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  • Employee Receives Court-Ordered Restitution After Justified Whistleblowing Action

    OSHA News Release Dec 8, 2017 | 07:00 am

    Dec. 8, 2017Employee Receives Court-Ordered RestitutionAfter Justified Whistleblowing Action

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  • U.S. Department of Labor Cites West Virginia Contractor After Employee Injured in Roof Fall, Proposes Penalties Totaling $86,916

    OSHA News Release Dec 4, 2017 | 07:00 am

    Dec. 4, 2017U.S. Department of Labor Cites West Virginia Contractor After EmployeeInjured in Roof Fall, Proposes Penalties Totaling $86,916

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  • QuickTakes 12/01/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Dec 1, 2017 | 13:00 pm

    OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports Wisconsin Corn Milling Facility Fined Over $1.8 Million After Fatal Grain Dust Explosion OSHA Warns of Hazards When Using Roof Tarping in Hurricane Recovery Work Pennsylvania Employer Pleads Guilty to Violating OSHA Regulation, Causing Worker's Fatality Two Florida Companies Cited[…]

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  • OSHA Cites Connecticut Contractor for Mercury and Respirator Hazards at New Hampshire Demolition Site

    OSHA News Release Dec 1, 2017 | 07:00 am

    Dec. 1, 2017OSHA Cites Connecticut Contractor for Mercury and RespiratorHazards at New Hampshire Demolition Site

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  • U.S. Department of Labor Fines US Environmental Inc. for Safety Violations and Proposes Penalties Totaling $333,756

    OSHA News Release Nov 29, 2017 | 07:00 am

    Nov. 29, 2017U.S. Department of Labor Fines US Environmental Inc. for Safety Violationsand Proposes Penalties Totaling $333,756

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  • U.S. Department of Labor and Pottery Manufacturer Reach Settlement Agreement Following Worker Fatality

    OSHA News Release Nov 28, 2017 | 07:00 am

    Nov. 28, 2017U.S. Department of Labor and Pottery ManufacturerReach Settlement Agreement Following Worker Fatality

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  • Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition

    OSHA Federal Register Nov 28, 2017 | 00:00 am

    [Federal Register Volume 82, (Tuesday, November 28, 2017 )] [Notice] [Pages 56270-56271] Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition

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  • Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses: Delay ofCompliance Date

    OSHA Federal Register Nov 24, 2017 | 00:00 am

    [Federal Register Volume 82, (Friday, November 24, 2017 )] [Final Rule] [Pages 55761-55766] Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses: Delay ofCompliance Date

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  • Enforcement Guidance for General Industry Rope Descent System (RDS) Anchorage Requirements (29 CFR 1910.27(b)(1))

    OSHA Interpretations Nov 19, 2017 | 14:00 pm

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  • QuickTakes 11/15/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Nov 15, 2017 | 13:00 pm

    Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification Requirements Set for November 10, 2018 OSHA Partners With Two Texas Companies to Protect Workers During Construction Projects OSHA Alliances with Dallas Consulates Aim to Improve Worker Safety and Health Pennsylvania Manufacturer Reduces Injuries with Help from OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program OSHA Resumes Regular[…]

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  • Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification Extension

    OSHA Federal Register Nov 9, 2017 | 00:00 am

    [Federal Register Volume 82, (Thursday, November 9, 2017 )] [Final Rule] [Pages 51986-51998] Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification Extension

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  • CPL 02-00-124; Multi-Employer Citation Policy

    OSHA Interpretations Nov 8, 2017 | 14:00 pm

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  • Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Mechanical Power Presses Standard

    OSHA Federal Register Nov 3, 2017 | 00:00 am

    [Federal Register Volume 82, (Friday, November 3, 2017 )] [Notice] [Pages 51300-51301] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Mechanical Power Presses Standard

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  • QuickTakes 11/02/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Nov 2, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    Industry Coalition Continues Successful Program to Better Protect Workers Massachusetts Packaging Company and Staffing Agencies Reach Agreements to Enhance Workplace Safeguards Wyoming OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program Helps Energy Company Reduce Injuries and Costs Marine Corps Facility Achieves High Rank in Safety and Health OSHA Alliance Partners Commit to Improving Worker[…]

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  • Interim Enforcement Guidance for the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, 29 CFR 1926.1153

