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OSHA revises respirable silica emphasis program

OSHA announced it has made some revisions to its National Emphasis Program on respirable crystalline silica in general industry, maritime and construction.  [Read more…]

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$1.2 million OSHA fine for hiding injuries and illnesses

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OSHA fines over one-million dollars have become more common. But here’s one with a twist: It’s not for workplace hazards — it’s for recordkeeping violations. [Read more…]

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Are safety incentive programs now red flags for OSHA inspectors?

It’s long been a subject of debate among safety pros: Do safety incentive programs reduce injuries, or do they encourage workers not to report when they get hurt? It seems OSHA has weighed in on the issue, buried within a directive for its inspectors. [Read more…]

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Fine shows OSHA is serious about combustible dust crackdown

An Alabama company faces one willful violation from OSHA for allowing explosive dust to accumulate on machinery and the shop floor. [Read more…]

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