Inability to end the oil spill in the gulf does not appear to be impacting President Barack Obama's approval rating among likely voters, which remains unchanged from one month ago at 47%, according to a new Zogby Interactive survey.
Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration have asked the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission to expedite legal proceedings against Big Ridge Inc. to prevent continuing harm to miners who are exposed to ongoing dangers at Big Ridge's Willow Lake Portal mine in Galatia, Ill.
OSHA has scheduled a first-ever virtual stakeholder meeting June 28, 2010, to seek input about combustible dust workplace hazards, according to an agency press release. This virtual meeting format provides quick and easy access to a broader audience such as small businesses who would otherwise not be able to participate.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold three public hearings in June on proposals cutting mercury emissions in half and significantly reducing other toxic air pollutants from industrial and institutional boilers, process heaters and solid waste incinerators, according to an agency press release.
With hurricane season beginning, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and its 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members, urge companies and communities to take steps now to prepare to handle emergencies in an effort to minimize injury and disruption to operations, according to an ASSE press release.
Once it was believed possible to compensate for dietary deficiencies by popping a multivitamin every day. But research suggests that multivitamins may not be all they’re cracked up to be, according to Harvard Medical School’s HEALTHbeat.
OSHA will hold a National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) meeting June 8, 2010, in Washington, D.C., to discuss initiatives for protecting the safety and health of America’s workers, according to an agency press release. The meeting’s agenda will include, among other topics, examining ways to reach vulnerable and hard to reach workers, promoting injury and illness prevention programs and discussions on safety incentive programs.
In connection with its investigation into the natural gas explosion that occurred at the Kleen Energy power plant in Middletown, Connecticut, the United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) announces that it will hold a public meeting on June 28, 2010, in Connecticut, according to a CSB press release.
OSHA has cited CEC Elevator Cab Corp., a Bronx, N.Y., manufacturer of elevator cabs, for 18 alleged violations of safety and health standards, chiefly for failing to correct hazards cited during prior OSHA inspections, according to an agency press release. The company faces a total of $346,500 in proposed penalties.