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Sequester and the private sector

Sequester and the private sector

The big news around the water cooler this week has been the federal sequester – a term that few understand and even fewer in Congress seem to care much about. But it has occupational safety pros rattled. “I have to…

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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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New OSHA Memo Focuses on Non-English Speakers

New OSHA Memo Focuses on Non-English Speakers

According to OH&S Magazine, a new memo issued from OSHA yesterday told compliance officers to check and verify workers are receiving OSHA-required  training in a language and vocabulary they understand. The directive applies to non-English speakers, not solely to Latino…

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OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program

OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program

InjuryFree is staying abreast of all the changes that OSHA is proposing/implementing to their process. Today comes another update with more information regarding the “Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP).” The new Severe Violator Enforcement Program (effective in 45 days) is…

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OSHA Latino Safety Conference Remarks

OSHA Latino Safety Conference Remarks

The OSHA Latino Safety Conference was held on this week in Houston, Texas. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis was on hand to discuss some DOL details. Here are some of the highlights… Effective April 28th, OSHA will assure that its…

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DOL’s Strategic Plan with OSHA – Highlights from Chat

DOL’s Strategic Plan with OSHA – Highlights from Chat

I just finished listening to the live chat regarding the DOL’s strategic plan with OSHA. It was very interesting to listen to and read the submitted questions regarding the strategic plan, as well as hear the response to those questions. Did…

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OSHA Focusing on State Bodies

OSHA Focusing on State Bodies

OSHA is stepping up its collaboration with state agencies. In response to a string of construction fatalities in the state of Nevada, the federal body of OSHA is pushing for state bodies to follow national programs that target certain industries…

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OSHA Requesting More Enforcement Power

OSHA Requesting More Enforcement Power

WASHINGTON — Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Dr. David Michaels testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. Michaels shared the U.S. Department of Labor’s views on…

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OSHA Notifies 15,000 Workplaces Nationwide of High Injury and Illness Rates

OSHA Notifies 15,000 Workplaces Nationwide of High Injury and Illness Rates

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration surveys employers to collect workplace injury and illness data it uses to identify employers whose injury and illness rates are considerably higher than the national average. A letter…

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