October was a busy month for OSHA, EPA and DOT. Following are the big stories from each agency for the last month, collected in one place for your convenience.
- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis renews charter of national safety and health advisory committee
- OSHA revises policy for all Outreach Training Programs to address the number of hours each day a student may spend in OSHA 10- and 30-hour classes. Revised program policy now requires OSHA trainers to limit worker training classes to a maximum of 7½ hours per day.
- OSHA targets high-hazard worksites for inspection
- Statement of Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis on reported decline in workplace injuries and illnesses
- US Labor Department's OSHA reaches out to prevent distracted driving
- Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2010
Read more about OSHA news updates here.
- EPA and DOT announce a joint initiative to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) and improve fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses
- EPA Awards $2.4 Million to Improve Indoor Air Quality
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has named John H. Hankinson, Jr. to be the executive director of the newly established Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force
- EPA Proposes to Add Nine New Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List
- EPA to Provide Technical Assistance on Sustainable Growth and Development
- EPA Seeks Small Businesses Input on Formaldehyde
- EPA Pesticide Database to Aid Consumers in Controlling Bed Bugs
Find out more of the latest from EPA here.
- U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Dedicates New Bridge at Hoover Dam
- DOT awards $2.4 billion to continue developing 21st century high-speed passenger rail corridors
- Partnership for Sustainable Communities Awards Grants to Build Infrastructure Nationwide: HUD, DOT and EPA Work Together Through Coordinated Grant Program
Keep up with these stories and other DOT news here.