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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/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 Update 04.22.2013

OSHA Update 04.22.2013

National League of Cities Launch Awareness Campaign for Construction Falls “Plan. Provide. Train” is the motto of the National League of Cities Risk Information Sharing Consortium. They are “spreading the word to state municipalities about the Campaign to Prevent Fatal…

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Reduce MSDs: Avoid these 5 Ergonomic Mistakes

Reduce MSDs: Avoid these 5 Ergonomic Mistakes

The cost of musculoskeletal injuries can run into tens of thousands of dollars and is the primary reason most companies strive to improve ergonomics in the workplace. (Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a program designed to heal MSDs in the workplace?) Many companies are not seeing the results they anticipated due to these five ergonomic mistakes...

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Did you report that injury?

Did you report that injury?

Jim Mongelli looked down to see the crimson stain of blood coming from his arm. It wasn’t shaping up to be a very good day for the heavy equipment worker from upstate New York. “I didn’t think it was a…

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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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OSHA Update 3.4.2013

OSHA Update 3.4.2013

Special Meeting for the OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health... OSHA Encourages Employers to Prepare for Pandemic Flu... Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

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Is IOSHA leading or lagging?

Is IOSHA leading or lagging?

Newspapers out of Indiana today published a pretty scathing review of the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An almost 50% drop in inspections and fines is at the top of the complaint list. However, the article’s premise has one…

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