The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act of 2003 gives the governor authority to award medals to public safety officers who are recognized by the attorney general for extraordinary valor above and beyond the call of duty.
A total of 44 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella were reported from 11 states this year, with 12 people hospitalized. No deaths were reported.
The five-page order says investigators-in-charge of any given investigation are to offer a reasonable number of workers and/or their representatives the opportunity to participate in investigative activities.
For over 50 years, garments made with Nomex® fibers have been advancing the performance of protective FR PPE.
"By harnessing our collective power, we can lead a deeper global conversation and make a lasting impact for women everywhere," said Abby Ferri, administrator of ASSP's Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) Common Interest Group. "Women make up nearly 50 percent of the global workforce and often experience occupational risks differently than men. However, safety interventions frequently take a one-size-fits-all approach. We must advocate for gender-specific solutions."
Flushmate has received 1,446 reports in the United States and seven reports in Canada of the systems bursting, resulting in property damage totaling about $710,000, including 23 injury reports with one requiring foot surgery.
The agency submitted the regulation to the state Office of Administrative Law on Oct 25; interested parties have until Oct. 30 to submit comments on it, and OAL has until Nov. 5 to review and adopt or deny the regulation.
The report defines safety as elimination, minimization, or management of harm to the public, possibly including animals and property.
The 9.5 percent increase from PY2017 was driven by the transit of liquefied petroleum gas and natural liquefied gas carriers, containerships, chemical tankers, and vehicle carriers.
A new Highway Code from England's Department for Transport will help keep cyclists and pedestrians safe on the roads, Transport Minister Jesse Norman announced recently. The government’s review follows the release of road casualty figures showing that 101 cyclists died in 2017 in road traffic collisions.
FTA's minimum random testing rate was lowered from 50 percent to 25 percent in 2007 and has remained there since then. But the violation rate in 2017 was 1.06 percent, requiring the agency to increase the random testing rate back to 50 percent.
"These advanced applications show the potential for data-driven safety solutions that the department wants to support," said Under Secretary of Transportation Derek Kan.
The seven bridges over I-676 were rebuilt in two major stages to minimize traffic impacts. The original two-span bridges, which were constructed in the late 1950s, all were replaced with single-span structures that do not require a center pier in the middle of I-676.
This year's National Safety Council Congress & Expo went by in a flash! We've rounded up some of the highlights from the show floor—you can catch up on everything you may have missed on our Live From NSC Social Zone at OHSonline.com/live.
Don Moseman, a master instructor for the North Dakota Safety Council, outlined during an NSC 2018 session some of the policies and practices employers should use.
"We are looking at the types of hazards and the risks they pose that are specific to each employer, and how they are managing and controlling those risks," said Gordon Harkness, manager of the Risk Analysis Unit. "We want employers to manage the risks that are created through their processes."
An Oct. 23 Learning Lab session at #NSCExpo looked toward the future of hand protection, with a new emerging standard focused on cut and impact for the back of the hand.
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett shared the lessons learned from the devastating 2017 storm in the Occupational Keynote on Oct. 24.
OSHA officials have released their list of the top 10 violations seen by the agency in fiscal year 2018. The list includes two categories that have not previously hit the top 10.
Safety professionals have an exciting new resource at their fingertips, a highly useful database that allows them to benchmark their companies' results against their own industry and other industries' rates.
A Monday session at this year's #NSCExpo explored the differences between OSHA's respirable crystalline silica regulations for construction versus those for general industry, as well as ways for general industry to comply with the standard.
The participants, top EHS people from Cummins, IBM, and United Rentals, discussed their companies' use or testing of technologies such as AI, virtual reality, drones, wearables, cobots, and more.
A significant machine guarding case and an imminent hazard notice issued to a plating company were highlighted.
The DSSA is the highest award given to individuals by the National Safety Council.
Deborah A.P. Hersman, the National Safety Council's president and CEO, told attendees at the Oct. 22 opening session that all of us have to see more clearly the hazards that are killing so many Americans.
The changes in the plan include exemptions from some requirements that may not be applicable to a plant that has permanently ceased operations.
The first day of the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston was a whirlwind! Catch up on all the action by visiting our Live From NSC social zone at OHSonline.com/live!
"These men and women bring a wealth of experience to the board," its chairman, Mark Vergnano, said Oct. 21.
During a more severe epidemic, adding pharmacies averted up to 23.7 million symptomatic cases, prevented up to 210,228 deaths, and saved $2.8 billion in direct medical costs, $97.1 billion in productivity losses, and $99.8 billion in overall costs.
Given the statistics on confined space deaths, shouldn't rescuers know about atmospheric conditions before entering and attempting rescue? And shouldn't the attendant know about the entrants' readings in real time anyway?