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  • National Transportation Safety Board says First Officer, Captain Actions, Aviation Industry Practices, Led to Fatal Atlas Air Crash

    National Transportation Safety Board says First Officer, Captain Actions, Aviation Industry Practices, Led to Fatal Atlas Air Crash | site |



    (July 14, 2020) - - Today, July 14, 2020, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information:

    ​WASHINGTON (July 14, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board determined during a public board meeting held Tuesday that Atlas Air flight 3591 crashed in Trinity Bay, Texas, because of the first officer’s inappropriate response to an inadvertent activation of the airplane’s go-around mode, resulting in his spatial disorientation that led him to place the airplane in a steep descent from which the crew did not recover.

    The accident happened Feb. 23, 2019, when the Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo jet entered a rapid descent from about 6,000 feet and impacted a marshy bay about 40 miles from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The captain, first
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  • National Transportation Safety Board calls for Renewed Road Safety Effort as Nation Reopens

    National Transportation Safety Board calls for Renewed Road Safety Effort as Nation Reopens | site |


    (May 18, 2020) - - Today (May 18, 2020), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: WASHINGTON (May 18, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board is calling on Americans to practice highway safety with the same sense of responsibility they applied to reducing the spread of the coronavirus when they take to the nation’s roads as the country continues to reopen. In a “normal” year, more than 36,000 Americans are killed on our roads. While it is too early to tell what will happen to highway crash and fatality trends in the year of the pandemic, the desire to return to normality will increase the number of drivers on the road and that increases risk for highway users. “The number of traffic fatalities was a crisis before the pandemic,” said Robert L. Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Boar...
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  • Red Cross Coronavirus Safety and Readiness Tips for You

    Red Cross Coronavirus Safety and Readiness Tips for You

    Red Cross Coronavirus Safety and Readiness Tips for You | site |





    (March 9, 2020) - - On March 5, 2020 the Red Cross published the following Coronavirus Safety and Readiness Tips for You:








    The American Red Cross is closely monitoring the evolving outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), as well as following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

    We know this is a stressful time and people want to know what they can do right now to protect themselves and their families. That’s why the Red Cross is highlighting some everyday health safety and preparedness steps that people in the U.S. can take now in response to coronavirus concerns.




    LIMIT THE SPREAD OF GERMS AND PREVENT INFECTION



    There are common sense steps we can all take to prevent the spread of any respiratory virus:
    • Avoid close contact
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  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration site addresses Coronavirus COVID-19 Control and Prevention

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration site addresses Coronavirus COVID-19 Control and Prevention| site |




    (February 28, 2020) - - The website of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) contains information about the control and prevention of Coronavirus COVID-19. One of the sites is located at https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/c...revention.html or press HERE...
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  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Announces New Food Safety and Inspection Service Leadership

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Announces New Food Safety and Inspection Service Leadership| site |



    (February 25, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: (Washington, D.C, February 25, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of Paul Kiecker to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Mr. Kiecker will be assuming the role following the departure of Administrator Carmen Rottenberg, who is departing federal service after a career spanning two decades. “Ensuring the safety of America’s food supply is USDA’s most important responsibility, and one that Carmen carried out with dedication and vision. I know she will continue her passion for food safety in the private sector,” said Secretary Perdue. “Carmen is a true public servant and ushered in an era of modernization at the Food Safety and ...
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  • U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides Information on Guidance and Resources regarding Coronavirus - - COVID-19

    U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides Information on Guidance and Resources regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)| site |



    (February 26, 2020) - - The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published guidance and resources for employers and workers concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Much of the information is accessible at https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19


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  • National Transportation Safety Board Issues Investigative Update on Sikorsky Helicopter Crash

    National Transportation Safety Board Issues Investigative Update on Sikorsky Helicopter Crash| site |



    (February 7, 2020) - - Today (February 7, 2020), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: The National Transportation Safety Board issued an investigative update Friday for its ongoing investigation of the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter collided with hilly terrain and was destroyed by impact forces and fire. The pilot and eight passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter operated by Island Express Helicopters Inc., was on an on-demand passenger visual flight rules flight from John Wayne-Orange County Airport, in Santa Ana, California, to Camarillo Airport, in Camarillo, California. "Our investigators have already developed a substantial amount of evidence about the circumstances of this tragic crash," said NTSB Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt. "And we...
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  • 10 NTSB Safety Recommendations Issued Following Incident Investigation Preliminary Findings

    10 National Transportation Safety Board Safety Recommendations Issued Following Incident Investigation Preliminary Findings| site |


