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  • CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations

    CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services press release dated: March 10, 2021) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued updated guidance today for nursing homes to safely expand visitation options during the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency (PHE). This latest guidance comes as more than three million doses of vaccines have been administered within nursing homes, thanks in part to the CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines. According to the updated guidance, facilities should allow responsible indoor visitation at all times and for all residents, regardless of vaccination status of the reside...
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  • NTSB Issues 14 Safety Recommendations Following Investigation of Natural Gas Explosion

    National Transportation Safety Board Issues 14 Safety Recommendations Following Investigation of Natural Gas Explosion | site |




    (Information contained in National Transportation Safety Board [NTSB] press release dated: January 12, 2021)

    Washington (Jan. 12, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued 14 safety recommendations during a board meeting held Tuesday in which the agency determined the probable cause for the Feb. 23, 2018, natural gas explosion in a Dallas, TX, home. One person died and four others were injured in the explosion at 3534 Espanola Drive, that caused major structural damage to the one-story residence. The NTSB determined that the ignition of an accumulation of natural gas that leaked from the gas main that was damaged during a sewer replacement project 23 years earlier, led to the explosion. Atmos Energy Corporation failed to detect the leak when responding to related incidents at two other homes on th...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Issues 4 Safety Recommendations Based on Investigation of USS Fitzgerald Collision

    National Transportation Safety Board Issues 4 Safety Recommendations Based on Investigation of USS Fitzgerald Collision| site |



    (September 3, 2020) - - Today, September 3, 2020, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON (Sept. 3, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued Thursday four safety recommendations in its final report on the agency’s investigation of the fatal, June 17, 2017, collision between the USS Fitzgerald and the container ship ACX Crystal.

    The collision happened shortly after the 504.5 foot-long, US Navy destroyer Fitzgerald, with 315 people on board, departed its homeport of Yokosuka, Japan, bound for the Philippines. The Fitzgerald was traveling southbound at about 22 knots in the bay of Sagami Nada off Japan’s Honshu Island, while the 730 foot-long, Philippine-flag, container ship ACX Crystal with 21 people on board was traveling east-northeast
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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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  • 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 issues 6 Safety Recommendations Following Investigation of Hydrogen Release, Fire

    National Transportation Safety Board issues 6 Safety Recommendations Following Investigation of Hydrogen Release, Fire | site |



    (November 19, 2019) - - Today (November 19, 2019), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: The National Transportation Safety Board issued Hazardous Materials Incident Report 19/02, Tuesday, following its investigation of the Feb. 11, 2018, release of compressed hydrogen and subsequent fire in Diamond Bar, California. No injuries were reported in connection with the incident but approximately 1,500 people were evacuated and resulting damages were estimated at $175,000. An Air Products tube trailer with a mounted Structural Composite Industries model CT-250 tube trailer module with 25 cylinders, 24 of which were fully loaded with compressed hydrogen, caught fire while being transported on Golden Springs Drive, Diamond Bar. The incident happened when an incorrect pressure relief device in
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Issues 7 Safety Recommendations Based on Findings from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 Investigation

    National Transportation Safety Board Issues 7 Safety Recommendations Based on Findings from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 Investigation| site |


    (November 19, 2019) - - Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: WASHINGTON (Nov. 19, 2019) — The National Transportation Safety Board determined during a public board meeting held Tuesday that a fractured fan blade from a CFM International CFM-56-7B engine, powering a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, led to the engine inlet and fan cowl separating and subsequently damaging the fuselage, resulting in a rapid cabin depressurization. One passenger died and eight others suffered minor injuries on April 17, 2018, when the fractured fan blade impacted the fan case, causing fan cowl fragments to strike the airplane’s fuselage near a cabin window. The window departed the airplane, and the cabin rapidly depressurized. The accident happened after Southwest Airlines flight 1380 de...
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  • NTSB Again Issues Safety Recommendations for Sufficient Reserve Buoyancy, Improved Emergency Egress on DUKW Amphibious Passenger Vessels ​

    National Transportation Safety Board Again Issues Safety Recommendations for Sufficient Reserve Buoyancy, Improved Emergency Egress on DUKW Amphibious Passenger Vessels| site |

    ​ (November 13, 2019) - - Today (November 13, 2019), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: WASHINGTON (Nov. 13, 2019) - As part of its ongoing investigation of the fatal July 19, 2018, accident involving a modified WWII DUKW amphibious passenger vessel, the National Transportation Safety Board issued Marine Safety Recommendation Report 19/01 Wednesday, calling upon the U.S. Coast Guard to require sufficient reserve buoyancy for DUKW amphibious passenger vessels, and to require the removal of canopies, side curtains and their associated framing, while underway, for those without sufficient reserve buoyancy. Seventeen of the 31 people aboard the modified WWII DUKW amphibious passenger vessel Stretch Duck 7 died, when the vessel sank during a rapidly de...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Issues 7 Safety Recommendations to FAA related to Ongoing Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines Crash Investigations

    National Transportation Safety Board Issues 7 Safety Recommendations to FAA related to Ongoing Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines Crash Investigations| site |



    (September 26, 2019) - - Today (September 26, 2019), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON (Sept. 26, 2019) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued seven safety recommendations Thursday to the Federal Aviation Administration, calling upon the agency to address concerns about how multiple alerts and indications are considered when making assumptions as part of design safety assessments.

