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OSHA Update 12.15.2014

OSHA Update 12.15.2014

Workplace Injuries and Illness in Steady Decline Says BLS Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, reported on the 2013 survey results, “Today we learned that, in 2013, approximately three million private sector workers in…

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OSHA Update 11.15.2014

OSHA Update 11.15.2014

Charter renewed at NACOSH Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez renewed the charter of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health and will remain in effect until Oct. 7, 2016. NACOSH advises, consults with and makes recommendations to…

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OSHA Update 10.15.2014

OSHA Update 10.15.2014

New members of Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) named WPAC has appointed two new members to its committee as well as the reappointment of 13 members. WPAC advises the Secretary of Labor on ways to improve the effectiveness of OSHAs…

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OSHA Update 9.15.2014

OSHA Update 9.15.2014

New OSHA requirements for reporting severe injuries and exempt industries OSHA has announced a revised rule for reporting employee deaths and injuries requiring hospitalization. “Under the revised rule, employers will be required to notify OSHA of work-related fatalities within eight…

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OSHA Update 6.15.2014

OSHA Update 6.15.2014

Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) re-established  Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor, has re-established the charter for the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee for a two-year period. WPAC was established to advise and make recommendations on ways to improve the…

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OSHA/NIOSH Update 5.15.2014

OSHA/NIOSH Update 5.15.2014

OSHA Updates May 2014 New NIOSH case study on MSDs in a poultry processing plant available NIOSH has made available its recent study on musculoskeletal disorders and traumatic injuries in a poultry processing plant. You can read a summary of…

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OSHA/NIOSH Update 4.15.2014

OSHA/NIOSH Update 4.15.2014

OSHA Updates April 15 NIOSH issues study results on MSDs in the Workplace NIOSH studied a poultry processing plant for prevalence of workforce MSDs at the request of its owners. The recently released study “makes recommendations to improve work conditions…

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Safety Training Follow-Up Critical to Employee Retention

Safety Training Follow-Up Critical to Employee Retention

Research shows that if no employee reinforcement occurs after a safety training session then: Immediately After – More than 50% of what is learned will not be transferred to the job. Within 6 months – Up to 75% of the…

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OSHA Update 3.18.2014

OSHA Update 3.18.2014

OSHA Updates March 18  OSHA issues bulletin for reporting temporary worker injuries OSHA has issued a new Recordkeeping bulletin to address the responsibility of for recording work-related injuries and illnesses of temporary workers on the OSHA 300 log. Dr. David…

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OSHA Update 2.18.2014

OSHA Update 2.18.2014

March 10th comment deadline for proposed changes to tracking workplace injuries The proposed rule change allows for electronic submission of workplace injury and illness. OSHA claims that electronic filing will facilitate a timelier and improved tracking process. Comments may be…

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