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  • Entergy Agrees to Survey of Safety Culture at Nuclear Plants March 16, 2018
    The survey will be done by a third party within a year at plants in Mississippi, Arkansas, New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Louisiana, to identify safety culture concerns that could be contributing to employees' willful misconduct.
  • Pennsylvania Posts Opioid Data Dashboard March 16, 2018
    "This information allows us to look at the areas where the opioid crisis is doing the most damage," Acting Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said. "Through this data, we can see where prevention is needed, where rescue can be improved, and where treatment is necessary to help those communities that have been affected the most […]
  • MDNR Warns Property Owners Not to Attract Bears March 16, 2018
    "The ideal situation is for a bear to walk past your property, not find a food reward, and move along on its own," said DNR wildlife communication Coordinator Katie Keen. "That's the best way to live with bears and not encourage conflict."
  • Six Dead in Bridge Collapse at FIU March 15, 2018
    A new pedestrian bridge under construction near the campus of Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing eight cars underneath the concrete slabs.
  • Two Injured, One Missing After Texas Chemical Plant Explosions March 15, 2018
    At least two people are injured and one person is missing after two explosions March 15 at a chemical plant in Hood County, Texas.
  • Drought Declaration Signed for Klamath County, Oregon March 15, 2018
    Gov. Kate Brown's news release said at the end of February, the snow-water equivalent in Klamath County was 40 percent of a normal water year, and forecasted water conditions are not expected to improve. Drought, severe weather conditions, and the upcoming fire season are significant threats to the local economy, agriculture and livestock, natural resources, […]
  • Free NIST Software Can ID Fentanyl Analogs March 15, 2018
    The tool contains an algorithm for searching chemical databases that can recognize new fentanyl analogs even if there are no matches in the chemical databases forensic chemists are using to identify illegal drugs.
  • CARB Awards Grant for Ultra-Low NOx Truck Demonstration Project March 15, 2018
    California's ultra-low NOx emissions standard is 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour. This program will demonstrate the first diesel engine to comply with this state standard.
  • Canada Funds $1.3 Million for Removal of Abandoned Boats March 14, 2018
    "Abandoned boats are not just an eyesore; they are a safety concern and a financial burden to communities," Minister of Transport Marc Garneau said.
  • EPA Settles Idaho Mining Case March 14, 2018
    As part of the settlement, Bunker Hill Mining Corp. will pay EPA up to $20 million, on behalf of Placer Mining, in satisfaction of EPA's past costs claim against Placer Mining, and Placer Mining agrees drop its "takings" case against the United States. BHMC can return the mine to production after a hiatus of more […]

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  • Weekly news round-up March 17, 2018
    Transportation safety, amputation injuries, nanotechnology worker safety and one state’s success with reducing opioid dependence were among the top stories featured on this week.
  • AIHA announces new 2018 Board Members March 16, 2018
    The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA), announced the new members of its Board of Directors for 2018. The new Board members will be inducted at AIHA's Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, May 23, during the 2018 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce EXP) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Cal. passes ergonomic safety reg for hotel housekeepers March 16, 2018
    California has adopted the first ergonomic standard in the nation written specifically to protect hotel housekeepers. The new workplace safety and health regulation to prevent and reduce work-related injuries to housekeepers in the hotel and hospitality industry was approved March 9 by the Office of Administrative Law and will become effective July 1.
  • Marriott International wins award for having a “psychologically healthy” workplace March 16, 2018
    Training and development efforts that are informed by psychological research and theory and adapted to fit the needs of associates have resulted in Marriott International being recognized for having a Psychologically Healthy Workplace – an award given annually by the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • ER data shows rapid rise in opioid overdose rates March 16, 2018
    Data from emergency departments (EDs) show that the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Texas chem plant explosion injures two March 15, 2018
    An explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Texas this morning left at least two people injured – one with burns so severe he was transported by air to a medical facility for treatment. One person is reportedly missing.
  • Colorado trench collapse endangers four workers March 15, 2018
    Four workers in Englewood, Colorado were lucky to escape with their lives when a trench they were in collapsed – although one suffered serious injuries. The Dec. 7, 2017 incident involving employees of Langston Concrete, Inc. has resulted in OSHA citations against the company for failing to protect its workers from trench collapse hazards.
  • Written in blood: Trump appointee reverses lessons of Deepwater Horizon March 15, 2018
    They say that those who forget history are forced to repeat it. But when it comes to workplace and environmental disasters, that’s not exactly true. Because while the politicians and their corporate supporters are doing the forgetting, it is the workers, the environment and surrounding communities that ultimately pay the price when the inevitable — […]
  • VAC-U-MAX Exhibits powder handling & combustible dust cleaning solutions at International Powder & Bulk Solids Expo, April 24-26, 2018 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL, Booth 1316 March 15, 2018
    VAC-U-MAX proudly announces exhibition at the 2018 International Powder & Bulk Solids Expo that will be held April 24-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, Booth 1316 - exhibiting the latest advances in powder-handling process automation solutions and industrial vacuum cleaning systems that maximize plant safety and industrial hygiene.
  • Workrite Uniform Company achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management March 15, 2018
    Workrite Uniform Company, a manufacturer of flame-resistant (FR) and chemical-splash protective (CP) clothing, achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management systems. This accomplishment demonstrates that the company uses effective quality management practices to enhance customer satisfaction and consistently deliver quality products.