The federal government has released its revised regulatory agenda. It lists 10 new or revised OSHA rules for 2013, with more to come in future years. [Read more...]
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has polled its membership on occupational health and safety priorities. See if you agree with the poll’s results. [Read more...]
A preliminary report has failed to find any clear impact of California’s required Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2) on the total fatality rate in the state. The exact effect on the number of worker injuries is unclear. [Read more...]
An investigation by iWatchNews.org shows a number of employee deaths at “model workplaces” within OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) haven’t been recorded in the agency’s database that monitors the program. And the facilities remain in VPP today. [Read more...]
Even if your company isn’t in transportation, some items on the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Most Wanted List of 10 safety issues are easily applicable to all sorts of industries. [Read more...]
On April 28, 2011, OSHA turned 40 years old. Is the agency suffering an early mid-life crisis?
The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has issued a report on regulatory impediments to job creation. The report lists five OSHA proposals that business groups say would inhibit job growth. [Read more...]
(From National Safety Council Congress and Expo in San Diego) OSHA administrator David Michaels has called the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (i2p2) proposal the agency’s top priority. What does Michaels hope companies will get from creating their own site-specific plans to identify and reduce hazards? [Read more...]