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November 22, 2017
With Thanksgiving approaching and winter around the corner, the safety professionals at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia have collected some late fall safety and health tips.

November 21, 2017
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined November 14 that the April 2016 fatal derailment of a train near Chester, Pennsylvania, was caused by deficient safety management across many levels of the organization and the lack of a clear, consistent, and accepted vision for safety.

November 20, 2017
A Wisconsin milling company has been hit with proposed penalties of more than $1.8 million following a May 31, 2017 explosion that killed 5 workers and injured 12 others.

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November 17, 2017 (Notice) - To standardize manufacturer and reconditioner approvals, PHMSA is proposing to terminate any M-number and R-number approvals that were previously issued without an expiration date.

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