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NTSB Wants Antilock Brakes on All New Motorcycles for U.S. Road Use

The safety board also recommended that NHTSA study how alcohol and other drug use contributes to motorcycle crash risk factors, compared with that of passenger vehicle drivers.

Bill Would Require Some California Cities to List Seismically Hazardous Buildings

AB 2681 would require the building department of a city or county in seismically vulnerable areas to create an inventory of potentially vulnerable buildings and submit that inventory to the Office of Emergency Services, which would then maintain a statewide inventory.

Air Force Releases Safety Review Findings

"We're taking necessary steps to ensure our Airmen operate as safely as possible in an inherently dangerous business," Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein said.



Global Preparedness Monitoring Board Holds First Meeting

"There's no substitute for preparedness, and investing in it should be a top priority for the entire global community," said Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group. "It is important that countries are beginning to take pandemic preparedness much more seriously."

Emerson Tool Co. Recalls 210,000 Wet/Dry Vacs

The Sept. 11, 2018, recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms that commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

NYC Elevator Compliance Filings Moving Online

Beginning Sept. 17, all new inspection and test reports for elevators and related devices conducted in New York City must be submitted through the DOB NOW: Safety online portal.

Coast Guard Sets Charleston Port Condition X-ray Ahead of Florence

The announcement also warned the public to stay off the water and stay off beaches, and also to evacuate as necessary without delay.

WorkSafeBC Schedules Ergonomics Forum

Presentations at the free Oct. 11 forum will cover musculoskeletal injury assessment tools, office ergonomics, mobile office/vehicle ergonomics, fatigue risk management, and more.

Trial of Anti-Malarial Drug Enrolling Subjects

"The increasing problem of drug resistance demands that we continue to find new and effective treatment options for malaria infection," said NIAID Director Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

New Control Tower Dedicated at Sarasota Bradenton International

"The new facility will provide our controllers with greater visibility of the airfield, and our investment in technology will enhance their ability to provide safe and efficient air traffic services for the Sarasota Bradenton community," said Michael O'Harra, regional administrator of FAA's Southern Region.

BP Site's AKOSH VPP Star Renewed

As a VPP Star recipient, BP Exploration Alaska's Central Power Station won't be subject to random enforcement inspections for a period of five years.

AGs Urge Passage of SOFA Act

A letter to congressional leaders signed by 52 state and territorial attorneys general urges passage of the Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues Act, saying it "utilizes catch-all language which will allow the Drug Enforcement Agency to proactively schedule all newly modified fentanyl analogues and thus will assist law enforcement's efforts on the front end."

GAO Finds Few Prosecutions of Those Denied Firearms Purchases

A new report requested by Congress indicates about 112,000 transactions were denied in FY2017, and ATF referred about 12,700 of those cases to its field divisions for further investigation. But U.S. attorney's offices had prosecuted just 12 of those cases as of June 2018.

Agreement Raises Canadian Investment in Substance Abuse Treatment

"The opioid crisis continues to have a profound impact on thousands of people and their families across the country. I am pleased that we have signed this agreement with the government of British Columbia to help accelerate access to treatment services," said Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Canada's minister of Health.

Clinical Trial Tests Whether Topical Cream Can Boost Flu Vaccine Immune Response

Investigators are evaluating whether imiquimod cream, commonly used to treat genital warts and certain skin cancers, can boost the body’s immune response to an H5N1 influenza vaccine.

Towing Industry Crew Deaths Fell in 2017

The annual safety report on the industry from the U.S. Coast Guard and the American Waterways Operators shows there were only six fatalities related to towing vessel operations. Seven other deaths were from existing medical conditions and an accidental overdose.

Three Imperatives to Successful Safety Management

Three Imperatives to Successful Safety Management

Learn practical tips that you can bring to your organization and understand the benefits to safety management and the enrichment of a safety culture through automated, integrated health and safety management software.

Nominations Sought for 2019 Oregon GOSH Awards

Oregon OSHA is partnering with the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals to sponsor the Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference in March 2019, where the awards will be presented.

National Preparedness Month Focuses on Planning

National Preparedness Month Focuses on Planning

In light of the hurricanes and wildfires of 2017, FEMA and its Ready Campaign have chosen to focus their 2018 National Preparedness Month initiative on planning, with the theme "Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How."

NFPA Wins Award for Hot Work Training Program

"Our collaboration with the City of Boston on hot work training has been an outstanding example of how leaders can, and should, come together to ensure that there is a fire and life safety ecosystem in place to protect people and property from harm," said Chuck Stravin, NFPA vice president of Business Development & Operations.

Hotel Industry Commits to Increasing Employees' Safety

AHLA members have committed to providing U.S. hotel workers with portable panic buttons and implementing better policies, training, and resources aimed at hotel worker safety. U.S. hotels aim to have full implementation of panic buttons at all properties by 2020.

NTSB Sets Meeting on San Francisco International Near Miss

Air Canada flight 759, an Airbus A320, was cleared to land on runway 28R at San Francisco International on July 7, 2017, but the airplane instead lined up with parallel taxiway C, which had four airplanes on it awaiting takeoff clearance. Air Canada flight 759 descended to about 60 feet above the ground, and the crew then initiated a go-around after overflying the first airplane on taxiway C.

Michigan OSHA Offers $250,000 in Workplace Safety Grants

The MIWISH grants are offered to employers of up to 250 employees to use in the purchasing of safety and health-related training and equipment. Employers in high hazard industries will be given preference.

Fallen Workers Ceremony Honored 96 Ohio Workers

"I am humbled and honored to join the entire state of Ohio in grieving for Ohio's fallen workers. As we mourn the losses of Ohio workers during this past year, we need to put our faith in a safer and more secure work environment for each and every Ohio worker," said Phil Fulton, an injured worker representative and attorney.

NIOSH Launches Framework to Combat Opioid Crisis

NIOSH’s new framework considers “the ‘lifecycle’ of opioid use from precursors in the workplace, to use conditions, to containment and decontamination, to strategic responses,” in order to provide recommendations for workers and employers to handle the opioid epidemic together, according to the framework materials.

NY State Police Step Up Patrols as Schools Reopen

The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee estimates 50,000 motor vehicles illegally pass school buses every day across New York State.

Oroville Dam Repair Cost Tops $1 Billion

The current estimate for emergency response and reconstruction of the main and emergency spillways is $1.1 billion, with completion of the project expected in 2019.

Weightlifting Equipment Recalled After 27 Reports of Injuries

Cybex International Inc., of Owatonna, Minn., has recalled about 15,000 units of its Cybex Smith Press plate-loaded weightlifting equipment because the weight bar can fall, which poses serious hazards for the user.

Texas DPS Personnel Receive Lifesaving Awards

"The individuals we honored today represent the true definition of public servants who are dedicated to saving lives, protecting the public and their communities, and making Texas a safer place to call home," said DPS Director Steven McCraw.

Pennsylvania Prisons on Lockdown after Staffers Exposed to Suspected Drugs

Pennsylvania Prisons on Lockdown after Staffers Exposed to Suspected Drugs

Since Aug. 6, 29 employees throughout the Pennsylvania prison system have fallen ill in 13 separate incidents. Some inmates have also become ill. According to Corrections spokeswoman McNaughton, only synthetic cannabinoid (also known as K2 or spice) has been connected to the illnesses.