Occupational Health Impacts of New Lighting Technologies

Asher TobinPress Release, Warehouse

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ACGIH Presents Occupational Aspects of New Lighting Technologies Webinar American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) In 2018, ACGIH published on the Notice of Intended Changes, a statement on the occupational health aspects of new lighting technologies. It describes the circadian, neuroendocrine and neurobehavioral effects of light. Over the past decade a revolution in indoor lighting has been underway, fueled… Continue Reading Occupational Health Impacts of New Lighting Technologies

FMCSA ELD Technology Problems

Asher TobinFreight, In The News, Packages

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FMCSA Faces Problems with ELD Technology As Enforcement Starts Originally Posted on Trucks.com March 29, 2018 by Clarissa Hawes FMCSA admitted there are problems with the ELD (Electronic Logging Devices) technology that digitally tracks driving time. As regulators start enforcement of a rule that makes truckers use digital driving time trackers in their tractors, the agency in charge of the regulation conceded… Continue Reading FMCSA ELD Technology Problems

LIRR Freight Provider a Dangerous Employer

Asher TobinIn The News, Rail

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LIRR freight provider a dangerous employer, safety group says The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) included the New York and Atlantic Railroad in its “Dirty Dozen” list of companies that put workers and communities at risk. LIRR Freight Provider a Dangerous Employer, Safety Group Says: A national worker safety watchdog group has named the Long Island… Continue Reading LIRR Freight Provider a Dangerous Employer

National COSH Announces “Dirty Dozen” Employers

Asher TobinIn The News

National COSH Announces “Dirty Dozen” Employers Who Put Workers’ and Communities at Risk with Unsafe Practice s:  The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) announced “The Dirty Dozen” employers of 2018, highlighting companies that put workers and communities at risk due to unsafe practices. The Dirty Dozen 2018 report is released in observance of Workers’ Memorial Week, honoring workers who lost… Continue Reading National COSH Announces “Dirty Dozen” Employers

Project to Improve Bioterrorism Subway Attacks

Asher TobinIn The News, Port, Press Release, Rail

Project to Improve Bioterrorism Subway Attacks Originally posted on Homeland Preparedness News (HPN) Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Aaron Martin  (HPN) The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently highlighted a four-year Underground Transport Restoration project conducted with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prepare for and respond to bioterrorism attacks on subway systems. Conducted by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate… Continue Reading Project to Improve Bioterrorism Subway Attacks

FMCSA outlines return-to-duty status for ELD out-of-service violations

Asher TobinFreight, Press Release

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(CCJ) Enforcers will begin issuing out-of-service orders on April 1 to drivers who are found in violation of the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate. And in a media update this week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration briefly detailed what the out-of-service and return-to-duty status procedures will be once hard enforcement of the mandate begins. Truckers were required to… Continue Reading FMCSA outlines return-to-duty status for ELD out-of-service violations

The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: Getting Ready for the 2018 Safety Stand-Down May 7 to 11, 2018

Asher TobinBuilding and Construction, Freight, In The News, Mining

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(NIOSH Construction) Join the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and get ready for the 2018 Stand-Down for Safety! Register for a free webinar on March 21st to help you and your workers prepare at CPWR. (OSHA) Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue… Continue Reading The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: Getting Ready for the 2018 Safety Stand-Down May 7 to 11, 2018

HAZWOPER Training: Are you concerned that your worksite may not be safe?

Asher TobinBuilding and Construction, Press Release

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National Labor Relations Act – Concerted Activities (NLRB) A construction contractor fired five employees after several of them appeared in a YouTube video complaining of hazardous working conditions. Following an investigation, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regional office issued complaint. As a hearing opened, the case settled, with the workers receiving full backpay and declining reinstatement. The employees, all… Continue Reading HAZWOPER Training: Are you concerned that your worksite may not be safe?

Montana Court Approves Key Asbestos Deal – Vermiculite Exposures

Asher TobinMining, Press Release

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(MarketWatch) Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s National Indemnity Co. has to pay more than $43 million of Montana’s asbestos-related settlement costs, a state judge has ruled. Montana had reached a $43 million settlement in 2009 with people injured by asbestos at a vermiculite mining operation in Libby, Mont. The victims claimed the state had knowledge of unsafe conditions at the mine for… Continue Reading Montana Court Approves Key Asbestos Deal – Vermiculite Exposures