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Safety board issues recommendations on rail shipment of flammables

Washington – The National Transportation Safety Board on Jan. 23 issued recommendations to the Federal Railroad Administration and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in an effort to improve the safety of shipping crude oil and other flammable hazardous materials by rail.
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NTSB announces ‘Most Wanted’ list for 2014

Washington – Four areas of concern have made their first appearance on the National Transportation Safety Board’s 2014 “Most Wanted” list of transportation safety priorities, announced Jan. 16.
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OSHA'S ROLE

2014 State of Safety

How do budget cuts and federal government shutdowns affect OSHA’s role in workplace safety?
As the reported number of worker fatalities and injuries continues to trend downward, budgetary uncertainty may affect OSHA’s role in helping to create safer workplaces. And after more than 40 years of the agency’s existence, how has that role evolved?
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