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OSHA QuickTakes - RSS Feed OSHA QuickTakes Table of Contents http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/index.html QuickTakes 04/01/2016 Friday, 1 Apr 2016 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt040116.html

  • Long-awaited rule on silica unveiled at emotionally charged event
  • New York developer to enhance safeguards and pay $700K after exposing workers to lead, asbestos dangers
  • Walmart's failure to protect and train workers at Florida Supercenter violates corporate-wide safety agreement
  • OSHA emphasizes need to reduce illness, injury among meat and poultry processors in three Midwestern states
  • Roofing company owner receives prison sentence in case related to employee's fatal fall
  • State Plan enforcement cases
  • OSHA publishes rules for handling retaliation complaints from automotive and finance workers
  • Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee to meet April 26
  • OSHA schedules special meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • OSHA, oil and gas industry leaders work together to save workers' lives in North Texas
  • Two North Carolina companies recognized for achievements in promoting worker safety
  • Employers must post injury and illness summaries now through April
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    QuickTakes 03/24/2016 Thurs, 24 Mar 2016 18:00:00 +0000 http:/as/opa/quicktakes/qt032416.html

  • OSHA announces final rule to improve U.S. workers' protection from the dangers of respirable silica dust
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    QuickTakes 03/17/2016 Thurs, 17 Mar 2016 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt031716.html

  • Evaluation: First year of OSHA injury reporting requirement helps agency engage with employers and focus resources where needed
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    QuickTakes 03/15/2016 Tue, 15 Mar 2016 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt031516.html

  • Behr Iron & Steel Inc. pleads guilty to OSHA violation that caused worker fatality
  • Connecticut steel foundry fined more than $100K for exposing workers to multiple hazards and failing to provide protective equipment
  • OSHA cites Missouri dairy farm in death of worker; designates company as 'severe violator'
  • Ohio contractors face $117K in fines following roofer's death in fall at Cincinnati work site
  • OSHA renews Regional Emphasis Program to continue focus on protecting workers from struck-by vehicle hazards
  • State Plan enforcement cases
  • Jake Rieger Farms to pay $55K in wages, damages to wrongfully terminated truck driver
  • Labor Department sues Alabama and Pennsylvania employers who retaliated against workers for raising safety concerns
  • OSHA extends public comment period on guidance for determining potential health hazards of chemicals
  • Employers must post injury and illness summaries now through April
  • OSHA and Mascaro Construction partner for Butler VA Health Clinic Center project
  • Texas A&M to hold free emergency planning course on anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire
  • New pamphlet available on protecting zip-line workers
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    QuickTakes 03/01/2016 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt030116.html

  • OSHA Area Director Diana Cortez explains worker rights on New York Telemundo
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary Barab addresses the dangers of workplace violence at national safety and health conference
  • Judge upholds citations and penalties for Connecticut contractor, ruling that the company misclassified employees as independent contractors
  • New York campground faces $187K in fines for exposing workers to electrical hazards
  • OSHA finds New York manufacturer willfully and repeatedly exposed workers to serious hazards
  • Florida contractors that exposed workers to fall hazards fined nearly $145K
  • State Plan enforcement cases
  • NIOSH and OSHA provide online resources to prevent aerial lift injuries and fatalities
  • Pilot will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation after being fired for raising safety concerns
  • Suit brought against U.S. Steel for retaliating against workers reporting workplace injuries
  • Suit filed against Niagara Falls employer for firing worker who raised safety concerns at Buffalo demolition site
  • Whistleblower investigation process clarified in updated OSHA manual
  • Employers must post injury and illness summaries now through April
  • Labor Secretary appoints 15 members to Maritime Advisory Committee
  • NACOSH to hold special meeting on OSHA's draft guidelines
  • Texas OSHA offices renew two alliances to protect oil and gas workers
  • OSHA allies with Amarillo chapter of Associated General Contractors to promote construction worker safety
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    QuickTakes 02/16/2016 Tue, 16 Feb 2016 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt021616.html

