Safety and OSHA News

OSHA uses General Duty Clause to fine company for heat-related death

OSHA doesn’t have any regulations specific to making sure workers are protected from heat. But that doesn’t stop the agency from fining companies for failing to protect workers against hot conditions. [Read more…]

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Governor vetoes heat stress bill

California already has the strictest regulations on the books to provide relief for outdoor workers in hot conditions. A bill passed by the state’s legislature would have created new penalties for breaking these rules, but the effort has been stopped by a veto. [Read more…]

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Flash flood leads to employee’s death

Severe weather adds hazards for outdoor workers. A massive storm that unleashed a torrent of water with no warning led to an employee’s death at an excavation project in Texas. [Read more…]

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California releases new guidelines for heat stress regs

Just two states, California and Washington, have specific safety regulations to protect outdoor workers from heat-related illness. Now, California has clarified what employers have to do to protect workers. [Read more…]

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