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In honor of Labor Rights Week, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis says, “Making America’s workplaces safe and fair for everyone is the hallmark of Labor Rights Week. We’re committed to ensuring that workers are safe on the job and paid what they’re owed by law.”
The national campaign focuses on providing prevention information and training materials on three major types of falls — those from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds.
Essentially, the OSHA floor markings standards must be strictly followed. These standards deal with the proper placement and dimension of floor markings as well as the correct measurements of aisles or pathways that these markings identify.
Penalty stems from citations for more than 400 process safety management violations cited at Texas refinery in October 2009.
OSHA offers a Safety and Health Topics page that addresses two sectors in the pyrotechnics industry: retail sales of fireworks and fireworks display
The final rule on the standard was issued on March 26, 2012 and became effective on May 25, 2012.
How many wrong answers are permissible? In the workplace: zero. Employee protection is a serious issue with no leeway for error. For answers to the quiz, check back on 5/2/12.
How should a Los Angeles-based facility deal with space heaters when safety inspectors visit?
The published rule will help keep OSHA standards up-to-date and better enable employers to comply with their regulatory obligations.
Since the potential for worker injury from breaker failure exists, employers must remove this equipment from service.