Washington – The Department of Labor remains committed to enforcing worker safety regulations, Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta insisted during a recent Senate hearing, but critics contend that proposed budget cuts would undermine those efforts.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – together with the American Trucking Associations, the American Bus Association and AAA – has launched Our Roads, Our Safety, a campaign designed to remind motorists to drive safely when sharing the road with commercial motor vehicles.
Washington – OSHA is proposing to delay until Dec. 1 the compliance date for employers to electronically submit injury and illness data as part of the agency’s Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule.
Washington – Although most dental professionals use a scavenging system to prevent nitrous oxide gas from escaping during a dental procedure, adherence to other recommended practices – such as checking equipment for leaks – is lacking, according to a new study from NIOSH.
Washington – In an effort to prevent fatalities stemming from the ignition of vapors by vehicles and motorized equipment in the oil and gas industry, OSHA; NIOSH; and the National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety Network have partnered on a hazard alert.