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Breaking: OSHA proposes revisions to beryllium rule  Safety.BLR.com

OSHA has announced a proposed rule to revise the beryllium standard for general industry. According to the agency, the proposed changes are designed to ...

 
OSHA: Holiday Workers have a Right to a Safe Workplace  EHS Today

Companies need to focus on protecting employees during the holiday season.

 
OSHA renews charter for construction advisory committee | 2018-11-21  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — OSHA has renewed the two-year charter for its Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. The agency published the charter ...

 
OSHA Rules for Crane Safety  Builder Magazine

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published its final rule that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators and ...

 
Work on collapsed bridge remains closed as OSHA investigates  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Construction on a bridge near Hurley is at a standstill as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating its collapse in late November.

 
OSHA reminds employers of worker safety, pay laws  The Albany Herald

WASHINGTON – As we settle into the 2018 holiday season, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Wage and Hour ...

 
EU-OSHA Seeks Better Management of Dangerous Substances  Occupational Health and Safety

The 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 ...

 
OSHA Issues Crane Operator Safety Rule  EHS Today

OSHA has announced a final rule aimed at clarifying requirements for crane requirements. The rule maintains the employer's duty to ensure that crane operators ...

 
OSHA Fines Alabama Steel Firm $320K Over Safety Hazards  Insurance Journal

An Alabama steel company is being fined more than $320000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over hazardous working conditions. Al.com.

 
OSHA grant will support electrical safety training for Hampton Roads maritime workers  Virginian-Pilot

The Virginia Ship Repair Association submitted its first-ever grant proposal for the training course, which it will plan and design.

 
Which hazards top OSHA's 10 most-cited safety violations list?  Construction Dive

Construction industry news, trends and jobs for building professionals who want mobile-friendly *content*.

 
How many OSHA violations are in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?  Polygon

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has every stage from every game, but some of these stages are dangerous and unsafe. Brian David Gilbert investigates how many ...

 
Materion-Brush's Elmore facility hit with OSHA fine  Toledo Blade

ELMORE — Materion-Brush Inc., formerly Brush Wellman, recently settled a pair of workforce-safety issues with the federal government for $47,117. The U.S. ...

 
Construction safety summit coming to Bend  KTVZ

A two-day training conference in Central Oregon will focus on the safety and health of workers in residential, commercial, and industrial construction. The Jan.

 
OIG report: Underreporting of injuries remains obstacle for OSHA, MSHA  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — OSHA's efforts to require employers to report occupational fatalities and certain injuries in a timely manner lack “sufficient guidance on how to ...

 
Lawmaker seeks OSHA standard on preventing workplace violence in health care, social services  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — In an effort to help stem the rising rate of workplace violence against health care and social *service* workers, Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) has ...

 
OSHA investigates Amazon warehouse bear spray accident that left worker critical  NJ.com

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an accident involving a punctured bear repellent container at a New Jersey Amazon ...

 
Robot Safety: It's Not Science Fiction, It's the Law  EHS Today

OSHA has been addressing the issue of robot safety for more than 30 years.

 
Underreporting of injuries among greatest management challenges for OSHA, MSHA: report  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — Incomplete initiatives aimed at improving employer reporting of injuries are among the top management and performance challenges facing ...

 
Secretary of Labor Seeks To Limit Availability Of Duplicative Defense To OSHA Citations  Forbes

If you have received an OSHA citation and felt like the agency piled on multiple citation items for a single alleged violation, you are not alone. Multiple OSHA ...

 
OSHA's 'Top 10' most-cited violations for fiscal year 2018  Safety+Health magazine

Which violation is making its first appearance on OSHA's annual list of most-cited violations? Safety+Health presents the data on OSHA's “Top 10” for fiscal year ...

 
OIG: OSHA must improve collection of injury data  Safety.BLR.com

In its November 2018 report on top management challenges for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the DOL's Office of Inspector General (OIG) states that ...

 
OSHA Fines Total $398545 in Guarding Case  Occupational Health and Safety

OSHA has cited PGT Industries Inc. – operating as CGI Windows and Doors Inc. in Hialeah, Fla. – for machine guarding hazards after an employee suffered a ...

 
Client Alert: OSHA 180°? Agency Clarifies its Position on Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Drug Testing Policies  JD Supra

The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) recently issued a Standard Interpretation memorandum (the “New Guidance”) to clarify the ...

 
Get yourself a CO2 meter with an alarm to keep brewers safe and OSHA happy  Craft Brewing Business

A lot of brewers have either succumbed to carbon dioxide in a beer fermentation tank or they know someone who has. Most of the time it's told as a funny story.

 
Chuck Simpson of EPIC to Present on Hazard Recognition at 2018 OSHA Oil and Gas Safety and Health Conference  Send2Press Newswire

HOUSTON, Texas and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty ...

