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OSHA seeks volunteers to assist small-business panel on tree care safety
 Washington — OSHA is planning to convene a Small Business Advocacy Review panel on a possible tree care operations safety standard early next year.According to a Dec. 17 press release from the Small Business Administration, the potential standard would likely cover...
OSHA revises NEP on amputations in manufacturing
 Washington — Effective Dec. 10, OSHA has updated its National Emphasis Program on amputations in manufacturing industries to “identify and reduce or eliminate” amputation-related hazards.According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5,920 amputation injuries...
OSHA cites car parts manufacturer for amputation hazards
 Alabama Auto Parts Manufacturer Cited for Amputation Hazards After Worker InjuryOctober 29, 2019 from: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2019/10/29/546838.htm The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Strahle + Hess...
OSHA issues proposed rule on changes to beryllium standards for construction, shipyards
 Washington — As expected, OSHA is proposing changes to its beryllium standards for the construction and shipyard industries.In a final rule published in the Sept. 30 Federal Register, OSHA stated that it would not eliminate all ancillary provisions in the two standards, but...
Lawmakers call for OSHA emphasis program after CDC report on silicosis among stone fabrication worke
 Washington — Workers in the stone fabrication industry are facing an “emerging public health threat,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns in a recently released report showing an increase in cases of silicosis – an incurable lung disease –...
Shutdown Didn’t Stop Regulatory Chief From Moving Ahead on Rollback of Workplace Injury Reporting Ru
 With much of the regulatory process crimped by the partial government shutdown, labor and consumer groups are crying foul on the Friday release of a controversial final rule on workplace injury reporting by the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.The...
EU-OSHA Seeks Better Management of Dangerous Substances
 EU-OSHA Seeks Better Management of Dangerous SubstancesThe ESENER-2 survey found 38 percent of EU companies reporting that chemical or biological substances in the form of liquids, fumes, or dust are present in their workplaces. By Fred Elliott from:...
OSHA agrees to pursue standard on workplace violence prevention for health care, social services
 OSHA agrees to pursue standard on workplace violence prevention for health care, social servicesJanuary 11, 2017 from: http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/15172-osha-agrees-to-pursue-standard-on-workplace-violence-prevention-for-health-care-social-servicesWashington – OSHA...
US DoL sues company owner that fired employee who called 911 after co-worker suffered amputation
When a co-worker severed part of his thumb in July 2014, a food processor at a beef jerky manufacturing plant acted quickly, helping him apply pressure to the wound and using her cellphone to call 911. Before responders could answer, the company's owner ordered her to hang up. Two days...
US DoL final rule to lower beryllium levels, increase workplace protections to reduce health risks
A new rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration dramatically lowers workplace exposure to beryllium, a strategically important material that can cause devastating lung diseases. The new beryllium standards for general industry, construction...

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