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OSHA Update 6.5.12

  • OSHA reaching out with Fall Prevention Campaign

    Across the U.S. in 2010, more than 10,000 construction workers were injured as a result of falling while working from heights, and another 255 workers were killed.  To combat the risk of more falls OSHA is reaching out with a fall prevention campaign. NIOSH NORA and others have joined in to help out. For more information and to access the free educational materials visit the OSHA site.   OSHA Logo

  • Respirable crystalline silica levels for workers engaged in hydraulic fracturing

    NIOSH has released recent findings that demonstrate that workers engaged in hydraulic fracturing operations may be exposed to dangerously high levels of respirable crystalline silica levels.  The researchers found that nearly half (47%) of the workers sampled were exposed to levels of silica above OSHA’s permissible exposure limits with almost 80% of those sampled exposed above NIOSH’s recommended exposure limits.

  • European poll shows concerns in occupational health and safety

    The poll shows one of the largest concerns for occupational health and safety is the issue of work-related stress.  The poll found that eight out of ten people think that the number of people suffering from it will go up over the next five years.

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