    OSHA Interpretations Oct 18, 2017 | 15:00 pm

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  • QuickTakes 10/17/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Oct 17, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    2018 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls to be held May 7-11 OSHA Hosts Honduran Delegation in Chicago to Discuss Worker Safety and Health New OSHA Training Institute Education Centers Announced OSHA Signs Partnerships to Protect Pennsylvania Construction Workers OSHA Alliance Partners Commit to Improving Worker Safety and Health OSHA[…]

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  • QuickTakes 10/03/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Oct 3, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA Memorandum Outlines 30-Day Enforcement Plan for Silica Construction Standard Top 10 OSHA Violations Announced at National Safety Congress OSHA Awards $10.5 Million in Susan Harwood Safety and Health Training Grants OSHA Alliance Partners Commit to Improving Worker Safety and Health Company Achieves Safety Excellence with Help from Wyoming OSHA’s[…]

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  • QuickTakes 09/15/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Sep 15, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    U.S. Labor Department to Provide Immediate Grants and Assistance for Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts OSHA Actively Engaged in Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts OSHA and ASSE Working Together to Provide Resources to Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey What is an OSHA Intervention in Time of Emergency? St. Louis Area Masons Renew[…]

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  • Determining if the employees experienced an injury or illness due to an exposure.

    OSHA Interpretations Sep 13, 2017 | 15:00 pm

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  • QuickTakes 09/01/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Sep 1, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA Urges Recovery Workers to Stay Safe in Areas Affected by Harvey OSHA Proposes Extension to Compliance Deadline for Crane Operator Certification Requirements Annual Safety Fest to be Held in Tennessee Sept. 11-15 Arkansas Amputation Stand-Down Scheduled for Sept. 14-30 Free Webinars Will Promote Agriculture Safety Sept. 18-22 OSHA Compliance[…]

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  • NATE Response FINAL

    OSHA Interpretations Aug 17, 2017 | 15:00 pm

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  • QuickTakes 08/15/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Aug 15, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    Florida roofing company issued $1.5M in penalties after repeatedly exposing workers to fall hazards Loren Sweatt appointed OSHA deputy assistant secretary Employers continue to make worker safety a priority in extreme heat More than 2 million reached through Air Force Fall Prevention Stand-Down OSHA schedules second meeting on strengthening Voluntary[…]

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  • QuickTakes 07/18/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jul 18, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA announces $10.5M funding opportunity for Susan Harwood Training grants OSHA alliance partners commit to better protect worker safety and health Illinois company achieves safety excellence with help from On-site Consultation Program Minnesota cites company for safety violations following worker fatality California cites explosives manufacture after worker suffers serious injuries[…]

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  • QuickTakes 07/03/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jul 3, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    Proposed rule modifies beryllium standards for construction and shipyards sectors OSHA proposes to delay compliance date for electronically submitting injury, illness reports Deputy Assistant Secretary Dorothy Dougherty retires after 34 years of service Summer's here - and the time is right for: 'Water, Rest and Shade' OSHA participates in National[…]

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  • QuickTakes 06/15/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jun 15, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA and NIOSH team up to offer updated heat safety app Employers share their tips for keeping workers safe in extreme heat OSHA promotes safety in fireworks industry ahead of July 4 festivities Contractors association offers free online trench safety symposium June 27 Webinar will update efforts to align HazCom[…]

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  • QuickTakes 06/01/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jun 1, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA wants to hear how employers keep workers safe from the heat Show your commitment to safety and health June 12-18 during Safe + Sound Week OSHA personnel provide compliance assistance during tornado recovery operations in Oklahoma Contractors association to hold National Trench Safety Stand-Down June 19-24 OSHA partnership reduces[…]

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  • QuickTakes 05/16/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed May 16, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    Thousands of employers and workers across the country stand-down to prevent falls OSHA and construction company form partnership to protect workers at Illinois job site OSHA and oil and gas network renew alliance to protect workers On-site consultations in Kentucky prevent serious hazards and more than $600K in potential penalties[…]

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  • QuickTakes 05/01/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed May 1, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    Free webinar and live Facebook chat on roofing and construction safety to be held as part of National Safety Stand-Down New videos and infographics provide facts on falls OSHA and Hispanic Contractors Association hold construction safety training OSHA and Texas construction association provide free safety training to high school students[…]

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  • QuickTakes 04/19/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Apr 19, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    Workers' Memorial Day — April 28 — honors lives lost on the job Safety stand-downs scheduled this week to raise awareness of landscaping hazards in Southeast Events listed for National Fall Prevention Stand-Down, include prominent DC venues New resources available for Safe + Sound Week OSHA to delay enforcement of[…]

