risk or that require special equipment and training to be used safely. It does not prohibit online purchases.

UK's Fee for Intervention Process May Become Fully Independent

Costs are recovered where there has been a material breach of health and safety law; a material breach is defined as one where a business or organization has broken the law and the inspector considers it serious enough to notify them in writing.

FAA: Helicopter Accident Rates Dropping

Helicopter accident and fatality rates have decreased for the third consecutive year, the agency reported.

FDNY Adds 171 EMTs to Its Ranks

Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over the Feb. 8 ceremony. "A sick call, a fire, a patient in cardiac arrest, an injured child or a woman in labor – no matter the situation, FDNY members work together, side by side, to care for their patients," he said.

Fentanyl Deaths Up Sharply in Delaware

Fatal drug overdoses spiked to 308 during 2016, and the Division of Forensic Science confirmed the presence of fentanyl in more than one-third of the 308 cases.

NTSB Releases Rear Seat Protection Workshop Report

The workshop was held on April 26, 2016.

The March 11, 2011, earthquake off the northeastern coast of Japan caused multiple tsunami waves to hit the coastline, including one that crippled TEPCO

Pacific Nations Testing Tsunami Warning Systems This Week

The PacWave17 exercise Feb. 15-17 envisions earthquakes off the coasts of Chile and Peru, Colombia and Ecuador, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu for countries to choose from. Alerts will be sent from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii and the Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory Centre in Japan.

DARPA Launches P3 Program

The Pandemic Prevention Platform program aims to facilitate a system capable of halting the spread of any viral disease outbreak before it can escalate to pandemic status.

First Privately Funded Commercial Airlock for Space Station Planned

"The installation of NanoRacks' commercial airlock will help us keep up with demand," said Boeing International Space Station program Manager Mark Mulqueen. "This is a big step in facilitating commercial business on the ISS."

Disaster Declaration Aids Alaska Communities

"This storm damaged dozens of homes and infrastructure in these communities, requiring significant repair in the near future," said Gov. Bill Walker. "I thank the dedicated staff at the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for helping these communities during a time of crisis."

3D Radiotherapy Improves Cancer Treatment in Tanzania

Following training from the IAEA, Tanzanian doctors can now offer more precise radiation treatment

EASA Updates Samsung Galaxy Note7 Guidelines

After monitoring the recall of Galaxy Note7, the agency has updated its guidelines.

CSB Team Investigating PCA Explosion in Louisiana

An explosion at a Packaging Corporation of America plant in DeRidder killed three workers and injured seven on Feb. 8.

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