AIHA to Hold Congressional Briefing: Protecting American Workers from Silica Dust
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA®) will hold a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill that focuses on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) silica rule. The event, which will be held from10:00 to 11:00 a.m. ET on February 15th 2017 in room 1540-A in the Longworth House Office Building, will also serve as a case study of the importance of worker health and safety



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Letter Released By The VPPPA To Their Membership on there 2017 Efforts concerning the VPP Act, which would make VPP a permanent part of OSHA
Dear VPPPA members,

A belated Happy New Year to everyone, and welcome to what I believe will be an exciting year at VPPPA!

We were blessed in 2016 to have the support of both houses of Congress and the Obama Administration for continued funding and support for VPP, without any fees for VPP participants.





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ASTM International will hold a meeting to see if they should formally launch a new Technical Committee to development voluntary consensus standards for cannabis.
An array of industry experts will come together February 28th 2017 to begin groundwork for the development of voluntary consensus standards for cannabis.The goal of the gathering: to identify specific standards needs; determine if ASTM International should formally launch a new activity; and, if so, develop and approve title, scope, and structure of a new technical committee



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NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods Concerning Sampling and Analysis of Silica in the Workplace Air
NMAM is a collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers who are occupationally exposed. These methods have been developed or adapted by NIOSH or its partners and have been evaluated according to established experimental protocols and performance criteria. NMAM also includes chapters on quality assurance, sampling, portable instrumentation, etc.





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National Ladder Association President Meets With OSHA Leadership in D.C.
The president of the American Ladder Institute (ALI), Ryan Moss, met with OSHA leadership in Washington, D.C. to foster the relationship between ALI and OSHA and discuss strategic plans for collaborating to promote the safe use of ladders. The upcoming < a href"https://www.laddersafetymonth.com/">National Ladder Safety Month in March 2017 was also presented and OSHA agreed to work with ALI to raise the public awareness on the proper selection, care, and safe use of ladders. ALI was also invited to participate in OSHA’s Alliance Program Construction Roundtable (APCR).



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Stucco contractor fails to properly protect employees from fall, silica hazards
JW Construction & Plastering, Inc. from Evanston IL failed to provide employees remodeling a home in Evanston with adequate protection from falls and the personal protective equipment and training needed to work safely with silica and portland cement.



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Wisconsin metal fabrication company is Cited by OSHA after teenaged worker's is fatally injuried, two weeks after starting job
A federal investigation prompted by the death of a 17-year-old worker at a Columbus metal fabrication facility has resulted in multiple safety and health violations.



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OSHA finds Wisconsin medical clinic exposed workers to asbestos hazards Company knew of asbestos-containing material since 2008
Federal investigators found a local medical clinic failed to tell maintenance workers they were being exposed to hazardous asbestos material - which the company identified in 2008 - and did not provide workers with protective equipment



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OSHA issues final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that establishes employer requirements for using personal fall protection systems.





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AS WINTER APPROACHES, FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AGENCY URGES MINING INDUSTRY TO HEED UNIQUE HAZARDS THAT WINTER WEATHER BRINGS
On Dec. 7, 1992, an explosion that rocked the South Mountain #3 coal mine in Norton, Virginia killed eight miners, and led investigators to find that failing to ventilate the mine properly, conduct pre-shift and weekly examinations, and apply proper amounts of rock dust contributed to the explosion.





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