Safety and OSHA News

OSHA inspections decline slightly, some categories see increases

OSHA’s inspection summary for fiscal year 2018 shows the agency conducted fewer inspections than the previous fiscal year, but certain types of inspections were up.  [Read more…]

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OSHA silica rule upheld by federal court

An industry challenge to OSHA’s newly updated silica rule has failed.  [Read more…]

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OSHA delays implementation of silica rule for construction

It’s a short delay, but OSHA wants more time to develop employer guidance for the new silica rule.  [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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OSHA updates silica standard: What you need to know

In one of the most significant safety regulation changes in years, OSHA has announced its final rule to further limit workers’ exposure to respirable silica dust.

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Top 5 OSHA trends to watch in 2016

As the Obama administration gets ready for its last full calendar year, OSHA could enact some of the most significant changes its made in recent memory.  [Read more…]

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OSHA proposes revision to health standard

OSHA has finalized its proposal to lower the permissible exposure levels to a material that can cause devastating lung disease. The new standard would dramatically lower workplace exposure limits in place since 1948.  [Read more…]

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OSHA’s proposed silica rule: What you need to know

What changes to its respirable silica standard has OSHA proposed, and how does the new permissible exposure limit (PEL) compare to those in other countries? [Read more…]

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Company faces $75K in health fines

OSHA administrator David Michaels has called for a new emphasis on the health regulation side of the agency. Recent fines received by one company show the potential impact of this new emphasis. [Read more…]

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Carbon monoxide poisoning sends 11 to hospitals

OSHA is investigating an incident in a Pennsylvania supermarket in which 11 people were sickened by carbon monoxide produced by workers renovating the store. [Read more…]

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