    (January 29, 2020) - - Today (January 29, 2020), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: Based on preliminary findings from its ongoing investigation of an incident involving an Embraer-175 airplane, the NTSB issued 10 safety recommendations Wednesday to address safety issues identified in the investigation. The NTSB issued six safety recommendations to the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) and four to the Federal Aviation Administration. The recommendations are designed to address areas of concern including wire chafing, application of Embraer service bulletins relating to the pitch trim switch, and potential limitations in checklist memory items for pilots to address unintended operation of the pitch trim system. The investigation and recommendations stem from a Nov. 6, 2019, incident ...
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  • Statement from Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regarding Occupational Fatalities in 2018

    Statement from Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regarding Occupational Fatalities in 2018| site |




    (December 17, 2019) - - Today (December 17, 2019), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the following information: WASHINGTON, DC – The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Report, released today, shows the rate of fatal work injuries remained unchanged in 2018. Tragically, unintentional overdoses at work increased by 12 percent—the sixth consecutive annual increase and a reflection of the broader opioid crisis that our nation is facing. To combat this problem, President Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a National Health Emergency. OSHA also teamed with the National Safety Council on the release of a toolkit to help employers address opioid abuse in their workplaces and support workers in recovery. Suicide at work, which increased by 11 percent in 2018, is also a tr...
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  • Addition of Graham, Chapman, brings National Transportation Safety Board back to 5 Members

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    (January 2, 2020) - - Today (January 2, 2020), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information:

    ​The National Transportation Safety Board is set to welcome aboard Michael Graham and Thomas Chapman as its newest board members, bringing the board to its full complement of five members for the first time since Feb. 15, 2019.
     
    Graham is set to be sworn in Friday, by NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt, and Chapman on Monday. President Donald J. Trump nominated Graham and Chapman and the Senate voted to confirm them Dec. 19, 2019. Graham’s term as a board member is through 2025, and Chapman’s term runs through the end of 2023. Graham previously served as the director of Flight Operations Safety, Security and Standardization for Textron Aviation, Inc., overseeing their safety management system, global security an
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces New Initiatives to Improve Safety on America’s Roads

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces New Initiatives to Improve Safety on America’s Roads| site |



    (January 15, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today spoke at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) where she announced new transportation initiatives aimed at harnessing new and existing technologies to improve safety for the traveling public and first responders. “These safety initiatives will make a difference in saving lives and help prevent injuries among first responders and all road users,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. Today, Secretary Chao announced the next phase of the Partnership for Analytics Research in Traffic Safety (PARTS) program. PARTS II expands participation in the PARTS program to include almost 70% of the U.S. automobile market a...
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  • UPDATE 1 - - -  National Transportation Safety Board Statement on Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 Crash Investigation

    UPDATE 1: National Transportation Safety Board Statement on Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 Crash Investigation| site |


    (January 9, 2020) - - Today (January 9, 2020), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: The National Transportation Safety Board’s Response Operations Center received formal notification from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board of the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran of the crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752. Under ICAO Annex 13, the NTSB has designated an accredited representative to the investigation of the crash, involving a Boeing 737-800. The NTSB continues to monitor the situation surrounding the crash and evaluate its level of participation in the investigation. As with any investigation in which the NTSB is involved, the agency will not speculate about the cause of the crash. Iran’s AAIB is the lead investigative agency and questions regarding the progress ...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Releases Preliminary Report on South Dakota Crash Investigation

    National Transportation Safety Board Releases Preliminary Report on South Dakota Crash Investigation| site |



    (December 17, 2019) - - Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information:

    ​WASHINGTON (Dec. 17, 2019) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued its preliminary report Tuesday for its investigation of the Nov. 30, 2019, crash of a Pilatus PC12 in Chamberlain, South Dakota, which killed the pilot and eight passengers and injured three others.

    The airplane was registered to Conrad & Bischoff, Inc., and operated by the pilot as a personal flight from Chamberlain Municipal Airport destined for Idaho Falls Regional Airport, Idaho.