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  • QuickTakes 04/03/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Apr 3, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    National campaign aims to prevent roadway worker deaths and injuriesHoneywell site in Delaware recognized for safety achievements in Voluntary Protection ProgramsMinnesota manufacturer reduces injuries with help from OSHA’s On-site Consultation ProgramGeorgia contractor partners with OSHA to protect workers at high school construction siteOSHA alliance partners renew commitment to better protect[…]

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  • QuickTakes 03/17/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Mar 17, 2017 | 14:00 pm

    Dept. of Labor to offer employers free compliance assistance and training at March 28 forum in OklahomaOSHA warns recovery workers, employers and public of storm cleanup hazardsWisconsin manufacturer dramatically reduces injuries with help from OSHA's On-site Consultation ProgramConstruction management company partners with OSHA to enhance safety on Amherst College projectConstruction[…]

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  • QuickTakes 03/01/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Mar 1, 2017 | 13:00 pm

    Delay of beryllium rule effective date proposed to allow for further reviewFree training offered March 6-10 at Pacific Coast Safety FestNational Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls set for May 8-12Nationwide Safe + Sound Week event being held June 12-18 to promote safety and health programsRegistration for June 13 OSHA Summer[…]

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  • QuickTakes 02/15/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Feb 15, 2017 | 13:00 pm

    Ladder safety is focus of national outreach campaignEmployers reminded to post injury and illness summaries through April; electronic filing not required until JulyParsons Reapproved for VPP Corporate ProgramOSHA's On-site Consultation Program helps Utah manufacturer reduce workplace injuries and illnessesFree hazard communication webinar to be offered by American Staffing Association Feb.[…]

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  • QuickTakes 02/01/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Feb 1, 2017 | 13:00 pm

    OSHA's free On-site Consultation Program helped more than 27,000 employers create safer workplaces in 2016Employers are reminded to post injury and illness summaries now through AprilOSHA revises requirements for Outreach Training Program instructorsOSHA and general contractor partner to protect workers at office building construction siteNorth Carolina mattress company maintains safety[…]

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  • QuickTakes 01/18/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jan 18, 2017 | 13:00 pm

    Final rule on beryllium lowers exposure levels, will protect 62,000 workersBLS: Nearly 5,000 workers died on the job in 2015Reporting requirements reveal more than 7 amputations a day in U.S. workplacesRecommendations for Anti-Retaliation Programs releasedDr. David Michaels, OSHA's longest-serving assistant secretary, departs after leading agency for seven yearsWisconsin metal fabricator[…]

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  • QuickTakes 01/03/2017

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jan 3, 2017 | 13:00 pm

    Season's greetings!

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  • QuickTakes 12/15/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Dec 15, 2016 | 13:00 pm

    Alabama auto parts supplier, staffing agencies face $2.5M in fines after robot fatally crushes young workerOSHA requests comments, schedules meeting on standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare, social assistanceTransport company agrees to enhanced safety measures at over 100 freight terminals in settlement with OSHAUSPS fined $342K after workers were[…]

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  • QuickTakes 12/01/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Dec 1, 2016 | 13:00 pm

    New final rule updates walking-working surfaces standards and establishes personal fall protection requirementsOhio worker's death highlights doubling of trench collapse fatalities nationwide in 2016OSHA issues recommended practices to promote workplace safety and health programs in constructionNew York tree service cited for failing to provide training that could have prevented worker's[…]

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  • QuickTakes 11/15/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Nov 15, 2016 | 13:00 pm

    OSHA deputy director honored for career of federal serviceDollar General store in Pennsylvania cited for repeatedly blocking emergency exits, electrical panelsOhio manufacturer faces nearly $215K in penalties after disabling safety devices, exposing workers to amputation hazardsCentral Florida contractor fined nearly $143K after exposing workers to potentially deadly fallsTexas manufacturer fined[…]

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  • QuickTakes 11/01/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Nov 1, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA Assistant Secretary encouraged by drop in workplace injury, illness ratesOhio vehicle parts manufacturer faces $536K in penalties for failing to protect workers from machine hazardsFlorida framing contractor faces nearly $360K in penalties after continuing to expose workers to fall and other safety hazardsSouth Florida tree trimming service cited for[…]

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  • QuickTakes 10/18/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Oct 18, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA releases recommendations for creating a Safety and Health PlanOSHA delays enforcement of anti-retaliation provisions of injury and illness tracking rule until December 1Top 10 citations of FY 2016 are a place to start for workplace safetyNew Jersey contractors face more than $500K in fines after exposing employees to falls[…]

