Safety News Briefs

These selected news briefs cover topics specific to BITCO Insurance Companies' target industries: worker safety, public liability, property protection and more.

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Date of ReportTitle of Report
07/30/2018Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018
07/11/2018NIOSH Offers Resources for Staying Safe When Working Outdoors in Hot Weather
07/09/2018CDC Evaluates Occupational Exposure Limits for Heat Stress in Outdoor Workers
06/20/2018NTSB Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements: 2017-2018
06/20/2018CPWR Releases Sixth Edition of The Construction Chart Book – The U.S. Construction Industry and Its Workers
05/08/2018NHTSA Releases Report on Distracted Driving
04/13/2018Tools for Evaluating Fire Hazards of Exterior Walls with Combustible Components
03/12/2018NIOSH Studies Hearing Loss in Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Industries
03/09/2018OSHA Will Enforce Beryllium Standard Starting in May 2018
02/05/2018Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations - ANSI/ASSE Z15.1
01/31/2018Department of Labor Increases OSHA Workplace Safety and Health Penalties
01/26/2018AAA Releases Report on Crash Risk of Cell Phone Use While Driving
12/07/2017Standard in Development for Measuring Traction of Pedestrian Walkways
11/30/2017Volpe Center Releases Truck Platoon Following Distance Study
11/30/2017OSHA Begins Full Enforcement of the Silica in Construction Rule, Issues Interim Enforcement Guidance for Compliance Officers
11/08/2017Think Driver Qualification Is Not Critical - Read This Report
10/25/2017Avoiding Collisions with Deer
10/02/2017OSHA Announces Initial Enforcement Policy for Construction Silica Standard
03/22/2017Researchers Investigate Effectiveness of Return-To-Work Programs
03/10/2017OSHA's Top Ten Violations for 2016
03/07/2017Researchers Investigate Desktop 3D Printer Emissions
02/28/2017Nearly Two-Thirds of Fire Department Responses Are for Rescue or Medical Emergencies
02/27/2017NIOSH Announces Release of Smartphone Sound Level Meter App
02/24/20172016 Traffic Safety Culture Index
02/16/2017Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for Motor Carriers
02/15/2017Autonomous Vehicles and Traffic Safety Issues for States
02/09/2017Patterns of Firefighter Fireground Injuries
02/09/2017School Bus Safety Crash Data Trends
02/06/2017OSHA Clarifies Continuing Obligation of Employers to Make and Maintain Injury and Illness Records
01/27/2017Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs
01/17/2017BLS Report Fatal work Injuries Reach Seven-Year High, OSHA Comments
01/03/2017DHS, NIST, and loTSF Publish Security Guidelines for Connected Devices
12/22/2016USFA Releases Report on Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service
12/22/2016Daytime Seat Belt Use in U.S. Reaches Historic 90 Percent in 2016
12/22/2016Pipeline Safety: Safeguarding and Securing Pipelines From Unauthorized Access
12/15/2016Lack of Sleep Raises Risk of Motor Vehicle Crash Involvement
12/15/2016Random Drug Test Rate for CDL Holders Remains at 25 Percent for 2017
12/14/2016Firrefighter Injuries in 2015
12/05/2016FMCSA Establishes Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
11/30/2016BLS Reports Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away from Work in 2015
11/18/2016OSHA Issues Final Rule on Walking-Working Surfaces, Establishes Personal Fall Protection Systems Requirements for General Industry
11/18/2016Twenty-One Large Loss Fires Occurred in 2015
11/11/2016Substance Abuse in the Workplace
11/03/2016BLS Reports in Rate of Recordable Workplace Injuries and Illnesses for 2015, OSHA Comments
10/24/2016OSHA Updates Recommended Practices for Workplace Safety and Health Programs
10/20/2016NIOSH Studies Occupational Indium Exposure and Respiratory Health
10/17/2016MSHA Reports in Mining Deaths, Respirable Dust Levels for 2016
9/30/2016Reaching Zero Crashes: A Dialogue on th eRole of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
9/26/2016Falls and Fall Injuries Among Adults Aged >65 Years: United States, 2014
9/20/2016Federal Automated Vehicle Policy
9/20/2016Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work
9/02/2016Fatality and Injury Statistics in Non-Traffic Crashes, 2012 to 2014
8/31/2016Traffic Fatalities Up Sharply In 2015; Injuries Up As Well
8/24/2016Crashes Involving Road Debris - Scope of the Problem and Mitigation
7/28/2016CDC Study Reports Seat Belt Use Low Where Driving Not Primary Job
7/22/2016Aggressive Driving and Road Rage More Common Than Expected
7/05/2016National Association of Tower Erectors Publishes Drones Best Practices Guidance
6/27/2016DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
6/08/2016Passengers in Commercial Trucks Now Required to Wear Seat Belts
6/08/2016Texas A&M Researchers Report Improved Productivity with "Stand-Capable" Workstations
6/02/2016Fire Safety during Construction for Five- and Six-Story Wood Buildings - Best Practices Guide
5/19/2016Engineering Controls Reduce Crystalline Silica Exposures During Asphalt Pavement Milling in Highway Construction
5/17/2016OSHA Issues Final rule on Electric Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
5/12/2016Indicators of School Crime Safety: 2015
5/12/2016Traumatic Brain Injuries at Playgrounds on the Rise
5/06/2016Researchers Study Worker Exposures at Carbon Nanotube Production Facility
5/05/2016OSHA Issues Final rule OSHA Updating Eye and Face Protection Standards
5/03/2016Traumatic Brain Injury in Construction Study
5/02/2016Get the Basics on Engineered Wood Products - Free Webinar Series
4/29/2016CDC Issues Report on Hearing Impairment among Noise-Exposed Workers in the United States, 2003-2012
4/21/2016CPSC Updates Public Playground Safety Handbook
4/21/2016NIOSH: New Climate Change Document Addresses Effects on Workers
4/15/2016Roof Wind Designer Updated by National Roofing Contractors Association
4/01/2016OSHA Issues Fianl Rule on Crystalline Silica
3/25/2016State of Slip, Trip, and Fall on Same Level Literature Review
3/25/2016NIOSH Issues Draft Current Intelligence Bulletin on Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to 1-Bromopropane
3/22/2016New NIOSH Website on Aerial Lift Safety Includes Lift Simulator
3/22/2016Structure Fires in Warehouse Properties
3/07/2016Zika Resources
3/07/2016FMCSA Proposes National Training Standards for Entry-Level Truck and Bus Drivers
2/22/2016OSHA and NIOSH Issue Hazard Alert on Dangers of Tank Gauging
2/17/2016NIOSH Issues Draft Current Intelligence Bulletin on Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials
2/3/2016NIOSH Study Looks at Prevalence of Hearing Difficulty and Tinnitus Among Workers
2/2/2016Survey of Long-Haul Truck Drivers: Injury and Safety
2/1/2016Study Highlights Weather Conditions at Time of Motor Vehicle Crashes
1/28/2016NIOSH/OSHA: Nine Oil and Gas Extraction Worker Deaths Tied to Oxygen Deficiency and Hydrocarbon Gas/Vapor Exposure During 2010 to 2015
1/14/2016Prevention Through Design: NIOSH Issues Report on Preventing Hazardous Noise and Hearing Loss