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Bill Filed to Create Texas Amber Alerts for Chemical Emergencies

An example of an incident where the alerts could have assisted the public was the methyl mercaptan gas release that killed three operators and a shift supervisor at the DuPont La Porte, Texas, facility on Nov. 15, 2014.

Sheriff's Deputy Wins 2017 Hearing Loss Prevention Award

The 2017 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award™ honors those that have contributed to the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus through effective practices or innovations directed to those who are exposed to noise at work.

NIOSH Director Denies Sixth Petition to Add Autoimmune Diseases to WTC List

Five previous petitions requested the addition of autoimmune diseases. Dr. John Howard, administrator of the WTC Health Program and NIOSH director, determined that the new petition did not provide additional evidence of a causal relationship between 9/11 exposures and autoimmune diseases.

Pick and Pay Inc. Ordered to Stop Operations Immediately

The DOJ sought a permanent injunction against the company for manufacturing and distributing unapproved new drugs.

Keurig Green Mountain Paying Civil Penalty for Delayed Defect Reporting

In addition to paying the $5.8 million penalty, Keurig has agreed to develop, implement, and maintain a compliance program that is designed to ensure that it complies with the Consumer Product Safety Act.

HHS Announces Winners of Move Health Data Forward Phase 2

The winners all developed electronic solutions that will help consumers share health data easily and securely.

After the uncontrolled movement and derailment of five cars on Oct. 29, 2015, CP took measures to eliminate trespassing at the location. (TSB photo)

Derailed Cars Moved Because of Human Intervention, TSB Finds

The agency reported that in Canada between 2006 and 2015, 397 occurrences involving uncontrolled movements of rolling stock or equipment were reported to the TSB, and about 8 percent of them were caused by human intervention.

CDC Reviewing Air Quality of Air Hoses in Some Laboratories

The review will focus whether or not staff that used the hoses could have been exposed to chemical compounds from the hoses themselves.

NFPA Issues Fire Hose Safety Bulletin

"Research shows that flashover occurs eight times faster today, putting firefighters and their equipment at increased risk," said Ed Conlin, Public Fire Protection division manager. "It's important that fire departments follow fire hose codes and make tactical changes to keep first responders safe during fast-moving fires."

BSEE Model Advances Analysis of Offshore BOP Closure

The model evaluates BOPs during extreme pressure and flow conditions.

BSEE Identifies Early Kick Detection to Prevent Loss of Well Control

Per Holand of Exprosoft presented the research at OESI’s Public Technology Assessment Program Forum.

Drone Advisory Committee Holds Second Meeting

Three draft tasking statements were reviewed by the committee.

The 2016 standard was written to be scalable to meet the needs of both large and small companies with varying levels of technology present in their machinery and processes.

ANSI/ASSE Z244.1 (2016): Bringing the Latest Practices to Lockout/Tagout and Alternative Methods

The 2016 standard was written to be scalable to meet the needs of both large and small companies with varying levels of technology present in their machinery and processes.

This GAO photo shows examples of foods subject to fragmented federal oversight of food safety and quality.

GAO Backs National Food Safety Strategy

Its new report cites the 16 federal agencies involved in overseeing the safety and quality of the U.S. food supply.

FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug

Siliq will be used to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.

ANSI, NFPA, Allies Hail Standards Copyright Ruling

"The court's ruling means federal, state, and local agencies can continue to rely on not-for-profit SDOs to develop voluntary consensus standards at the highest level of excellence and at minimal cost to government," added Kathie Morgan, president of ASTM International.

Trump Names Alexander Acosta as New Labor Secretary Nominee

Acosta is the dean of the Florida International University law school.

Frost & Sullivan Forecasts High Growth for Fall Protection in Western Europe

The company reported it expects wind energy, transportation, and utilities to experience higher growth than other PPE segments through 2021 as they increasingly adopt sophisticated products.

Motor Deaths in 2016 Estimated to be Highest in Nine Years

The data from the NSC represents the sharpest two-year climb in 53 years.

ADOT Sets Second Closure for South Mountain Freeway Construction

During the closures on successive weekends, crews are restriping lanes and setting nearly 4 miles of concrete barriers on both sites of a widened median, in order to create work zones.

MSHA to Award $1 Million for Mine Safety Education and Training

The Brookwood-Sago grants will honor 25 fallen Alabama and West Virginia miners.

According to OSHA

NATE UNITE 2017 Features Lots of Safety Topics for Wireless Infrastructure Professionals

Considered the industry's most comprehensive conference, the event taking place Feb. 27-March 2 at the Fort Worth Convention Center is heavy on safety topics.

New ISO Standard Set for LNG Ships

The standard will ensure LNG vessels can bunker in a safe and sustainable way.

Health Canada to Tighten Pesticide Personal Use Import Exemption

The current exemption refers to where the imported pesticide would be used, such as in and around the home, rather than the type of pest control product that can be imported, so it doesn't prevent Canadians from legally importing pest control products that either pose an unacceptable risk or that require special equipment and training to be used safely. It does not prohibit online purchases.

UK's Fee for Intervention Process May Become Fully Independent

Costs are recovered where there has been a material breach of health and safety law; a material breach is defined as one where a business or organization has broken the law and the inspector considers it serious enough to notify them in writing.

FAA: Helicopter Accident Rates Dropping

Helicopter accident and fatality rates have decreased for the third consecutive year, the agency reported.

FDNY Adds 171 EMTs to Its Ranks

Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over the Feb. 8 ceremony. "A sick call, a fire, a patient in cardiac arrest, an injured child or a woman in labor – no matter the situation, FDNY members work together, side by side, to care for their patients," he said.

Fentanyl Deaths Up Sharply in Delaware

Fatal drug overdoses spiked to 308 during 2016, and the Division of Forensic Science confirmed the presence of fentanyl in more than one-third of the 308 cases.

NTSB Releases Rear Seat Protection Workshop Report

The workshop was held on April 26, 2016.

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