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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