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  • QuickTakes 10/03/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Oct 3, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    Pennsylvania chicken processor fined $317K for exposing workers to health and safety hazards following worker amputationOhio company faces $256K in penalties after exposing workers to same acid hazards that led to third-degree burns in prior unreported incidentCargo-handling company fined $338K after continuing to expose O'Hare workers to forklift, electrical hazardsFollowing[…]

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  • QuickTakes 09/15/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Sep 15, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA awards $10.5M in workplace safety and health training grants to 77 organizations to help protect high-risk workersOSHA appoints new director for its construction directorateGeorgia auto parts manufacturer, staffing agency face more than $700K in penalties for continuing to expose workers to hazardsNebraska grain handling facility faces $400K in penalties[…]

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  • QuickTakes 09/01/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Sep 1, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA is now on Twitter!Labor Rights Week events take place across the countryReports of amputations lead to improved workplace safety through employer settlementsTyson Foods faces $263K in fines after report of amputation also exposes chemical, fall and fire hazards at Texas plantIllinois contractor fined $267K after continuing to expose workers[…]

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  • QuickTakes 08/15/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Aug 15, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    Employers and safety professionals share their efforts to protect workers from heat illnessOSHA kicks off 'Hear and Now - Noise Safety Challenge'Company fined $320K after worker falls to death at facility cited for similar hazards 4 months earlierAlabama tubing manufacturer faces nearly $200K in fines for fall, electric shock, unguarded[…]

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  • QuickTakes 08/01/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Aug 1, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    Wisconsin shipyard faces nearly $1.4M in penalties for exposing workers to lead, and other hazardsOSHA wants to hear how employers are keeping workers safe from the heatNew York manufacturer fined $197K after failing to correct combustible dust, explosion hazards despite 2015 fireColorado steel mill fined $103K for exposing workers to[…]

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  • QuickTakes 07/15/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jul 15, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA delays effective date for enforcing anti-retaliation section of injury tracking ruleNew York foundry fined $175K for repeat, serious safety violations after worker dies while servicing coal elevatorNational pediatric health care provider cited for failing to protect workers from physical, sexual assaultJudge upholds OSHA citations and $249K in penalties against[…]

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  • QuickTakes 07/01/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jul 1, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA penalties to be adjusted for inflation after August 1Ohio auto parts manufacturer faces $3.42M in fines for willfully exposing workers to machine hazardsEmployers highlight efforts to protect waste collection workers in heatOSHA promotes safety in fireworks industry in light of July 4 festivitiesDespite extensive violation history, Dollar General continues[…]

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  • QuickTakes 06/15/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jun 15, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA, Ashley Furniture reach comprehensive settlement to protect workersConstruction company owner indicted for manslaughter after failure to heed multiple safety warnings leads to worker's deathRoofing contractor faces $108K in penalties after repeatedly putting workers at risk of deadly falls and other hazardsTwo Florida excavation contractors cited for exposing workers to[…]

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  • QuickTakes 06/01/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jun 1, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    Summer heat safety campaign beginsTwo Pennsylvania contractors fined more than $236K for again exposing workers to serious workplace dangersPier 1 Imports faces $101K in fines at Wisconsin store after repeatedly endangering workers with blocked exits, stacked boxesOrganic food manufacturer fined $118K for safety failures that allowed machine to sever worker's[…]

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  • QuickTakes 05/16/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed May 16, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    $4.6M available in Susan Harwood grants to help identify and prevent workplace hazards for high-risk, vulnerable workersNational Safety Stand-Down events reach thousands with the message to stop falls in constructionBrooklyn manufacturer fined $105K for exposing workers to lead, noise and chemical hazardsPostal center in Virginia faces $120K in fines after[…]

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  • QuickTakes 05/11/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed May 11, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA issues final rule to make employers, public better informed about workplace injuries, illnesses

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  • QuickTakes 05/02/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed May 2, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    Workers Memorial Day: Remembering and honoring those who've died on the jobOSHA and NIOSH provide guidance for protecting workers from exposure to Zika virusNational Safety Stand-Down to take place May 2-6Struck-by and amputation hazards to Houston workers lead OSHA to fine Alfa Laval $172KRoofer, sub-contractor fined more than $100K after[…]

