Daily Archives: September 7, 2017


NTSB Recommends Cameras for Train Safety

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued three safety recommendations calling upon industry to install crash-resistant inward- and outward-facing cameras in all rail transit vehicles, saying the cameras would greatly aid in crash investigations. The recommendations, issued to the Federal Transit Administration and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority call for recorders Read the full article…


Strategies for Preventing MSDs

Washington – The NIOSH Musculoskeletal Disorders Research Program has updated its guidance document on the formation and function of ergonomics programs. Intended for both workers and employers, Elements of Ergonomics Programs provides strategies for identifying and correcting ergonomic hazards, as well as references, forms and questionnaires. The document also offers a six-step Read the full article…


Safe Practices During Classroom Science Demonstrations

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a safety message reminding teachers, staff, and school administrators about the hazards of using flammable materials, such as methanol, during classroom science demonstrations. The newly released safety message features CSB Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland and Board Member Kristen Kulinowski, who both emphasize Read the full article…


Study Finds “Disturbingly High” Unsafe Work Conditions

According to Safety and Health, nearly 55 percent of American workers claim they encounter “unpleasant and potentially hazardous” conditions on the job, according to a study from nonprofit research institute RAND Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. Using survey results from the American Working Conditions Survey, researchers Read the full article…