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From the category archives: GA-Workplace Safety

GA-Workplace Safety

OSHA States Unions Can Represent Nonunion Employees During Inspections

OSHA April 5 released an interpretation letter (dated Feb. 21) stating that nonunion employees can authorize an individual “affiliated with a union or a community organization” to act as their representative during agency-sanctioned inspections and other enforcement situations.
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OSHA Issues New Safety Booklet on Preventing Falls From Ladders

OSHA has released a new bilingual English-Spanish booklet as part of their national campaign to prevent fatal falls titled, “Falling Off Ladders Can Kill: Use Them Safely.” 
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OSHA to Hold Free Webinar on How to Prevent Falls April 10

OSHA is holding a free webinar on how to prevent falls on the jobsite April 10 at 11 a.m. (ET) as part of their Safety Pay, Falls Cost campaign. Read the rest of entry »

Funding Resolution Restricts Proposals on H-2B, MSDs Through FY 2013

President Obama March 26 signed into law a continuing appropriations resolution that will fund the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Opportunity Commission for the second half of fiscal year 2013, but that also maintains restrictions on actions by DOL. 
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OSHA Issues Fact Sheets on Crystalline Silica

OSHA recently published seven new educational resources to help employers control exposure to respirable crystalline silica at construction sites. 
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GAO Report Critical of OSHA Enforcement Efforts

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) Feb. 25 issued a report that recommends the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) make improvements to how it monitors enforcement efforts. 
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Contractors Required to Post Injury and Illness Log Summaries

ABC is reminding its contractor member firms that OSHA 300A log summaries must be posted in a conspicuous spot on all construction sites Feb. 1 through April 20. 
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OSHA Agenda Lists Actions on I2P2, Confined Spaces and Silica

In its regulatory agenda released Dec. 21, 2012, OSHA listed action items on Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2), confined spaces in construction and crystalline silica exposure limits for 2013.
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OSHA to Hold Stakeholder Meetings on Vehicle Backovers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled five informal stakeholder meetings to solicit comments on preventing injuries and fatalities from vehicle backovers. 
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OSHA Asks for Information to Update Construction Standards

The OSHA Dec. 6 issued a Request for Information as part of the fourth phase of its Standards Improvement Project (SIP-IV), which is meant to revise or remove standards that are confusing, outdated or duplicate, or are inconsistent with other standards. 
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