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GA-Workplace Safety

Learn More About OSHA Updates to Hazard Communication Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in March revised its Hazard Communication Standard to align it with the United Nations’ global chemical labeling system. 
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OSHA Warns Hurricane Cleanup Workers of Hazards and Offers Resources

OSHA is providing safety assistance, information, and training to professionals and volunteers who are working to restore damaged areas after Hurricane Sandy. 
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BLS Reports Little Change In Safety Numbers For 2011

The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a report Oct. 25 showing relatively unchanged numbers for on-the-job injuries and illnesses among construction workers in 2011. This marks the third consecutive year these numbers have remained steady. Read the rest of entry »

OSHA Issues New Directive For Inspecting Roadway Construction Sites

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Oct. 16 issued a directive that details how compliance officers should check road construction products.  
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Nail Gun Safety Guide Offered In Spanish

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the addition of a Spanish language version of “Nail Gun Safety: A Guide for Construction Contractors.”  
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OSHA Updates Website on Variance Procedures

OSHA has updated the variance procedures portion of its website to include both approved and denied variance requests. Read the rest of entry »

Funding Resolution Signed That Includes DOL Restrictions On H-2B And MSD Rules

President Obama Sept. 28 signed into law a continuing appropriation resolution (H.J. Res. 117) that will fund the Department of Labor (DOL), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Equal Opportunity Commission for the first six months of fiscal year 2013, but that also includes restrictions on actions by DOL. Read the rest of entry »

OSHA Adds Four New OTI Centers And Renews 24 Existing Centers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Sept. 28 announced it added four new OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers in addition to renewing 24 existing centers. Among the renewed centers is the Mid-America OTI Education Center out of Springboro, Ohio, which is affiliated with the ABC Ohio Valley Chapter. Read the rest of entry »

Appeals Court Rejects "Unreasonable" OSHA Citation Policy

OSHA must stick to a six-month statute of limitations when citing a company for failure to record an injury or illness and cannot treat such an event as a continuing violation throughout the five-year recordkeeping period, according to an April 6 decision by a federal appeals court. The decision overturned a position that had been in place since 1993. 
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OSHA 2012 Agenda Lists Actions On I2P2, Confined Spaces, And Silica

In the Department of Labor (DOL) 2012 regulatory agenda released in January, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) listed action items on Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2); confined spaces in construction; crystalline silica exposure limits; and walking work surfaces; among other issues.
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