Safety and OSHA News

Why did OSHA fines go up 27%?

Heads up! The cost of noncompliance with OSHA regulations just jumped 27%. [Read more…]

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OSHA issues rule to revise beryllium regulations

A new rule issued by OSHA lowers the allowed levels of a chemical that can cause devastating lung diseases.  [Read more…]

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Top 4 rules on OSHA’s regulatory action list

A top OSHA official recently gave an overview of where the agency stands with creating new and updating existing regulations.

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What’s new/changing with OSHA regs in 2015?

With two years to go in the current administration, OSHA plans to create some new regulations and update some old ones.  [Read more…]

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Were silica and other OSHA rules delayed by politics?

Two recent reports say the White House delayed various federal rules because of concerns about their impact during the 2012 presidential campaign. Whatever caused the regulatory logjam in 2012, there are signs it’s now broken. That means more new regulations for businesses. [Read more…]

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Top 10 Safety News Alert posts of 2013

New OSHA rules; the mouse droppings case; marijuana and workers’ comp. Those are the topics of just 3 of the top 10 posts, by your clicks, in 2013 on Safety News Alert. Here are the top 10 posts: [Read more…]

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Are we about to see a flood of new OSHA rules?

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…]

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Report: OSHA rulemaking process takes too long

A report to Congress from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) calls the process for creating a new OSHA regulation “protracted” and “lengthy.” [Read more…]

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Business owner says employees not concerned about safe place to work

Here’s a statement that caught our eye: The owner of a small manufacturing business in New Jersey told a local newspaper that his employees are “not concerned about having a safe place to work, they’re concerned about having a place to work.” [Read more…]

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Worker deaths up — in this economy?

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Attention, those who believe that OSHA has gone overboard with its workplace safety regulations: You’ve got one less fact to support your argument. When all is said and done, the final count of worker fatalities in 2010 will be higher than in 2009. [Read more…]

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