Public Works


  • DOJ's Appalachian Opioids Task Force Expanded to Tenth District

    Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney Thomas T. Cullen announced the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force will expand into the Western District of Virginia, making it the tenth ARPO Strike Force district.

  • Choosing a Hard Hat? Use Your Head

    A hard hat is designed to protect from impacts that could damage the brain, so take its upkeep seriously.

  • Aircraft Laser Strikes Down Again in 2018, FAA Reports

    Heightened public awareness of the serious safety risk posed by lasers is credited with reducing the total number of laser strikes on aircraft in 2018. This was the second consecutive year that the number declined.

  • Welders' Protection By the Book

    The protective measures and equipment that welders require are spelled out in OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.252, the welding, cutting, and brazing standard.

  • NTSB Roundtable to Feature Truckers' Perspectives on Distracted Driving

    It will take place April 11 in Houston, largest city of one of the worst states for distracted driving deaths.

  • FMCSA Helping Stakeholders Prepare for Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

    Commercial Driver's License holders, employers, state driver licensing agencies, medical review officers, and substance abuse professionals will begin using the agency's CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse in January 2020.

  • Modified FDA Policy Means Some Flavored eCigarettes Won't Be Sold

    FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said FDA intends to review comments on the draft compliance policy and finalize it as fast as possible. He said FDA expects the policy changes to mean some flavored e-cigarette products and flavored cigars will no longer be sold at all. Other flavored e-cigarette products that continue to be sold will be sold only in a manner that prevents youth access.

  • Far Too Many Fatal Falls

    The latest BLS CFOI data showed 747 construction trades workers died in 2017, and that fatal falls were at their highest level in the 26-year history of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

  • Lockout/Tagout (LOTO): Electrical Safety Simplified

    LOTO is an integral part of the electrical safety requirements contained in the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

  • Fourth Annual UAS Symposium Set for June 3-5

    The event's plenary and breakout sessions will bring together representatives from the FAA, other government agencies, industry, and academia to discuss the latest issues related to the uses of unmanned aircraft and their integration into the National Airspace System.