 
Feds Find Kentucky Fails To Meet Standards For Worker Safety  NPR

Kentucky's worker safety agency suffers from major shortcomings. That's according to a recent audit by the federal Occupational Safety and Health ...

 
Florida Company Cited in Burn Case  Occupational Health and Safety

OSHA announced recently it has cited L.A. Disaster Relief and Property Maintenance LLC after an employee suffered burn injuries at a McDavid, Fla., work site ...

 
When workers are killed on small farms, OSHA's hands are tied  Salon

Hundreds of employees have been killed or seriously injured without follow-up investigations by OSHA.

 
OSHA's On-Site Consultations Save Money, Reduce Injuries  EHS Daily Advisor

In August 2018, OSHA issued a “working paper” that comprised the Agency's first assessment of the “societal benefits” of its On-Site Consultation (OSC) program ...

 
Gas Detection for Safe Confined Space Entry  Occupational Health and Safety

It's more than a best practice—it is essential to test the air prior to and during entry, as OSHA requires.

 
Big fine slashed for Blue Springs company where employee died working in unsafe trench  The Kansas City Star

OSHA has slashed by two thirds the $714000 fine it initially imposed on a Blue Springs contractor for allowing employees to risk their lives in unprotected ...

 
Workplace Safety Saves Lives and Money. Is Your Facility Prepared?  Occupational Health and Safety

Workplace safety and operational performance are critical factors to protect all of your assets: your employees, facilities, and financial interests.

 
OSHA fines Montgomery-based steel company for safety hazards  AL.com

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced today that Sabel Steel *Service* Inc., based in Montgomery, faces $320,261 in penalties for what ...

 
Tips for safe outdoor winter work  Safety.BLR.com

Winter is approaching fast, and with it comes the hazards of outdoor work in cold conditions, snow and ice removal, and other dangers. At its Winter Weather ...

 
Jacksonville roofing contractors cited for safety violations  Jacksonville Business Journal

Two Jacksonville roofing contractors were cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing employees to fall hazards, according to an ...

 
Brunswick New York Mills Operation receives $10000 matching safety grant from Minnesota OSHA  GlobeNewswire

New York Mills, Minn., Nov. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recently, the Brunswick New York Mills Operation received a $10,000 matching safety grant from ...

 
Reporting lack of infection control in dental practice  RDH

There might come a time when you notice your coworkers are not practicing good infection control. What can you do about this situation? This OSHA expert ...

 
OSHA conducting investigation after a crane tipped over at Meriden Commons  Meriden Record-Journal

MERIDEN — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating what caused a crane to topple over at a downtown construction site last week.

 
Staying Safe During Equipment Maintenance  Occupational Health and Safety

By Jerry Laws; Dec 01, 2018. Lockout/tagout, known as LOTO, is the concept of controlling hazardous energy, usually in order to *service* or perform maintenance ...

 
Workplace Violence Prevention In Healthcare And Social Service: Calling OSHA to Action - Employment and HR - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments on a revised discussion draft for workplace violence prevention in general industry through the end of ...

 
German Entry Wins 2018 Healthy Workplaces Film Award  Occupational Health and Safety

The 2018 Healthy Workplaces Film Award has been presented to a German entry, Marina by Julia Roesler, marking the 10th time the award has been presented ...

 
Safety Beyond the Basics: What Can We Do to Be Prepared?  Occupational Health and Safety

If we can allow employees adequate time to plan, review technical information, practice, and check available resources, together we can reduce the workplace ...

 
Town of Wellesley to fall under OSHA regulations starting February 1, 2019  The Swellesley Report

Starting February 1, 2019, Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) protections will cover public employees such as those working for the Town of Wellesley ...

 
GOOD NEWS: Danos reaches two safety milestones  Odessa American

Danos' production crew working for Shell Appalachia celebrated seven years without a recordable incident, as classified by the Occupational Safety and Health ...

 
Bill to Protect Healthcare Workers Introduced by Connecticut Rep  EHS Daily Advisor

In mid-November 2018, Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) introduced legislation that would set a deadline for OSHA to issue the first national standard requiring that ...

 
OSHA Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements  Occupational Health and Safety

OSHA published a final rule Wednesday that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators and maintains the employer's duty to ensure crane operators ...

 
Courtney introduces bill to protect healthcare workers  Safety.BLR.com

In mid-November 2018, Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) introduced legislation that would set a deadline for OSHA to issue the first national standard requiring that ...

 
Florida property maintenance company cited $94415 in penalties after an employee injury  WEAR

A Florida property maintenance company faces $94415 in penalties after a report states an employee suffered burn injuries at a McDavid, Florida worksite.

 
Fifth Circuit Last To Uphold OSHA's Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine - Employment and HR - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Seyfarth Synopsis: We had blogged previously that OSHA appealed an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) United States Employment and HR Seyfarth Shaw LLP ...