    According to preliminary data recovered from the data recorder installed on the airplane, the accident takeoff began from runway 31 about 12:31 p.m. central standard time. The airplane immediately rolled about 10 degrees to the left after
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  • Food Safety Alert - - - CDC Investigating Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Hard-Boiled Eggs

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food Safety Alert - - - CDC Investigating Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Hard-Boiled Eggs | site |




    (December 19, 2019) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information:

    A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Listeria infections linked to hard-boiled eggs has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbrea...-19/index.html

    Key points:
    • CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and state public health officials are investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections that has sickened seven people in five states (Florida, Maine, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas).
    • Four people have been hospitalized. One death has been reported from Texas. One illness was reported in a newborn who was infected with Listeria while the mother was pregnant; the newborn survived.
    • Interviews with ill
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  • Two New York Commuter Rail Systems Implement National Transportation Safety Board Most Wanted List Recommendations

    Two New York Commuter Rail Systems Implement National Transportation Safety Board Most Wanted List Recommendations | site |




    (December 16, 2019) - - Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON (Dec. 16, 2019) — Two of the country’s largest commuter rail operators recently enhanced the safety of their systems by implementing safety recommendations on the National Transportation Safety Board’s 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements.

    The safety recommendations to Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Railroad were the result of the NTSB’s investigation into five accidents involving Metro-North trains in Connecticut and New York that killed six people, injured 126 more and resulted in more than $28 million in damages. All five accidents occurred in 2013 and 2014. “The most important outcomes from NTSB investigations are the implementation of safety r
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    National Transportation Safety Board says First Officer, Captain Actions, Aviation Industry Practices, Led to Fatal Atlas Air Crash
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    National Transportation Safety Board says First Officer, Captain Actions, Aviation Industry Practices, Led to Fatal Atlas Air Crash | site |



    (July 14, 2020) - - Today, July 14, 2020, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information:

    ​WASHINGTON (July 14, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board determined during a public board meeting held Tuesday that Atlas Air flight 3591 crashed in Trinity Bay, Texas, because of the first officer’s inappropriate response to an inadvertent activation of the airplane’s go-around mode, resulting in his spatial disorientation that led him to place the airplane in a steep descent from which the crew did not recover.

    The accident happened Feb. 23, 2019, when the Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo jet entered a rapid descent from about 6,000 feet and impacted a marshy bay about 40 miles from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The captain, first
    ...
    08-31-2020, 03:38 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    National Transportation Safety Board calls for Renewed Road Safety Effort as Nation Reopens
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    National Transportation Safety Board calls for Renewed Road Safety Effort as Nation Reopens | site |


    (May 18, 2020) - - Today (May 18, 2020), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: WASHINGTON (May 18, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board is calling on Americans to practice highway safety with the same sense of responsibility they applied to reducing the spread of the coronavirus when they take to the nation’s roads as the country continues to reopen. In a “normal” year, more than 36,000 Americans are killed on our roads. While it is too early to tell what will happen to highway crash and fatality trends in the year of the pandemic, the desire to return to normality will increase the number of drivers on the road and that increases risk for highway users. “The number of traffic fatalities was a crisis before the pandemic,” said Robert L. Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Boar...
    05-29-2020, 07:00 AM
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    Red Cross Coronavirus Safety and Readiness Tips for You
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    Red Cross Coronavirus Safety and Readiness Tips for You | site |





    (March 9, 2020) - - On March 5, 2020 the Red Cross published the following Coronavirus Safety and Readiness Tips for You:








    The American Red Cross is closely monitoring the evolving outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), as well as following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

    We know this is a stressful time and people want to know what they can do right now to protect themselves and their families. That’s why the Red Cross is highlighting some everyday health safety and preparedness steps that people in the U.S. can take now in response to coronavirus concerns.




    LIMIT THE SPREAD OF GERMS AND PREVENT INFECTION



    There are common sense steps we can all take to prevent the spread of any respiratory virus:
    • Avoid close contact
    ...
    03-09-2020, 01:50 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration site addresses Coronavirus COVID-19 Control and Prevention
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration site addresses Coronavirus COVID-19 Control and Prevention| site |




    (February 28, 2020) - - The website of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) contains information about the control and prevention of Coronavirus COVID-19. One of the sites is located at https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/c...revention.html or press HERE...
    02-28-2020, 06:09 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Announces New Food Safety and Inspection Service Leadership
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    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Announces New Food Safety and Inspection Service Leadership| site |



    (February 25, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: (Washington, D.C, February 25, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of Paul Kiecker to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Mr. Kiecker will be assuming the role following the departure of Administrator Carmen Rottenberg, who is departing federal service after a career spanning two decades. “Ensuring the safety of America’s food supply is USDA’s most important responsibility, and one that Carmen carried out with dedication and vision. I know she will continue her passion for food safety in the private sector,” said Secretary Perdue. “Carmen is a true public servant and ushered in an era of modernization at the Food Safety and ...
    02-28-2020, 01:40 AM

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