In June, President Barack Obama signed into law sweeping chemical safety reforms. The amended Toxic Substances Control Act now lists workers as an at-risk group. “That’s a big add,” one attorney told Safety+Health.
Should the federal government regulate obstructive sleep apnea among transportation workers such as truck drivers and train operators? Stakeholders have used a recent public comment period to express support for, and opposition to, the proposal.
Washington – In a move to address so-called “midnight rules,” Republicans on the House Education and the Workforce Committee have sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez requesting a list of regulations and other guidance the Department of Labor intends to release by the end of President Barack Obama’s second and final term.
Washington – A recently released report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Medical Review Board offers recommendations for helping commercial motor vehicle drivers who have controlled diabetes remain safe on the road.
Washington – The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration are accepting comment until Sept. 27 on a proposed rule that would expand the parameters for railroads to develop oil spill response plans for incidents involving high-hazard flammable trains.
Washington – The next webinar in NIOSH’s Total Worker Health series will provide an “overview of theory, research data, obstacles and potential solutions for addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by an aging workforce.”