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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 ...

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

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

 
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 ...

 
A 2019 L&E Forecast for In-House Counsel: OSHA Forms  The National Law Review

In 2019, general counsels can expect debate over OSHA's proposal to rescind requirement that employers electronically submit information from OSHA Forms ...

 
Congresswoman to OSHA: Investigate alleged worker safety issues at Texas poultry plant  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is urging OSHA to investigate reported workplace safety violations at the Sanderson Farms poultry plant in Bryan, TX.

 
Eye on Safety: The ASA-OSHA relationship | 2018-12-13  Supply House Times

ASA has applied to renew its OSHA Alliance Partner status and looks forward to continuing to fulfill all of the responsibilities that come with that status.

 
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 ...

 
US OSHA Continues Emphasis On Excavation And Trenching Safety - Employment and HR - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Effective October 1, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Trenching and ...

 
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.

 
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 ...

 
OSHA proposes changes to beryllium standard for general industry  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — OSHA has issued a proposed rule to amend certain parts of its beryllium standard for general industry in an effort “designed to clarify the ...

 
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 ...

 
Michigan Lowers Acceptable Blood Lead Levels for Workers  Occupational Health and Safety

Under the new MIOSHA rules, employees must be removed from lead exposure when their BLL reaches 30 μg/dL and cannot return to work involving lead ...

 
Northeast Nebraska dairy cited by labor department | News  Norfolk Daily News

CLEARWATER — The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Northeast Nebraska dairy operation for ...

 
Oregon OSHA Pesticide Drift Regs Taking Effect Jan. 1  Occupational Health and Safety

Oregon OSHA's latest "Health and Safety Resource" newsletter reminds employers in the state that Jan. 1, 2019, is the effective date of the agency's rules ...

 
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 ...

 
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 Proposes Revisions to General Industry Beryllium Standard  Occupational Health and Safety

OSHA issued a proposed rule Dec. 10 to revise the beryllium standard for general industry. The proposed changes would clarify the standard and simplify or ...

 
Warehouse workers rally for better safety after bear repellent mishap at N.J. Amazon center  NJ.com

After a can of bear repellent ruptured at an Amazon warehouse in Robbinsville earlier this month and sent dozens to the hospital, warehouse workers and ...

 
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 ...

 
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 ...

 
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 ...

 
OSHA's proposed beryllium revisions: A closer look  Safety.BLR.com

OSHA's proposed amendments to its 2017 revised standard to protect workers in general industry exposed to beryllium would not amend the two central parts of ...

 
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 ...

 
OSHA memo: Area offices must use four-part test when citing respiratory hazards without PELs  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — OSHA area offices must apply a four-part test before issuing General Duty Clause citations for respiratory hazards that do not have a permissible ...

 
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 ...

 
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 ...

 
Peak Asphalt LLC enters prestigious safety program | Industry News  Wyoming Business Report

RAWLINS – Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Administrator Daniel Bulkley presented Peak Asphalt LLC of Rawlins on Thursday ...

 
OSHA Cites Georgia Auto Parts Distributor for Electric Shock Hazards  EC&M

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) this week cited Parts Authority LLC, a wholesale auto and truck parts ...

 
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 ...

 
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 ...

 
OSHA recognizes Cintas in Romeoville with safety designation  The Herald-News

Cintas Corporation announced that its Romeoville services location received Voluntary Protection Program Star certification from the Occupational Safety and ...

 
It’s Your Money: North Myrtle Beach pays $50K for employee physicals  WMBF

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - North Myrtle Beach spent nearly $50,000 in 2018 for city employees' physicals. The city said this *service* is a ...

 
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 ...

 
Opinion: Ga. firm’s stance helped narrow too-broad OSHA investigations  MyAJC

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is one of the most effective and vital federal agencies, but even OSHA must respect the limits on ...

 
Nebraska Dairy Company Cited After Fatal Accident  Manufacturing.net

CLEARWATER, NE—The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Thiele Dairy for failing to develop and ...

