Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on a petition that aims to amend hours-of-service requirements for haulers of livestock, insects and aquatic animals, allowing for a 16-hour on-duty period after 10 consecutive hours of off-duty time, the agency announced in the Feb. 6 Federal Register.
Washington — For the third time, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has approved Scott Mugno’s nomination to lead OSHA, with the most recent nod taking place during a Feb. 27 hearing.
Washington — The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a proposed rule that would allow civilians to operate drones at night and over populated areas without a waiver, amending current regulations that prohibit such activities.
Morgantown, WV — Workers in the motor vehicle towing industry face an on-the-job fatality risk nearly 15 times greater than workers in all other private industries, according to a recent study from NIOSH.
Brisbane, Australia – Challenging work environments make it difficult for nurses to adopt healthier habits – even when wellness-centered resources are available, according to a recent study from the University of Queensland.
Washington — The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s “failure to establish a final tank car specification for poison/toxic inhalation hazard tank cars and an aggressive schedule for removing nonconforming tank cars from service” jeopardizes safety among fleets, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded in its investigation of a chlorine release from a ruptured rail tank car in West Virginia.
Montreal — Canadian scientific research organization IRSST has published a guide that stresses the importance of using lockout/tagout and other methods to control hazardous energy when servicing and maintaining mobile equipment.