Safety and OSHA News

New report: Less OSHA enforcement than two years ago

Two factors are reducing the number of OSHA inspections conducted in the last couple of years, according to a new report.  [Read more…]

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What do your safety peers think about OSHA?

We asked our readers a series of questions about how OSHA does its job. Here’s what your peers had to say:  [Read more…]

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Is OSHA testing the waters with new enforcement tactic?

OSHA says its permissible exposure limits for dozens of hazardous chemicals are out of date, but these days, it’s difficult to update its regulations. Does a recent fine against a fiberglass manufacturer signal OSHA’s way to get around this problem? [Read more…]

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Government report questions effectiveness of OSHA enforcement

OSHA fines are supposed to act as deterrents to companies taking shortcuts with employee safety. But a new government report faults the agency for not sufficiently linking OSHA enforcement activities to the ultimate outcome: fewer employee deaths, injuries and illnesses. [Read more…]

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Top 10 of 2012: OSHA fines and enforcement

It’s that time of year. Time to look back at occupational safety and health in 2012. In this post, we’ll take a look at the top stories about OSHA enforcement and fines. [Read more…]

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OSHA’s new budget shows its upcoming priorities

Will OSHA conduct more inspections in federal Fiscal Year 2013 (FY 2013)? Will there be new regulations? And how does the agency plan to fund compliance assistance to companies? President Obama’s budget proposal shows what’s ahead. [Read more…]

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Enforcement or assistance? Maybe OSHA can still do both

No secret: OSHA administrator David Michaels would rather focus more on enforcement than employer assistance. But surprisingly, recent stats show the agency is still managing to do both. [Read more…]

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Report shows how Obama’s OSHA has stepped up enforcement

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An analysis of OSHA enforcement during the first two years of the Obama administration shows how the agency has changed its enforcement tactics compared to the Bush years. [Read more…]

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Death knell for Voluntary Protection Programs?

A government report critical of the Voluntary Protection Program was expected by many. OSHA’s response to the report is even more interesting. [Read more…]

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New administrator says ‘OSHA is back’

Some tough talk about enforcement from OSHA’s interim administrator, Jordan Barab. [Read more…]

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