Posts Tagged ‘OSHA’

DOL Unveils "Open Government" Efforts

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 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

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

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 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

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 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...

New OSHA Program Targets Workplaces With Hazardous Chemicals

New OSHA Program Targets Workplaces With Hazardous Chemicals

The program establishes policies and procedures for inspecting workplaces that are covered by OSHA's process safety management (PSM)...Read More...

Aerial Platform Giveaway Contest

Aerial Platform Giveaway Contest

The Summer of Safety LiftPod Giveaway, which began on July 1 and will run through August 31, 2009, is open to those who require elevation platforms or ladders to do their...Read More...

OSHA to Push Program on Recordkeeping

OSHA to Push Program on Recordkeeping

This program will institute a policy that prompts recordkeeping inspections at employers’ establishments with low incidence rates in historically high rate industries. It will also incorporate inspections of a sample of construction...Read More...