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Safety Alliance Inked for PA Workers

A two-year alliance was signed with the Pennsylvania Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Consultation Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensatio …

Drone Program Earns DHS Grant

Planck Aerosystems, Inc. of San Diego, California, earned a grant of $200,000 to begin testing its autonomous small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) in operational settings. Planck’s system capability enables a sUAS to launch from and land on the bed of …

Micro Brewer Safety Alliance in MA

One of the fastest growing segments in the manufacturing sector is the micro brewing industry. The dedication of workers to the craft is undeniable, but with that passion, workers at these small companies sometimes overextend themselves, or employers a …

Decision in Pipeline Safety Whistleblower Case

Energy infrastructure company, Kinder Morgan Inc., must pay a former employee back wages, damages, and attorney’s fees after an investigation found the company violated the whistleblower provisions of the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act (PSIA), said of …

Contention Over TX Nuke Spent Fuel Site

There is some question as to the validity of environmental reports for a consolidated interim spent fuel storage facility in Andrews County, Texas. That is because an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) admitted …

OSHA’s Guide to Leading Safety Indicators

The goal is to prevent and safety-related injury or illness, not solely reacting if an incident happens. By being proactive, and on top of your safety game, it will not only save the manufacturer from downtime because of an incident, but it will also m …

Feds Offer Guidance on Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware is continuing to grow not only in the manufacturing automation sector, but in just about every other industry and more organizations need to step up in their protection efforts. Along those lines, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Securit …

U.S., Canada Ink Nuclear Review Pact

Wanting a more effective, efficient, and timely analysis of next-generation nuclear technologies, the United States and Canada signed a cooperation pact to advance regulatory effectiveness by collaborating on technical reviews of advanced reactor and s …

Hazards of Robots Working with Humans

There is no doubt the increased use of robots that work alongside humans brings new occupational safety hazards, but the problem is there’s not much data available on how to mitigate risks. A little bit of clarity may shine through as the Washington st …

Feds Eye Mini Blast at WA Nuke Fuel Site

A nuclear fuel factory near Columbia, WA, is under federal scrutiny again after a fire erupted last week in a drum containing radioactive material. As a result of the incident, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans an inspection later this …

NIST Security Draft for IoT Devices

Appliances from refrigerators to thermostats are now available in models that interact with a wireless network, making them easier to control with a computer or smartphone. But in the rush to develop these products, how much security was built in? Unfo …

TN Nuke Early Site Permit App Hearing Set

A mandatory hearing regarding an application for an Early Site Permit for one or more small modular reactors at the Clinch River site in Tennessee will be held Aug. 14. The hearing is the final step in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) review o …

Tighten Security: Equifax Paying Out Big Buck Breach Settlement

Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the U.S. and states over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people. The settlement with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection B …

Misconduct: KS Nuke, NRC Reach Confirmatory Order

Burlington, Kansas-based Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Co., inked a confirmatory order documenting mutually agreed-upon actions with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to implement programs designed to prevent willful misconduct by employees. Follo …

DHS Focuses Program on Blockchain

There has been a lot of talk about how Blockchain will revolutionize the secure transfer of information. However, quite a few are still unclear on exactly what Blockchain is, where its applications can be used and how anyone will be able to deliver usa …

NGA’s Plan to Build States’ Cyber Strategies

Cybersecurity knows no boundaries and that is why cross-jurisdictional actions need to come into play as more people, companies, and governments become more digitally enabled. So, as states and entities within their physical borders face the growing th …

How to Manage IoT Cybersecurity

A new publication aims to help federal agencies and other organizations manage cybersecurity and privacy risks associated with individual Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The purpose of this publication, released by the National Institute of Standards …

VT Eyes Becoming Nuclear Regulatory State

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering a request from Vermont Gov. Philip B. Scott for the NRC to discontinue, and for Vermont to assume, regulatory authority over certain radioactive materials in the state. If the NRC approves the requ …

NIST Updates Sensitive Information Standard

Additional strategies ended up added to an update of one of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) information security documents that helps protect sensitive information stored in computers supporting critical government programs …

TN Nuke Site gets NRC Safety OK

There are no safety concerns that would prevent the Tennessee Valley Authority from locating its proposed Clinch River Nuclear Site near Oak Ridge, Tennessee, federal nuclear officials said. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) final safety e …

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