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 … [Read more...] about US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers’ protection from the dangers of ‘respirable’ silica dust
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 … [Read more...] about A look at how OSHA’s 2016 enforcement plan will work
Recently, a company in Alabama was issued 8 OSHA violations and fined over $103,000 stemming from an amputation where an employee was providing maintenance on a power press and got his hand caught in … [Read more...] about Why Training Records?
In a memorandum for staff, OSHA has detailed its policies regarding employer practices that can discourage employee reports of injuries, which violates the OSH Act. The memo was written by Deputy … [Read more...] about Controversy Continues Over Safety Incentive Programs
This Press Release is from February 21, 2013. It discusses the failure to properly train forklift operators. US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Global Experience Specialists $91,000 after … [Read more...] about $91,000 Citation After Forklift Accident
Did you know that OSHA is mentioned in both the Democratic and Republican national platforms? There’s a lot of disagreement about how to handle the agency, but there’s one thing both parties appear to … [Read more...] about Obama vs. Romney: What would happen to OSHA? Obama vs. Romney: What would happen to OSHA?
NATIONAL CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES IN 2011 (PRELIMINARY RESULTS) A preliminary total of 4,609 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2011, down from a final count of … [Read more...] about Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, 2011
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 … [Read more...] about Heat Illness: Nothing to Fool Around With!
Common sense tells us that there are two basic approaches to preventing accidents: Controlling the work environment Managing the attitude and behavior of employees A successful safety plan … [Read more...] about The Truth About Accident Prevention
Below is information from the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. OSHA has been increasingly more aggressive with inspections and citations. It is important that companies … [Read more...] about New GAO Report: Burdensome OSHA Regulatory Process Costs Lives