OSHA issues final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the … Read More

OSHA Penalty Adjustments to Take Effect August 2016

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In November 2015, Congress enacted legislation requiring federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to account for inflation. The Department of Labor is adjusting penalties for its agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA’s maximum penalties, which … Read More

US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers’ protection from the dangers of ‘respirable’ silica dust

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule to improve protections for workers exposed to respirable silica dust. The rule will curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney … Read More

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