The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and other business groups have filed a petition in federal appeals court challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to regulate greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from stationary sources through the Clean Air Act. Joining the NAM on the petition are the American Petroleum Institute (API), the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA), the National Association of Home Builders, the Corn Refiners Association, the Brick Industry Association, the Western States Petroleum Association, and the National Oilseed Processors Association.
The contradiction that showed U.S. employment and unemployment both going up in January is one of several complex aspects of the labor market's road from recession to recovery, The Conference Board reports.
Tomorrow’s meeting â€” “OSHA listens” â€” an exercise in Obama administration open, “transparent” government to be held at the Department of Labor building in Washington has attracted an all-star lineup of job safety and health experts.
The future ISO 26000 standard giving guidance on social responsibility has just passed another important development stage with confirmation that support by ISO’s national members and by participating liaison organizations is strong enough for it to be progressed to a Final Draft International Standard (FDIS), according to a press release. This is the final stage in the development of an ISO standard before it is published as a fully fledged ISO International Standard.
OSHA has proposed $136,000 in fines against William A. Berry & Son Inc., a Danvers, Mass., construction contractor, for 19 alleged violations of workplace health and safety standards while removing asbestos-containing material at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Mass., last September, an OSHA press release states.
The U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin today announced a collaboration with Microsoft HealthVault that will provide new features and expand access to My Family Health Portrait, a free Internet-based resource, according to a recent press release.
OSHA will convene a National Action Summit for Latino Worker Health and Safety, April 14-15 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, according to an agency press release. The conference is co-sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman, in recent testimony before the House Aviation Subcommittee, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, discussed the dangers of aircraft flying in icing conditions and highlighted longstanding Safety Board recommendations that have yet to be adopted by the Federal Aviation Administration to address the issue, according to a NTSB press release.
Don Holmstrom, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) investigator heading up the team looking into the February 7th fatal explosion at Kleen Energy Plant in Middletown, Conn., made a press statement yesterday to update the public on the investigation. Following is part of his statement: