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

A look at how OSHA’s 2016 enforcement plan will work

Chemical hazards, ergonomics top targets Heads up: Some industries and businesses that OSHA inspectors previously avoided for being too complex may come under more scrutiny in 2016. OSHA’s new Enforcement Weighting System will focus its resources on the most hazardous … Read More

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