 
Black Hawk College Digest for Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018  Quad-Cities Online

Get updated information from OSHA and safety professionals and network with other safety personnel Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Safety ...

 
Death on a Small Farm  The Atlantic

Hundreds of people died while working on small farms over a five-year period. Why is Congress blocking investigations into these fatalities?

 
Safety Leaders Aren't Like Everybody Else  EHS Today

What is it that makes safety professionals different from their fellow managers and supervisors at a company? We all know how highly regarded (and ...

 
A worker almost lost a finger, so a company might lose almost $400,000  Miami Herald

PGT industries, a Nokomis, FL, company doing business in Hialeah as CGI Windows and Doors, faces $398545 in fines after a worker almost lost a finger ...

 
Does Amazon Care About Worker Safety?  EHS Today

Despite numerous statements stressing safety is a priority, Amazon continues to expose workers to unsafe work conditions.

 
Workplace fatalities on the decline in South Dakota  Jamestown Sun

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports a decrease in the number of workplace fatalities in the state of ...

 
EU-OSHA Report Looks To Workplace Trends In 2025  Facility Executive Magazine

In a new report, EU-OSHA — the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work — has published the findings of a two-year project to anticipate the effects of ...

 
OSHA Concludes Contractor at Fault for Tower Collapse  Broadcasting & Cable

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) concluded that contractors were to blame for the collapse of the tower of KOZK-TV Fordland, Mo, ...

 
Lakewood Ice Cream Factory Workers Fingertip Cut Off: OSHA  Patch.com

LAKEWOOD, NJ – A Lakewood ice cream maker has been fined more than $100,000 after an employee had his fingertip severed while servicing a piece of ...

 
Terex Utilities Publishes Product Advisory Regarding Final OSHA Cranes and Derricks Rule  Transmission and Distribution World

Terex Utilities has published Product Advisory PA 1020D-18 regarding the recently released revision to the final rule on crane operator certification.

 
Local news in Louisa County and Lake Anna  The Central Virginian

Town of Louisa officials aren't sure how they will cover the cost of two unexpected wastewater projects, including one to meet safety requirements for people ...

 
Dothan’s Sabel Steel among locations cited for safety violations  Dothan Eagle

An Alabama steel company with a location in Dothan has been fined more than $320000 for hazardous working conditions by the Occupational Safety and ...

 
Safety Program Template, 2018 Edition - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Associated Press

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 7, 2018--The “Safety Program Template Premium Edition” book has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

 
Hulman Center project won't shut streets | Local News  Terre Haute Tribune Star

A traffic perimeter fence will go up within a week for a renovation project at Hulman Center following approval Monday from the Terre Haute Board of Public ...

 
OSHA Investigates Carver Firm After Construction Death  wbsm.com

SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) _ Workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a 61-year-old man who was struck by a bulldozer at a construction site in ...

 
In Kentucky, deregulation and worker safety collide  Center for Public Integrity

This story is part of a collaboration between the Center for Public Integrity, Ohio Valley ReSource and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

 
OSHA'S GONNA FIND OUT: Agency keeps 'naughty list.' Are you on it?  Daily Reporter

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more commonly known as OSHA, issued an electronic injury-reporting rule in May, 2016.

 
Appeals court rules contractors can be cited for hazardous conditions at multi-employer worksites  Safety+Health magazine

New Orleans — OSHA can issue citations to general contractors who fail to control hazardous conditions at multi-employer worksites, even if those conditions do ...

 
Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2018 | Electrical Construction & Maintenance  EC&M

OSHA list of top 10 most cited safety violations for 2018.

 
Wyoming State Penitentiary below national average for employee accident rate  Rawlinstimes

RAWLINS – The Wyoming State Penitentiary was recognized by Wyoming Department of Workforce Services officials on Wednesday for continuing to keep the ...

 
Safety Assessments, Evolving Standards Guide Industry for Cobots, Mobile Robots  Robotics Business Review

Safety assessments, guided by standards currently in revision, can help the robotics industry and end users keep their records clean.

 
A closer look at OSHA's crane operator update  Safety.BLR.com

OSHA recently promulgated a final rule to ensure the competency of crane operators through training, certification or licensing, and evaluation. Central to the ...

 
Trench Excavation Deaths on the Rise  Builder Magazine

An uptick in fatalities stemming from trench collapses on residential construction sites is partly related to the labor shortage.

 
OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard: Get Ready For The Change!  JD Supra

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has just recently published a new Proposed Rule -- “Update to the ...

 
Getting Eye and Face Protection Right  Occupational Health and Safety

Having an eye and face protection program in place will boost the chances employees will use their PPE correctly.

 
Roofer faces $245,000 fines over three sites for putting workers in danger of falling  Bradenton Herald

Derek Williams' Jacksonville, FL, roofing company Elo Restoration has been cited by OSHA for repeatedly failing to protect workers from fall hazards and faces ...

