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Australian Union Calls for More Hospital Security Guards Amid Increased Violence

The Health and Services Union (HSU) has called for more security guards at Australia’s John Hunter Hospital for staff, patient and visitor safety among “sky-high” levels of violence.

Wireless technology can be a game changer for confined space entries by notifying the attendant of changes in the environment before the entrant is aware of the change. (Industrial Scientific photo)

Know Before You Go: Tips on Atmospheric Monitoring for Confined Spaces from the Training Experts

All hazards must be identified before entry to the space and listed on the permit.

DOT to Form Special Committee to Review FAA Aircraft Certification Process

The Department of Transportation announced Monday the establishment of an expert Special Committee to review the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) process for the certification of new aircraft, including the Boeing 737 MAX.

Michigan Minimum Wage Rising March 29

Michigan's minimum wage is increasing from $9.25 to $9.45 per hour, effective March 29, 2019.

Chicago Blackhawks' CEO Keynoting IMA Summit

"We're very excited to have John McDonough as our keynote speaker this year. His success with engaging fans and putting the Chicago Blackhawks back at the top of professional hockey is very inspiring," said the IMA Summit's chair, Don Killingback of Wyndham Destinations. "It's also a universal message. We are all looking for ways to continually improve how we help businesses connect with their audiences to increase employee engagement, sales and customer loyalty."

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Tyson Recalls Ready-to-Eat Chicken Strips

The company announced March 21 that approximately 69,093 pounds of frozen, read-to-eat chicken strips from a single plant are being recalled after two consumers reported they found metal fragments in the products.

FDA Approves New Device for Treating Heart Failure

According to FDA, about 5.7 million people in the United States have heart failure, a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs.

WMATA May Subsidize Late-Night Workers' Rides

According to the transit agency, the program is intended to benefit overnight workers affected by changes in Metrorail's operating hours to support improved maintenance, safety, and reliability. Eligible workers are primarily in the hospitality and health care industries.



AIHA 2019 Award Winners Announced

The recipients will be recognized May 22 during the Mark of Excellence Awards Breakfast at the 2019 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Michigan is scheduled to be permanently retired in 2022.

NRC Seeking Locations for Meetings on Decommissioning Plants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking comments from the public on potential locations for a series of public meetings to discuss best practices for community engagement panels near decommissioning nuclear power plants

NOAA: 'Historic, Widespread' Flooding Continuing Through May

"The extensive flooding we've seen in the past two weeks will continue through May and become more dire and may be exacerbated in the coming weeks as the water flows downstream," said Ed Clark, director of NOAA's National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. "This is shaping up to be a potentially unprecedented flood season, with more than 200 million people at risk for flooding in their communities."

One Out of Seven People Don't Feel Safe at Work: SHRM

New data from the Society for Human Resource Management indicates that roughly one out of seven Americans do not feel safe at work.

New Orleans Mayor Presents Inaugural Hero Awards

New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell recently presented the inaugural Mayor Cantrell Hero Award to three individuals and a team whose members developed Routewise, a mobile-optimized website that tracks the beginning and end of each parade in real time.

WorkSafeBC Adds Safety Resources for Craft Brewery Industry

WorkSafeBC has posted a new guide, posters, and a video addressing hazards specific to craft-brewing and distilling processes, including carbon dioxide and confined spaces.

DOT clearly has jurisdiction over the truck on the highway, but OSHA regulations generally govern workers’ safety and health and the responsibilities of employers to ensure their safety at the warehouse, the dock, and in all places trucker drivers go to deliver and pick up loads.

FMCSA Helping Stakeholders Prepare for Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

Commercial Driver's License holders, employers, state driver licensing agencies, medical review officers, and substance abuse professionals will begin using the agency's CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse in January 2020.

Contract Awarded for Security of Canada's Connected Vehicles

A contract valued at up to $1.3 million has been awarded to ESCRYPT to advance the development of a Canadian Security Credential Management System for connected vehicles.

Ammunition Manufacturer Fined in Fatality Case

One citation alleges that AMTEC Less Lethal Systems Inc. willfully violated 29 CFR 1910.119, the OSHA Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals standard, by not developing and/or implementing management of change procedures when the company increased the maximum explosive limits of pyrotechnic flash powder in or near the blast booths from 200 grams to 500 grams.

Criminal Investigation of Boeing 737 Max Certification Under Way

The Seattle Times reported March 20 that the FBI has joined a criminal investigation into the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX that is being conducted by U.S. Department of Transportation agents

Sacramento's Electric Car Share Program Expanded to All Residents

"Gig is thrilled to bring the largest all-electric car sharing service in the United States to Sacramento, a city that's becoming recognized as a worldwide leader in zero-emission energy," said Jason Haight, president of GIG Car Share.

Virginia Governor Signs Coal Ash Cleanup Bills

"The potential risks to public health and water quality posed by unlined coal ash ponds in the Commonwealth are far too great for us to continue with business as usual," said Gov. Ralph Northam. "This historic, bipartisan effort sets a standard for what we can achieve when we work together, across party lines, in the best interest of all Virginians."