  • OSHA seeks public comment on guidance for determining potential health hazards of chemicals
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary Barab testifies before Congress on OSHA's inspection and citation process
  • National Safety Stand-Down highlights importance of preventing falls in the construction industry
  • Employers must post injury and illness summaries now through April
  • Builder fined $115K after exposing workers to dangerous fall hazards at two Chicago area job sites
  • Dollar General store faces $163K in penalties after endangering workers by blocking exit routes with trash
  • TimkenSteel fined and named "severe violator" after worker severely injured in 40-foot fall from crane
  • OSHA's regional emphasis focuses on reducing illness, injury at high-hazard manufacturing facilities in three Midwestern states
  • State Plan enforcement cases
  • NACOSH schedules third meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee
  • OSHA schedules FACOSH meeting on February 18; seeks member nominations
  • OSHA schedules public hearing on proposed beryllium rule
  • OSHA and Health Canada seek public input on aligning hazard communication regulations in the U.S. and Canada
  • OSHA announces national safety Step-Up to protect workers at oil and gas exploration sites
  • Wisconsin OSHA office holds conference on agricultural safety
  • OSHA renews partnership to protect construction workers in Arkansas
  • Crane, Hoist and Monorail Partners renew alliance with OSHA to prevent worker exposures to hazards
  • Kentucky metal recycler receives SHARP recognition
  • OSHA and NIOSH issue alert on hazards of tank gauging and sampling at oil and gas extraction sites
  • New bulletin outlines potentially fatal hazards from electric generators cooled by hydrogen gas
  • NIOSH Ladder Safety app now includes step ladders
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    QuickTakes 02/02/2016 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt020216.html

  • Employers must post injury and illness summaries now through April
  • Continued workplace hazards gain Texas seafood distributor 'severe violator' status and $155K in OSHA fines
  • OSHA fines Ohio manufacturer $121K for exposing workers to amputation hazards
  • Frozen food producer accepts $100K in penalties, enhanced safety compliance after OSHA finds continued violations
  • Massachusetts roofing contractor faces $188K in OSHA fines after once again exposing workers to fall hazards
  • State Plan enforcement cases
  • New York trucking company ordered to pay more than $45K to wrongfully terminated employee
  • Public stakeholder meeting scheduled on updated Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
  • OSHA seeks nominations for membership on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • Free training in Colorado and North Dakota to promote worker safety in the oil and gas industry
  • OSHA to introduce more durable outreach trainer and student cards
  • OSHA certifies New Jersey occupational safety and health plan for state and local government workers
  • OSHA renews alliance to train and protect electrical workers in Ohio
  • OSHA renews alliance to reduce hazards associated with powered industrial trucks
  • New guidance on joint employment explains employer responsibilities in fissured workplaces
  • OSHA has new webpage on requirements to maintain clean and accessible restrooms
  • OSHA issues alert on hazards of working with scissor lifts
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    QuickTakes 01/15/2016 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt011516.html

  • OSHA's free On-site Consultation Program helps nearly 30,000 employers create safer workplaces in 2015
  • Employers must post 300A injury/illness summary form February through April
  • New Hampshire contractor faces $152K in fines for repeatedly exposing workers to potentially fatal falls and other hazards
  • Dollar General store in Texas fined more than $162K after exposing workers to hazards
  • Pennsylvania company named a 'severe violator' after worker killed in trench collapse
  • State Plan enforcement cases
  • OSHA and FAA agree on joint responsibilities for protecting airline workers from retaliation
  • OSHA schedules public hearing on proposed beryllium rule
  • OSHA holds poultry processing safety workshops in four states
  • Free training offered at Safety Fest of the Great Northwest
  • OSHA renews alliance to protect construction workers from electrical hazards
  • OSHA renews alliance to protect roadway construction workers
  • New webpage makes it easier for workers to access information on their rights
  • Beware of email scam
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  • Job openings
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    QuickTakes 01/04/2016 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt010416.html

