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OSHA Update 4.17.2012

OSHA Update 4.17.2012

OSHA issues memo on Safety Incentives Policies and Practices OSHA Act prohibits any discrimination from an employer against an employee reporting an injury or illness. OSHA issued a memo discussing certain policies that raise concern. OSHA updates Hazard Communication Standard…

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Occupational Safety News Bulletin 3/19

Occupational Safety News Bulletin 3/19

Occupational Safety news headline for late March, 2012: The Whistleblower Protection Program (WPP) will now report directly to the assistant secretary of OSHA, David Michaels The goal is to strengthen employee’s voices in the workplace without fear of retaliation. This…

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Injury & Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2) and What it Means for your Organization – Part 1

Injury & Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2) and What it Means for your Organization – Part 1

The Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) White Paper has been released by OSHA. This document, released in January of this year, helps to better define the outlined program. The overall goal for this type of program is to substantially…

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Occupational Safety News Bulletin – 4/19

Occupational Safety News Bulletin – 4/19

Occupational Safety news headlines for late April, 2011: OSHA issues alert on hair products that could release formaldehyde OSHA issued a hazard alert to hair salon owners and workers about potential formaldehyde exposure from working with some hair smoothing and…

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Occupational Safety News Bulletin – 4/5

Occupational Safety News Bulletin – 4/5

Occupational Safety news headlines for April, 2011: OSHA looks to small businesses for input on injury/illness logs. OSHA and the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy will reach out to the small business community to get input on the proposed…

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OSHA Update

OSHA Update

In the first half of 2010 OSHA has been busy updating and refocusing their strategy for protecting American workers.  Part of this work has gone toward developing a new six year strategy plan.  InjuryFree has been listening closely to the…

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Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) May Have A Chance

Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) May Have A Chance

OSHA’s David Michaels had previously announced that under the new OSHA 6 year plan, the focus would be on enforcement issues and that the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) would lose its OSHA funding.  Micheals suggested that other government groups may find…

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Save the Date: What to Do About Safety Incentives?

Save the Date: What to Do About Safety Incentives?

ASSE will present a complimentary webcast on Wednesday, May 12th with the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, David Michaels to discuss some of the tough issues facing OSHA and the safety and health community. In this webinar, Michaels will…

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Injury and Illness Prevention Program Discussion Schedule

Injury and Illness Prevention Program Discussion Schedule

According to the recent news release, OSHA will use comments from a series of stakeholder meetings to help develop a proposed rule for Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, known as I2P2. The rule will require employers to develop and implement…

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Agencies Team Up to Protect Safety of Oil Cleanup Workers

Agencies Team Up to Protect Safety of Oil Cleanup Workers

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels is in Louisiana today with a team of experienced hazardous materials professionals leading an effort to ensure that oil spill cleanup workers receive necessary protections from…

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