The American Public Health Association is voicing strong opposition to the budget agreement passed earlier this month by the U.S. House of Representatives. The measure would slash funding for programs across the public health continuum — from efforts that prevent disease outbreaks to those that train health workers — and repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Train was traveling at twice the speed limit when it entered a curve
May 13, 2015
Crews pulled an eighth body from the mangled wreckage of the Amtrack train that derailed and crashed Tuesday in Philadelphia, bringing the death toll to eight. A search dog helped locate what authorities say is the final victim of the crash. Many of the more than 200 people who were injured remain hospitalized.
NYCOSH wants safety violators to face criminal charges
May 12, 2015
Although construction accounts for less than four percent of the jobs in New York City, it represents 20 percent of the on-the-job deaths, according to a report released yesterday by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH).
Shut out by Lloyd industries, OSHA needs help from U.S. federal marshals to gain entry
May 12, 2015
After numerous inspections, warnings and fines, OSHA has levied $822,000 in fines against Lloyd Industries Inc. -- bringing the company's total to more than $1 million in the last fifteen years. OSHA has also placed the company in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
Warmer weather means more motorcyclists on the road
May 11, 2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding motorists and motorcyclists to ‘Share the Road’ during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. A motorcyclist has the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities as any other motorist on the roadway.
Recent contributions totaling $60 million dollars to the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign -- including a hefty donation from former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg -- are angering the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), which calls the campaign an attack on coal miners and their families.
Many adults in the U.S. are not getting the recommended screening tests for colorectal, breast and cervical cancers, according to data published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. For 2013, screening for these types of cancers either fell behind previous rates or showed no improvement.
Transgender worker safety and health, making underwater work safer for divers and new rail safety rules were among the top occupational safety and health, public health and public safety stories posted on ISHN.com this week.
Safety leaders commit to protecting individuals who face multiple occupational safety challenges
May 8, 2015
A joint report conducted by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) concludes workers who are Hispanic, young and work for small construction firms likely face greater occupational safety and health challenges than almost any other employee segment or industry in the United States.