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Occupational Safety News Bulletin – 1/13

OSHA LogoOccupational Safety news headline for late January, 2012:

  • OSHA Announces New Online Outreach Training Program Providers

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced its selection of 10 OSHA authorized training providers to deliver 25 online courses as part of its Outreach Training Program. The OSHA Outreach Training Program teaches workers how to identify, prevent, and eliminate workplace hazards. The program also informs workers of their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Read more about these training providers by visiting OSHA’s website.

  • OSHA Directive Continues Targeted Inspection Program for Protecting Federal Workers

    OSHA recently updated its Federal Agency Targeting Inspection Program (FEDTARG) directive for fiscal year 2012. FEDTARG directs programmed inspections of federal agency establishments that experienced high numbers of lost time injuries during FY 2011. To learn more about OSHA’s new directive for federal workers on their website.

  • OSHA Proposes more than $1 Million in Fines for Houston, TX Employer for Willful and Serious Violations

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Piping Technology and Products Inc. for 13 willful and 17 serious violations for exposing workers to the risk of amputations and other serious injuries from dangerous machinery, as well as other hazards, at the company’s Houston facility. Proposed penalties total $1,013,000. Learn more about what went wrong in Houston by visiting OSHA’s website.

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