OSHA QuickTakes – January 16, 2013

New resources available on protecting hospital workers, enhancing patient safety OSHA hosts informal public meeting, extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses Stakeholders join OSHA for silica rulemaking Web chat Listening sessions seek public input on chemical safety Assistant Secretary Michaels addresses National COSH Conference, celebrates graduating class … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – January 16, 2013

Contractors: “Who Is Responsible For Their Safety?”

If you hire contractors, perform contract work, or work at a multi-employer work site, it can be difficult to determine what your safety responsibilities are. Use this infographic to gain a better understanding of how multi-employer rules apply in common situations and what you should look for when hiring a contractor. Contractors: Who's Responsible for … Continue reading Contractors: “Who Is Responsible For Their Safety?”

Study Finds Federal Contracts Given To Severe Violators Of Safety Laws

A new congressional report criticizes the federal government for awarding tens of billions of dollars in contracts to companies even though they were found to have violated safety and wage laws and paid millions in penalties. Issued on behalf of the Democratic senators on the Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee, the report cited examples … Continue reading Study Finds Federal Contracts Given To Severe Violators Of Safety Laws