OSHA Kicks Off 2013 “Water, Rest, Shade” Campaign For Working In The Summer Heat

OSHA Information OSHA Video - English OSHA Video - Spanish Contact: Adriano Llosa      Jesse Lawder Phone: 202-693-4686      202-693-4659 Email: llosa.adriano@dol.gov      lawder.jesse@dol.gov US Labor Department kicks off summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities among outdoor workers Educational materials and mobile application available WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has kicked off … Continue reading OSHA Kicks Off 2013 “Water, Rest, Shade” Campaign For Working In The Summer Heat

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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

DOL Worker Safety and Health App Challenge! Deadline To Enter Is November 30, 2012

News Release OSHA News Release: [10/18/2012] Contact Name: Diana Petterson or Adriano Llosa Phone Number: (202) 693-4681 or x4686 Release Number: 12-2060-NAT US Department of Labor's Worker Safety and Health Challenge: develop a tool to inform young workers about hazards Deadline is Nov. 30 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor challenges developers, students and … Continue reading DOL Worker Safety and Health App Challenge! Deadline To Enter Is November 30, 2012

OSHA Quick Takes – September 18, 2012

    In this issue Susan Harwood Training Grant Program recipients announced: OSHA awards $10.7 million in grants to 72 nonprofit organizations DEADLINE EXTENDED: Take the Worker Safety & Health Challenge before November 30 Oil and gas stakeholder meeting to be webcast on September 20–21 Register online now! OSHA revises appeals process for three whistleblower … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – September 18, 2012

What Grain Handlers Should Do to Prepare for and Manage OSHA Inspections

By Eric J. Conn, Head of the OSHA Practice Group We recently authored an article for Feed & Grain magazine entitled “When OSHA Comes Knockin’.” The article explains why employers in the grain industry need to be prepared for an OSHA inspection, and outlines steps they should take to prepare for and manage a visit … Continue reading What Grain Handlers Should Do to Prepare for and Manage OSHA Inspections

OSHA Daily Headlines – August 30, 2012

  Families sue over Kansas grain elevator blast Kansas City Star "Bartlett Grain's disregard for the law led to a catastrophic accident and heartbreaking tragedy for the workers who were injured or killed, their families and the agricultural community," U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said in April in response to ... See all stories on … Continue reading OSHA Daily Headlines – August 30, 2012

OSHA QuickTakes – May 16, 2012

  In this issue OSHA kicks off summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities among outdoor workers: Educational materials and mobile application available OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign: New OSHA and stakeholder educational materials on fatal falls NIOSH researchers find respirable crystalline silica hazard for workers engaged in hydraulic fracturing operations Assistant Secretary speaks on … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – May 16, 2012

OSHA QuickTakes – May 1, 2012

In this issue President Obama proclaims April 28, 2012 Workers' Memorial Day Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis observes Workers' Memorial Day at Action Summit for Worker Safety and Health, announces Fall Prevention Campaign OSHA memorializes fallen workers in events around the country New OSHA directive focuses on communications with victims' families following a workplace … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – May 1, 2012

Kansas City Grain Company Cited For Violations In Deadly Atchison Grain Elevator Explosion

Federal officials Thursday accused a Kansas City grain company of willfully ignoring workplace safety rules, leading to an explosion that killed six workers in Atchison last year. “The deaths of these six workers could have been prevented had the grain elevator’s operators addressed hazards that are well known in this industry,” U.S. Secretary of Labor … Continue reading Kansas City Grain Company Cited For Violations In Deadly Atchison Grain Elevator Explosion

OSHA Revises & Issues Hazard Communication Standard – GHS Final Rule – March 20, 2012

"Exposure to hazardous chemicals is one of the most serious threats facing American workers today," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. "Revising OSHA's Hazard Communication standard will improve the quality and consistency of hazard information, making it safer for workers to do their jobs and easier for employers to stay competitive." The Hazard Communication … Continue reading OSHA Revises & Issues Hazard Communication Standard – GHS Final Rule – March 20, 2012

Enhanced DOL Enforcement Database Offers Improved Access to OSHA, MSHA Violation Data

New updates and improvements to the U.S. Department of Labor’s enforcement database offer enhanced access to OSHA and MSHA violation data. The changes, announced Aug. 23, were implemented to increase public access and understanding of agency enforcement actions. The updated site includes interactive map displays of MSHA and OSHA violation data. Users can search by … Continue reading Enhanced DOL Enforcement Database Offers Improved Access to OSHA, MSHA Violation Data

OSHA QuickTakes – May 2, 2011

May 2, 2011 · Volume 10, Issue 9 A twice monthly e-news product with information about workplace safety and health. In this issue Solis launches national outreach campaign to protect workers from heat-related illnesses White House, DOL commemorate Workers Memorial Day OSHA issues final rule to protect shipyard workers OSHA will hold expert forum on … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – May 2, 2011

OSHA’s Vision for the Future & Opinion on “Safety Incentive Programs”

{Watch this video! It explains things that you can do to motivate people to be a part of over all safety in the workplace!} In July, I sent a letter to OSHA staff describing my vision for transforming the Agency to meet the challenges facing us in 2010 and beyond. This update discusses what OSHA … Continue reading OSHA’s Vision for the Future & Opinion on “Safety Incentive Programs”

Grain Elevator Operators Fined $1.35 Million Following Three Deaths

    There were more grain entrapments in 2010 than in any year since they started collecting data on entrapments in 1978, according to researchers at Purdue University. The U.S. Department of Labor has fined Haasbach LLC in Mount Carroll, Ill., and Hillsdale Elevator Co. in Geneseo and Annawan, Ill., following the deaths of three … Continue reading Grain Elevator Operators Fined $1.35 Million Following Three Deaths

OSHA Quick Takes – January 15, 2011

In this issue OSHA acts to protect workers in residential construction Green Jobs: New online resource provides information on green job safety and health Solis will re-establish advisory committee to protect maritime industry workers OSHA hosts Web chat on new Regulatory Agenda Illinois contractors fined more than $470,000 for exposing trench workers to cave-in hazards … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – January 15, 2011

Why Confined Space Rules Are Essential & Vitally Important

The Final Rule for Permit-Required Confined Spaces was published in the Federal Register on January 14, 1993, and became effective on April 15, 1993. The standard is based on years of gathering information on confined space fatalities and on testimony about the hazards of confined spaces from all sectors of industry and labor. Because it … Continue reading Why Confined Space Rules Are Essential & Vitally Important