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

Heat Illness: Nothing to Fool Around With!

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Not everyone reacts to heat to the same degree and not every work situation poses the risk of heat illness. Factors that increase an employee’s risk of heat illness in addition to ambient temperature include: Amount of exertion required to … Read More

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