The company has been cited four times in the past five years for similar violations.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has recommended that the Department of Transport collaborate with air operators and airport authorities to identify locations in remote northern areas of the country where there is inadequate de-icing and anti-icing equipment and take urgent action to ensure the proper equipment is available.
The federal agency's emergency management program was first accredited in 2013. It led CDC's management of numerous emergency responses, including the 2014 Ebola response and the 2016 Zika response.
Fatal falls were at their highest level in the 26-year history of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and accounted for 887 workers' deaths. BLS also reported that fatal occupational injuries involving confined spaces rose 15 percent to 166 in 2017 from 144 in 2016.
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander will not seek re-election to the Senate in 2020, according to a statement he released Dec. 17.
"Even though the risk of infection from this situation is likely to be low, we don't know the exact risk for each patient at this clinic," said Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County. "Because infections can spread when good infection control practices are not followed, if you've been a patient at the George M. Davis Clinic, talk with your health care provider to help determine if you should get tested."
Under the new MIOSHA rules, employees must be removed from lead exposure when their BLL reaches 30 μg/dL and cannot return to work involving lead exposure until their BLL falls below 15 (μg/dL).
Dampness can promote the growth of mold, bacteria, fungi, and insects. Workers and others in damp buildings can be exposed to airborne pollutants from biological contaminants and the breakdown of building materials.
MACOSH is made up of 15 representative members appointed by the secretary from multiple segments of the maritime industry (such as shipyard, commercial fishing, and longshoring) and representing multiple views and interests, such as management, safety and health professional organizations, and labor.
The rules expand a protective zone, extend the evacuation period, require storage for boots and shoes to prevent pesticides from being tracked into workers' housing, and require doors, windows, and air intakes to be closed when pesticides are applied.
NIOSH recommends managers and employees work together to identify critical stress-related problems and design reasonable solutions to address them. And its online resources can help retail employers and workers alike.
NTSB also will host a Twitter Q&A during the event. To participate in the Twitter Q&A and to stay up to date with the Most Wanted List, follow the agency on Twitter at @NTSB and use the hashtag #ntsbmwl.
Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2018-2019 Model Year Tacomas, 2008-2019 Model Year Land Cruisers, and 2008-2019 Model Year Lexus LX 570 vehicles in the United States.
Transport Canada is also introducing amendments to the Fit for Duty regulations that will prohibit any flight crew member to work when not fit for duty. This includes consumption of alcohol or drugs, mental and physical conditions, and fatigue.
The Incentive Federation, Inc. announced Dec. 12 that it is finalizing proposals to both ANSI to be approved as a developer of a Domestic Standards Program for Workforce Incentives, Rewards and Recognition Standards, and to ISO to have a Technical Committee established to oversee those standards and to eventually have them approved by ISO.
On May 9, two Empire Equipment Services workers were installing sewer pipes at the site when a 30-foot-wide section of the trench's sidewall sloughed and collapsed. Only one of the workers was able to escape.
"We are looking for candid feedback about how the existing HIPAA regulations are working in the real world and how we can improve them," said OCR Director Roger Severino. "We are committed to pursuing the changes needed to improve quality of care and eliminate undue burdens on covered entities while maintaining robust privacy and security protections for individuals' health information."
The search of the Rock House Powellton Mine in Clear Creek, W.Va., ended successfully Dec. 12, with all three people inside brought out safely.
BSEE's targeted inspections identified multiple facilities where the integrity of the flame arrestor and spark arrestor could not be easily inspected, the inspection frequency was not understood by facility personnel, or there was no documentation of inspections.
The inspection report indicates the special inspection was conducted in response to concerns about "apparent failures," including that occupational workers failed to wear dosimetry, management failed to investigate abnormal dosimetry results, and that management failed to assess outside employment in determining the total occupational exposure of applicable staff.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled locksets and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a free replacement lockset. The company has received eight reports of lockset latch failures, but no injuries have been reported.
PG&E said this week that it will expand its system-wide Community Wildfire Safety Program, which was implemented following 2017 wildfires as an additional set of precautionary measures intended to further reduce wildfire threats.
At its meeting Dec. 11 on this investigation, the safety board cited the lack of fire detection in the boat's lazarette as contributing to the spread of the fire.
"In the winter, the marine environment is rougher and colder," said David Umberger, command duty officer at the Sector Delaware Bay command center. "This case might not have had such a good outcome if the captain and crew of the Ocean Pearl hadn't been prepared for an emergency. Keeping a properly-registered EPIRB, well-maintained cold-water survival gear, and functioning communications equipment on board your vessel will save your life."
The city's private garbage hauling industry has become inefficient in its operation and unsafe. The Commercial Waste Zones plan will eliminate 18 million miles of truck traffic every year, a 63 percent reduction from today, according to Arcadis, the company that completed the plan for New York City's Department of Sanitation.
"Medical device adverse event reporting requirements are designed to protect Americans by providing FDA with a tool to detect potential safety issues. When device manufacturers fail to report adverse events, unsuspecting patients are placed at risk," said FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, M.D.
Firefighter Christopher J. Roy, 36, died Dec. 9. Seven other career officers from the department have died in December fires in 2011 and 1999.
ASTM Committee F45 on Driverless Automatic Guided Industrial Vehicles will hold its eighth bi-annual meeting Dec. 11-12 at Omron Electronics in Annecy-Argonay, France.
The proposed changes would clarify the standard and simplify or improve standard compliance.
Once it is finalized, the training program will be available on the NIOSH website. The training will be pilot tested with 30 recent graduates of a police academy and 30 experienced officers, all of whom work full time on fixed night shifts.