Pensacola, FL – The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine will be working together on a task force to study the safety and health issues associated with marijuana and other drug use among workers.
Washington – Citing worker safety concerns, members of Congress are urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to withdraw a proposal that would increase production line speeds in the poultry-processing industry.
Washington – OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration shifted more than $15 million in funding from education to enforcement efforts due to last year’s sequestration, according to a Government Accountability Office report released March 6.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has failed to fully implement key components and planned improvements of its federal bus and truck ratings system in a timely manner, according to a recent report from the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.
Albany, NY – New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) recently urged federal officials to speed up federal rail safety reforms, as derailments of trains transporting volatile crude oil continue to occur in North America.
Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council announced today the appointment of Deborah A.P. Hersman as the president and CEO of the 100-year-old organization chartered by Congress to prevent unintentional injury and death.