Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:13 AM By Donna Puglisi
OSHA held an informal public meeting Jan. 9 and 10 in Washington, D.C., to receive public feedback on a proposed rule that would require employers to submit to the agency electronically detailed injury and illness data that would be made publicly available through an online database. Employer groups, including the ABC-led Coalition for Workplace Safety (CWS), took the opportunity to express serious concerns over OSHA’s proposal.
Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:31 PM By Donna Puglisi
Employers have until Dec. 1 to train their employees on the changes made to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Global Harmonization Standard (GHS) including the new “Safety Data Sheets” (SDS).
Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:50 PM By Kinsey Cooper
According to OSHA’s latest semiannual regulatory agenda, released July 3, the agency plans to issue two new proposals related to recordkeeping and cranes and derricks in construction. The regulatory agenda lists the priorities of the administration and the rulemakings they expect to release this year; however, OSHA is not required to adhere to the timeline.
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:04 PM By Kinsey Cooper
On June 4, OSHA released a directive from Assistant Secretary David Michaels changing how the agency should proceed when there is a fatality investigation at a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) site.
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:12 AM By Kinsey Cooper
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.
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 10:52 AM By Donna Puglisi
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.
Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 2:20 PM By Donna Puglisi
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.”
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:50 PM By Donna Puglisi
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.
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 1:01 PM By Donna Puglisi
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a white paper on the value of injury and illness prevention programs (I2P2) in the workplace, noting that I2P2s lead to higher productivity and quality; reduced turnover; and greater employee satisfaction.
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 2:10 PM By Donna Puglisi
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has formally extended its review period for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed rule that would lower the permissible exposure limit (PEL) on crystalline silica.