 
Safety Council learns OSHA's top 10, donates to Brethren Retirement Community  The Daily Advocate

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Safety Council sponsored by the Darke County Chamber of Commerce hosted its monthly luncheon meeting on Thursday at ...

 
OSHA issues temporary worker bulletin on lockout/tagout  Safety.BLR.com

As part of its Temporary Worker Initiative, OSHA has provided guidance on the responsibilities of temporary-worker staffing agencies and host employers to ...

 
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.

 
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 ...

 
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 ...

 
Maine Company Whose Worker Died from Roof Fall Faced Safety Fines  Insurance Journal

The Maine company that employed a roofer who fell to his death has faced several fines lodged by federal safety authorities. The Portland Press Herald.

 
When workers are killed on small farms, OSHA’s hands are tied  The New Food Economy

As the dim early light washed over the Appalachian countryside, Jason Kingsley began his climb up the side of an 80-foot silo. Kingsley was not a morning ...

 
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 ...

 
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?

 
OSHA faults construction company in elevator shaft deaths at downtown building  KMOV.com

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) - The company that employed two construction workers who were killed when they fell down an elevator shaft in a downtown St. Louis ...

 
Window cleaning company releases statement after worker's death at Trump International Hotel  KTNV Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A window washer is dead after falling at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. The fall was reported at 12:33 p.m. on Wednesday.

 
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 ...

 
Safety Culture 2019: Call for Speakers!  EHS Daily Advisor

Safety Culture 2019, which takes place September 18-20 in Denver, is designed to empower employers to create an engaging and effective safety culture in the ...

 
Ed Goldman: Jeff Einhorn helps nonprofits deal with the insurance industry  Sacramento Business Journal

The CEO of NPU is soft-spoken but ferociously fast with numbers.

 
Maine 200 safety guidelines could dramatically reduce workplace fatalities  fiddleheadfocus.com

I was saddened to read about the fatal railroad “accident” in Edmundston, New Brunswick, in this week's edition of the St. John Valley Times and Fiddlehead ...

 
Nation Ford Chemical Receives Gold Award for Performance Improvement  PRNewswire

18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nation Ford Chemical (NFC) is recognized for its exemplary efforts in improving environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) at ...

 
California Telecom Tower Standard; SCOTUS Considers Agency Deference; FCC Confirmation Vote; FCC Office of Economics and Analytics - Vol. XV, Issue 51  Lexology

California Proposes New Telecom Tower Standard. The California-OSHA Standards Board will hold a public hearing on its revised rules for fall protections on ...

 
Georgia Auto Parts Distributor Cited for Fire, Electric Shock, and Struck-By Hazards  Industrial Distribution

OSHA has cited Parts Authority LLC—a wholesale auto and truck parts distributor based in Norcross, GA—for exposing employees to fire, electrical shock, and ...

 
Cal/OSHA Cites Empire Equipment Services After Trench Fatality  EHS Today

Riverside, Calif.-based Empire Equipment Services is facing $66,000 in serious workplace safety violations after a trench collapse killed a worker. On May 9, two ...

 
Miller: A labor and employment audit of Santa's workshop  Long Island Business News

What would happen if the Department of Labor set its sights on Santa and his manufacturing plant in the North Pole?

 
Roofing company whose worker died from fall in Portland has history of safety violations  Press Herald

The company that employed a 30-year-old roofer who fell to his death Thursday on a job site on Munjoy Hill in Portland has been fined repeatedly by federal ...

 
Possible medical issue in worker death at Chewy warehouse  Ocala

OCALA — The death of an employee who was operating a stand-up type forklift Sunday at the Chewy Distribution Center in northwest Ocala is under ...

 
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 ...

 
Local LiveMarket Offers  Easy Reader

by Foss Occupational Safety Services - December 18, 2018. If you are in the field of public *service* - Thank you from the folks at Foss Occupational Safety ...

