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The American Society of Concrete Contractors Releases Concrete Safety DVD
The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) has released a new Employee Safety Orientation DVD for concrete contractors. The training tool was developed by members of the ASCC’s Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC) and released at the World of Concrete 2014.
Click For More Info Wisconsin Central Limited Ordered to Pay Over $352,000 in Back Wages, Damages to Injured Conductor after OSHA Whistleblower Investigation
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found Wisconsin Central Limited railway in violation of the Federal Railroad Safety Act for terminating a conductor following the reporting of a workplace injury that occurred in Manitowoc, Wis.
Click For More Info OSHA Schedules Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health May 7-8, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Work groups will meet May 7 and the full committee will meet May 8.
Click For More Info Presidential FY15 Budget Includes Increases for OSHA, Cuts for EPA
President Obama has proposed his budget for FY15, and it includes small increases for OSHA and MSHA, but cuts in NIOSH and EPA funding.
Click For More Info Grainger Announces Scholarship Program for Public Safety Curricula
Grainger has announced the expansion of its Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program to offer financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in public safety programs.
Click For More Info AIHA PAT and AIHA LAP Programs Testify on Behalf of OSHA’s Proposed Silica Standard
Within the first week of April, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) openly supported the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed rule concerning workforce exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Both AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP) and AIHA Proficiency Analytical Testing Programs (AIHA-PAT) testified at the April 1 public hearings in Washington, D.C.
Click For More Info AIHA, OSHA Release Safety Sheet for Safe Patient Handling
As a part of its partnership with OSHA, AIHA has developed a new “QuickTips” sheet to provide OHS professionals with information on safe patient handling and mobility.
Click For More Info Olivet Management Faces $2.3M in OSHA Fines for Knowingly Exposing Workers to Asbestos and Lead at NY Work Site
Olivet Management LLC faces a total of $2,359,000 in proposed fines from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing employees and contractors to asbestos and lead.
Click For More Info OSHA Announces Final Rule Revising Standards for Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it would be issuing a final rule to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric power generation, transmission and distribution work.
Click For More Info Fracking Exposes Workers to Dangerous Silica Dust
Hydraulic fracturing technology – also known as fracking – exposes workers to dangerous silica dust, a workplace safety expert said during hearings on new standards before the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Click For More Info OSHA Strategic Partnership Established at Construction Site of Industrial Scientific’s New Headquarters Facility
Industrial Scientific has announced that OSHA and Mascaro Construction Company, the general contractor for the construction of its new global headquarters near Pittsburgh, have developed a partnering agreement as part of the OSHA Strategic Partnership Program.
Click For More Info Mary Vogel, Worker Safety Advocate, Selected as New Executive Director of National Council for Occupational Safety and Health
The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH) announced that Mary Vogel, a veteran advocate for worker safety and health, has been selected as the organization’s new executive director.
Click For More Info Dentec Safety Acquires US Safety Respirator Operation
Dentec Safety Specialists has acquired the US Safety respirator operation from MCR Safety as of March 7, 2014.
Click For More Info AIHA Testifies on OSHA’s Proposed Silica Standard at March 21 Public Hearing in Washington, D.C.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) recently testified on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. OSHA began three weeks of public hearings on its proposed rulemaking in Washington, D.C., on March 18.
Click For More Info Global Congress on Process Safety Marks Ten Years of Progress in Industrial and Chemical Plant Safety
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will hold its 2014 Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety from March 30-April 3. This year is also the tenth annual Global Congress on Process Safety, which will be marked by special sessions to survey the past decade of process safety.
Click For More Info ASHRAE Publishes 2013 Version of MOT for BACnet Conformance
New tests and test improvements are included in the newly published ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135.1-2013, Method of Test for Conformance to BACnet.
Click For More Info OSHA Renews Alliance with Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute to Address Falls, Other Worker Safety Issues
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed its alliance with the Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute. The alliance will focus on issues related to falls, small business, motor vehicle safety and hazard communication. The agreement will remain in effect for five years.
Click For More Info Flood Safety Awareness Week Promoted by OSHA and NOAA
OSHA and NOAA joined together to promote Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 16-22.
Click For More Info OSHA Fines Atlanta Frozen Food Company, and its Staffing Agency, Concerning Employee Safety
Schwan’s Global Supply Chain Inc., manufacturer of frozen foods sold under several brand names, including Red Baron pizza and Mrs. Smith’s desserts, has been cited for 32 health and safety violations that occurred at their Atlanta facility. OSHA has charged them with a total of $185,700 in fines.
Click For More Info Comment Period Extended to March 31 for Information Request on Updates to Chemical Facility Safety Standards
OSHA is extending the public comment period for the request for information on potential revisions to its Process Safety Management standard and related standards to March 31, 2014.
Click For More Info Public Hearings on Proposed OSHA Silica Rule Begin
OSHA has begun holding public hearings for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica. This marks the beginning of an intensive three weeks of public feedback on the proposal, with hearings scheduled through Friday, April 4, 2014.
Click For More Info OSHA Publishes New Educational Bulletin on Recordkeeping Requirements for Temporary Workers
OSHA has released a new educational bulletin for staffing agencies and host employers on current requirements for recording injuries and illnesses of temporary workers. The new Recordkeeping Bulletin, which is part of OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative, addresses how to identify which employer is responsible for recording these work-related injuries and illnesses on the OSHA 300 log.
Click For More Info NSC Releases 2014 Edition of Injury Facts
The National Safety Council (NSC) has released the 2014 edition of Injury Facts®, which details safety statistics and trends across the U.S. and worldwide. Injury Facts® has been the Council’s go-to resource for all safety statistics for more than 90 years. While the report covers a variety of injury and illness areas, it has valuable information in the area of employee safety.
Click For More Info NSC Webinar Addresses Concerns of Growing Prescription Drug Abuse
The National Safety Council recently addressed the issue of improper prescription painkiller use.
Click For More Info MSA Completes Realignment of Company Structure
Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated announced it has completed a legal realignment of the company, establishing a new holding company structure for MSA as well as a new parent company.
Click For More Info National Safety Council Names Deborah Hersman as New President
The National Safety Council (NSC) announced the appointment of Deborah A.P. Hersman as the president and CEO of the 100-year-old organization chartered by Congress to prevent unintentional injury and death.
Click For More Info OSHA Teams Up with Montgomery County, Md. to Prevent Fatal Falls in Construction
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has teamed with the Montgomery County Worker Health and Safety Commission to spread the word about preventing fatal falls in construction, which are the leading cause of death in the industry.
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