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

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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

New policy increasing OSHA proposed penalties slated for October, 2010

In a speech at the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission annual judicial conference on September 14, 2010, Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, stated that next month, OSHA will formally launch a new policy that increases proposed penalties. The planned changes to the administrative penalty calculation system were … Continue reading New policy increasing OSHA proposed penalties slated for October, 2010