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Occupational Safety News Bulletin – 11/1

OSHA LogoOccupational Safety news headline for early November, 2011:

  • OSHA appoints new chairman of its Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced that Erich J. (Pete) Stafford has been appointed as the new chair of the agency’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). Stafford, who is a current member of the committee, replaces long serving member Frank L. Migliaccio Jr. as the committee chair. To learn more, visit OSHA’s website.

  • Statement from Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on reported decline in workplace injuries and illnesses

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics today announced that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers declined in 2010 to a rate of 3.5 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, down from a total case rate of 3.6 in 2009. Nearly 3.1 million injuries and illnesses were reported among private sector industry employers in 2010, down from 3.3 million reported in 2009. To learn more, visit OSHA’s website.

  • OSHA publishes new and revised materials on worker safety and health

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently published new and revised information that explains workers’ and employers’ rights, as well as how to protect workers from hazards in the construction, general and maritime industries. To learn more, visit OSHA’s website.

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