Public Works


  • FDA Steps Up Actions on e-Cigarettes

    FDA remains committed to the potential benefits e-cigarettes offer in helping adult smokers transition away from combustible cigarettes, "but we cannot allow that opportunity to come at the expense of addicting a whole new generation of kids to nicotine," said FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.

  • DOL Proposes Change in HO 7 on Patient Lifts

    The NPRM points out that some members of Congress have sought this change for several years, contending that the current HO 7 discourages health care employers in their states from employing 16- and 17-year-olds, which deprives the teens of training opportunities and causes staff shortages in health facilities, particularly those located in rural areas.

  • FDA Releases New Guidance on Drug Compounding

    Anna Abram, deputy commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation and Analyis, said FDA frequently finds insanitary conditions during its inspections of compounding facilities, "such as vermin, insects, and microbial growth in areas where drugs required to be sterile are produced."

  • Arc Flash and Power Protection Lessons Learned from Data Centers

    An energy-intensive data center requires multiple high capacity sources to function. When there is a failure, the arc flash energies are also notably greater than a small industry network.

  • SeaWorld and Former CEO Settle Fraud Charges

    "This case underscores the need for a company to provide investors with timely and accurate information that has an adverse impact on its business. SeaWorld described its reputation as one of its 'most important assets,' but it failed to evaluate and disclose the adverse impact 'Blackfish' had on its business in a timely manner," said Steven Peikin, co-director of the SEC Enforcement Division.

  • NYC Elevator Compliance Filings Moving Online

    Beginning Sept. 17, all new inspection and test reports for elevators and related devices conducted in New York City must be submitted through the DOB NOW: Safety online portal.

  • NY State Police Step Up Patrols as Schools Reopen

    The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee estimates 50,000 motor vehicles illegally pass school buses every day across New York State.

  • Workplace Safety: Culture, Plans, and Actions

    A comprehensive approach is critical for workplace safety, and its benefits will go beyond compliance: Operational excellence will follow.

  • NSC Congress & Expo Heads to Houston

    More than 14,000 safety professionals are expected to attend this year's NSC Congress & Expo, being held in Houston from Oct. 20 through 26.

  • Three Dangerous Misconceptions Surrounding OSHA's Silica Dust Standard for General Industry

    On June 23, most provisions of OSHA's silica standard for general industry became enforceable. Many employers still have a long way to go to achieve full compliance.