Time is running out for OSHA under the Obama administration to complete some of its regulatory priorities. If OSHA stays on track, some new and revised regs could debut early in 2016.
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.
Various OSHA standards require employers to have written safety programs. Would a company satisfy such a requirement by keeping the documents solely in an electronic format?
A judge has upheld OSHA fines issued to a uniform laundry service for violations involving bloodborne pathogen and lead exposure. The judge says the company also routinely falsified safety training sign-in sheets.
At first, it appeared a federal official had blamed the worker in the case of a nurse who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in the U.S. But following a public outcry about his initial statement, the head of the CDC now says he didn’t mean to blame the nurse and that his agency has to review its […]
A new study shows mandated staffing levels in acute-care hospitals have decreased injuries among registered and licensed practical nurses. Is there take-home from this study for other occupations as well?
From February to June this year, healthcare workers at a medical center were victims of violent patients in eight incidents. Now OSHA has issued violations and fines.
Repeat violations have added up for this Ohio company. Its OSHA fines in 2015 now total more than $1.87 million.
Ever wish you could have someone translate an OSHA standard into plain English? You’re not alone.
We asked safety pros to rate which of 21 safety topics are most important to them. Ones involving OSHA ranked at the top of the list.
OSHA now predicts that, by the end of this summer, businesses will see three new or revised regulations.
OSHA says a collection of its existing standards apply to keeping employees who may come in contact with the Ebola virus safe.
Employees at this facility faced exposure to blood and other potentially infectious bodily fluids.
Following the death of a worker inside a machine used to sort recyclables, OSHA has fined a Marietta, OH, company $186,300 for a total of 21 violations.
Establishing an open-door policy for employees to bring safety problems to management’s attention can be a real cost-saver: In this case, it might have saved thousands of dollars in OSHA fines.
A lab tech who was exposed to blood at work for decades developed hepatitis and died. His widow filed for workers’ comp death benefits. But his employer noted the employee could have contracted the disease via surgery he had. Did a court award comp benefits?
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