Very innovative. An emerging technology designed to extinguish fires with sound waves. If this technology gets perfected / on its feet, OSHA just might have to either reopen the Fire Extinguisher standard or perhaps somehow put out a Letter of Interpretation. Pretty cool.
The embattled Chair of the Chemical Safety Board, Rafael Maure-Eraso, resigns after asked to step down by the White House. The CSB is a federal independent process safety accident investigation agency. Vanessa Sutherland (from DOT's PHMSA) is expected to be confirmed by the Senate in the coming months to become the new Chair.
The labor union SEIU is targeting McDonalds as workers file OSHA complaints in 19 cities citing kitchen hazards associated with hot oil, etc. It's a complex effort as workplace safety, wage rates, and joint-employer issues combine into an overall effort. Seems like it's mostly part of an orchestrated union organizing effort.
The White House has named Vanessa Sutherland its nominee to succeed the embattled Chair of the Chemical Safety Board after his term expires in June. Sutherland is currently serving as the Chief Counsel at DOT PHMSA.
New chairwoman for CSB ... President Obama said Tuesday that he would nominate Vanessa Allen Sutherland to be the...