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  • Cost of Oroville Spillway Repairs Doubles

    Heavy rains in February triggered erosion that caused an emergency evacuation of 188,000 downstream residents and necessitated extensive repairs.

  • Canada Extends Comment Period on Nuclear Emergency Recovery Document

    The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission wants feedback on a newly proposed regulatory document that is a framework for establishing a recovery plan in the event of a nuclear emergency in Canada.

  • Safety Board Calls for Better FAA Oversight of Hot Air Balloon Operators

    NTSB faults FAA's oversight of commercial balloon operators, making two recommendations to the agency that ask it to remove the medical certificate exemption for commercial balloon operators and to find ways to better provide oversight of balloon operators.

  • NIOSH Creates Robotics Research Center

    NIOSH researchers have identified 61 robot-related workplace deaths between 1992 and 2015. "We suspect fatalities will increase over time because of the growing number of industrial robots being used by companies in the U.S., and from the introduction of collaborative and co-existing robots, powered exoskeletons, and autonomous vehicles into the work environment," said Dawn Castillo, MPH, director of NIOSH's Division of Safety Research and the center's program manager.

  • Coast Guard Recognizes Ports of NY, NJ, and Albany

    The awards were presented Oct. 11 at a meeting that brought together maritime companies in the private sector and law enforcement agencies from the New York and New Jersey area to discuss actions taken to mitigate current maritime threats.

  • Winter is Coming and Bringing Workplace Hazards—Are You Ready?

    Add in two backups in case of a widespread disaster. Many companies have an emergency call back, but if there is widespread power or cell outage due to winter events, what is the backup?


  • Using Safety Metrics to Improve Safety

    In today's information world, health safety and environmental professional are continually confronted with the challenge to gather, review, and act wisely based on various types of data. By using simple, easy to use, software to generate safety metrics safety professions can spend less time on collecting, gathering and performing data calculations and more time on using that data to improve safety performance.

  • Are Injuries Your Money Pit?

    In this presentation we will explore the challenges present when these three departments do not work in concert with one another. It is not unusual for "turf issues" to emerge over time, which ultimately erodes the effectiveness and success of each department and the expedient recovery of the injured employee.

  • Building a Business Continuity Plan for Your Workplace

    An essential part of your overall workplace emergency plan, business continuity planning is a process that supports managing the response to impacts on your business from potential risks.


  • Still trying to... Get The Lead Out

    The most critical steps toward lead hazard abatement are contaminant identification and removal. Researchers from CDC/NIOSH have developed two simple and reliable technologies to achieve these steps easily and without the need for extensive training.


  • An Emergency Engine Cut-Off Switch Device Can Save Your Life

    An engine cut-off device is a proven safety device used to stop the boat's engine should the operator unexpectedly fall overboard when the boat hits a wave, wake, takes a sharp turn, runs into a submerged object, suffers steering failure, and more. Phyllis L. Kopytko shares her story and the importance of always taking the time to use an Emergency Engine Cut-Off Switch Device.

  • CORESafety Module 14: Incident Reporting & Investigation

    This 2017 National Mining Association video is about CORESafety Module 15. Do you want to prevent future occurrences of a particular mining incident? Then it’s critical to investigate what happened in a timely manner and promptly report the details as accurately and with as much integrity as possible. Start by understanding the two safety and health incident categories that are dictated by laws and regulations, and require different types of reporting: Incidents reportable to regulatory authorities and incidents that are non-reportable to regulatory authorities.

  • NATE #ClimberConnection Video on ANSI/ASSE A10.48 Standard

    The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) recently released a safety video highlighting the new ANSI/ASSE A10.48 Standard. The 2017 video is the first to debut as part of Volume 2 of the NATE Climber Connection series. The A10.48 Standard – Criteria for Safety Practices with the Construction, Demolition, Modification and Maintenance of Communications Structures has been described as a game changer for the industry because it has the distinction of being the first comprehensive standard encompassing the entire tower construction, service, and maintenance industry. The Climber Connection Volume 2 video includes an overview of the A10.48 Standard and includes practical information on gin poles and rigging class guidelines for the industry to follow in accordance with the standard. The video also includes epic aerial views and footage of hard working tower crews in action at a communications tower site. Spread the word using #ClimberConnection!

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