Posts Tagged ‘OSHA’

OSHA Issues Flu Directive for Healthcare Workers

In response to complaints, OSHA inspectors will ensure that healthcare employers implement a hierarchy of controls and encourage vaccination and other work practices recommended by the... ...Read More...

Friday Funny: Were The 1950s Really This Silly?

Enjoy this humorous retro look at dangers in the common workplace, courtesy of the Safetycare channel on... ...Read More...

ASSE Urges Hazardous Materials Communication Rule Completion

The Hazard Communication proposed rule seeks to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are evaluated and communicated to employers and employees. Modifying OSHA’s existing HCS could harmonize chemical hazard communications worldwide, help U.S. employers compete in the international marketplace, and increase work safety.... ...Read More...

DOL Unveils "Open Government" Efforts

The work is part of the Obama Administration’s continued commitment to improved accountability, transparency, and service to the American public.... ...Read More...

OSHA Directive Addresses Flu Prevention for Healthcare Workers

OSHA issued a compliance directive on 11/20/09 to ensure uniform procedures when conducting inspections to identify and minimize or eliminate high to very high risk occupational exposures for healthcare workers to the 2009 H1N1 influenza A... ...Read More...

Employers, Doctors Intentionally Under Reporting Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

New report from the GAO confirms that Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA statistics do not reflect the real risk employees face from workplace hazards.... ...Read More...

OSHA Reports on Top 10 Safety Violations for 2009

The number of top 10 violations has increased almost 30% over the same time period in... ...Read More...

OSHA Begins National Emphasis Program on Recordkeeping

OSHA is initiating a national emphasis program on recordkeeping to assess the accuracy of injury and illness data recorded by... ...Read More...

OSHA Construction Safety Course Mandatory in Seven States

The states with an OSHA law already in effect are Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, and most recently, Missouri. The state of Nevada OSHA training law becomes effective January 1,... ...Read More...

OSHA Issues Updated PPE Rule, Effective 10/9/09

OSHA is updating the references in its regulations to reflect more recent editions of the applicable national consensus standards that incorporate advances in... ...Read More...