Tsunami Warnings Now Faster, More Accurate Deep Sea Sensors, Sophisticated Modeling Software Enhance Prediction Efforts

As the deadly tsunami generated by Friday's massive earthquake off the coast of Japan headed toward the United States, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Center for Tsunami Research tracked its progress in real-time. Dozens of deep-ocean tsunami-monitoring sensors more than three miles beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean picked up … Continue reading Tsunami Warnings Now Faster, More Accurate Deep Sea Sensors, Sophisticated Modeling Software Enhance Prediction Efforts

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CPSC Launches New Consumer Product Safety Information Database Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2011 Release #11-168 CPSC Recall Hotline: 800-638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: 301-504-7908 CPSC Launches New Consumer Product Safety Information Database Today SaferProducts.gov database delivered on time, on budget for the public WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) goes live with the SaferProducts.gov database mandated by … Continue reading CPSC Launches New Consumer Product Safety Information Database Today

OSHA Cites US Minerals Facility in Baldwin, Illinois for Failing to Lock Out Equipment & Protect Workers From Falls, Levied Fines Total $83,000

OSHA has issued seven citations to the U.S. Minerals LLC facility, in Baldwin, Illinois, for allegedly failing to develop and implement procedures to control hazardous energy, install guard rails where necessary and maintain equipment. The company faces penalties totaling $83,000 following an inspection that began during September 2010. "U.S. Minerals' failure to develop and implement … Continue reading OSHA Cites US Minerals Facility in Baldwin, Illinois for Failing to Lock Out Equipment & Protect Workers From Falls, Levied Fines Total $83,000

FDA Urged to Work With OSHA to Determine Safe Levels of Formaldehyde in Hair Treatment Products

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been urged to work together with the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to establish if hair smoothing treatments emit unsafe levels of formaldehyde, given the industry outcry over the last six months. Following the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel’s preliminary findings on the safety … Continue reading FDA Urged to Work With OSHA to Determine Safe Levels of Formaldehyde in Hair Treatment Products