The U.S. EPA has stepped up enforcement of federal oil pollution prevention regulations in Region One, the six New England states. These rules require specific facilities to prepare, amend, and implement Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans to prevent oil discharges to navigable waters and adjoining shorelines. Full article
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has taken another step toward bridging rapid advancements in technology with its goal of preventing worker illnesses and injuries.
The agency recently launched the Center for Direct Reading and Sensor Technologies, a virtual center intended to improve worker safety through the use of smartphones and other devices.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently issued a final rule intended to strengthen safety conditions for the shipment of lithium cells and batteries.
These changes will help ensure lithium cells and batteries are able to withstand normal transportation conditions and are packaged to reduce the possibility of damage that could lead to an unsafe situation, DOT stated in a July 31...
A recent report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is intended to help safety professionals assess and improve worker posture and prevent musculoskeletal disorders.
The use of digital video, computer software, training, and visual cues comprise the main components of the research-based approach advocated in the report.
NIOSH's recommendations for recording...
Everyone involved in the academic chemical research enterprise—from researchers and principal investigators to university leadership—has an important role to play in establishing and promoting a strong, positive safety culture, says a new report from the National Research Council. This requires a constant commitment to safety organization-wide and emphasis on identifying and solving problems,...