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Trump Approves Disaster Aid for Kilauea Volcano Victims

President Approves Disaster Aid for Kilauea Volcano Victims

The president also approved relief from other FEMA programs, including legal aid, crisis counseling, and unemployment benefits.

ASSP Hires New Executive Director

Jennifer McNelly brings 30 years of association, government, regulatory, and business experience to her new role. Beginning Aug. 16, she will work with the society's board of directors to execute ASSP's strategic plan for growth, leading 75 staff members.

ISO Updates Information Security Standard

The standard provides organizations with guidance on navigating information security risks.



The impairment argument is incredibly complex. Many employers use the term in workplace drug and alcohol policies but this may not be the most prudent choice as marijuana impairment cannot necessarily be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Health Canada Warns Medical Marijuana Producers About Sponsoring Events

Cannabis advertising is subject to several prohibitions in both the Narcotic Control Regulations and the Food and Drugs Act, with paragraph 70(b) of the NCR stating that no person shall publish or cause to be published or furnish any advertisement to the general public respecting a narcotic.

OSHA Cites Company in Amputation Case

The company, a wooden post manufacturer, faces $109,548 in proposed penalties.

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Smallpox

"This is the first product to be awarded a Material Threat Medical Countermeasure priority review voucher," said FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb. "Today's action reflects the FDA's commitment to ensuring that the U.S. is prepared for any public health emergency with timely, safe, and effective medical products."

NYC DOB Starts No-Penalty Deck, Retaining Wall Inspection Program

The Department of Buildings notes that factors such as weather and shifting soil can cause decks, porches, and retaining walls to weaken, deteriorate, or lean over time, so it is important the owners are diligent in making sure they are safe and code compliant in order to prevent potential accidents.

Health Canada Proposes Fees to Recover Costs of Regulating Cannabis

The agency proposes to scale fees according to the size of the business and to provide for lower fees for the newly proposed micro-scale license holders, with some types of license—those for research, analytical testing, and hemp production—being exempt from fees.

Michigan Approves 11 New Debilitating Medical Conditions for Medical Marijuana Patients

Arthritis, autism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Parkinson's, rheumatoid arthritis, and spinal cord injury are among the conditions added to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008.

IMO Holds Port Security Workshop in Veracruz, Mexico

The July 12-13 event aimed to promote a multi-agency approach to maritime security and law enforcement to improve cooperation among government departments.

USCG Researching LED Devices to Replace Distress Flares

The Coast Guard's Research Development, Test and Evaluation Program has been researching the suitability of light emitting diode (LED) devices as effective distress signals.

NTSB to Determine Cause of Fatal Grade Crossing Crash

A casino tour bus became stuck on a humped grade crossing in Biloxi, Miss., on March 7, 2017, and was struck by a CSX Transportation freight train. Four bus passengers were killed.

First International Standard Published for Cookstove Lab Testing

"Standards play a critical role in virtually every industry, delivering transformative impact on safety and performance," said Sally Seitz, co-secretariat of ISO TC 285 and senior program manager at ANSI. "With the publication of this standard, the clean cooking sector is poised to make significant strides toward better products and, ultimately, toward improved outcomes for consumers who use them."

DOJ Issues Final Rule to Help DEA Control Dangerous Drugs

If DEA believes that that a particular opioid or a particular company's opioids are being diverted for misuse, the rule allows DEA to reduce the amount that can be produced in a given year.

Ohio Agency Encouraging Safe Summer Driving

A rising number of motorists must share the road with commercial motor vehicles. With that in mind, the agency offered safe driving tips to help state residents operate their vehicles as safely as possible.

Oregon OSHA Offers Grants for Workplace Safety, Health Training

The training grants will focus on programs that target high-hazard Oregon industries like construction or agriculture, or focus on reducing or eliminating hazards in a specific work process.

A company that solely tracks lagging KPIs and has low incident rates, while positive, leaves the organization with very little data to analyze and help predict future decisions.

The Partnership Imperative: Working Together to Improve Contractor Safety Compliance

Rather than taking a punitive approach, you can make safety compliance a win-win for everyone involved.

MSHA Seeks Input on Retrospective Study of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Rule

MSHA aims to solicit comments, data, and information from stakeholders to assist in developing the framework for a study to assess the dust rule’s health effects.

Cal/OSHA Issues Worker Safety Advisory for Wildfire Regions

Wildfire smoke contains chemicals, gases, and fine particles that can be harmful to health.

OSHA Aims to Stop Increase in Worker Fatalities

OSHA Aims to Stop Increase in Worker Fatalities

Recently, the agency has seen an increase in fatalities associated with falls, struck-by objects and vehicles, machine hazards, grain bin engulfment, and burns.

ASSP App Uses VR for Fall Protection Training

The VR Fall Protection Experience was developed based on the ANSI/ASSP Z359 Fall Protection and Fall Restraint standards and uses virtual reality to provide users an immersive experience in which to learn how to operate safely when working at height.

Transport for London Works to Improve Road Safety

Transport for London Works to Improve Road Safety

In order to achieve these goals, Transport for London is collaborating with road user groups and vehicle manufacturers, including Volvo Trucks, to improve road safety.

NASA Seeks Prototypes for Deep Space Trash Handling

The agency issued the solicitation through Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) Broad Agency Announcement, Appendix F: Logistics Reduction in Space by Trash Compaction and Processing System.

FMCSA Seeks Input on Automated Driving Systems in Vehicles

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has scheduled a July 12 free public listening session to discuss issues related to the design, development, testing, and integration of automated driving systems (ADS) equipped commercial motor vehicles on roadways.

CSB Releases Safety Digest on Startups and Shutdowns

The 4-page document provides lessons learned from these incidents with the hope of preventing startup and shutdown incidents in the future.

EPA Head Scott Pruitt Resigns

Scott Pruitt resigned from his position as head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday after months of controversy involving his ethics, spending, and management of the agency.

NIST, Collaborators Create Drug Tracking Website

NIST, Collaborators Create Drug Tracking Website

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency have launched a website where forensic chemists can share data on new variants or analogs of drugs.

Report Finds More Protections Needed to Address Black Lung

Report Finds More Protections Needed to Address Black Lung

The Coal Mining industry needs go to beyond current regulations in order to combat the increase in cases of black lung disease, according to a new report released Thursday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

ANSI Approves Publication of Dropped Objects Standard

ANSI/ISEA 121-2018: American National Standard for Dropped Object Prevention Solutions aims to reduce workplace accidents, injuries, and deaths related to falling objects.

Tennessee to Roll Out Vertical Licenses to People Under 21

The vertical licenses will make it easier to identify people under the age of 21, with the hope that it will help police and vendors in keeping minors from obtaining alcohol illegally.