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  • QuickTakes 04/18/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Apr 18, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    National Safety Stand-Down to take place May 2-6Berlin Builders faces $385K in OSHA fines for continually ignoring life-threatening dangers at job sites in two statesNew Orleans company fined $226K after injuries, death while workers cleaned rail tankerRussell Stover Candies fined $193K, designated 'severe violator,' after ammonia release shuts Kansas plantGeorgia[…]

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  • QuickTakes 04/01/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Apr 1, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    Long-awaited rule on silica unveiled at emotionally charged eventNew York developer to enhance safeguards and pay $700K after exposing workers to lead, asbestos dangersWalmart's failure to protect and train workers at Florida Supercenter violates corporate-wide safety agreementOSHA emphasizes need to reduce illness, injury among meat and poultry processors in three[…]

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  • QuickTakes 03/24/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Mar 24, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA announces final rule to improve U.S. workers' protection from the dangers of respirable silica dust

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  • QuickTakes 03/17/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Mar 17, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    Evaluation: First year of OSHA injury reporting requirement helps agency engage with employers and focus resources where needed

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  • QuickTakes 03/15/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Mar 15, 2016 | 14:00 pm

    Behr Iron & Steel Inc. pleads guilty to OSHA violation that caused worker fatalityConnecticut steel foundry fined more than $100K for exposing workers to multiple hazards and failing to provide protective equipmentOSHA cites Missouri dairy farm in death of worker; designates company as 'severe violator'Ohio contractors face $117K in fines[…]

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  • QuickTakes 03/01/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Mar 1, 2016 | 13:00 pm

    OSHA Area Director Diana Cortez explains worker rights on New York TelemundoDeputy Assistant Secretary Barab addresses the dangers of workplace violence at national safety and health conferenceJudge upholds citations and penalties for Connecticut contractor, ruling that the company misclassified employees as independent contractorsNew York campground faces $187K in fines for[…]

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  • QuickTakes 02/16/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Feb 16, 2016 | 13:00 pm

    OSHA seeks public comment on guidance for determining potential health hazards of chemicalsDeputy Assistant Secretary Barab testifies before Congress on OSHA's inspection and citation processNational Safety Stand-Down highlights importance of preventing falls in the construction industryEmployers must post injury and illness summaries now through AprilBuilder fined $115K after exposing workers[…]

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  • QuickTakes 02/02/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Feb 2, 2016 | 13:00 pm

    Employers must post injury and illness summaries now through AprilContinued workplace hazards gain Texas seafood distributor 'severe violator' status and $155K in OSHA finesOSHA fines Ohio manufacturer $121K for exposing workers to amputation hazardsFrozen food producer accepts $100K in penalties, enhanced safety compliance after OSHA finds continued violationsMassachusetts roofing contractor[…]

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  • QuickTakes 01/15/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jan 15, 2016 | 13:00 pm

    OSHA's free On-site Consultation Program helps nearly 30,000 employers create safer workplaces in 2015Employers must post 300A injury/illness summary form February through AprilNew Hampshire contractor faces $152K in fines for repeatedly exposing workers to potentially fatal falls and other hazardsDollar General store in Texas fined more than $162K after exposing[…]

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  • QuickTakes 01/04/2016

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jan 4, 2016 | 13:00 pm

    Departments of Labor and Justice launch initiative to cooperate on investigation and prosecution of workplace safety violationsOSHA takes action to help tornado recovery workers stay safe in TexasInjury reporting webpage simplified, online filing now availableTime running out to submit comments on draft guidelines for whistleblower protectionComment period open another month[…]

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  • QuickTakes 12/15/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Dec 15, 2015 | 13:00 pm

    In settlement, Dollar Tree agrees to enhance safety for workers at stores nationwideChicken processor racks up more than $1.87M in OSHA penalties in 2015Michigan painting company fined $178K after worker suffers severe injuries from fall inside water towerNew Jersey flavoring and fragrance manufacturer faces $122K in fines for exposing workers[…]

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  • QuickTakes 12/01/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Dec 1, 2015 | 13:00 pm

    Overview, discussion of updated Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines set for Dec. 9Strong public approval for government efforts to improve workplace safetyTexas furniture maker, temp agency, fined following two gruesome machine accidents in 14 monthsBuilding renovators again exposed workers to asbestos just months after being cited for same violation;[…]

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  • QuickTakes 11/16/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Nov 16, 2015 | 13:00 pm

