US Department of Labor begins rulemaking process to revise standards for occupational exposure to lead

US Department of Labor begins rulemaking process to revise standards for occupational exposure to lead   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise its standards for occupational exposure to lead. Recent medical research on workplace lead exposure … Continue reading US Department of Labor begins rulemaking process to revise standards for occupational exposure to lead

The Supreme Court EPA case could derail greenhouse gas regulation

The Supreme Court might throw a big wrench in the EPA’s attempt to fight climate change Fifteen years after it opened the door to greenhouse gas regulation, the court is poised to close it. — Read on http://www.grid.news/story/science/2022/06/27/the-supreme-court-might-throw-a-big-wrench-in-the-epas-attempt-to-fight-climate-change/

Weekly Toll: Killed at Work

Three trench deaths last week (on top of three the week before), a 16-year old killed driving heavy equipment, mining incident and the usual …Weekly Toll: Killed at Work

Culture Silences in Safety – Memes – This is how Not to teach safety in the the workplace!

Culture Silences in Safety – Memes It is not unusual to receive responses from safety people that propose that an idea, research or presentation is ‘…Culture Silences in Safety – Memes

“Take a Note Jan” said the Supervisor of Power Production

Revised 6/26/2022 Originally Posted August 24, 2012: I remember the first time Martin Louthan, the supervisor over all the power plants, came to the …“Take a Note Jan” said the Supervisor of Power Production

Cal/OSHA Reveals a Draft of Its Proposed “Permanent” COVID-19 Regulation

By Andrew J. Sommer Cal/OSHA has used up all of its “re-adoptions” of its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, so if COVID-19 regulatory …Cal/OSHA Reveals a Draft of Its Proposed “Permanent” COVID-19 Regulation

Jury: Employer Illegally Retaliated Against Undocumented Worker.

There is some good news this week for the rights of undocumented workers. Over five years ago, in May 2017, I wrote about a worker, Jose Martin Paz …Jury: Employer Illegally Retaliated Against Undocumented Worker.

The Trials and Tribulations of the Chemical Safety Board

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (a.k.a the Chemical Safety Board or CSB) is a small agency with a noble mission — and a short …The Trials and Tribulations of the Chemical Safety Board

OSHA’s Spring Regulatory Agenda: Meh!

The White House has released its Spring 2022 Regulatory Agenda and I’m not jumping for joy. At this rate, it is unlikely that, aside from a COVID-19 …OSHA’s Spring Regulatory Agenda: Meh!

Lies, damned lies, and incident statistics

Incident data is frequently used in organisations for reporting on current and historical performance and for evaluating risk exposure (in a sense). …Lies, damned lies, and incident statistics

Are we missing the near misses in the OR?—underreporting of safety incidents in pediatric surgery

ABSTRACT Background Electronic hospital variance reporting systems used to report near misses and adverse events are plagued by underreporting. The …Are we missing the near misses in the OR?—underreporting of safety incidents in pediatric surgery

OSHA’S Top Regulatory Priorities… Other than COVID-19

By Eric J. Conn, Chair, Conn Maciel Carey’s national OSHA Practice In the June/July issue of Tank Storage Magazine, Eric J. Conn, Founding Partner …OSHA’S Top Regulatory Priorities… Other than COVID-19