Pending OMB Review, OSHA Could Restart Effort to Update Chemical Exposure Limits (PEL’s)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLw4fGx63Qc By Robert Iafolla April 16 --In an apparent effort to kickstart agency action on updating permissible exposure limits for hundreds of chemicals, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration asked the White House April 15 to approve a request to gather information on ways to address chemical exposure. OSHA cited widespread agreement that the majority … Continue reading Pending OMB Review, OSHA Could Restart Effort to Update Chemical Exposure Limits (PEL’s)

Six Top Safety Priorities for the Next Two Years

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has polled its membership on occupational health and safety priorities. See if you agree with the poll’s results. AIHA conducts the survey (PDF) every two years. Here are the top 6 industry-related issues that the group’s members said were the most important overall priorities for the coming two years: … Continue reading Six Top Safety Priorities for the Next Two Years

US Labor Department’s OSHA to Co-Sponsor Downstate Illinois Workplace Health & Safety Conference on March 2, 2011

Region 5 News Release: 11-195-CHI Feb. 16, 2011 Contact: Scott Allen Rhonda Burke Phone: 312-353-6976 312-353-4807 E-mail: allen.scott burke.rhonda US Labor Department's OSHA to co-sponsor downstate Illinois workplace safety and health conference in Peoria on March 2 Annual 'DIOSH Day' will offer new approaches to protecting workers PEORIA, Ill. – Construction safety, personal protective equipment, … Continue reading US Labor Department’s OSHA to Co-Sponsor Downstate Illinois Workplace Health & Safety Conference on March 2, 2011

AIHA Top Public Policy Occupational And Environmental Health And Safety Issues

Biennial public policy survey indicates issues that present concerns for the industrial hygiene profession in 2011-2012 Fairfax, VA - The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), as a result of its biennial membership survey, lists the top public policy issues of concern to AIHA members and the occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) profession over … Continue reading AIHA Top Public Policy Occupational And Environmental Health And Safety Issues