Today, companies across several industries are looking for ways to improve worker safety, prevent or mitigate risks that can lead to business disruption and obtain the real-time data they need to make informed decisions that improve safety and productivity as well as ensure immediate compliance with safety regulations.
The awards were presented Oct. 11 at a meeting that brought together maritime companies in the private sector and law enforcement agencies from the New York and New Jersey area to discuss actions taken to mitigate current maritime threats.
"In order for us to ensure protection for workers, it is imperative that all organizations with shared interests work together. We must pool our resources – people, power, knowledge, and skills – to present a united front against threats to worker health and safety and to promote the field of industrial hygiene," said AIHA President Deborah Imel Nelson.
Attendees of the Nov. 8 event in Washington, D.C., can meet leaders and staff from the Solicitor's Divisions of Occupational and Mine Safety and Health, OSHA, MSHA, and the Occupational and Mine Safety and Health Review Commissions.
"The successful deployment of self-driving vehicles will be highly dependent on the availability of LIDAR sensors," said Julie Schoenfeld, founder and CEO of Strobe, Inc. "Strobe's deep engineering talent and technology, backed by numerous patents, will play a significant role in helping GM and Cruise bring these vehicles to market sooner than many think."
The center operates from a 15-acre facility outside Washington D.C., and assists IAFF members who are struggling to cope with the stress and trauma that accumulates over the course of their career.
The medicines are being distributed to health facilities and mobile health clinics across the country, and WHO is also filling critical shortages in disinfection materials and PPE for health professionals and safe burials.
The converters' front outlet prongs are not configured correctly, resulting in reverse polarity when plugs are inserted and posing shock and fire hazards, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Oct. 10.
A proposed rule could be adopted later this year and allow billboards 85 feet tall in the state.
"We are now able to resume regular enforcement operations in most of the impacted areas," said OSHA Region VI Administrator Kelly Knighton. "For those areas most heavily impacted by Hurricane Harvey, we will continue to provide employers and workers with compliance assistance and outreach.
Under the new model, NOLABA will be responsible for providing a single point of entry for business attraction, retention, and workforce development in New Orleans and also for establishing a "place-based economic development strategy" by promoting high-impact neighborhoods.
The Oct. 23, 2016, collision on Interstate 10 near Palm Springs, Calif., occurred around 5:17 a.m. and killed 13 people, including the bus driver.
Set to start at 10:19 a.m. on Oct. 19, the drill calls for participants to "Drop, Cover and Hold On" and also discuss their disaster plans.
IAEA says the new building will become the new home of three laboratories dealing with animal production and health, food safety, soil and water management, and crop nutrition.
The states expect to release their RFP within two weeks, or by around Oct. 11, and close it approximately five weeks later. There will then be a period of evaluation and possible selection of one or more vendors to advance to the next phase of the process.
New research from McKinsey & Company, "Human + Machine: A new era of automation in manufacturing," examines new technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence and finds they are opening a new era in automation for manufacturers in which humans and machines will increasingly work side by side.
NRC said on Sept. 24 during routine testing, the unit's high-pressure coolant injection system unexpectedly pumped water into the reactor vessel instead of a storage tank, and TVA later determined that a failed nut on a valve allowed it to remain partially open.
The company on Sept. 27 announced the new approach, and it held a Wellbeing + Wanderlust @Ford event on Sept. 29 in Dearborn that the company said was intended to jump-start employees' interest in their overall health.
The Los Angeles Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony on Oct. 14 starts at 10 a.m. at the Los Angeles Fire Department Museum & Memorial in Hollywood, Calif.
"Our deepest sympathies remain with those who lost loved ones on MH370. It remains a great tragedy, and we wish that we could have brought complete closure to the bereaved. I hope, however, that they can take some solace in the fact that we did all we could do to find answers," ATSB Chief Commissioner Greg Hood said.
"Chairman Thune and I have worked closely together for months to craft this bipartisan legislation, and today's introduction is a momentous step toward ensuring that Michigan and the United States continue to lead the world in automotive innovation that keeps our country economically competitive," said Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich.
L&I said several factors are behind the proposed 2.5 percent decrease in what employers will pay next year, including employers and workers focusing on safety and L&I initiatives that are helping injured workers recover sooner and reducing comp costs.
National Nanotechnology Day is an annual event featuring community-led events and activities on or around Oct. 9 to raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in a variety of products, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future.
"The recent flight tests of the ViSAR sensor marked a major program milestone toward our goal, proving that we can take uninterrupted live video of targets on the ground even when flying through or above clouds," said Bruce Wallace, program manager in DARPA's Strategic Technology Office.
Significant quality systems and product requirements must be satisfied by manufacturers to ensure their medical devices produced are fit for their intended purpose, ISO notes, recognizing the wide range of medical devices -- everything from simple bandages to the most sophisticated radiotherapy equipment and software for disease screening.
According to IMO, around 100 million tonnes of bauxite, one of the world's major sources of aluminum, are moved annually by sea. In 2015, the 10-year-old Bahamas flag Supramax bulk carrier Bulk Jupiter sank with the loss of 18 seafarers, a sinking referenced in the IMO circular.
Dr. Anthony Lefteris pleaded guilty in a federal court in Atlanta on June 5 to federal false statement and false data entry charges. The DOT OIG conducted an undercover operation after receiving allegations during 2016 that he had not complied with DOT's medical examination protocols for applications and renewals for commercial drivers' licenses.
OSHA and the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) have worked together to strengthen the State Plan, and HIOSH has achieved the milestones established to resume practically all private-sector enforcement authority.
NFPA said a recent national survey it conducted shows that Americans continue to have many mistaken ideas about home escape planning and practice.
"Today we are prepared to add four Ebola countermeasures to the stockpile, whereas three years ago, very few products were even in early stages of development," BARDA Director Rick Bright, Ph.D., said. "This marks a pivotal moment in U.S. and global preparedness for future public health emergencies from viral hemorrhagic fevers like Ebola."