OSHA has cited Geneva Wood Fuels LLC for six alleged serious violations of workplace safety standards following an August 2009 explosion at the wood pellet manufacturing plant in Strong, Maine, according to an agency press release.
The International Board for Certification of Safety Managers (also known as the Board of Certified Hazard Control Management) is a not-for-profit professional credentialing organization that issues five safety and hazard control-related credentials.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making the most recent data available on the state of the nation’s air quality, according to an agency press release. Air pollution impacts public health, the environment, and the Earth’s climate, and understanding these impacts are important priorities for the agency. EPA regulatory actions and voluntary efforts have led to cleaner cars, industries and consumer products, which in turn have contributed to improvements in the nation's air.
The National Transportation Safety
Board adopted a study concluding that single engine
airplanes equipped with glass cockpits had no better overall
safety record than airplanes with conventional
instrumentation, reports an NTSB press release.
OSHA has cited the Allen Family Foods Inc. poultry processing facility in Harbeson for exposing workers to a variety of workplace safety hazards, according to an agency press release. Proposed penalties total $182,200.
OSHA has cited BP North American Inc. and BP-Husky Refining LLC’s refinery in Oregon, Ohio, with 42 alleged willful violations, including 39 on a per-instance basis, and 20 alleged serious violations for exposing workers to a variety of hazards including failure to provide adequate pressure relief for process units. Proposed penalties total $3,042,000.
The Department of Labor â€” along with other agencies across the federal government â€” is gathering ideas online to help increase transparency, collaboration, and participation within DOL as part of the White House Open Government Initiative.
OSHA surveys employers to collect workplace injury and illness data it uses to identify employers whose injury and illness rates are considerably higher than the national average. A letter has been sent to about 15,000 workplaces with the highest numbers of injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work, restricted work activities or job transfers, known as the DART rate.
All professional staff inside the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) are directed, under pain of discipline, to report any outside “teaching, presentations and training” performed while working for DOSH including uncompensated volunteer work, according to documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) participated in a public hearing hosted by OSHA on March 5 to discuss modifications to the Hazard Communication Standard to Conform to the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), according to an AIHA press release. In anticipation, AIHA prepared comments to the proposed revisions and submitted its “Proposal to Modify the Hazard Communication Standard to Conform to the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)” at the hearing.