Arlington, VA — Prompted by a fire on a diesel-powered water car in May, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued a safety alert addressing fire hazards associated with diesel equipment in underground mines.
Kyoto, Japan — Researchers want health care professionals to understand the limits of hand sanitizers, after their study showed that ethanol-based sanitizers can take up to four minutes to disinfect hands that carry the flu virus.
Washington — Citing a wish to be closer to his family, Raymond Martinez will step down as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, although he will remain affiliated with the Department of Transportation, the DOT Office of Public Affairs announced Oct. 10.
Washington — President Donald Trump on Oct. 9 announced he will nominate Amanda Wood Laihow for one of the two vacant seats on the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, which has been shorthanded – and lacking a quorum – for more than five months.
Minneapolis — A coalition consisting of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, three local affiliate unions and watchdog group Public Citizen is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture over a controversial final rule that removes maximum line speeds in pork-processing plants and transfers certain inspection responsibilities to plant workers.
Denver — Nearly 4 out of 5 millennial workers say their employers should do more to support their health and well-being, including making resources more readily available, according to the findings of a recent survey.
Aurora, CO — Occupational safety and health professionals are in need of expanded continuing education training and resources, say researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health after results of a recent survey show that more than 3 out of 5 are required to perform duties outside their primary area of expertise.