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Anatomy of a Failing Leader

Best leaders watch and avoid falling into leadership potholes while steadily moving toward better Safety and performance.

Don't Be at Risk

Job applicants cannot be and should not perceive being disqualified solely based on the existence of a medical condition.

Fire codes and OSHA regulations require emergency exit paths to remain clear at all times. Large shipments, construction, demolition, and temporary needs don’t negate this requirement.

Eliminate 10 Fire Hazards That May Be in Plain Sight

Smoke alarms, carbon dioxide detectors, and hazardous gas sensors need to be tested and sometimes calibrated regularly to ensure they will function properly when needed.



Taking Aim at Rail Trespasser Casualties

More people are struck and killed by trains each year while trespassing than in motor vehicle collisions with trains at highway-rail grade crossings.

Washington Hospital Cited for Failing to Protect Workers from Assaults

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has cited and fined Washington state's largest state-run psychiatric hospital for failing to protect employees from assaults by patients.

NIOSH and Partners Release New Resource on First Responder Exposure Risks

NIOSH and partners released a new video to help first responders understand the risks of occupational exposures to illicit drugs and what they can do to protect themselves from exposure while responding to an emergency.

California's Governor Criticizes PG&E Over Board Plans

Gov. Gavin Newsom's letter criticized what he described as the company's plans "to reconstitute its board with hedge fund financiers, out-of-state executives and others with little or no experience in California and inadequate expertise in utility operations, regulation and safety."

NYC Mayor Cutting City's Vehicle Fleet

The city will eliminate least 1,000 vehicles from its fleet by June 2021 and will reduce the number of take-home vehicles by at least 500 vehicles, curtail the reliance on SUVs in the city fleet, and promote increased vehicle efficiency by using advanced data collection.

ATRI Board Approves 2019 Research Agenda

The research topics cover several critical industry issues, including truck parking, younger driver safety, the return on investment of new truck safety technologies, and the impact of "nuclear" verdicts on the trucking industry.

A wildfire damaged mobile homes and property in Fallbrook, Calif., in 2007. (Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA)

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2019 Set for May 4

"Since NFPA and State Farm first partnered together on Preparedness Day, the number of projects has grown tremendously. We are pleased to provide 150 communities with a grant to fund their wildfire risk reduction activities on May 4," said Vickie Hodges, P&C underwriting analyst at State Farm.

IAEA Hails New Cuban Lab's Capability

Naturally occurring ciguatoxins are responsible for ciguatera poisoning, responsible for tens of thousands of seafood poisoning cases every year. The new lab will provide analytical services to other countries in the region, as well.

NY County Declares State of Emergency Due to Measles Outbreak

Rockland County, N.Y., has declared a state of emergency after a local measles outbreak entered its 26th week.

NTSB Roundtable to Feature Truckers' Perspectives on Distracted Driving

It will take place April 11 in Houston, largest city of one of the worst states for distracted driving deaths.

NY State Police Issued More Than 13,000 Tickets During St. Patrick's Day Weekend

The state's STOP-DWI initiative started on March 15 and continued through March 18.

Maryland DOL Seeks Proposals to Help Women Affected by Opioid Crisis

The agency's Request for Proposals seeks to fund workforce training plans that connect participants to in-demand training and employment opportunities.

ISO Technical Report Helps Assess Nanomaterials' Environmental Impacts

ANSI noted that, among the essential topics pertaining to environmental safety, the Technical Report provides useful information on how investigators should respond to several questions or issues that commonly arise.

Australian Union Calls for More Hospital Security Guards Amid Increased Violence

The Health and Services Union (HSU) has called for more security guards at Australia’s John Hunter Hospital for staff, patient and visitor safety among “sky-high” levels of violence.

DOT to Form Special Committee to Review FAA Aircraft Certification Process

The Department of Transportation announced Monday the establishment of an expert Special Committee to review the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) process for the certification of new aircraft, including the Boeing 737 MAX.

Michigan Minimum Wage Rising March 29

Michigan's minimum wage is increasing from $9.25 to $9.45 per hour, effective March 29, 2019.

Chicago Blackhawks' CEO Keynoting IMA Summit

"We're very excited to have John McDonough as our keynote speaker this year. His success with engaging fans and putting the Chicago Blackhawks back at the top of professional hockey is very inspiring," said the IMA Summit's chair, Don Killingback of Wyndham Destinations. "It's also a universal message. We are all looking for ways to continually improve how we help businesses connect with their audiences to increase employee engagement, sales and customer loyalty."

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Tyson Recalls Ready-to-Eat Chicken Strips

The company announced March 21 that approximately 69,093 pounds of frozen, read-to-eat chicken strips from a single plant are being recalled after two consumers reported they found metal fragments in the products.

FDA Approves New Device for Treating Heart Failure

According to FDA, about 5.7 million people in the United States have heart failure, a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs.

WMATA May Subsidize Late-Night Workers' Rides

According to the transit agency, the program is intended to benefit overnight workers affected by changes in Metrorail's operating hours to support improved maintenance, safety, and reliability. Eligible workers are primarily in the hospitality and health care industries.

AIHA 2019 Award Winners Announced

The recipients will be recognized May 22 during the Mark of Excellence Awards Breakfast at the 2019 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Michigan is scheduled to be permanently retired in 2022.

NRC Seeking Locations for Meetings on Decommissioning Plants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking comments from the public on potential locations for a series of public meetings to discuss best practices for community engagement panels near decommissioning nuclear power plants

NOAA: 'Historic, Widespread' Flooding Continuing Through May

"The extensive flooding we've seen in the past two weeks will continue through May and become more dire and may be exacerbated in the coming weeks as the water flows downstream," said Ed Clark, director of NOAA's National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. "This is shaping up to be a potentially unprecedented flood season, with more than 200 million people at risk for flooding in their communities."

One Out of Seven People Don't Feel Safe at Work: SHRM

New data from the Society for Human Resource Management indicates that roughly one out of seven Americans do not feel safe at work.

New Orleans Mayor Presents Inaugural Hero Awards

New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell recently presented the inaugural Mayor Cantrell Hero Award to three individuals and a team whose members developed Routewise, a mobile-optimized website that tracks the beginning and end of each parade in real time.

WorkSafeBC Adds Safety Resources for Craft Brewery Industry

WorkSafeBC has posted a new guide, posters, and a video addressing hazards specific to craft-brewing and distilling processes, including carbon dioxide and confined spaces.

DOT clearly has jurisdiction over the truck on the highway, but OSHA regulations generally govern workers’ safety and health and the responsibilities of employers to ensure their safety at the warehouse, the dock, and in all places trucker drivers go to deliver and pick up loads.

FMCSA Helping Stakeholders Prepare for Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

Commercial Driver's License holders, employers, state driver licensing agencies, medical review officers, and substance abuse professionals will begin using the agency's CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse in January 2020.