Arlington, VA — The Mine Safety and Health Administration is seeking input on technologies that may help reduce incidents involving mobile equipment at surface mines, as well as belt conveyors at surface and underground mines, according to a Request for Information published in the June 26 Federal Register.
Quincy, MA — Sixty firefighters were killed on the job in 2017 – the fewest since NFPA began reporting on-duty firefighter fatalities in 1977 – according to an annual report from the National Fire Protection Association.
Washington — Heidi King’s nomination to become the next leader of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration moved forward on June 27 after approval from the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
Boston — Using light-emitting electronic devices at bedtime may be more detrimental to sleep quality than reading a book, according to a recent study from researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University.
Maywood, IL — Chest muscle tears caused by weightlifting were treated at an “alarming frequency” in 2013 and 2014 at one armed forces hospital overseas, according to a recent study conducted by military surgeons.
Chicago — Workers can get quite heated when it comes to office temperatures. In a recent Harris Poll survey of 1,012 full-time U.S. adult employees, conducted between April 4 and May 1, 46 percent of respondents said their office is either too hot or too cold.