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Occupational Safety News Bulletin – 3/1

OSHA LogoOccupational Safety news headlines for early March, 2011:

  • OSHA’s come along way baby! OSHA is excited to share the milestones over the past 40 years. You can view the events and milestones at OSHA’s 40 year recap.
  • OSHA offers training video for healthcare workers. OSHA has produced a new training video for healthcare employees. It focuses on proper use, and procedures of respiratory devices to protect workers from airborne hazards. See the video here.
  • OSHA outreach efforts educate stakeholders about cranes and derricks rule.
  • Former OSHA Regional Administrator Dean McDaniel dies. Dean McDaniel, Jr., former OSHA Regional Administrator for Region VI, passed away Jan. 31 in Dallas. He was 59.
  • Oregon OSHA adopts changes to the federal cranes and derricks standard. The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division, referred to as Oregon OSHA, will soon adopt changes to its cranes and derricks standard based on federal OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks in Construction Final Rule*, which was published in the Federal Register Aug. 9, 2010.

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