A union representing Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) workers in New York is claiming that MTA employees are being endangered by asbestos discovered in a bus depot, while the MTA says tests failed to find the hazardous substance.
The Transit Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 is reportedly demanding that employees who work in the Brooklyn building, which was built in 1858, be evaluated for asbestos exposure-related health problems.
The U.S. Department of Labor has selected 12 members to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH). The members, four of whom were designated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), represent occupational health, occupational safety, labor, management, and public interests.
ACGIH® is pleased to announce new members for its 2020 Board of Directors and its 2020 Nominating Committee.
ACGIH®’s membership elected three (3) members to serve as Directors on the Board of Directors.
ACGIH® will present the Notations: How Are They Assigned and How Should They Be Used in Industrial Hygiene Practice? webinar on November 19, 2019. This webinar will focus on the Notations recommended by the Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances (TLV®-CS) Committee.
Approximately 60 Amazon warehouse workers in Eagan, Minnesota walked out of their workplace last week mid-shift, to protest working conditions, pay and limits on total weekly hours that prevent them from receiving health care benefits. Among the workers’ demands: weight restrictions on the boxes they must lift, which currently can weigh up to 70 pounds.
Unsafe shortcuts lead to worker deaths, how to liven up safety trainings and the feds limit opioid prescriptions for injured workers. These were among the top occupational safety and health stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
Many occupational safety and health professionals perform tasks outside of their main area of expertise, according to a recent survey on their continuing education needs published in the American Journal of Industrial Hygiene icon.
The survey built on the 2011 National Assessment of the Occupational Safety and Health Workforce, also called the Westat report, which had similar findings.
Federal safety regulators, state oil and gas authorities, and the energy industry need to close regulatory gaps that contributed to the worst oil drilling accident in nearly a decade, a federal agency said in an unprecedented report.
The 2018 explosion and fire outside Quinton, Okla., killed five people, making it the deadliest accident in the drilling industry since 2010, when a BP oil rig exploded and killed 11 workers in the Gulf of Mexico.
The new-look Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is beginning to rewrite state rules to emphasize public safety and the environment instead of energy production.
The previous law said encouraging production was regulators' top priority. In addition to the new focus on protecting the public and the environment, the law gives local governments some authority over the location of wells and changes the commission makeup to dilute industry influence.
California oil regulators levied more than $2.7 million in fines against Chevron Wednesday for alleged violations related to a series of west Kern oilfield leaks that shone a harsh light on the industry even as the state said they caused minimal environmental damage.