The transportation of crude oil by rail continues to be a key issue for rail and energy industry stakeholders as well as policy makers. Below is a summary of recent developments.
1. DOT Takes Six Crude-by-Rail Safety...more
A to Z of Construction Law in Qatar Series -
Achieving fire safety standards is paramount for the successful completion of many construction and engineering projects but what approval is needed, how does it affect the...more
In This Issue:
Judgments; Legislation; and Publications & Reports.
Excerpt from Publications & Reports:
American Medical Association (AMA) -
12 March 2015 - New AMA, CDC Initiative Aims to 'Prevent...more
Dangerous drugs, defective drywall, toxic toys – the pile of problematic products imported from foreign manufacturers threatens the safety of the youngest to the oldest Americans. The reason consumers end up with tangibles in...more
The Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) within the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) recently released revised school security and safety plan standards that...more
In a stepped-up effort to protect the traveling public, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) is seeing strong results from a project initiated in April 2013.
In April 2013, an explosion destroyed a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killing 15. In response to this and other recent catastrophic and fatal incidents at chemical facilities, President Obama on August 1, 2013, issued...more
Earlier this week, the Florida Senate Transportation Committee unanimously passed SB 518, which would require children between the ages of four and seven to be restrained in a booster seat while in a car. This is a big step...more
Over the course of time, the Connecticut Legislature has enacted numerous and varied laws for the protection of Connecticut workers. Some become quite well known, like the recent paid sick leave law, others are more obscure....more
A Bill enabling WorkCover to revive work health and safety prosecutions commenced by solicitors and to vest jurisdiction in the District and Local Courts to hear Work Health and Safety (WHS) matters has been introduced into...more
Automotive trade is key to many trade agreements, and the proposed EU-Japan trade agreement is one of them. The second round of negotiations between the EU and Japan, which is being held in Tokyo, Japan from June 24, 2013...more
As more and more people hit the road for summer vacations, graduations or family outings, you may notice additional law enforcement agencies on the road enforcing seat belt safety laws....more
A union has taken the unusual step of asking the Federal Court to order the federal Minister of Labour to prosecute a company for alleged safety violations....more
Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors are conducting a winter safety blitz looking for the following...more
A Justice of the Peace has reaffirmed that Ontario’s safety laws are intended to protect not only safe workers, but also workers who make mistakes, are careless or are reckless....more
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