  • Departments of Labor and Justice launch initiative to cooperate on investigation and prosecution of workplace safety violations
  • OSHA takes action to help tornado recovery workers stay safe in Texas
  • Injury reporting webpage simplified, online filing now available
  • Time running out to submit comments on draft guidelines for whistleblower protection
  • Comment period open another month on safety and health management
  • Two years after fatality, steel plant continues to expose primarily immigrant workforce to deadly hazards
  • Oregon set to reevaluate permissible exposure limits on some hazardous chemicals
  • Fact sheet now available on farm vehicle backover hazards
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    QuickTakes 12/15/2015 Tues, 15 Dec 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt120115.html

  • In settlement, Dollar Tree agrees to enhance safety for workers at stores nationwide
  • Chicken processor racks up more than $1.87M in OSHA penalties in 2015
  • Michigan painting company fined $178K after worker suffers severe injuries from fall inside water tower
  • New Jersey flavoring and fragrance manufacturer faces $122K in fines for exposing workers to respiratory and other workplace hazards
  • OSHA fines Massachusetts manufacturing plant $145K for exposing workers to mechanical, electrical and other hazards
  • Roofing company owner pleads guilty to charges related to employee's fatal fall
  • State Plan enforcement cases
  • Company ordered to pay more than $332K for wrongfully terminating employee after workplace injury
  • Bronx hair salon must pay $165K to wrongfully terminated employee
  • OSHA charges Connecticut furniture manufacturer with unlawfully discharging workers for filing safety and health complaints
  • Secretary of Labor appoints members to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • Spanish-language fact sheet now available on whistleblower protections under the OSH Act
  • OSHA and Altec Industries Inc. renew alliance to protect workers from hazards
  • Lamar Outdoor Advertising alliance renewed
  • Association of Energy Service Companies trains OSHA staff on hydrogen sulfide hazards
  • Third-Annual National Safety Stand-Down to be held May 2-6
  • New OSHA bulletin provides information on explosion hazards from steelmaking furnaces
  • Online charts breakdown the number and types of serious nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in 2014
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  • Season's Greetings!
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    QuickTakes 12/01/2015 Tues, 1 Dec 2015 18:00:00 +0000 //www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt120115.html

  • Overview, discussion of updated Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines set for Dec. 9
  • Strong public approval for government efforts to improve workplace safety
  • Texas furniture maker, temp agency, fined following two gruesome machine accidents in 14 months
  • Building renovators again exposed workers to asbestos just months after being cited for same violation; fines total $112K
  • Hospital supply company fined $181K after exposing workers to repeat safety and health hazards
  • Long Island cemetery fined $123K after worker engulfed in cave-in of unguarded grave
  • State Plan enforcement cases
  • OSHA partners with construction companies to protect workers in Missouri and Texas
  • New webpage offers resources for protecting healthcare workers from workplace violence
  • OSHA "It's the Law!" poster now available in 10 languages
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  • Job openings
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    QuickTakes 11/16/2015 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt111615.html

  • OSHA seeks comment on updated Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
  • Retailers reminded to keep workers safe during major sales events
  • Worker injured when 1,000 pounds of equipment falls on him; steel manufacturer faces fines of nearly $400K
  • Arizona company fined more than $400K after unprotected worker falls to his death from unguarded balcony
  • Department of Justice charges Missouri company with OSHA violation that caused worker's death
  • Food manufacturer fined after exposing workers to moving machine parts, electrical hazards
  • State Plan enforcement cases
  • OSHA seeks comment on draft whistleblower protection guidance
  • Final rule issued for handling retaliation complaints from railroad and public transportation workers
  • Spanish-language fact sheets now available on environmental law whistleblower statutes
  • OSHA hosts meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • OSHA and Red Cross renew alliance to protect the safety and health of employees
  • OSHA renews alliances to promote young worker safety and health
  • New fact sheets show how to protect agriculture and maritime workers from hazards
  • Video stresses the importance of protecting temporary worker safety and health
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    QuickTakes 11/02/2015 Mon, 2 Nov 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt110215.html

