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  • Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew Recalled
    Death Wish Coffee Co. is halting production of Nitro Cold Brew until an additional step in the manufacturing process is implemented, and that Death Wish Nitro cans have been removed from the company's online store and pulled from shelves at Price Chopper/Market 32, Healthy Living Market & Café, and independent retailers at the company's request.

  • OSHA, Forest Service in Alliance for Montana and Dakotas
    The alliance will be a platform to share information, resources, and industry best practices among Forest Service and OSHA officials.

  • Harvey Affected About 75,000 Hospital Employees in Texas
    Hospital employees who work inside the disaster areas designated by FEMA are eligible for assistance. Meanwhile, the Texas Hospital Association is asking the Texas hospital community for help to raise more donations.

  • Virginia Rebrands Workforce Training Program
    The Workforce Credential Grant program will now be called FastForward: Credentials for A Career that Matters.

  • DARPA Meeting Looks at Biotech's Promise
    "In areas such as memory enhancement, real-time health monitoring, living materials, and brain-machine interfaces, the barriers to entry are numerous, and many investors are hesitant to take a risk on an unproven idea. In pursuing its mission of gaining a deep understanding of new technologies' function and potential, DARPA eliminates many of those barriers and much of the risk," said Justin Sanchez, director of DARPA's Biological Technologies Office.

  • Amendments to Canada's Motor Vehicle Safety Act Proposed
    The most significant proposed amendments involve recalls of motor vehicles and equipment. One would authorize the Minister of Transport to be able to order a company to correct a defect or a non-compliance in a vehicle or equipment if the Minister considers it to be in the interest of public safety.

  • ACC, OSHA Sign Alliance Focused on Diisocyanates
    The two-year Alliance has three primary goals: raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives; conducting training to educate employers, workers, and OSHA officials on safety issues; and developing effective outreach and communication efforts to increase the visibility of the partnership and its goals.

  • IAEA Getting Medical Linear Accelerator
    "The new partnership will further enhance our capabilities to support Member States in the safe and effective use of linacs through the provision of dosimetry services and training of health care professionals working in radiotherapy," explained May Abdel-Wahab, director of human health at IAEA.

  • Pennsylvania Places Drug Take-Back Boxes at State Police Barracks
    Sixty-five take-back boxes are now available at State Police barracks. "By providing convenient, easily accessed drug take-back boxes, we hope to continue to significantly reduce the number of prescriptions drugs being used for purposes other than those intended," Gov. Tom Wolf said Sept. 19.

  • Affected Florida Counties Urged to Accelerate Debris Cleanup
    Plans submitted to the department will be posted publicly on its website. All of the plans must include an estimated date of completion, and any county that plans to request reimbursement for debris removal following Irma must submit a plan.