Some attendees and exhibitors also stayed away because of Harvey, but not as many as might have been expected, J.A. Rodriguez Jr., a VPPPA Board of Directors member, said Aug. 31. Attendees from Valero and ExxonMobil were on hand despite the storm's impact on refineries and offshore platforms, and some exhibitors from the affected areas came late -- some on Wednesday evening -- but still arrived in time to exhibit on Thursday.
"The new law will help reduce crashes, save lives, and make Texas roads safer for everyone," Kent Livesay, vice president and general manager of AAA Texas, wrote in his message to readers. "This new law will make travel safer for every Texan."
The two organizations will collaborate to improve the protection of workers and will encourage students and other professionals to choose occupational safety and health as a career and advance their competency in that field.
Early Thursday morning, two explosions generating billows of thick black smoke were reported at a flooded chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, just 30 miles northeast of downtown Houston
CPSC said the Atlanta-based company's agreement settles charges that it knowingly sold and distributed approximately 2,816 recalled products from 33 separate voluntary corrective actions from August 2012 through November 2016.
The city's guidance for securing construction material in anticipation of heavy rain includes covering electrical equipment from exposure to the weather; securing netting, scaffolding, and sidewalk sheds; and also suspending crane operations and securing crane equipment when wind speeds reach 30 mph or greater.
The Northeast's multi-species groundfish trawling had the highest fatality rate of all during 2005-2014 at 30 per 10,000 FTEs.
VPPPA's annual national conference apparently has dodged most of the Hurricane Harvey bullet. Now, thousands of attendees from VPP companies are in downtown New Orleans to learn, network, and share their expertise.
Attendees and exhibitors at VPPPA's annual national conference are meeting inside the sixth largest U.S. convention facility, which recently hired a new director for its Public Safety Department.
Major flooding is occurring in much of the region, and many rescues are now needed in the Golden Triangle area of southeast Texas.
Attendees at VPPPA's annual national conference got their first look at the exhibit floor during an Aug. 29 reception inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in downtown New Orleans.
It is to focus in particular on the relationship between work and society, the challenge of creating decent jobs for all, the organization of work and production, and the governance of work.
DPR scientists believe chlorpyrifos may pose a public health risk as a toxic air contaminant based on its assessment of the latest studies in the scientific community. That finding must go through a public comment period and be independently evaluated by other scientists, however.
"This is the first evidence that lane departure warning is working to prevent crashes of passenger vehicles on U.S. roads," said Jessica Cicchino, IIHS vice president of research. "Given the large number of fatal crashes that involve unintentional lane departures, technology aimed at preventing them has the potential to save a lot of lives."
The Sept. 19 keynote speaker Gary Norland, is an electrician who survived being shocked by a 12,500-volt, 200-amp overhead power line. His presentation is titled "The Impact of an Injury: What are You Risking?" and will explain that, while dedication to a job should be a focus, it should never become more important than working safely.
As of June 1, 2017, 15 workers in the United States have died this year in trench collapses. The total during 2016 was 23 deaths in trenching and excavation operations, OSHA reported.
OccuNomix International LLC announced the grand opening of its new fully stocked distribution center in Sparks, NV.
The changes will update training and experience requirements for authorized users, medical physicists, radiation safety officers, and nuclear pharmacists and also will allow associate radiation safety officers to be named on a medical license, among other things.
"Integrity vastly underpaid its employees for the work they did," said Elizabeth Smith, assistant director for L&I's Fraud Prevention and Labor Standards division. "It's important that agencies and non-profits understand that using public money on a project means it's covered under prevailing wage."
The Aug. 7–11 training course brought together intelligence officers and investigators from Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia to enhance identification and detection of potential terrorism subjects.
The agency has a proposed rule under OIRA review, with an NPRM to be published in September 2017.
"I want to congratulate MPD, Inc. on earning its first Governor's Safety and Health Award," said Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey. "Working 1,256,157 hours without a lost-time injury is a great accomplishment.
The company calls it a starting point to help safety managers navigate the dangers of silica for their workers in construction and general industry.
Underestimating floor safety risks and being unaware of high-risk walk zones within their buildings will expose employers to significant liability, medical costs, productivity losses, and damage to brand reputation, New Pig stresses, citing BLS data that same-level slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of workplace injuries.
The team is in place to provide administrative, financial, and technical guidance to the Sewerage & Water Board through Nov. 30 -- the end of the Atlantic hurricane season.
Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of professional instrumentation and industrial technologies businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. The company's 2016 revenues were $6.2 billion.
The collaborative also will focus on international coordination and adaptability in order to encourage the growth of the drone market, but it will not develop standards -- it instead will work to develop a standardization road map for the next year.
The driver of the car died when the 2015 Tesla Model S collided with a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia semitractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 27A. According to the board, the Tesla's Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer lane-keeping assistance features were being used by the driver at the time of the crash.
Macau's chief executive, Chui Sai On, pledged Aug. 24 that the government would work diligently alleviate the damage caused by the strong typhoon and help residents resume their normal lives as quickly as possible.
"Getting the right care at the right time is crucial for these catastrophically injured workers," said Joel Sacks, director of L&I. "We hope to make their recovery better and a little easier by improving access to specialists."