Chinatown Bus Firm Cited 204 Times Before Bus Crash: NTSB

Five days before a bus company with an “unsatisfactory” safety record had …

 

 

 

 

Weather Service may impose furloughs

But with labor costs of $2 million a day, the Weather Service cannot pay its employees through the end of the fiscal year in September without a solution to a problem of its own making. An internal investigation concluded that for years, the agency reallocated millions of dollars that Congress approved for other projects to [...]

 

 

 

 

Head of US nuclear safety agency to step down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The embattled chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission resigned Monday after a tumultuous three-year tenure in which he pushed for sweeping safety reforms but came under fire for an unyielding management style that fellow commissioners and agency employees described as bullying. Gregory Jaczko …

 

 

 

 

Safety inspections don’t hurt businesses-study

Thu May 17, 2012 1:59pm EDT * OSHA inspections lower injuries by 9.4 pct-study * Cost of injuries 26 pct lower at inspected sites* Study finds no financial hit …

 

 

 

 

Gov’t watchdog urges stronger air safety oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has repeatedly lagged in responding to whistleblower complaints about urgent safety problems, including takeoff and landing procedures at one airport that have caused planes to nearly collide, a government watchdog said Tuesday in an unusually harsh public rebuke. Among …

 

 

 

 

Critics say gov’t takes too long on safety rules

By SAM HANANEL WASHINGTON The nation’s premier worker safety agency takes nearly eight years on average to adopt new safety regulations, government auditors said in a report issued Thursday. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration takes far too long …

 

 

 

 

EMS open house, Safe Kids Day scheduled in Aragon

Jennifer Delgado, Neighborhood Watch, talks with Mayor Ken Suffridge about Safe Kids Day activities. The event will coincide with the grand opening of Redmond EMS station at the Aragon Fire Department. (Agnes Haging/thepolkfishwrap.com)

slideshow Grand opening and open house activities will be held at the new Redmond EMS station at the Aragon Fire Department …

 

 

 

 

Tobacco Makers Must List Ingredients, Prove Safety Claims

Tobacco companies will have to begin reporting the amount of unsafe chemicals in their products and prove their so-called lower-risk alternatives to smoking such as snuff are actually safer, U.S. regulators said. The Food and Drug Administration moved today to implement pieces of a 2009 law giving the agency the authority to regulate tobacco products. [...]