News from the Safety Industry

Some Sandia Workers to Be Added to SEC

Published: Wednesday November 14th 2018
The class to be added consists of all employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and its contractors or subcontractors who worked in any area at the Sandia National Laboratories during the period from Jan. 1, 1995, through Dec. 31, 1996, for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days.

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine Receives $200 Million Gift

Published: Wednesday November 14th 2018
It is the largest-ever endowment gift to the Mayo Clinic. The school will now be known as the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

NTSB Meeting to Determine Cause of Casino Shuttle Boat Fire

Published: Wednesday November 14th 2018
The fire in January 2018 destroyed the vessel and caused the death of one passenger.

UK Company Fined $1.5 Million After Gas Main Fire

Published: Tuesday November 13th 2018
Two workers were injured, with one suffering severe burns, when a gas main ignited while they were trying to repair a leak.

Minnesota Workplace Injury Rate Reaches All-Time Low

Published: Tuesday November 13th 2018
The survey estimated that in 2017, the state had 72,500 workers with OSHA-recordable nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses, compared to 73,600 cases for 2016.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Products

Published: Tuesday November 13th 2018
As of Nov. 5, 2018, 164 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading have been reported from 35 states, and 63 people have been hospitalized. One death has been reported from California.

BLS Reports Private-Industry Recordable Case Rate Declined Slightly in 2017

Published: Monday November 12th 2018
The 2017 rate of total recordable cases was 2.8 per 100 FTE workers, down from 2.9 the year before.

OSHA Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements

Published: Monday November 12th 2018
With the exception of the evaluation and documentation requirements, the final rule will become effective on Dec. 9, 2018. The requirements for evaluation and documentation will become effective on Feb. 7, 2019.

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults Reaches Lowest Level Ever Recorded

Published: Monday November 12th 2018
In 2017, an estimated 14 percent of U.S. adults (34 million) were current (past 30-day) cigarette smokers, a decrease of 15.5 percent in 2016 and a 67 percent decline since 1965. Notably, the number of young adults aged 18 to 24 years decreased from 13 percent in 2016 to 10 percent in 2017.

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