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Regulatory Roundup is a weekly compilation of employee wellness and safety news. Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)

Registration coming soon for 2018 conferences TDI is merging the Texas Safety Summit and the Education Conference this year to form the Texas Workers’ Compensation Conference. There are two options for attending: San Marcos in May and Irving in June. Registration will open soon…MORE

Studies, resources, trends, news 2019 budget proposal eliminates CSB, Susan Harwood Training Grant Program The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) and Susan Harwood Training Grant Program are scheduled for elimination again in the White House’s 2019 budget proposal. NIOSH is facing cuts and a move from the CDC to the National Institutes of Health. Meanwhile, OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) are slated for staffing increases and relatively stable budgets…MORE

Preliminary 2017 data shows little change in high motor vehicle death rate Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council show that motor vehicle deaths decreased by only one percent in 2017. If the numbers hold, this would mark the second consecutive year that motor vehicle deaths topped 40,000. The data also shows that about 4.57 million people were seriously injured in car crashes…MORE

UH professor awarded funds for oil and gas safety and efficiency research Inspired by the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Qianmei Feng, an associate professor at UH Cullen College, decided to apply her research about failure analysis, failure time prediction and reliability modeling to drilling operations. She received a grant for a four-year research project in which her team will work with Schlumberger, the American Bureau of Shipping and General Electric to explore equipment failures. Feng hopes the project will provide insight about predicting the failure time of equipment as well as when and what preventative action should be taken…MORE

Safety professionals share their views of 2018

EHS trends with the recent upward trend of fatal injuries, safety and health professionals agree that action needs tobe taken. EHS Today reached out to EHS leaders nationwide to gather their perspectives on trends anddevelopments that will impact safety in 2018…MORE

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