Combining two 2016 crash investigations into one comprehensive report allows NTSB to focus on specific areas of concern found in both events and highlight where recommendations are needed, according to the board.
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker issued a pair of proclamations on April 24 that declare May as both Building Safety Month and Water Safety Month in the state.
The Las Vegas-based Southern Nevada Health District announced an updated count of 48 flu deaths for Clark County, Nevada, the southern county that includes the city of Las Vegas, on April 23.
The 2018 New Product of the Year contest attracted a record number of entries, with many of the products winning accolades from the three independent judges. Two companies won multiple awards.
"This committee is finally forcing Congress to treat the pension crisis in this country with the seriousness and urgency American workers deserve. Hearing directly from workers, retirees, and businesses about what is at stake for them will help the committee craft the best possible solution," Sen. Sherrod Brown said.
"The release mechanism for mosquitoes has until now been a bottleneck in the application of SIT to control human diseases," said Jeremy Bouyer, medical entomologist at the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. "The use of drones is a breakthrough and paves the way for large-scale and cost-efficient releases, also over densely populated areas."
OSHA responded to complaints that Rural King Supply Inc. allowed workers to operate a damaged forklift despite worker reports of faulty brakes. Upon investigation, OSHA determined that the company failed to perform necessary repairs or discontinue use of the forklift.
New information collected from state and local health officials in Alaska, along with other information collected to date, indicates that romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Ariz., growing region could be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people ill. Currently, no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand of romaine lettuce has been identified.
The explosion occurred at the company’s Pulp and Paper Mill during hot work activities during the facility’s annual shutdown, killing three contract workers and injuring seven others.
Gary Winn, Ph.D., CHST, is the 2018 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator and Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP, CET, is the 2018 Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year.
Supplier of the Year Award winners for 2017 include Airgas USA, LLC, receiving the Safety Award, and Watson Furniture Group, receiving the Environment Award.
The process for claiming Worker’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits once a firefighter is diagnosed with cervical, ovarian, or penile cancers will be expedited, and the individual will not be required to prove that their cancer is work-related.
Schneider Electric has recalled about 1,079,000 units of the Square D brand General Duty 30 & 60A, 120/240-volt, 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R Safety Switches because the power can stay on when the safety switch handle is in the “OFF” position, posing an electrical shock or electrocution hazard to consumers.
“Trenching and excavation are among the most hazardous construction operations, and employers have an obligation to follow safety requirements designed to protect their workers,” OSHA Bismarck Area Office Director Eric Brooks.
The one-day roundtable, “Prevent Loss of Control in Flight in General Aviation Through Training and Technology," will take place in Washington, D.C., on April 24. Eighteen industry and government experts will participate, and the discussion will be moderated by NTSB Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt.
It was the first passenger fatality in a U.S. airline accident since 2009, according to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chairman Robert Sumwalt.
Dr. Cara M. Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, reported on her blog last week that officials have begun planning for a hot summer, after a June 2017 heat wave last year brought record high temperatures.
State Farm reported it paid more than $132 million in 2017 as a result of 3,618 dog-related injury claims. The average cost paid per claim was $36,573.
"Cybersecurity is critical for national and economic security," said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. "The voluntary NIST Cybersecurity Framework should be every company's first line of defense. Adopting version 1.1 is a must do for all CEOs."
By awarding more than $375,000 in scholarships and grants to 117 individuals seeking advancement in the occupational safety and health profession, the foundation topped its previous record of $303,665 awarded in 2017.
It is based on a collapse that occurred about 6 p.m. on March 30, 2017, in Atlanta. About an hour after long-stored construction materials under I-85 were set on fire, a 92-foot-long elevated span of I-85 collapsed.
There were 199 work zone fatalities in Texas during 2017, but just 4 percent of the victims were road crew workers. The other 96 percent were motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists, according to TxDOT. There were 813 work zone serious injuries recorded in the state during 2017.
The April 16-19 conference includes four special sessions on critical public health topics: the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh, the need for innovative use of big data in public health, the 1918 influenza centenary, and the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic.
In 2015, the news about the high lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water caused the nation to focus its attention on lead.
Dan Horvath joined ATA after more than five years as the director of compliance and safety at TransForce Inc.
"Last year's hurricanes Irma and Maria were some of the most powerful hurricanes ever to strike Mexico or the Caribbean," National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said April 10. "Even as recovery from these devastating hurricanes continues, we have to prepare for another season that is just weeks away."
Cardiovascular disease, cancer, and chronic diseases are the first recommendation because stress is such a big factor affecting public safety workers' health, it says. Sudden cardiac events are responsible for 7 to 22 percent of on-duty deaths among police officers, 17 percent among wildland firefighters, and 11 percent among EMS workers, it says.
The World Meteorological Organization maintains rotating lists of names that are appropriate for each tropical cyclone basin. In the Atlantic and Eastern North Pacific, male and female names alternate alphabetically, and the lists are used every six years. But if a hurricane is particularly deadly or costly, its name is retired and is replaced by a different name.
Seven people acting as patients with Ebola symptoms, including one pediatric patient, were to present themselves at health facilities in Texas, South Carolina, Oklahoma, or Idaho. Health care workers were to collect collect and ship samples for diagnostic tests to state laboratories and have the patients transported by air or ground ambulance to designated Regional Ebola Treatment Centers.
"Given public concerns about safety on Pennsylvania roadways, we must implement interim oversight policies while we await legislative action on our request for permanent authorization," Secretary Leslie S. Richards said.