Greenbelt, MD — The theme for the 2019 Firefighter Safety Stand Down is “Reduce Your Exposure: It’s Everybody’s Responsibility,” with a focus on increasing awareness of on-the-job cancer risks among firefighters and emergency medical services workers.
Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency, in accordance with the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, is seeking public comment on a list of 40 chemicals to prioritize for risk evaluation, according to a notice published in the March 21 Federal Register.
Sacramento, CA — Legislation introduced in the California State Assembly is aimed at protecting outdoor workers from harmful levels of wildfire smoke, after one of the worst wildfire seasons in the state’s recorded history.
Greenbelt, MD — Inspectors across North America will examine braking systems, lights, tires and other components on commercial trucks and buses June 4-6 during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck.
Washington — June 7 is the target date for publication of a proposed rule intended to add flexibility to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck drivers, according to a Department of Transportation regulatory update released in May.
Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency has made progress addressing “historical timeliness and transparency challenges” in its Integrated Risk Information System Program’s assessment process, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a recently released report.
Washington — The Department of Labor will review all guidance documents issued by its agencies – including OSHA – to determine whether they require formal rulemaking, Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta told a Senate appropriations subcommittee May 2.