    OSHA seeks comment on updated Safety and Health Program Management GuidelinesRetailers reminded to keep workers safe during major sales eventsWorker injured when 1,000 pounds of equipment falls on him; steel manufacturer faces fines of nearly $400KArizona company fined more than $400K after unprotected worker falls to his death from unguarded[…]

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  • QuickTakes 11/02/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Nov 2, 2015 | 13:00 pm

    OSHA launches education and enforcement action to protect workers from dangers in the poultry industryResearchers conclude that OSHA citations, penalties reduce workplace injuriesNew data show rate of most serious work injuries unchanged; overall rate drops slightlyAshley Furniture fined a third time this year for safety hazards; company faces $431K in[…]

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  • QuickTakes 10/15/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Oct 15, 2015 | 14:00 pm

    Dr. Michaels testifies before Congress on OSHA's efforts to improve workplace safety and healthOSHA urges storm recovery workers in the southeast to be aware of hazards during cleanupTwo railcar workers killed, third worker injured in deadly blast; company fined $960KTwo NY contractors indicted by state, fined by OSHA after worker[…]

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  • QuickTakes 10/01/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Oct 1, 2015 | 14:00 pm

    Labor report shows drop in Hispanic worker fatalities, rising deaths in construction and oil and gas industriesEPA updates standard to better protect America's farmworkers from pesticide exposureOSHA announces new system that gives greater weight to complex, time-consuming inspectionsTwo workers at Case Farms Processing suffer amputations; OSHA has issued company $1.4M[…]

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  • QuickTakes 09/15/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Sep 15, 2015 | 14:00 pm

    Dr. Michaels travels to China to discuss global challenges in occupational safety and healthTemporary worker loses finger at Nebraska flooring manufacturer; employer fined $244K after trying to hide hazardsOSHA fines supermarket chain bakery in New York $188K after 2 workers are injuredTexas company fined $114K for failing to protect workers[…]

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  • QuickTakes 09/02/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Sep 2, 2015 | 14:00 pm

    Young worker loses four fingers on first day on the job; Ohio company citedDyson Corp. cited after 23-year-old machine operator loses part of fingerAtlanta air filter company fined nearly $120K for exposing temp workers to serious safety hazardsHannaford Supermarkets reaches settlement with OSHA; agrees to implement safeguards for warehouse workersOSHA[…]

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  • QuickTakes 08/17/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Aug 17, 2015 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA issues long-awaited proposal to protect workers from beryllium exposure; labor-industry collaboration is keyOSHA approves Maine as newest State Plan protecting government workersJasper Contractors cited for the third time in a year for exposing workers to falls and other safety hazardsCincinnati nursing care facility to implement procedures to reduce workers'[…]

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  • QuickTakes 08/03/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Aug 3, 2015 | 14:00 pm

    Updated comprehensive guide to OSHA training requirements now availableWorker seriously injured in Texas trench collapse employer fined more than $400K for egregious safety violationsWorker injured after being denied safety equipment Texas employers fined more than $367K, including for willful failure to report injurySevere Violator Ashley Furniture cited for failing to[…]

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  • QuickTakes 07/15/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jul 15, 2015 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA fines Texas DuPont plant more than $270K during second inspection after four workers die from chemical exposureTexas manufacturer with long history of violations fined more than $321K after repeatedly allowing workers to operate defective pressNew Jersey furniture company and staffing agency fined more than $196K for repeatedly exposing workers[…]

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  • QuickTakes 07/01/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jul 1, 2015 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA investigators to focus on key hazards during healthcare inspectionsFree on-site consultation services available to help employers improve workplace safety and healthOSHA heat app surpasses 200K downloadsOSHA promotes safety in fireworks industry in light of July 4 festivitiesCorizon Health Inc. implementing changes to reduce workplace violence hazards at its locationsBurlington[…]

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  • QuickTakes 06/15/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jun 15, 2015 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA teams up with NOAA and NWS to prevent heat-related deaths and illnessesLawsuit settlement boosts enforcement of heat standards for outdoor workers in CaliforniaExecutive Order on Chemical Safety: UpdateRoofing company owner charged in employee's fatal fallOSHA fines Ohio chicken processing facility more than $126K for repeatedly exposing workers to machinery[…]

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  • QuickTakes 06/02/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jun 2, 2015 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA's revised Hazard Communication requirements in effect as of June 1DOL and Federal Agency Regulatory Council propose rule and guidance to implement Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Sixty day public comment period will follow publication

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  • QuickTakes 05/15/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed May 15, 2015 | 14:00 pm

