Registration coming soon for 2018 workers' comp conferences
TDI is merging the Texas Safety Summit and the Education Conference this year to form the Texas Workers' Compensation Conference. There are two options for attending: San Marcos in May and Irving in June. Registration will open soon… MORE
Studies, resources, trends, news
2019 budget proposal eliminates CSB, Susan Harwood Training Grant Program
The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) and Susan Harwood Training Grant Program are scheduled for elimination again in the White House's 2019 budget proposal. NIOSH is facing cuts and a move from the CDC to the National Institutes of Health. Meanwhile, OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) are slated for staffing increases and relatively stable budgets… MORE
Preliminary 2017 data shows little change in high motor vehicle death rate
Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council show that motor vehicle deaths decreased by only one percent in 2017. If the numbers hold, this would mark the second consecutive year that motor vehicle deaths topped 40,000. The data also shows that about 4.57 million people were seriously injured in car crashes… MORE
UH professor awarded funds for oil and gas safety and efficiency research
Inspired by the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Qianmei Feng, an associate prosfessor at UH Cullen College, decided to apply her research about failure analysis, failure time prediction and reliability modeling to drilling operations. She received a grant for a four-year research project in which her team will work with Schlumberger, the American Bureau of Shipping and General Electric to explore equipment failures. Feng hopes the project will provide insight about predicting the failure time of equipment as well as when and what preventative action should be taken… MORE
Safety professionals share their views of 2018 EHS trends
With the recent upward trend of fatal injuries, safety and health professionals agree that action needs to be taken. EHS Today reached out to EHS leaders nationwide to gather their perspectives on trends and developments that will impact safety in 2018… MORE
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