General Safety News


Long Work Hours Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Working long hours — particularly 46 hours per week or more — may increase the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events such as heart attack, reports a study in the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Read the full article…


New Rules for Drones

WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, Read the full article…


NFPA Receiving Emergency Responder Robotics Requests 2

The NFPA’s Standards Council has received requests to begin developing an ANSI standard on operational protocol and professional qualifications for operators of robotics, including drones, used in emergency responder applications. The requests are for the development of an ANSI Accredited Standard on operational protocol and professional qualifications for operators of Read the full article…


New NSC Award to Recognize Women Leaders in Safety

  The National Safety Council Women’s Caucus is accepting nominations for the first NSC Marion Martin Recognition Award. The award celebrates the accomplishments of women in the safety field. Marion Martin spent her life defying stereotypes and breaking down barriers for women in a multitude of arenas. Her political career Read the full article…

Female Inspector – image for NSC Women’s Caucus

FMCSA Launches New Unified Registration System

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched a new, simplified, online registration process that truck and bus companies, freight forwarders, brokers, intermodal equipment providers, and cargo tank manufacturing, inspection and repair facilities use as new applicants for USDOT registration. The first phase of the Unified Registration Read the full article…


SoCalGas Enhances Support for Residents Impacted by Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Leak

Southern California Gas today announced a series of new measures designed to better assist communities that have been impacted by the natural gas leak at its Aliso Canyon Storage facility. Effective Jan. 2, 2016, SoCalGas has eliminated the requirement for eligible temporarily relocated residents to submit receipts for reimbursement of Read the full article…