Safety and OSHA News

12 ways to reform OSHA

The current regulatory approach toward safety and health in the workplace needs improvement, according to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).  [Read more…]

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AFL-CIO report: 150 U.S. workers die every day

A new AFL-CIO report dug through worker fatality data and found some trends in U.S. workplace safety. The organization estimates that 150 workers die every day from hazardous working conditions.  [Read more…]

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A fatal March in Nebraska: OSHA says 4 dead in 13 days

It was a rough March for employers in Nebraska. OSHA received reports of four worker fatalities starting on March 9th, and it’s urging state employers to beef up safety programs.  [Read more…]

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CSB chief: DuPont has safety culture problem

Have DuPont’s safety programs, which it markets to other companies, just suffered an embarrassing black eye?  [Read more…]

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Safety News Summary for August 27, 2012

A sleep quiz to learn more about the strange world of sleep; a peek behind the curtain of OSHA’s Consultation programs; NHTSA’s “non-news;” and an industry coming together to reduce fatalities. All that, this week in the Safety News Summary. [Read more…]

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OSHA proposes big changes in injury reporting

OSHA wants to make significant changes to its injury reporting regulations. One involves which companies have to report. The other involves the situations that have to be reported. [Read more…]

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OSHA issues more willful and repeat violations in ’08 than in ’07

Recent statistics show OSHA continues to focus its inspections on specific problems, rather than conduct them randomly. [Read more…]

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OSHA’s Top 10 violations

Which OSHA standards are tripping up companies the most in recent inspections? [Read more…]

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6 proposed OSHA reforms: Do you agree or disagree?

For the first time in 14 years, Democrats will have a President in the White House and significant majorities in both the House and Senate. While many newspapers have been calling on the Democrats to make major changes in monetary and foreign policies, one has chosen to target the nation’s workplace safety and health regulations.

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