Rogue drones, sleepless in the U.S. and one trucker’s story of meth and mayhem. These were among the top stories posted on this week.

NIOSH research finds that some N95 respirators are fluid-resistant

In addition to protecting against inhalation of harmful airborne particles, sample units from four models of N95 filtering-facepiece respirators (FFRs) were found to be resistant to fluid penetration by synthetic blood in laboratory tests by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and an independent testing laboratory. 

NIOSH survey of law enforcement officers leads to road safety recommendations

A concerned motorist in Florida recently made headlines when she gave a law enforcement officer a warning for speeding. Even before this story became news, however, investigators at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identified recommendations to improve police officers’ road safety after surveying officers in one state.

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Johnson & Johnson dealt $72 million courtroom loss in talc-ovarian cancer case

Johnson & Johnson has suffered a major courtroom defeat in the first in a wave of lawsuits claiming that talc products marketed by the company for feminine hygiene use caused ovarian cancer

ASSE comments on OSHA Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines

Letter from ASSE President Michael Belcher, CSP to Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary Occupational Safety and Health Administration: The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) congratulates the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for revising and updating its Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines. ASSE is disappointed that this Administration did not complete rulemaking to consider requiring every employer to adopt a safety and health management program.

FAA “detectives” search for rogue drones

Each month, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) receives more than 100 reports from pilots and others who spot what appears to be an unmanned aircraft (UAS) flying close to an airport or a manned airplane. It’s become a serious safety concern for the agency, and a potential security issue for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Worker dies at 3M facility in Ohio

An employee died Saturday at the 3M plant in Elyria, Ohio from what authorities say may have been an electrical accident.

One in three adults don’t get enough sleep

A good night’s sleep is critical for good health

More than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, according to a new study in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 

"Rock-star Scientist" Adam Steltzner to present AIHce 2016 keynote

Adam Steltzner, team leader and chief engineer of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Project entry, descent, and landing (EDL) phase, will be the opening session speaker at the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s (AIHA) 2016 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition AIHce in Inner Harbor Baltimore, Md.

OSHA: Circus tent in fatal New Hampshire collapse not erected correctly

Walker International Events Inc. cited for crushing, electrical, other hazards

The circus tent that collapsed in Lancaster during a sudden downdraft of air called a "micro-burst" on Aug. 3, 2015, was not properly erected and the circus operator, Walker International Events, did not follow repeated National Weather Service storm warnings, an inspection by the OSHA has found. 

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Trucker tested positive for meth, skipped substance abuse program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared California-licensed truck driver Edward Herbert Crane to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. Crane was served the federal order earlier this month.

Preparations underway for National Safety Stand-Down

Event aimed at preventing falls in construction industry

OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) are getting ready for the third annual National Safety Stand-Down, which will be held May 2-6, 2016.