“US House of Representatives Seeking to Make OSHA VPP Permanent”

Washington – Several members of the House have joined forces to reintroduce bipartisan legislation that would make permanent OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs. Reps. Todd Rokita (R-IN), Gene Green (D-TX) and Martha Roby (R-AL) claim the Voluntary Protection Program Act is “sound policy that is not only good for the employers and employees but for the … Continue reading “US House of Representatives Seeking to Make OSHA VPP Permanent”

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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 – 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 – 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 Quick Takes – August 15, 2012

In this issue Reach young workers with important health and safety information: Take the Worker Safety & Health App Challenge before the September 16 deadline! OSHA to co-sponsor stakeholder meeting on safety and health approaches in the oil and gas industry on September 20 Register now: August 16 free fall prevention webinar explains why 'Safety … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – August 15, 2012

OSHA Database Underreports Workplace Fatalities

  Federal officials have admitted that OSHA's database for tracking workplace fatalities is deficient in several key respects. January 01, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the division of the U.S. Department of Labor charged with protecting the safety of employees in the workplace. OSHA's mission is to prevent construction … Continue reading OSHA Database Underreports Workplace Fatalities

Lubrizol Corporation : OSHA Honors Lubrizol with VPP Star Recertification

CLEVELAND, October 4, 2011 – The Lubrizol Corporation announces that its Wickliffe facility has been recertified as a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star site by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Association. The VPP recognizes employers and workers in the private industry and federal agencies who have implemented effective safety and health … Continue reading Lubrizol Corporation : OSHA Honors Lubrizol with VPP Star Recertification

Pratt & Whitney Amercon Receives OSHA Voluntary Protection Plan STAR Designation

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Amercon has been designated as a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) STAR facility by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for reaching high standards in employee and facility safety practices. A ceremony marking STAR status was held at the company facility today. Pratt & … Continue reading Pratt & Whitney Amercon Receives OSHA Voluntary Protection Plan STAR Designation

“Model Workplaces” In Connecticut Not Always Safest

by Lisa Chedekel Robert Gootkin In February 2007, David Gootkin came to the state Capitol in Hartford to testify in favor a bill prompted by his brother Robert’s death the year before at Covanta’s waste-to-energy plant in Wallingford. The bill, which eventually was adopted, requires that operators of solid waste facilities have at least two … Continue reading “Model Workplaces” In Connecticut Not Always Safest

Codifying VPP Will Lead to Better Relationship Between Business and OSHA

Legislators on both side of the aisle have introduced legislation that would codify OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs. The legislation, S. 807, sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Michael B. Enzi, R –Wyo., and Sen. Mary Landrieu, D – La., was introduced April 13. Similar legislation, H.R. 1511, was introduced in the House by Rep. Tom … Continue reading Codifying VPP Will Lead to Better Relationship Between Business and OSHA

Schneider Electric Site Named VPP Star in Lincoln, Nebraska

  OSHA has recognized the management and employees of Schneider Electric USA Inc. by naming the company's facility in Lincoln, Neb. a star site in the Voluntary Protection Programs. Schneider Electric USA manufactures miniature circuit breakers, earned it after a comprehensive on-site evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health experts. "From the top … Continue reading Schneider Electric Site Named VPP Star in Lincoln, Nebraska

Frito Lay Receives Not One, But Two Honors at its Jonesboro, Arkansas Facility

The PepsiCo's Frito Lay facility in Jonesboro was recently honored by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and the U.S. Green Building Council. On Tuesday representatives from each corporation traveled to Jonesboro to award Frito Lay managers with the "STAR" status in it's Voluntary Protection Program and the LEED Gold Certification. Boyce Sherrill, Frito Lay … Continue reading Frito Lay Receives Not One, But Two Honors at its Jonesboro, Arkansas Facility

National Office Furniture Facility Certified to VPP STAR Status for Safety Practices;

Three hundred employees of National Office Furniture joined an exclusive group recently when their company’s Jasper facility achieved the prestigious “STAR” certification under the Federal OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The VPP STAR recognizes those employers with superior occupational safety and health management systems. In Indiana, the VPP is administered under the Department of Labor. … Continue reading National Office Furniture Facility Certified to VPP STAR Status for Safety Practices;

Bedding Manufacturing Company Honored on National Level in Pennsylvania

Simmons Manufacturing Co.’s Humboldt Industrial Park plant has earned the ‘star’ worksite designation from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The star designation is the highest honor in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). With Simmons’ plaque are, from left: Stacy Loar, sewing operator; Joe Wetzel, operations manager; Doreen Rushton, human resources … Continue reading Bedding Manufacturing Company Honored on National Level in Pennsylvania