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Turkish Automaker Wins $164 Million Loan to Expand, Add Training

"The €150 million financing to be provided will not only enable Ford Otosan to meet demand from domestic and international markets, it will also increase capacity utilization at our production facilities. We continue to invest in many areas, including human resources and working conditions, occupational health and safety, as well as the efficient use of resources and the prevention and control of pollution," said Haydar Yenigün, general manager of Ford Otosan.

This June, 30, 2015, photo shows NTSB Investigators Brice Banning and Clint Crookshanks examining wreckage from the aircraft  that had crashed five days earlier near Ketchikan, Alaska. (NTSB photo by Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad – Jerry Kiffer)

NTSB Cites Company Culture in 2015 Crash of Alaska Sightseeing Plane

"Pilot decisions are informed, for better or worse, by their company's culture. This company allowed competitive pressure to overwhelm the common-sense needs of passenger safety in its operations. That's the climate in which the accident pilot worked," said NTSB Acting Chairman Robert Sumwalt, who was a pilot for 32 years, flying for both Piedmont Airlines and US Airways.

FDA Posts Warning Letters to 14 Companies Selling Illegal Cancer Treatments

The products from these U.S.-based companies are marketed and sold without FDA approval on social media platforms.

OSHA Judge Rules Massachusetts Companies Operated as Single Employer Where Workers Fell

An administrative law judge with the OSHA Review Commission ruled two companies were operating as a single employer at a Whenham, Massachusetts, worksite.

Arizona Health Department Launches Zika Campaign

Currently, there are 57 travel-associated cases of Zika in Arizona. There have been no locally acquired cases reported in the state, according to AZDHS.

CardioNet Agrees to $2.5 Million HIPAA Settlement with HHS

"Mobile devices in the health care sector remain particularly vulnerable to theft and loss," said Roger Severino, director of the HHS Office for Civil Righst. "Failure to implement mobile device security by Covered Entities and Business Associates puts individuals' sensitive health information at risk."

NSC's Injury Facts 2017: 'Alarming Trends, Alarming Data'

Fatigue's safety impact at work and the industries most negatively affected by it are included in this annual report for the first time.

Frozen Hash Brown Products Recalled Due to Possible Golf Ball Contamination

McCain Foods USA, Inc. is recalling the products sold under the Roundy’s and Harris Teeter brands.

Commenters Support OSHA Violence Standard for Health Care

Many commenters also support expanding the agency's definition of workplace violence.

Port Planning/Investment Toolkit Developed

"AAPA recognized the infrastructure project needs and funding concerns faced by America's ports," said Kurt Nagle, AAPA's president and CEO. "The capabilities to handle the mountains of freight that move through America's seaports each year require costly investments."

Pennsylvania Audit Finds Big Financial Problems in Unemployment Program

The audit shows that, based on L&I's projections, $159.5 million in additional funding is needed over the next four years to maintain operations, avoid additional service center closings, and modernize the computer system.

IARC Classifies Welding Fumes and UV Radiation as Group 1 Carcinogens

“Substantial new evidence” lead to the change.

DOE Approves Sabine Pass LNG Export Bid

Golden Pass Products LLC, co-owned by Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil, is now authorized to export LNG up to the equivalent of 2.21 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas to any non-FTA country not prohibited by U.S. law or policy from a terminal near Sabine Pass, Texas.

HHS Awards Grants to Combat Opioid Crisis

The agency will administer $485 million to all 50 states.

Data Increasingly Useful to Fire Service, NFPA Survey Finds

Collection has grown far beyond incident data, and a comprehensive approach to connect all fire activity data is needed to ensure that departments work with data that truly accounts for the full picture of their activities.

Canada Boosts Oversight of New Drugs

Included are far tougher new penalties for unsafe products, including jail time and new fines of up to $5 million per day instead of the current $5,000.

DOE Announces More Small Business Collaborations

The new collaborations are focused on advanced manufacturing, buildings, bioenergy, solar, fuel cells, geothermal, vehicles, water, and wind energy.

UK Opens Competition for New High-Speed Trains

"Britain's new railway will carry over 300,000 people a day, improve connections between our great cities, free up space on our existing rail lines, generate jobs, and help us build an economy that works for all. But what will make HS2's reputation from day one will be its trains," Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said.

Campylobacter and Salmonella Caused Most Bacterial Foodborne Illnesses in 2016

CDC has published preliminary data for 2016 in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

FAA to Hold Airspace Improvement Workshops in Las Vegas

Three workshops on proposed airspace improvements will be held this week.

DOL Awards More than $1.6M to Silicon Valley Workers Affected by Layoffs

The money has been awarded to the NOVA Workforce Board.

NTSB Holding Second Roundtable on Distracted Driving Next Week

The April 26 event is being presented in Wsahington, D.C., in collaboration with, DRIVE SMART Virginia, and the National Safety Council.

Michigan's Governor Thanks Utility Linemen

"As we saw with the destructive windstorm that swept across our state in March, utility workers play an important role in power restoration efforts and in our everyday lives," Gov. Rick Snyder said. "I thank these hard-working men and women for working tirelessly to keep our communities powered and our residents safe."

NIOSH Appoints New Director of Western States Division

Ryan Hill, MPH, has been appointed as director of the Western States Division.

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CMS Rule Would Make Accreditors' Hospital Inspection Reports Public

Private health care accreditors don't make their survey reports and accompanying plans of correction publicly available. "We believe it is important to continue to lead the effort to make information regarding a health care facility’s compliance with health and safety requirements found in survey reports publicly available," CMS says in the proposed rule.

CSB Notes Safety Management System, Other Factors Contributed to 2016 Airgas Facility Explosion

The board's final report also noted regulatory deficiencies were to blame.

Flight Cancellations Down From Previous Year in February

Carriers canceled 1.5 percent of scheduled domestic flights in February 2017.

ACGIH Honoring 2017 Award Winners at AIHce

The William Steiger Memorial Award winner is U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who has led his colleagues in pushing for full funding for OSHA and has supported legislation to expand the number of workers OSHA covers and update its enforcement measures, as well as securing $110 million in federal resources for Cincinnati's NIOSH campus, according to ACGIH.

Cal/OSHA Cites Building Supply Company in Forklift Fatality

A 60-year-old forklift operator died Nov. 21, 2016, while transferring building supplies from the company's warehouse to a customer's vehicle.

NTSB Recommends Ways to Increase Effectiveness of Pilot Weather Reports

NTSB Recommends Ways to Increase Effectiveness of Pilot Weather Reports

The agency released a special investigation report calling for changes in training and procedures for pilots.

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