“OSHA Penalties To Be Adjusted For Inflation After August 1, 2016”

Maximum penalties for OSHA violations are set to increase for the first time since 1990 as part of overall federal penalty adjustments mandated by Congress last year. The increases were announced Thursday by the Department of Labor, which issued two interim rules covering penalty adjustments for several DOL agencies, including OSHA, the Mine Safety and Health Administration … Continue reading “OSHA Penalties To Be Adjusted For Inflation After August 1, 2016”

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OSHA Quick Takes – June 2, 2014

    Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez launches unprecedented partnership for safety: More than 1 million workers across the country expected to "Stand-Down" to prevent falls in construction Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels today announced the kick-off for the national … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – June 2, 2014

OSHA QuickTakes – January 20, 2014

New resources available on protecting hospital workers, enhancing patient safety On Jan. 15, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels hosted a press teleconference to launch a new educational Web resource with extensive materials to help hospitals prevent worker injuries, assess workplace safety needs, enhance safe patient handling programs and … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – January 20, 2014

OSHA QuickTakes – November 15, 2013

OSHA proposes new rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses On Nov. 7, OSHA issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The announcement follows the Bureau of Labor Statistics' release of its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which estimates that three … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – November 15, 2013

OSHA QuickTakes – November 5, 2013

In this issue New educational resources released to better protect workers from exposures to hazardous chemicals Comment period on proposed silica rule extended to provide additional time for public input West, Texas, fertilizer company cited following deadly ammonium nitrate explosion Wyoming OSHA cites Sinclair Refinery for $707,000 in proposed fines for 22 violations OSHA orders … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – November 5, 2013

OSHA QuickTakes – September 16, 2013

#Silica #StopFalls #OilAndGas In this issue Notice of proposed rulemaking for respirable silica published in Federal Register OSHA awards $10.1 million in Susan Harwood safety and health training grants to 70 organizations Adams Thermal Systems to pay $1.34 million in wake of OSHA citations, criminal penalties in 2011 death of worker OSHA orders MGM Resorts … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – September 16, 2013

OSHA QuickTakes – August 6, 2013

In this issue White House releases executive order on improving chemical facility safety and security New Labor Secretary committed to workplace safety and health Hazard alert warns of dangers of 1-bromopropane exposure OSHA, NWS remind employers to protect outdoor workers during heat wave Three companies ordered to reinstate workers for whistleblower violations of clean air, … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – August 6, 2013

OSHA QuickTakes – June 3, 2013 Edition

In this issue OSHA provides on-site compliance assistance to protect recovery workers, public during tornado recovery efforts in Texas, Oklahoma Louisiana woman sentenced to 57 months in prison for providing fraudulent hazard waste training and impersonating OSHA official in wake of Gulf Oil Spill OSHA safety stand-down at Southeast construction work sites kicks off OSHA's … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – June 3, 2013 Edition

OSHA QuickTakes – April 10, 2013

  In this issue Campaign to prevent fatal falls featured by state municipalities OSHA and NIOSH to co-host free April 10 webinar on preventing deadly falls in construction: registration open Hazard Communication: Workers must be trained by Dec. 1, 2013 OSHA cites Wynnewood Refining Co. in Oklahoma following the death of 2 OSHA cites Kyklos … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – April 10, 2013

OSHA QuickTakes – March 1, 2013

In this issue   Hazard Communication resources available to help employers comply with new training and labeling requirements Study finds a higher rate of roof fatalities among roofers in residential construction: younger, Hispanic, racial minorities and immigrant workers also had higher rates OSHA cites Highway Technologies for 10 safety violations after worker killed on guard … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – March 1, 2013

OSHA QuickTakes – January 16, 2013

APP Challenge winners announced: Technology promotes worker safety and health BNSF Railway Co. signs accord with OSHA regarding employee practices under Federal Railroad Safety Act New Whistleblower Protection Programs Advisory Committee to meet Jan. 29 Semiannual regulatory agenda published New Clinicians webpage provides resource for healthcare professionals Protecting recovery workers in the aftermath of Sandy … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – January 16, 2013

OSHA QuickTakes – December 3, 2012

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis visits Staten Island, NY, to highlight efforts to protect workers engaged in Sandy recovery operations New director of Office of Whistleblower Protection Program announced Cast your vote today for the Department of Labor's Workplace Safety and Health Challenge People's Choice Award Federal Aviation Administration proposes policy to improve flight … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – December 3, 2012

OSHA QuickTakes – November 15, 2012

In this issue OSHA staff works to assure that recovery workers are protected as Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction continues throughout eastern U.S. Black Friday is November 23: OSHA urges retail employers to protect workers from injuries during holiday sales with safe crowd management planning Tennessee Valley Authority contractor convicted of falsifying safety and health … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – November 15, 2012

OSHA QuickTakes – November 6, 2012

In this issue Protect emergency response and cleanup workers assisting in Hurricane Sandy recovery operations OSHA signs Alliance with Dominican Republic to promote Latino worker safety New OSHA directive details procedures for safe inspection of work zones on and near highways Heat: OSHA cites Texas-based Symmetry Turf Installations for worker's heat-related death at Fayetteville, Ark., … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – November 6, 2012

OSHA Quick Takes – October 15, 2012 Edition

In this issue Alternative dispute resolution pilot program for whistleblower complaints announced OSHA provides outreach webinar on GHS Standard to more than 8,000 participants Airline industry worker safety takes off with OSHA's Airline Ground Safety Panel Alliance Do you have a few minutes? Help OSHA evaluate its heat illness prevention campaign website with a short … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – October 15, 2012 Edition

OSHA QuickTakes – October 2, 2012

  In this issue: Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2011 preliminary National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries announced Hawaii and OSHA sharing oversight for worker safety Only 60 days remain to enter the Department of Labor's Worker Safety and Health Challenge Innovation and dialogue at OSHA stakeholder meeting on safety and health in the oil and … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – October 2, 2012