  • OSHA launches education and enforcement action to protect workers from dangers in the poultry industry
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  • New data show rate of most serious work injuries unchanged; overall rate drops slightly
  • Ashley Furniture fined a third time this year for safety hazards; company faces $431K in penalties
  • Ohio agricultural manufacturer fined for exposing workers to amputation, machine hazards
  • Missouri glass manufacturer fined after machine operator suffers third-degree burns
  • State Plan enforcement cases
  • OSHA administrators in Atlanta meet with Hong Kong labor delegates to discuss occupational safety and health
  • More than 16,000 people receive amputation prevention training during Arkansas stand-down
  • OSHA and mobile Mexican Consulate serve rural Ohio
  • OSHA and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries form alliance to address machinery, chemical and other hazards
  • OSHA forms partnership to protect Clean Energy Center laborers in Ohio
  • OSHA schedules meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health to meet Dec. 1-2; seeks nominations for six seats
  • OSHA to hold November 12 stakeholder meetings on hazard communication
  • Updated webpage consolidates information needed to comply with OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard
  • National Grain and Feed Association issues safety alert on preventing grain engulfment
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    QuickTakes 10/15/2015 Thurs, 15 Oct 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt101515.html

  • Dr. Michaels testifies before Congress on OSHA's efforts to improve workplace safety and health
  • OSHA urges storm recovery workers in the southeast to be aware of hazards during cleanup
  • Two railcar workers killed, third worker injured in deadly blast; company fined $960K
  • Two NY contractors indicted by state, fined by OSHA after worker is killed in trench collapse
  • Judge upholds OSHA citations, penalties against NY contractors who exposed workers to energized power lines
  • Industrial laundry fined $305K after exposing workers to same hazards that led to fatality in 2011
  • Texas weapons manufacturer fined $197K for endangering workers
  • Judge upholds OSHA citations in Alabama amputation case
  • State Plan enforcement cases
  • Federal judge orders Idaho employer to pay whistleblower $100K in punitive damages
  • OSHA and National Utility Contractors Association sponsor trench safety training
  • Oregon OSHA offers multicultural safety training
  • Updated guide available: Trenching and Excavation Safety
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    QuickTakes 10/01/2015 Wed, 01 Oct 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt100115.html

  • Labor report shows drop in Hispanic worker fatalities, rising deaths in construction and oil and gas industries
  • EPA updates standard to better protect America's farmworkers from pesticide exposure
  • OSHA announces new system that gives greater weight to complex, time-consuming inspections
  • Two workers at Case Farms Processing suffer amputations; OSHA has issued company $1.4M in penalties this year
  • OSHA citations upheld for 'Midnight Rider' production company following worker fatality, injuries
  • NJ aluminum plant fined $308K for not reporting worker's hospitalization and 43 other violations
  • Texas stamping plant fined $119K for amputations and other serious safety hazards
  • Judge upholds OSHA citations, penalties against New York manufacturer; orders company to pay $154K in fines
  • State Plan enforcement cases
  • OSHA extends comment period for proposed injury and illness records rule
  • OSHA's Little Rock Area Office concludes first Amputation Prevention Stand-Down
  • New York OSHA staff promote workers' safety and rights at Hispanic heritage event
  • OSHA and Pennsylvania technical school form alliance to protect the safety and health of youth workers
  • Guide available on new standard for protecting construction workers from hazards in confined spaces
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    QuickTakes 09/15/2015 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt091515.html

  • Dr. Michaels travels to China to discuss global challenges in occupational safety and health
  • Temporary worker loses finger at Nebraska flooring manufacturer; employer fined $244K after trying to hide hazards
  • OSHA fines supermarket chain bakery in New York $188K after 2 workers are injured
  • Texas company fined $114K for failing to protect workers from chemical exposures
  • OSHA cites two Texas construction contractors for exposing workers to excavation hazards on a multi-employer worksite
  • Utah-based Legal Life Plans Inc. wrongfully fires worker for reporting securities fraud
  • One-fifth of chronic lung disease in construction workers linked to asbestos, silica and other on-the-job exposures
  • Online resources available for National Farm Safety & Health Week Sept. 20 - 26
  • OSHA revises publication to protect the safety of firefighters, other responders
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    QuickTakes 09/02/2015 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt090215.html