    National Safety Stand-Down reaches millions of workersOSHA seeks to prevent heat illness with revised Heat Safety Tool app and promotion of "Don't Fry Day"Lloyd Industries Inc. fined $822,000 after workers suffer dozens of injuriesFour DuPont workers killed by gas could have been saved with proper protectionsUtility installers in Colorado and[…]

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  • QuickTakes 05/08/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed May 8, 2015 | 14:00 pm

    The 2015 National Safety Stand-Down is Underway! Employers and workers across the country stop work to focus on fall preventionStand-Down event held in front of the U.S. Capitol OSHA and Turner Construction join together for Fall Stand-DownU.S. Air Force supports the National Safety Stand-Down

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  • QuickTakes 05/04/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed May 4, 2015 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA issues final rule to protect construction workers in confined spacesOSHA unveils new version of "It's the Law" poster to help prevent injuries and protect workers' rightsOSHA commemorates Workers' Memorial Day; Assistant Secretary Michaels meets with employers and worker advocates in Cleveland, Ohio, and throws out first pitch at Major[…]

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  • QuickTakes 04/15/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Apr 15, 2015 | 14:00 pm

    April 28 is Workers' Memorial Day: Find an event near youNew National Safety Stand-Down video unveiledOSHA requests information on protecting workers performing communication tower construction, maintenance work$3.5M in Susan Harwood grants now availableNIOSH issues new report on carpal tunnel syndrome and musculoskeletal disorders in poultry processing plantOSHA cites Massachusetts roofing[…]

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  • QuickTakes 04/02/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Apr 2, 2015 | 14:00 pm

    April is National Workplace Violence Prevention Month: OSHA updates guidance for healthcare and social services2015 National Safety Stand-Down in construction launches soon!OSHA finds violations in investigation of explosion at Alabama-based US Steel Corp. that killed two workers, severely burned anotherIllinois recycling facility fined more than $366K for repeatedly exposing workers[…]

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  • QuickTakes 03/16/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Mar 16, 2015 | 14:00 pm

    Adding inequality to injury: The costs of failing to protect workers on the jobNew reporting requirements: Employers required to report fatalities and severe injuries and illnessesRoofing contractor Stephen Lessard faces contempt charges and prison for ignoring safety hazards, failing to pay more than $400,000 in finesCourt bans Mike Neri Sewer[…]

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  • QuickTakes 03/02/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Mar 2, 2015 | 13:00 pm

    OSHA urges employers and workers removing snow from rooftops to be aware of fall hazards and safeguardsNew reporting requirements: Employers required to report fatalities and severe injuries and illnessesFederal judge orders US Postal Service to pay employee $229K in damages for whistleblower retaliationMichigan Basic Marine shipyard fined nearly $243,000 after[…]

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  • QuickTakes 02/18/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Feb 18, 2015 | 13:00 pm

    Federal OSHA rejects inadequate fall prevention measures in Arizona's state-run occupational safety and health programOSHA gears up for annual Fall Safety Stand-Down in ConstructionPreventing cold stress, slips on snow and iceNew reporting requirements: Employers required to report fatalities and severe injuries and illnessesOSHA reminds employers to post OSHA 300A injury/illness[…]

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  • QuickTakes 02/02/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Feb 2, 2015 | 13:00 pm

    We asked. You spoke. We listened.Ashley Furniture fined $1.76M after OSHA finds more than 1,000 worker injuries in past three yearsFastrack Erectors fined $511,000 for failing to provide fall protection in worker fatalityFour Mississippi companies fined more than $187,000 after blast kills one temporary worker, critically injures anotherOSHA investigation finds[…]

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  • QuickTakes 01/15/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jan 15, 2015 | 13:00 pm

    New reporting requirements now in effectEmployers must post 300A injury/illness summary form February through AprilBoomerang Tube cited for exposing workers to life-threatening safety hazards in Texas plant, fined $283,600Concrete manufacturer fined $234,400 for exposing workers to fall, crushing, noise and other hazards at New Hampshire facility, temporary staffing agency also citedCS[…]

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  • QuickTakes 01/02/2015

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jan 2, 2015 | 13:00 pm

    New reporting requirements now in effectSeason's greetings!

