A four-member investigative team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying to the site of a release of propane and hydrogen fluoride at the ExxonMobil refinery in Joliet, Illinois, according to an agency press release.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced Friday approximately $42 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for the construction of new inline baggage handling systems at Sacramento International Airport (SMF), Honolulu International Airport (HNL) and Kahului Airport (OGG) â€” projects designed to streamline passenger check-in and improve explosives detection capabilities, according to a DHS press release.
The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate released a Web video message highlighting the need for the public to be prepared for any emergency, according to a FEMA press release.
In an effort to crack down on fraudulent trainers, OSHA is continuing to strengthen the integrity of its 36-year-old Outreach Training Program by publishing an "Outreach Trainer Watch List" of those who have had their trainer authorizations either revoked or suspended, according to an OSHA press release.
California Labor Commissioner Angela Bradstreet has filed a civil action for $425,000 in Contra Costa County Superior Court against Ni Ni Ichi Corporation dba Kane Sushi for illegally taking its worker’s tips and failing to pay split shift premiums as required by California labor law, according to a press release from the California Department of Industrial Relations.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), in a comment to Acting OSHA chief Jordan Barab, voiced its support of OSHA’s proposed rule to approve a Public Employee Only State Plan for Illinois, according to an ASSE press release.
California’s Department of Industrial Relations’ (DIR) Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has filed a proposal with the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to amend California’s first of its kind heat illness prevention regulations.