Monthly Archives: February 2018


Occupation-Related Asthma Deaths

Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows up to 21 percent of asthma-related deaths may be from on-the-job exposures. CDC researchers analyzed multiple cause-of-death data from the National Vital Statistics System and reviewed information from the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision; the 2000 U.S. Census; and occupation and industry Read the full article…


NTSB Recommendations Following Two Train Accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued three urgent safety recommendations, acting upon the agency’s findings in two ongoing railroad accident investigations. The Federal Railroad Administration received one urgent safety recommendation based on NTSB findings in the agency’s investigation of the Feb. 4, 2018, collision of an Amtrak train and a CSX train near Cayce, South Carolina. The conductor and Read the full article…

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