 
Nurses' Union Supports Legislation to Prevent Workplace Violence  HealthLeaders Media

A federal bill calls for creation of mandatory workplace violence prevention standards for healthcare employers.

 
Business Beat: Dakota Safety Strategies  myndnow.com

When it comes to the Bakken, any occupation in the oil, gas, and construction industries require workers to know how to stay safe.

 
Santa joins Bobber the Water Safety Dog for holiday message  DVIDS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2018) – Kris Kringle filed a reindeer flight plan and entered American airspace with an early sleigh ride today to record a holiday ...

 
The $60+ Million Heat Stress Monitor Market: Analysis & Outlook Through 2018-2023 - Low Cost of Heat Stress Monitors Creates More Opportunities  GlobeNewswire

Dublin, Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Heat Stress Monitor Market by Product Type, Application, Offering, Life Form, WBGT Technology, Sensor ...

 
Business calendar for Dec. 16 | Business  Herald-Mail Media

Résumé ABC's. Monday, Dec. 17 — Learn how to write a résumé. In this workshop, the instructor guides you through the résumé writing process from beginning ...

 
Appruv by SMI Safety Now Offering Online OSHA 10 & 30-hour  PR Web

Appruv, a leading provider of vendor management and prequalification services, is now offering online OSHA 10 & 30-hour and HAZWOPER refresher training ...

 
South Beach construction worker dies after torso impalement, fire-rescue says  Miami Herald

A construction worker died Monday morning in the South Beach, Florida area, after he fell and was impaled by rebar, Miami Beach Fire Rescue said.

 
NFPA Issues Home Cooking Fire Safety Reminder for Thanksgiving  Occupational Health and Safety

Knowing where potential cooking hazards exist and taking basic precautions to prevent them can go a long way toward ensuring a fire-safe holiday,” said ...

 
Occupational Exposures within Cannabis Manufacturing  EHS Today

NIOSH entered a medical marijuana manufacturing facility to study the safety concerns associated with the industry.

 
OSHA Updates NEP on Trenching and Excavation Safety  Occupational Health and Safety

OSHA'S NEP will increase education and enforcement, and each area OSHA office will work on outreach programs.

 
OSHA court case shows limits on safety inspections  Atlanta Journal Constitution

More employers could be emboldened to block federal workplace safety inspections after a court ruling involving a Georgia chicken plant where an inspector ...

 
OSHA unveils new look for State Plans webpage  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — OSHA has redesigned its State Plans webpage to help simplify access to contact and jurisdictional information for each state, the agency ...

 
OSHA issues guidance memorandum on employer safety incentive programmes and post-incident drug testing  International Law Office

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued a guidance memorandum clarifying its position on workplace safety incentive programmes ...

 
Fall protection in construction: OSHA launches emphasis program in Pacific Northwest  Safety+Health magazine

Seattle — OSHA has launched a Regional Emphasis Program to address fall hazards in the Pacific Northwest construction industry. Enforcement of the REP ...

 
OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for FY 2018  Occupational Health and Safety

HOUSTON – The Occupational Safety & Health Administration announced its list of the agency's top 10 violations for fiscal year 2018 on Oct. 23 during a ...

 
J&J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder: Reuters  CNBC

A Reuters examination shows that from at least 1971 to the early 2000s, the Johnson & Johnson's raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for ...

 
OSHA and DOT Laws—Which Apply to Facility and Operations and When?  Occupational Health and Safety

Employers and safety professionals must know which particular law applies to the specific "working conditions" and hazards in order to be in compliance.

 
Scaffolding Collapses, Injuring 4 In Downtown Tulsa Construction  News On 6

Four people have been injured after construction scaffolding collapsed near 5th and Cincinnati Tuesday morning.

 
OSHA investigating after 2,000-pound skids fall on, kill Granite City foundry worker  Belleville News-Democrat

A 54-year-old Carrolton man died at a Granite City hospital after being seriously injured while working at American Steel Foundry. Granite City Police said Roy L.

