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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...
OSHA seeking feedback on draft Process Safety Management Standard guidance
from: http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/14635-osha-seeking-feedback-on-draft-process-safety-management-standard-guidanceOSHA seeking feedback on draft Process Safety Management Standard guidanceSeptember 6, 2016One CommentReprints  Chemical safety Executive order 13650 OSHA...
More than $50K in OSHA fines for Fort Worth steel fabricator
Employer name: K-T Galvanizing Company Inc.Inspection site: 2500 Chambers Street, Venus, TX 76084Citations issued: June 17, 2016Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration began an inspection Feb. 23, 2016, at K-T Galvanizing...
OSHA reminds Phoenix-area employers to protect workers from heat illness
With sweltering temperatures impacting Phoenix this week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers to protect their workers from heat illness.OSHA's FREE Heat Safety Tool App can calculate the heat index for a worksite, and displays a risk level to outdoor...
OSHA holds training event to help improve federal worker safety and health
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will conduct a three-day training event in Illinois August 2 - 4, 2016, to educate federal agency safety and health personnel on how to provide safe and healthful workplaces for federal employees.Training will cover fall protection, fire...
Des Moines postal sorting facility failed to train workers in emergency plans says OSHA
Employer name: U.S. Postal Service, 2323 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, IowaCitations issued: June 2, 2016Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Des Moines Area Office cited the postal mail sorting facility for two repeated and...

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