The winning companies developed "new tools that make it easier for individuals and clinicians to access health information and put it to use," said Dr. Vindell Washington, national coordinator for health information technology.
Opioid-related legislation will focus mainly on mandated prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) use but also on physician education, substance-use disorder treatment, and guidelines or restrictions on prescribing controlled substances.
The committee's main goal during the second meeting, which is open to the public, will be to review and potentially approve three task groups, including one to review issues related to the roles and responsibilities of federal, state, and local governments in regulating and enforcing drone laws.
Kempf Construction was cited for five serious safety violations.
OSHA inspectors witnessed workers working at heights up to 40 feet without proper fall protection.
The suit seeks back wages and damages for violations of the OSH Act.
The report also says senior citizens are at risk.
"Canadians have told us that they want more information about a company's emergency response information at the earliest stages of a proposed project. These changes will foster increased understanding among stakeholders, hearing participants, NEB experts, and panel members regarding a company's plans to respond should an emergency occur," said Peter Watson, chair and CEO of the board.
The mayor and fire commissioner said response times to fires and life-threatening medical emergencies improved by 5 seconds for fires and 21 seconds for medical calls in 2016, and they announced the early completion of the nation's largest smoke alarm giveaway/installation program.
During the early 1980s, volatile organic compounds, trichloroethylene, perchloroethylene, as well as benzene and vinyl chloride were discovered in two on-base water supply systems at Camp Lejeune. The contaminated wells supplying the water systems were shut down in February 1985.
Redhawk Roofing has been cited for four repeated safety violations.
The Bad Boy XTO and Bone Collector XTO off-road utility vehicles are not equipped with seat belts and pose a risk of serious injury in an accident.
The rules outline new performance measures that will improve roads and bridges as well as assess travel reliability.
The ANSI/ASSE Z224.1-2016 standard is a game changer for both the United States and OSH professionals globally, says Master Lock's Todd Grover.
If all countries raised excise taxes by about 80 cents per pack, annual revenues from cigarettes globally could increase by $140 billion and lead to a 9 percent decline in smoking rates, WHO and the U.S. National Cancer Institute said.
The grant was received as part of the American Society Association Executives Foundation’s Innovative Grant Program.
The guidance clarifies existing regulations and requirements have been changed over the years.
Dr. Ajit Jillavenkatesa, Ph.D., of NIST has been approved as chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 229, Nanotechnologies. ISO TC 229 has five working groups, including health, safety, and environment (WG 3).
Renault-Nissan is the first auto manufacturer to commit to the platform to build connected cars.
The funds will be used for the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Project.
The HHS investigation showed Presence Health failed to notify, without unreasonable delay and within 60 days of discovering the breach, each of the 836 individuals affected by the breach, prominent media outlets (as required for breaches affecting 500 or more individuals), and OCR.
Twenty-five U.S. miners died in work-related accidents last year.
"These new regulations provide concrete steps and accountability mechanisms to promote employment and advancement opportunities for people with disabilities across the government," said EEOC Chair Jenny Yang.
The rule will cut the eight-hour PEL from the current level of 2.0 micrograms per cubic meter to 0.2 micrograms per cubic meter. Above 0.2, employers woiuld have to take steps to reduce the airborne concentration of beryllium, and the rule requires additional protections that include personal protective equipment, medical exams, other medical surveillance, and training.
Two AFL-CIO representatives will be taking part in the Jan. 10 public meeting: Rebecca Reindel, a senior safety & health specialist, and Peg Seminario, the AFL-CIO's director of Safety and Health.
All 24 recruits in the Australian department's most recent class received advanced training in firefighting, road crash rescue procedures, advanced first aid, community risk management, fire science, and hazardous materials response.
The 2015 wildfire season was especially bad: The National Interagency Fire Center reports there were 60,984 fires that burned 9,937,863 acres in all, the most acreage consumed by wildfires during the 2006-2016 decade.
Tilikum, the orca that killed whale trainer Dawn Brancheau in February 2010 at SeaWorld of Florida, died Jan. 6 "surrounded by the trainers, care staff and veterinarians that provided him around-the-clock world-class care," the company reports.
The company's owner insisted the worker drive the injured employee to an urgent care clinic instead, according to OSHA.
Four willful and two serious safety violations were issued to Barringer Brothers Roofing.