 
Citations issued following gas well site fire in East Finley  Observer-Reporter

Federal regulators cited two companies whose workers were at a CNX Resources gas well site in East Finley Township the same date a fire broke out there in ...

 
OSHA Backs Off Obama-era Drug Test and Safety Incentive Curbs  EHS Today

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it is softening a hardline approach adopted during the Obama Administration ...

 
OSHA updates National Emphasis Program on trenching and excavation safety  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — In response to a recent increase in trench-related worker deaths, OSHA has updated its National Emphasis Program on trenching and excavation ...

 
Can your employer require you to come into work in inclement weather? Ask HR  USA TODAY

Johnny C. Taylor Jr., a human-resources expert, is tackling your questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. Taylor is president and CEO of the Society for ...

 
New from OSHA: Trenching safety resources | 2018-09-26  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — OSHA has released an updated QuickCard and a public *service* announcement video intended to raise awareness of trenching safety after a ...

 
OSHA Stresses Trenching and Excavation Safety  EHS Today

On Oct. 1, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officially kicked off its National Emphasis Program (NEP) targeting trenching and ...

 
OSHA restores Site-Specific Targeting inspection program | 2018-10-23  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — OSHA is reviving its Site-Specific Targeting Program and will be using the initial set of data collected from its electronic recordkeeping rule to ...

 
Incentive Federation Welcomes New OSHA Clarification  Occupational Health and Safety

An Oct. 11 memo clarifies OSHA's position that 29 CFR 1904.35(b)(1)(iv) does not prohibit workplace safety incentive programs or post-incident drug testing.

 
OSHA seeks to roll back major parts of electronic recordkeeping rule  Safety+Health magazine

OSHA is officially seeking to rescind two major parts of its Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule, according to a notice published in the ...

 
Jubilee partners equip service providers with skills on safety in Western Region  TodayInGH

A number of *service* providers in the Western Region have been equipped with skills on safety management. They are transport operators, mining operators, ...

 
Plaintiffs: $13M verdict against Hillshire should be upheld  Santa Maria Times

Attorneys for the family of a deceased Santa Maria man are urging the court to uphold a $13 million verdict against defendant Hillshire Brands, saying the ...

 
OSHA seeking nominations for maritime advisory committee | 2018-10-30  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — OSHA is accepting nominations for its Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, moving one step closer to reviving all of ...

 
Why Being “OSHA Legal” Isn't Enough  EHS Today

When it comes to chemical exposure protection for employees and downstream users, companies must be compliant with Occupational Safety and Health ...

 
OSHA delays compliance date for parts of general industry beryllium standard  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — OSHA is extending to Dec. 12 the compliance date for certain ancillary provisions in its beryllium standard for general industry, the agency has ...

 
Michigan OSHA Offers $250000 in Workplace Safety Grants  Occupational Health and Safety

The MIWISH grants are offered to employers of up to 250 employees to use in the purchasing of safety and health-related training and equipment. Employers in ...

 
OSHA's budget increase official after President Trump signs 'minibus' spending package  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — OSHA's $5 million budget increase became official Sept. 28 after President Donald Trump signed a “minibus” appropriations bill that includes ...

 
OSHA renewing NACOSH's charter | 2018-10-16  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — Reviving another dormant advisory committee, OSHA has reinstated the two-year charter for the National Advisory Committee on Occupational ...

 
OSHA Out with New Trenching Safety Materials  Occupational Health and Safety

Trench-related injuries are preventable when workers are properly trained and the required protections are in place, OSHA notes. The agency is making new ...

 
New from OSHA: compliance assistance resources for silica standard  Safety+Health magazine

Washington — OSHA has released new compliance assistance resources for limiting worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Among the resources: A ...

 
Fall Protection tops OSHA's annual 'Top 10' list of most frequently cited violations  Safety+Health magazine

Houston — Fall Protection (1926.501) is OSHA's most frequently cited standard for the eighth consecutive year, the agency and Safety+Health announced ...

 

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