Articles Tagged with ''Occupational Safety and Health Administration''

Aug. 25, 2014: CDC Report Cites Need for Acclimatization to Prevent Heat-Related Worker Deaths

New Workers Need to Get Used to Working in Hot Conditions
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An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) analysis, described in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, suggests that the primary risk factor for heat fatalities is the lack of acclimatization programs, i.e., getting new workers used to working in hot conditions.


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May 19, 2014: OSHA Campaign Seeks to Prevent Falls in Construction

Falls Account for More Than a Third of All Deaths in Construction
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a national safety stand-down from June 2 to 6 to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls, which account for the highest number of deaths in construction.


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Nov. 8, 2013: OSHA Extends Comment Period on Proposed Silica Rule

Deadline to Submit Written Comments Is Being Extended from Dec. 11, 2013, to Jan. 27, 2014
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it is extending the public comment period for its proposed rulemaking on occupational exposure to crystalline silica. In response to requests for an extension, the deadline to submit comments is being extended from Dec. 11, 2013, to Jan. 27, 2014.


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OSHA Releases Fall Protection Standard

By Angela D. Harris
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Contractors, take note: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is currently stepping up its vigilance with new regulations and a new national safety campaign to prevent jobsite falls.


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Nov. 13, 2012: OSHA Provides Expanded Information on Variance Procedures

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has enhanced its variances webpage to improve understanding of the variance approval process and increase access to the agency’s decisions on variance requests.


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Employers Should Prepare for More OHSA Whistleblower Investigations

By Richard D. Alaniz
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As the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) beefs up its whistleblower program, employers should brace themselves for more claims and investigations. Over the last year, OSHA has been developing a “multifaceted plan for strengthening the enforcement of 21 whistleblower laws under its jurisdiction.”


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Aug. 22, 2012: ClickSafety Introduces Updated Online OSHA Safety Training Courses

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ClickSafety, a leading provider of online safety training, has announced the availability of its updated online Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-Hour Construction and 10-Hour General Industry safety courses.


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MCAA Publishes Program Model

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The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) has revised its Model Hazard Communication Program to simplify compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Association’s (OSHA) updated standard on hazard communication.


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Aug. 16, 2012: MCAA Revises Model Hazard Communication Program

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The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) announced that it has revised its Model Hazard Communication Program to simplify compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) updated standard on hazard communication.


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