The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has issued a safety alert entitled “CSB Safety Alert: Preventing High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA)” focused on preventing accidents similar to the fatal 2010 explosion and fire at the Tesoro Refinery in Anacortes, WA that fatally injured 7 workers.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) investigators have found that that the highest rates of airway obstruction were in jobs related to installation, maintenance, and repair; construction; and oil and gas extraction.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has announced a final rule amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations to codify certain requirements of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015 (FAST Act) related to the safe transportation of flammable liquids by rail.
As the window for approving and ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) narrows, Food & Water Watch today released data on food safety violations for imported food. According to the results of a Freedom of Information Act request, from January 1, 2015 to June 10, 2016 USDA’s Food Safety Inspection System (FSIS) personnel stationed at U.S. ports of entry rejected nearly 30,000 shipments, totaling more than 69 million pounds of imported food from other nations.
When OSHA enforcement personnel arrived at Albion Mill in Albion, Pennsylvania on Feb. 10, 2016, they expected to find hazards identified during a 2013 inspection abated. Instead, they found that the company:
In a Safe Cars Save Lives bus tour going on this week, The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) is spreading the word about vehicle and passenger safety. A team of experts will be deployed to each stop to teach motorists about recalls, tires, car seats and heatstroke.
While a majority of states are still missing important opportunities to pass and implement legislative solutions proven to prevent and fight cancer, there is progress being made to move the nation closer to ending cancer as we know it, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).