    Aviation Safety Recommendation Report 19-01 was issued Thursday stemming from the NTSB’s ongoing support under International Civil Aviation Organization Annex 13 to Indonesia’s Komite Nasional Keselamatan Transportasi (KNKT) investigation of the Oct. 29, 2018, crash of Lion Air flight 610 in the Java Sea and the Aircraft Accident
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  • 3 More Safety Recommendations Closed from National Transportation Safety Board’s 2019 – 2020 Most Wanted List

    3 More Safety Recommendations Closed from National Transportation Safety Board’s 2019 – 2020 Most Wanted List| site |


    (September 4, 2019) - - Today (September 4, 2019), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: WASHINGTON (Sept. 4, 2019) — Pipeline safety was recently improved with the implementation of three National Transportation Safety Board safety recommendations that called for improved inspection programs, better records and documentation of natural gas systems, and procedures to mitigate risks identified during management of change operations. On Wednesday the NTSB listed safety recommendations P-18-001, P-18-007 and P-18-009, as closed, acceptable action, on the NTSB’s 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, bringing to 11 the number of safety recommendations acceptably closed since the kickoff of the campaign Feb. 4, 2019. Safety Recommendation P-18-001 was issued to the Pipeline ...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Issues 5 Urgent Safety Recommendations as Investigation of Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions, Fires Continues

    National Transportation Safety Board Issues 5 Urgent Safety Recommendations as Investigation of Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions, Fires Continues



    Washington, DC - - (November 15, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued five urgent safety recommendations in a safety recommendation report issued Thursday. The recommendations made are based on investigators' findings in the NTSB's ongoing investigation of the Sept. 13, 2018, series of explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts, that killed one person and sent at least 21 others to area hospitals. The first of the five urgent safety recommendations was issued to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, seeking the elimination of the professional engineer licensure exemption for public utility work and a requirement for a professional engineer’s seal on public utility engineering drawings. The remainin...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Issues 11 Safety Recommendations to Improve Pedestrian Safety

    National Transportation Safety Board Issues 11 Safety Recommendations to Improve Pedestrian Safety




    Washington, DC - - (September 15, 2018) - - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the recipients of 11 safety recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Tuesday in its Pedestrian Safety Special Investigation Report.

    Following the NTSB’s Pedestrian Safety Forum in 2016, the Office of Highway Safety investigated a series of 15 highway crashes in which vehicles struck and killed pedestrians between April 24 and Nov. 3, 2016. While not a representative sample of pedestrian crashes (that could be generalized for all pedestrian crashes), the NTSB selected cases for investigation that cover the range of pedestrian crash characteristics. The number,
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  • Treasury Releases Community Reinvestment Act Modernization Recommendations

    Treasury Releases Community Reinvestment Act Modernization Recommendations



    April 4, 2018


    Washington, DC - - (April 3, 2018) - - Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury released recommendations to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The recommendations were issued to the primary CRA regulators, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Treasury’s objective in developing these recommendations is to better align CRA activity with the needs of the communities that banks serve, while being conducted in a manner consistent with a bank’s safety and soundness. “Forty years since the passage of CRA, it is time for modernization to fit today’s banking landscape and community needs,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “Our recommendations will improve the effectiveness of CRA by e
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    CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations
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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services press release dated: March 10, 2021) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued updated guidance today for nursing homes to safely expand visitation options during the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency (PHE). This latest guidance comes as more than three million doses of vaccines have been administered within nursing homes, thanks in part to the CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines. According to the updated guidance, facilities should allow responsible indoor visitation at all times and for all residents, regardless of vaccination status of the reside...
    03-14-2021, 05:04 AM
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    NTSB Issues 14 Safety Recommendations Following Investigation of Natural Gas Explosion
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    National Transportation Safety Board Issues 14 Safety Recommendations Following Investigation of Natural Gas Explosion | site |




    (Information contained in National Transportation Safety Board [NTSB] press release dated: January 12, 2021)

    Washington (Jan. 12, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued 14 safety recommendations during a board meeting held Tuesday in which the agency determined the probable cause for the Feb. 23, 2018, natural gas explosion in a Dallas, TX, home. One person died and four others were injured in the explosion at 3534 Espanola Drive, that caused major structural damage to the one-story residence. The NTSB determined that the ignition of an accumulation of natural gas that leaked from the gas main that was damaged during a sewer replacement project 23 years earlier, led to the explosion. Atmos Energy Corporation failed to detect the leak when responding to related incidents at two other homes on th...
    01-20-2021, 03:15 AM
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    National Transportation Safety Board Issues 4 Safety Recommendations Based on Investigation of USS Fitzgerald Collision
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    National Transportation Safety Board Issues 4 Safety Recommendations Based on Investigation of USS Fitzgerald Collision| site |



    (September 3, 2020) - - Today, September 3, 2020, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON (Sept. 3, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued Thursday four safety recommendations in its final report on the agency’s investigation of the fatal, June 17, 2017, collision between the USS Fitzgerald and the container ship ACX Crystal.

    The collision happened shortly after the 504.5 foot-long, US Navy destroyer Fitzgerald, with 315 people on board, departed its homeport of Yokosuka, Japan, bound for the Philippines. The Fitzgerald was traveling southbound at about 22 knots in the bay of Sagami Nada off Japan’s Honshu Island, while the 730 foot-long, Philippine-flag, container ship ACX Crystal with 21 people on board was traveling east-northeast
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    09-21-2020, 09:49 PM
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    10 NTSB Safety Recommendations Issued Following Incident Investigation Preliminary Findings
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    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 ...
    02-04-2020, 12:16 AM
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    Two New York Commuter Rail Systems Implement National Transportation Safety Board Most Wanted List Recommendations
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    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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    12-19-2019, 01:06 PM

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