OSHA QuickTakes – January 16, 2013

OSHA QuickTakes

New resources available on protecting hospital workers, enhancing patient safety

OSHA hosts informal public meeting, extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses

Stakeholders join OSHA for silica rulemaking Web chat

Listening sessions seek public input on chemical safety

Assistant Secretary Michaels addresses National COSH Conference, celebrates graduating class of bilingual training program

Reliable Castings Corp. of Ohio fined more than $293,000 for multiple violations including struck-by, crushing and amputation hazards

Tyson Foods cited for safety violations after worker’s hand severed by unguarded machine at Kansas facility

Two trucking companies ordered to pay damages for retaliating against drivers

Connecticut Superior Court dismisses lawsuit by trucking company

NACOSH meeting scheduled for February

New study finds increased risk between silica and lung cancer and need for action to protect workers

Recent fatalities serve as reminder to ensure worker safety during demolition

OSHA renews strategic partnership with electrical transmission and distribution contractors, associations to reduce worker injuries, deaths

Alliance with Scaffold and Access Industry Association renewed to protect workers from scaffold hazards

New and updated OSHA resources available

El Paso office teams with temp worker agency, free consultation program for workplace safety outreach

Phoenix unveils fall protection billboards

Columbus office cohosts construction safety day

New on the DOL blog: OSHA celebrates 43rd anniversary

Help OSHA evaluate its heat illness prevention campaign

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