The law creates a Cannabis Control Commission to regulate the recreational and medical marijuana industries. The commission also will set potency limits for edible marijuana products and adopt packaging requirements that conform to a detailed list of health and safety protections.
"A number of mine operators have proactively implemented corrective action programs to address specific hazards at their mines to improve miner safety and health, and those efforts are paying off," said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Patricia W. Silvey.
Signed by 38 governors, the compact makes recommendations to better secure states' cyber infrastructure by building cybersecurity governance, preparing and defending the state from cybersecurity events, and growing the country's cybersecurity workforce.
"A high sustainability performance rating rings hollow if the business fails to keep its workers safe and healthy," said Kathy A. Seabrook, chair of the CSHS board of directors. "New levels of collaboration and compromise are needed among sustainability reporting groups if we are to significantly reduce workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths."
"It has always been important for the Share the Road program to engage our audience," said ATA Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs and COO Elisabeth Barna. "We are thrilled that this video continues to reach large audiences and spread a strong safety message to motorists throughout North America."
Staffers from the agency's division of Coal Mine Safety and Health and training specialists from Educational Field and Small Mine Services will visit coal mines to review approved training plans and talk with and observe miners with one year or less experience at the mine and miners with one year or less experience performing their current job.
Issues were identified at the Watts Bar plant, but TVA has agreed to implement actions at its Browns Ferry and Sequoyah nuclear plants and in its corporate offices.
Flight traffic in July 2017 was up about 5 percent from 2016. July 2017's millionth flight milestone was passed on July 30.
DOJ and EPA announced the settlement this week of claims that the company violated Clean Air Act provisions intended to prevent accidental releases of chemicals.
"Our goal is to ensure citizens are safe while traveling on our freeways," said Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson. "There is absolutely no reason why someone should engage in aggressive driving behaviors that can lead to violence resulting in unnecessary injuries or even death."
It is a cash and stock transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $3.27 billion, including approximately $416 million of CH2M net debt, the companies announced Aug. 2.
The company's board of directors has named CEO DG Macpherson to assume the additional role of chairman of the board effective Oct. 1, 2017.
How fitting that one of the best-known symbols of the modern U.S. safety industry is adding stainless steel suicide prevention nets.
OSHA recommends basing a lab's control strategies on the hierarchy of controls.
OSHA tells you what to do; NFPA 350 tells you how to do it by providing supporting information on how to identify hazards, perform gas monitoring, control hazards, and ventilate.
Just as the medieval knights required task-specific protection, today's worker is more of an industrial athlete requiring gear to enhance performance.
The Laws of Motion are an actual physical set of laws describing the workings of universal forces. Leaders can thoughtfully and strategically apply these to successfully navigate through the challenges of Safety leadership.
Individuals at any level should be able to see themselves as actors in the strategy.
The NSC Congress & Expo is sure to be a week full of education and innovation in the safety and health market, so be ready to start your engines come September.
Here's how you can safely increase comfort and compliance and reduce complaints.
Scheduled witnesses in the committee’s 2:30 p.m. hearing include nominees for surgeon general and some top HHS positions.
The Z244.1-2016 standard attempts to help employers and safety managers prevent both violations and worker exposures to hazardous energy.
Michigan State University is getting $3.2 million to establish a registry of Flint, Mich., residents who were exposed to lead-contaminated water from the Flint water system during 2014-2015. The money is the first installment of a four-year, $14.4 million grant.
Use these tips for selecting the best protection for those in your laboratory.
A greater proportion of blood and body fluid splashes and splatters are occurring in patient and exam rooms than in years past, and almost two-thirds of them involved workers' eyes -- a significant concern because fewer than 7 percent of the workers involved with those exposures reported they were wearing eye protection, it reported.
Establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses -- they include construction, utilities, agriculture, and many more -- will have to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A.
AT&T, in a public-private partnership with FirstNet, will build, operate, and maintain the network at no cost to the state for the next 25 years; the governor said it will transform the way West Virginia's fire, police, EMS, and other public safety personnel communicate and share information.
Workers also can opt to file a complaint by fax, mail, or hand-delivery, by contacting the agency at 800-321-6742, or by calling an OSHA regional or area office.
The board of directors at Santee Cooper on July 31 suspended construction work on Units 2 and 3 at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, S.C. -- a decision the company reports will save is customers nearly $7 billion.
ASSE is the administrator of the U.S. technical advisory group that developed the U.S. position on the standard. ASSE leaders including Tom Cecich, its immediate past president, say ISO 45001 is one of the most significant occupational safety and health voluntary national consensus standards ever.