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Dean McKenzie officially has been named director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction

Dean McKenzie officially has been named director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction

  • By Cody Dorgan
  • 13 Sep 2016
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Dean McKenzie officially has been named director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction after serving as the agency’s acting director since January. With more than 40 years of experience in the field of construction, McKenzie has an “exceptional” understanding of the safety and health issues facing the industry, according to OSHA. “Dean has been a valuable […]
OSHA penalties to be adjusted for inflation after August 1

OSHA penalties to be adjusted for inflation after August 1

  • By Cody Dorgan
  • 6 Jul 2016
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Maximum penalties for OSHA violations are set to increase for the first time since 1990 as part of overall federal penalty adjustments mandated by Congress last year. The increases were announced Thursday by the Department of Labor, which issued two interim rules covering penalty adjustments for several DOL agencies, including OSHA, the Mine Safety and Health Administration […]
OSHA announces new interactive training webtool on identifying workplace hazards

OSHA announces new interactive training webtool on identifying workplace hazards

  • By Cody Dorgan
  • 12 Jun 2014
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WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today released a new interactive training tool to help small businesses effectively identify hazards in the workplace. Employers and workers can virtually explore how to identify common workplace hazards in the manufacturing and construction industries. Users of the new training tool will learn not only hazard identification […]
Motorists Should ‘Share the Road’ With Motorcyclists

Motorists Should ‘Share the Road’ With Motorcyclists

  • By Cody Dorgan
  • 7 May 2014
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Safe riding practices, helmet use and cooperation from all drivers will reduce fatalities and injuries on our nation’s highways WASHINGTON – To kick off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding all drivers of cars, trucks and buses to look out for, and share the […]
Revisions to the 2012 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) Counts

Revisions to the 2012 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) Counts

  • By Cody Dorgan
  • 2 May 2014
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The final count of fatal work injuries in the United States in 2012 was 4,628, up from the preliminary count of 4,383 reported in August 2013. The final 2012 total was the second-lowest annual total recorded since the fatal injury census was first conducted in 1992. The overall fatal work injury rate for the United […]
Essential Training for Childcare Workers

Essential Training for Childcare Workers

  • By Cody Dorgan
  • 2 May 2014
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Barbara Batista still remembers the first time she intervened as a 13-month-old choked on a goldfish cracker–a ubiquitous snack for young children–in her preschool classroom. Although the incident happened more than 20 years ago, “I could still tell you what she was wearing at the time,” said Batista, director of the Child Development Lab School […]
OSHA proposes deadline extension for crane certification

OSHA proposes deadline extension for crane certification

  • By Cody Dorgan
  • 21 Apr 2014
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Washington – OSHA is proposing to extend the compliance date for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2017, in response to concerns raised during a series of stakeholder meetings. OSHA’s final Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard, issued in August 2010, requires crane operator certification by Nov. 10, 2014. A requirement for employers to ensure […]
Tank Car Debate Rolls On

Tank Car Debate Rolls On

  • By Cody Dorgan
  • 12 Mar 2014
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Regulatory action by U.S. and Canadian federal transportation agencies quickly followed the July 2013 fire in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, that involved railroad tank cars filled with petroleum crude oil. Forty-seven people were killed. But both agencies continue to wrestle with the key, and thus far intractable, issue raised by this incident: whether they should require retrofitting […]
Revised Standards Address Safety Requirements for Plastics Machinery

Revised Standards Address Safety Requirements for Plastics Machinery

  • By Cody Dorgan
  • 12 Mar 2014
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The Plastics Industry Trade Association and the American National Standards Institute recently announced the publication of two revised and approved national standards that contain detailed safety requirements for plastics machinery. ANSI/SPI B151.20 – 2013 Safety Requirements for Plastics Sheet Production Machinery and ANSI/SPI B151.27 – 2013 Safety Requirements for the Integration of Robots with Injection […]
Improving Safety Eyewear Fit for Better Protection and Compliance

Improving Safety Eyewear Fit for Better Protection and Compliance

  • By Cody Dorgan
  • 26 Feb 2014
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America’s workforce is becoming increasingly diverse in both gender and ethnicity. In 2010, women represented 47 percent of the U.S. labor force, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and they are expected to account for 51 percent of the increase in total labor force growth between 2008 and 2018. Furthermore, the U.S. Bureau of […]
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