Safety and OSHA News

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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More to OSHA’s new voluntary PELs than meets the eye?

Warnings are starting to pop up on the Internet that OSHA’s new voluntary hazardous chemical exposure limits may cause more trouble for employers than you might otherwise expect. [Read more…]

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OSHA releases revised PEL tables with new, voluntary limits

The reality on OSHA’s permissible exposure limits (PELs) for hazardous chemicals: Most are out of date by almost half a century. And changing them won’t be easy. So, the agency has released new voluntary limits to help protect employees. [Read more…]

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New York Times: OSHA largely ignores long-term health threats

More than 40,000 workers die each year from exposure to toxic chemicals at work — 10 times the number that die from safety incidents such as falls, fires and explosions. So why isn’t OSHA doing more to curb these health threats? [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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Failed to protect workers from dust and noise: $758K fine

Even without a combustible dust standard, OSHA can fine companies for failing to provide appropriate fire and explosion protection from combustible dust.  [Read more…]

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OSHA: The next 40 years?

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On April 28, 2011, OSHA turned 40 years old. Is the agency suffering an early mid-life crisis?

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Top workplace safety priorities for 2011

Occupational safety professionals have weighed in on their top issues for the coming year. See if you agree. [Read more…]

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