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  • QuickTakes 12/15/2014

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Dec 15, 2014 | 13:00 pm

    New reporting requirements go into effect January 1: OSHA answers questions in Dec. 11 Twitter chatNew alliance with National STEPS Network and NIOSH signed to protect workers in oil and gas industryBLS reports decline in workplace injuries and illnesses continued last yearAssistant Secretary testifies at Senate hearing on chemical facility[…]

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  • QuickTakes 12/02/2014

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Dec 2, 2014 | 13:00 pm

    New reporting requirements go into effect January 1: Join OSHA for an online discussion Dec 11OSHA publishes new fact sheet on protecting workers who may be exposed to Ebola virusCentral Transport LLC in Massachusetts fined for knowingly exposing workers to electrocution, fall, crushing and other hazardsVirginia ship repair facility fined[…]

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  • QuickTakes 11/17/2014

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Nov 17, 2014 | 13:00 pm

    New reporting requirements go into effect January 1Retailers reminded to keep workers safe during major sales eventsOSHA finds that equipment failure led to Providence, Rhode Island, circus fall; Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus cited for serious safety violationGeorgia automotive plant placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program for[…]

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  • QuickTakes 11/03/2014

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Nov 3, 2014 | 13:00 pm

    Protecting health care and other potentially exposed workers from Ebola virusLast chance to tell us what you think: Take our surveyJudge upholds citations issued to New Jersey employer who exposed workers to bloodborne pathogen and lead hazardsTexas Dollar Tree Stores fined for exposing workers to serious hazards: Company received over[…]

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  • QuickTakes 10/15/2014

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Oct 15, 2014 | 14:00 pm

    FCC and OSHA hold unprecedented event; announce working group to prevent fatalities in telecommunications industryOSHA launches a national dialogue on hazardous chemical exposures and permissible exposure limits in the workplaceNew Web page on protecting workers from exposure to Ebola virusNew Jersey company fined $136,290 for willfully exposing workers to cancer-causing[…]

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  • QuickTakes 10/01/2014

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Oct 1, 2014 | 14:00 pm

    Tell us what you think: Take our survey OSHA extends compliance date for crane operator certification requirements OSHA finds willful and serious violations in Wireless Horizon tower collapse that resulted in deaths of 2 cell tower workers Willful, repeat and serious violations found in OSHA investigation of 51-year-old worker fatally[…]

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  • QuickTakes 09/15/2014

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Sep 15, 2014 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA expands requirement for reporting fatalities and severe injuries and updates the list of industries exempt from recordkeeping requirementsBLS announces 2013 preliminary fatal occupational injury counts$10.6M in Harwood safety and health grants awarded by OSHA to 78 organizations across the nationIllinois recycling plant cited for willful, serious safety violations after[…]

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  • QuickTakes 09/02/2014

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Sep 2, 2014 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA, NIOSH publish recommended practices to better protect temporary workers’ safety and healthNational Labor Rights Week highlights safety and health rights of vulnerable workersMichigan trucking company ordered to pay nearly $1M in compensation and reinstate drivers terminated for raising safety concernsContractor at Washington state nuclear facility ordered to reinstate worker[…]

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  • QuickTakes 08/15/2014

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Aug 15, 2014 | 14:00 pm

    Comment period extended on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injury and illnessesReport on heat-related enforcement cases highlights need for acclimatization to prevent worker deathsOSHA issues citations for inadequate workplace violence safeguards at two New York facilities: Rikers Island and Brookdale University HospitalRust-Oleum Corp. cited for exposing permanent and[…]

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  • QuickTakes 08/01/2014

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Aug 1, 2014 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA issues new directive to keep communication tower workers safe: new citations issued to protect workersTemporary worker policy memorandum outlines responsibilities of host, staffing agenciesWisconsin fiberglass plant resolves OSHA violations by agreeing to limit worker exposure to styreneOhio fabric manufacturer fined more than $816,000 for providing false abatement documents and[…]

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  • QuickTakes 07/15/2014

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jul 15, 2014 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA helps workers, employers beat the heat with smart phone app and other resourcesRecent fatalities serve as a reminder to protect workers from demolition hazards: New resources availableOSHA settles two safety retaliation cases where employers illegally retaliated against workers for filing safety complaint: McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises and Crown FurnitureFlorida-based[…]

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  • QuickTakes 07/01/2014

    OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed Jul 1, 2014 | 14:00 pm

    OSHA emphasizes importance of acclimatization in protecting outdoor workers from heat illnessYoung worker outreach aims to increase awareness of workplace hazards and rightsElectric Power Generation: Interim enforcement policy issuedOSHA urges increased safety awareness in fireworks industry in advance of July 4 celebrationsTwo companies cited after temporary worker injured at NJ[…]

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