Monthly Archives: October 2015


NIOSH, AIHA Jointly Announce “Safety Matters” Initiative for Young Workers

WASHINGTON – The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) have jointly introduced a new initiative called “Safety Matters” that is intended to teach young people about work safety and health. Representatives from NIOSH and AIHA made the announcement at AIHA’s Fall Read the full article…


Video Report – VCFD Training Exercise

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – The Ventura County Fire Department conducted a live fire-training exercise in North Ranch, Monday, in a realistic environment for recently-graduated recruits. The goal was to allow the new firefighters to actually see how fire behaves under real-life conditions, and practice various firefighting techniques, including ventilating roofs with Read the full article…


EPA Announces Enforcement Actions in Protection Against Lead-based Repair and Renovations

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced 75 enforcement actions from the past year that require renovation contractors and training providers to protect people from harmful exposure to lead dust and debris, as required by EPA’s Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) regulations. Seventy-five settlements were Read the full article…

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CSB Releases Safety Video of 2009 Petroleum Explosion in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, DC – The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today voted on the final investigation report into the 2009 massive explosion at the Caribbean Petroleum, or CAPECO, terminal facility near San Juan, Puerto Rico; the report includes recommendations for addressing regulatory gaps in safety oversight of petroleum storage facilities by Read the full article…


Testimony Before Congress on OSHA’s Efforts to Improve Workplace Safety and Health

WASHINGTON, DC – In testimony to the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections on Oct. 7, Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels described how, with limited resources, OSHA achieves its mission through a balanced approach of standards, compliance assistance, enforcement, outreach and whistleblower protection. Dr Michaels told the committee, “we recognize that Read the full article…