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

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