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Regulatory Chat with OSHA Overview

Regulatory Chat with OSHA Overview

Department of Labor and OSHA offered a Question and Answer Webchat on January 5th, 2011. The purpose was to discuss question about the upcoming plans for regulatory changes and priorities of these regulatory issues. Here is an overview of what…

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Contact with Objects and Equipment Leading Cause of Fatalities in Manufacturing

Contact with Objects and Equipment Leading Cause of Fatalities in Manufacturing

A recent NIOSH publication reports that nearly 690,000 non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses occurred in 2008 in the manufacturing industry. More than half of these occurrences reported days away from work, job transfer or restriction. Over 400 workers experienced fatalities…

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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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Workers Memorial Day

Workers Memorial Day

April 28th is Workers Memorial Day – a day specially assigned to recognizes workers who died or sustained work-related injuries or illnesses during the previous year. According to the CDC, in 2008, over 5,000 workers died from occupational injuries. Also…

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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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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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Watch That Weight In Your Carry-On Bag

Watch That Weight In Your Carry-On Bag

With the costs of luggage ranging anywhere between $10-$100 or more for additional bags, it is no wonder that travelers are trying to fit as many items on their carry on as possible to avoid check-in or overweight fees.  But…

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MSDs in Manufacturing

MSDs in Manufacturing

According to the March NIOSH publication, the incidence rate for Musculoskeletal Disorders within Manufacturing is 41 incidents per 10,000 workers. Amongst the top sectors experiencing the greatest rate of MSD injuries per 100 full-time workers are: Beverage and tobacco products…

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