General Safety News


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…


2015 International Roadcheck Results Reveal Lowest Ever Safety Violations

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has released the results of its annual safety and enforcement outreach event, International Roadcheck. CVSA inspectors carried out 69,472 inspections across North America, 44989 of which were North American Standard Level I Inspections, which is the most thorough roadside inspection. These inspections found 1,623 Read the full article…


HHS Launches Resources System to Improve Disaster Preparedness

Health and emergency preparedness professionals now have access to the nation’s first and most comprehensive system of resources designed specifically to help communities better prepare for and manage the health impacts of disasters. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness Read the full article…


CPSC Approves New Safety Rule for Seasonal and Decorative Lights

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new safety rule for seasonal and decorative lights allows the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to remove hazardous products from the market more effectively, but does not require manufacturers to do additional testing or paperwork. The CPSC unanimously approved (5-0) and published this new final safety Read the full article…

Seasonal and Decorative Lights