 
Certification organization releases employer guides on updated crane operator requirements  Safety+Health magazine

Fairfax, VA — The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators has published three employer guides on OSHA's updated crane operator ...

 
OSHA releases report on deadly tower collapse in Fordland, Mo. in April  KY3

FORDLAND, Mo. -- A new report from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reveals what led to a tower collapse in Fordland, Mo. in April. Missouri ...

 
OSHA Employees Reveal The Biggest Violations They've Seen In The Workplace  Comic Sands

I interned at OSHA. I got to ride around with a former electrical union superintendent and I'm still telling stories. As an intern they honestly let me ask anything.

 
Webinar: 2018 Safety Leadership Conference Day of Learning  EHS Today

We're Not Gonna Take It: Pushing Back on OSHA Inspections and In Case of Emergency: The Aftermath.

 
Seeking Balance: OSHA Reconsiders its Opposition to Safety Incentive Programs  Lexology

How does an employer incentivize employees to operate safely but not interfere with the reporting of workplace incidents? Although the Obama…

 
Before Cresson blast, ‘flames appeared around his legs,’ then on his clothes and hair  Star-Telegram

A number of safety violations were documented by Occupational Safety and Health Administrative officials after a fire and explosion at a Cresson chemical plant ...

 
OSHA's Use of Drones During Workplace Inspections | Robinson+Cole Manufacturing Law Blog  JD Supra

These days, it is not uncommon to see drones flying overhead. But employers beware…you might see one during your next workplace inspection.

 
Cal/OSHA Issues Advisory on Worker Safety for Regions with Wildfire Smoke  WorkersCompensation.com

Oakland,CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - Cal/OSHA is advising employers that special precautions must be taken to protect workers from hazards from wildfire ...

 
Flu protection: Respirator or surgical mask?  Safety.BLR.com

The 2018–2019 flu season is fully upon us and, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), may continue well beyond the beginning of ...

 
The Essence of Cold Weather Protection  Occupational Health and Safety

Lightweight garments may seem counterintuitive for protecting against the cold, but layering up lightweight garments is one of the best ways to combat the cold ...

 
Can OSHA Regulation Rescue NFL Players?  The Regulatory Review

Scholars argue that OSHA could make the "workplace" for professional football players safer.

 
Holiday season shipping cutoff looms for overseas military  West Central Tribune

DICKINSON, N.D. -- As the Christmas season approaches, the men and women of the United States Postal *Service* -- Santa's hardest-working elves -- are ...

 
'Blue Roof' Recommendations from OSHA  EHS Daily Advisor

The recent hurricane season has apparently prompted OSHA to issue a fact sheet on safely installing plastic tarps on damaged roofs. Reinforced plastic tarps ...

 
OSHA Court Case Shows Limits On Safety Inspections - Employment and HR - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

A recent ruling by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals could limit OSHA's ability to search for other hazards when investigating an accident. United States ...

 
OSHA fines Illinois company $23K for fatal accident in Morning Call pressroom  Allentown Morning Call

The Illinois company that employed the man who was killed attempting to move a printing press at The Morning Call in downtown Allentown in late May is facing ...

 
Beltway Buzz, December 7, 2018  Lexology

In a rare demonstration of unity, Congress punted on this week's government funding debate out of respect for the funeral…

 
OSHA continues probe into construction site death - KUAM.com  KUAM.com

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is still investigating the construction death last week of Jay Wasisang, who died after apparently being struck ...

 
Venture Construction Group of Florida Earns Advanced OSHA Awareness Training Certifications  Markets Insider

STUART, Fla., Nov. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) staff earn multiple advanced Occupational Safety ...

 
OP-ED: That next OSHA investigation might not be so bad  Daily Journal of Commerce

When it comes to the federal government and workplace safety investigations, there usually isn't a lot of good news. But a federal appeals court just issued a ...

 
Site-Specific Targeting: OSHA Guidelines for Inspections  EHS Daily Advisor

On October 16, 2018, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and its State Plan partners began implementing OSHA's national ...

 
'The good, the bad and the ugly' of state worker safety programs  The Center for Public Integrity

This story is part of a collaboration between the Center for Public Integrity, Ohio Valley ReSource and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

 
Staying Smart And Safe: A Facilities Team Guideline  Facility Executive Magazine

Consider these simple safety habits to prevent facilities workers from experiencing workplace injury.

 
2 leave Iowa labor agency after hostile workplace complaints  Des Moines Register

An investigation that found a hostile environment at Iowa's labor department prompted the state to remove two administrators.

 
NCCCO Publishes Employer Guides to New Crane Rule  Occupational Health and Safety

The Employer Guides cover the training, certification, and evaluation requirements for crane operators under OSHA's final rule.

 

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