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  • National Transportation Safety Board Determines Cause of Fire Aboard Caribbean Fantasy

    National Transportation Safety Board Determines Cause of Fire Aboard Caribbean Fantasy




    (June 5, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday the immediate cause of the Aug. 17, 2016, fire aboard the auto and passenger vessel Caribbean Fantasy was leaking fuel that contacted a hot surface in the ship’s engine room. Contributing to the fire’s rapid spread were quick-closing valves for fuel and lube oil that were intentionally blocked open, according to the investigation. The NTSB also found that fixed firefighting systems and a structural fire boundary failed. Also contributing to the fire and a subsequent prolonged abandonment effort was Baja Ferries’ poor safety culture and ineffective implementation of its safety managemen...
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  • U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Visits National Hurricane Center in Miami

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Visits National Hurricane Center in Miami



    (May 30, 2018) - - Ahead of the official start of hurricane season, which begins June 1st, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen visited the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida for an operational briefing regarding the 2018 hurricane season. Secretary Nielsen was joined by National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long. Secretary Nielsen urged Americans t...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Supports State and County Air Monitoring Efforts During Kilauea Volcano Eruption

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Supports State and County Air Monitoring Efforts During Kilauea Volcano Eruption




    (May 17, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the following information:

    Honolulu - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pacific Southwest Region has deployed emergency responders and air monitoring equipment as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s federal response to the Kilauea volcanic eruption on Hawaii Island.

    “EPA remains on the ground assisting Hawaii and our federal partners in monitoring air
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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency says Assess Your Sheltering Needs for 2018 Hurricane Season

    Federal Emergency Management Agency says Assess Your Sheltering Needs for 2018 Hurricane Season




    (May 7, 2018) - - Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued the following information: GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Have you thought about your sheltering plans for hurricane season? In Puerto Rico, flooding and mudslides from Hurricane María reached areas never affected before. As a result, FEMA encourages Puerto Rico residents to re-evaluate their sheltering needs. People with disabilities and special healthcare or access an...
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  • 5th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls Begins May 7

    5th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls Begins May 7

    5th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls Begins May 7



    Washington, DC - - (May 3, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold its annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls May 7-11. The event encourages companies and workers to pause during the workday for topical discussions, safety demonstrations, and training in hazard recognition and fall prevention. Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella will attend a national kick-off event on May 7 at the ne...
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  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Promotes New HAZMAT Accident Investigation Team Pilot Program

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Promotes New HAZMAT Accident Investigation Team Pilot Program


    (April 24, 2018) - - Today, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration published the following:

    In our continuing efforts to improve safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has produced a brochure to promote its hazardous materials Accident Investigation Team
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  • Federal Highway Administration Urges Drivers to Protect Highway Workers

    Federal Highway Administration Urges Drivers to Protect Highway Workers

    Federal Highway Administration Urges Drivers to Protect Highway Workers


    “National Work Zone Awareness Week” to Highlight Increase in Work Zone Fatalities for Third Year in a Row



    Chicago, IL- - (April 10, 2018) - - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials joined Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Secretary Randy Blankenhorn and others to kick off “National Work Zone Awareness Week,” an annual effort to urge the public to protect highway workers by driving carefully through work zones on roads and bridges. “Highway workers are our fam
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  • Federal Trade Commission Halts Alleged Imposter Scheme that it says Falsely Claimed Connection to the Agency

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Alleged Imposter Scheme that it says Falsely Claimed Connection to the Agency



    (April 11, 2017) - - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has obtained a preliminary injunction that bars a Florida man from illegally deceiving consumers by falsely claiming to be offering tech support services on behalf of the FTC.

    According to the complaint filed by the FTC, Daniel “Danny” Croft has been misleading consumers by falsely telling
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  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Approves New Federal Safety Standard

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Approves New Federal Safety Standard

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Approves New Federal Safety Standard




    Washington, DC - - (March 30, 2017) - - To help keep infants and toddlers safe, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal standard intended to improve the safety of infant bath tubs and prevent drownings.

    An “infant bath tub” is a tub, enclosure, or other similar product intended to hold water and be placed into an adult bath tub, sink,
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  • FirstNet Partners with AT&T to Build 46.5 Billion Dollar Wireless Broadband Network for America’s First Responders

    FirstNet Partners with AT&T to Build $46.5 Billion Wireless Broadband Network for America’s First Responders







    Record-breaking public-private partnership will modernize emergency communications infrastructure, saving lives, protecting communities, and creating jobs




    Washington, DC - - (March 30, 2017) - - Today the Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced the selection of AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders. This record-breaking public-private partnership is a significant investment in the communications infrastructure that public safety desperately needs for day-to-day operations, disaster response
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