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FAA and Singapore Sign Aviation Safety Agreement

The agreement allows for surveillance on repair stations.

FEMA Awards Terrorist Attack Preparedness Funding

The recipients will receive funding specifically to develop and implement effective, sustainable, and regional approaches for enhancing preparedness for complex coordinated terrorist attacks, approaches that include these components: identifying capability gaps, developing and/or updating plans, training to implement plans and procedures, and conducting exercises to validate capabilities.

DOT Announces $226.5 Million in Funding for Transit Bus Service

The grant is available for competitive applications and will close on August 25th.

ILO's Future of Work Initiative Moves Toward Second Phase

The challenges to address include rising inequality, how to create millions of needed jobs every year, and the accelerating use of industrial robots.

G20 Leaders Reference International Standards in Statement

The declaration includes a positive reference to industry-led international standards.

WorkSafeBC's New Penalty Changes Now in Effect

The agency's Board of Directors approved amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Penalty Amounts Policy D12-196-6, and the changes were effective July 4, 2017.

ISO Publishes Call Center Standards

The standards will help improve the customer experience.

Comments Due Today on OSHA Injury Reporting Rule Delay

The comments submitted so far are all over the map: Many commenters want no delay of the compliance deadline, many want the delay to be implemented, and some -- notably, from construction companies that submitted identical comments -- want the original rule withdrawn.

FMCSA Announces Electronic Logging Device Implementation National Tour

A new campaign will help drivers transition to electronic logging devices.

New EU Action Plan to Focus Actions Against Antimicrobial Resistance

The action plan takes a One Health approach and addresses AMR in bacteria from humans, animals, and in the environment.

MIOSHA Sets 'Take a Stand Day' on Aug. 9

MIOSHA safety and health professionals, including compliance staff, outreach consultants, managers, and supervisors, will be scheduled on "Take a Stand Day" to provide one-on-one consultations. There will be no citations or fines participating workplaces, but participants must agree to correct all serious conditions.

AIChE Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Pertamina University

The organizations will work together on education and safety initiatives in the chemical process industries

NIST Releases Criticality Analysis Guide

The agency is requesting public comments by Aug. 18 on the document, which will help organizations perform a step-by-step analysis to identify critical parts of a system that must not fail or be compromised if the system is to successfully support the organization's mission.

NIOSH HHE Evaluated Diesel Exhaust Exposure at Fire Stations

The evaluation was in response to a concern from firefighters who were concerned that diesel exhaust from firefighting apparatus could enter the living and sleeping areas of their fire stations.

UK Firm Fined $1.29 Million After Worker Suffers Severe Burns

The Health and Safety Executive investigated the 2013 case that involved a contractor’s work on a pipe carrying pure oxygen.

Repair Work Begins at NYC's Penn Station

Amtrak has begun emergency repair work. Meanwhile, MTA Chairman Joe Lhota recently announced a "top-to-bottom" audit of the agency and will propose a plan within 60 days to modernize its subways.

NYC Updates Accessiblity Guidelines

The guidelines, above and beyond mandatory building codes, will help architects provide more accessible features to the 11.2 percent of city residents who have identified as having a disability, according to the mayor's office. Meanwhile, ICC has updated the 2009 ICC A117.1, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities standard.

Houston Event Focused on Chemical Industry, Threats

The three-day 2017 Chemical Sector Security Summit begins July 19 with more than 500 chemical sector stakeholders and government and industry professionals expected to attend.

New BCSP Certification to Be Out in Final Form This Month

Development of the new certification began more than one year ago with a panel of subject matter experts meeting in July 2016 to outline the knowledge and skills their industries require of safety managers and specialists.

DOL Women's Bureau Turns 97

The bureau was created by Public Law No. 259 on June 5, 1920, which gave the bureau the duty to "formulate standards and policies which shall promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment."

CDC Report Shows Deaths from Cancer Higher in Rural America

This is the first report to highlight the differences in cancer deaths based on geographic location.

Roof Fall Accidents Remain Leading Cause of Coal Miner Injuries

The number of roof fall accidents has declined, however.

New CDC Director Appointed

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald has been the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health and the state health officer for the past six years.

Airbus in Service Contract with Nepalese Airline

Fishtail Air Pvt. Ltd operates charter flights in Nepal and occasional flights in Bhutan and India, including sightseeing, rescue, medical evacuation, corporate transport, and support flights for heli-trekking to popular tourist destinations.

DOT Proposes $12.9 Billion Hudson Tunnel Plan

Building a new tunnel under the Hudson River is estimated to cost $11.1 billion and rehabilitating the existing tunnel would cost $1.8 billion more, according to DOT.

NTSB Opens Report on 767 Engine Failure Accident

The board opened the public docket on the investigation into the October 2016 engine failure on a commercial jetliner.

OSHA Announces Policy Change on Monorail Hoists

A new enforcement policy excludes monorail hoists from the requirements of Subpart CC.

This graphic shows the NHC tropical cyclone track forecast cone and watches/warnings graphics issued for Hurricane Joaquin at 0800 EDT on Sept. 30, 2015, one day before the El Faro sank in the storm.

NTSB Issues Recommendations to Improve Mariners' Weather Information

Stemming from the agency's investigation of the 2015 El Faro sinking, the 10 recommendations aim to increase the frequency of certain advisories and alerts and improve the accuracy of hurricane and tropical cyclone forecasts.

Research Could Lead to Reliable Marijuana Breathalyzer

Driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal in any state, but to enforce the law, authorities need a reliable roadside test for marijuana intoxication. More research will still be needed to understand how breath levels of THC correlate with blood levels and what blood levels of THC indicate impairment.

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