Of the Fukushima nuclear power station workers who’ve been screened for radiation exposure, none have levels high enough to warrant medical treatment, according to Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA).
Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso yesterday commended the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officers (IAPMO) for issuing Tentative Interim Amendments to the Uniform Plumbing and Mechanical Codes (UPC and UMC) to prohibit purging fuel gas piping into industrial, large commercial, and large multifamily buildings.
Critical gaps exist between older Americans who receive potentially lifesaving preventive services and those who do not, according to a new report from agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
R-V Industries Inc., an industrial process equipment manufacturer in Honey Brook, Pa., has been awarded Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program status by OSHA, after making changes that resulted in a drastic reduction in workplace injuries among its employees.
The Franklin Hospital Medical Center in Valley Stream, N.Y., has been issued OSHA citations and a proposed fine of $4,500 after a nurse at the hospital was attacked and severely injured while performing normal duties that included providing group therapy sessions to psychiatric patients.
Public health officials from around the country recently attended a two-day meeting in Washington, D.C., with staff from OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to discuss common goals and means of improving joint efforts to protect the health of workers.
L & K Contracting Co. in Dothan, Ala. is being cited with five safety violations by OSHA following a cave-in last September at an excavation site in Enterprise. One employee died and another was hospitalized after wet, heavy soil collapsed into a deep trench while the men were installing a sewer pipe.
A National Transportation Safety Board team arrives in New York City this afternoon to begin an investigation into a tour bus accident early this morning in the Bronx that claimed the lives of 15 people.