Washington – The National Transportation Safety Board made several recommendations to state and federal agencies, industry associations and other entities after concluding its investigation of an October 2016 multi-fatality crash in California.
Washington – A Federal Interagency Working Group coordinated by the White House National Security Council has developed safety recommendations for first responders exposed to fentanyl, a synthetic opioid considered up to 50 times more potent than heroin.
Washington – The upcoming federal mandate on electronic logging devices in commercial motor vehicles was one of the issues in the spotlight as Raymond Martinez, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, appeared before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Oct. 31.
Washington – President Donald Trump on Oct. 27 nominated Scott Mugno, vice president of safety, sustainability and vehicle maintenance at FedEx Ground, to lead OSHA as the assistant secretary of labor.
Washington – Citing a “knowledge gap related to robotics and worker safety and health,” NIOSH has launched the Center for Occupational Robotics Research in an effort to evaluate the possible advantages and hazards of robot workers, as well as foster safe robot-human interactions.