Safety and OSHA News

Obama’s OSHA: First 20 months of rulemaking activity

Researchers at OMB Watch have released their take on the first 20 months of rulemaking under the Obama administration, including a status check on OSHA. [Read more…]

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Ergonomics: High priority for new OSHA administrator

When OSHA published its regulatory agenda this month, acting administrator Jordan Barab held a one-hour Web chat to answer questions about it. One of the most popular inquiries: ergonomic injuries and what OSHA plans to do about them. [Read more…]

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Obama’s OSHA nominee confirmed

David Michaels is expected to start work as the head of OSHA later this week. [Read more…]

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Safety group backs ergonomics regulation

As new labor and safety leaders in the Obama administration have shown they would like to require companies to address ergonomics for employees, support for government regulation comes from a safety and health organization. [Read more…]

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Repeal of ergonomics standard doesn’t stop OSHA from issuing citations

When Congress overturned OSHA’s ergonomics standard in 2001, the agency was also barred from issuing a similar rule in the future. However, that hasn’t stopped OSHA from handing out citations for ergonomic hazards. [Read more…]

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Ergonomics rules: States and feds gearing up

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Employers in another state may soon be facing mandatory rules to reduce the number of employees’ ergonomic injuries. [Read more…]

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What does Obama labor appointee have to say about OSHA?

The Senate grilled President-elect Obama’s pick for Labor Secretary on a variety of issues at her confirmation hearing. [Read more…]

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