“Rules to Come? Future Regulatory Agenda for OSHA” #WorkplaceSafety

Today, the semiannual regulatory agenda was published. This Regulatory Agenda provides a complete list of all regulatory actions that are under active consideration for promulgation, proposal, or review and covers regulatory actions for over 60 federal departments, agencies, and commissions. The regulatory agenda for the Department of Labor includes a total of thirteen regulatory entries … Continue reading “Rules to Come? Future Regulatory Agenda for OSHA” #WorkplaceSafety

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Labor Day: Report Details Violations of Employment and Labor Laws in U.S. Cities

A survey of 4,387 workers in low-wage industries across the three largest U.S. cities – Chicago, Los Angeles and New York – found that the core workplace protections many Americans take for granted are failing significant numbers of workers. A report issued Sept. 2 and jointly funded by the Ford, Joyce, Haynes and Russell Sage … Continue reading Labor Day: Report Details Violations of Employment and Labor Laws in U.S. Cities

Risk Management Proposal Withdrawn

Aug 31, 2009 DOL agreed with critics who said the proposal to have OSHA and MSHA issue an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking whenever they develop a health standard for toxic substances or hazardous chemicals is unnecessary and adds delay. The U.S. Department of Labor formally withdrew the proposed rule issued during the final months … Continue reading Risk Management Proposal Withdrawn

Solis Not Satisfied with 3.6 Fatality Rate

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’(BLS) reports that there were 5,071 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2008, down from  5,657  in 2007. Based on these preliminary counts, the rate of fatal injury for U.S. workers in 2008 was 3.6 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, down from 4.0 in 2007.  However, according to BLS, … Continue reading Solis Not Satisfied with 3.6 Fatality Rate