Wal-Mart employee Jdimytai Damour was trampled to death in 2008 by a Black Friday crowd. OSHA fined Wal-Mart $7,000 in…Click to continue
OSHA has proposed several new rules that will cast a wide net over all types of companies. Some, like Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, will have a significant effect on business’ safety plans. And while OSHA is working on new regulations, it continues strict enforcement of existing rules.
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OSHA may have a reduced staff during the government shutdown, but it will be back, eventually. And when it is, these are the top areas where its inspectors will be looking for hazards.
The reality on OSHA’s permissible exposure limits (PELs) for hazardous chemicals: Most are out of date by almost half a century. And changing them won’t be easy. So, the agency has released new voluntary limits to help protect employees.
To find out what’s in OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), you can read this 280-word story or the 858 pages that appeared in the Federal Register. We’ll also give you a link to the FR notice just in case.
OSHA now has a new, powerful weapon in its arsenal to hit companies hard for PPE and training violations when a new rule takes effect.