  • Young worker loses four fingers on first day on the job; Ohio company cited
  • Dyson Corp. cited after 23-year-old machine operator loses part of finger
  • Atlanta air filter company fined nearly $120K for exposing temp workers to serious safety hazards
  • Hannaford Supermarkets reaches settlement with OSHA; agrees to implement safeguards for warehouse workers
  • OSHA directive explains new process to assist early resolution of whistleblower complaints
  • Meetings set for NACOSH subcommittee and work group
  • Upcoming Webinar addresses inspection procedures for Hazard Communication standard
  • Arkansas safety and health conference to be held Sept. 17
  • OSHA participates in Penn State's Ag Progress Days
  • University of Wisconsin provides Spanish-language safety training to farmworkers with help of OSHA Harwood Grant
  • At 31st annual VPPPA conference, OSHA official lauds success, looks forward to a sustainable future
  • OSHA staff trained in wind energy industry worker safety
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    QuickTakes 08/17/2015 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt080315.html

  • OSHA issues long-awaited proposal to protect workers from beryllium exposure; labor-industry collaboration is key
  • OSHA approves Maine as newest State Plan protecting government workers
  • Jasper Contractors cited for the third time in a year for exposing workers to falls and other safety hazards
  • Cincinnati nursing care facility to implement procedures to reduce workers' musculoskeletal injuries
  • Houston-based Continental Alloys and Services Inc. wrongfully fires worker for reporting incomplete injury records
  • OSHA updates National Emphasis Program on amputations
  • VPP participant promotes culture of safety by encouraging workers to identify and report hazards
  • Alliance participant provides best practices training and technical assistance to OSHA staff
  • New York state Safe Patient Handling Conference to be held October 28-29
  • Updated Spanish home page
  • OSHA launches new webpage on high penalty enforcement cases by state
  • NIOSH offers guidance on preventing diacetyl exposure, webpage for finding publications in multiple languages
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    QuickTakes 08/03/2015 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt080315.html

  • Updated comprehensive guide to OSHA training requirements now available
  • Worker seriously injured in Texas trench collapse employer fined more than $400K for egregious safety violations
  • Worker injured after being denied safety equipment Texas employers fined more than $367K, including for willful failure to report injury
  • Severe Violator Ashley Furniture cited for failing to report injury after worker's finger amputated
  • OSHA provides guidance to compliance officers for enforcing the revised Hazard Communication standard
  • OSHA orders Pacific Northwest trucking company to comply with federal safety rules after retaliation against sick, tired drivers
  • OSHA issues proposed rulemaking clarifying the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses
  • Georgia construction companies and OSHA collaborate to protect workers during area building projects
  • Minnesota staff provides training for young workers
  • New resources available: Infosheet on contaminated water in eyewash stations; fact sheet on all-terrain vehicle hazards during farm work
  • NIOSH Ladder Safety app will expand to cover stepladders
  • OSHA mobile-friendly e-Books
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  • Job openings
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    QuickTakes 07/15/2015 Wed, 15 July 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt071515.html

  • OSHA fines Texas DuPont plant more than $270K during second inspection after four workers die from chemical exposure
  • Texas manufacturer with long history of violations fined more than $321K after repeatedly allowing workers to operate defective press
  • New Jersey furniture company and staffing agency fined more than $196K for repeatedly exposing workers to hazards
  • Florida construction company managers held in contempt of court; ordered to pay more than $195K in penalties
  • Brooklyn hospital settlement aims to protect healthcare workers from violence on the job
  • OSHA decision upheld in the 2012 fatal stabbing of healthcare worker by client with a history of violent behavior
  • Alabama social services center failed to protect employees from being injured by violent clients
  • OSHA directive updates inspection procedures for protecting workers from tuberculosis in healthcare settings
  • OSHA issues temporary enforcement policy for confined spaces in construction
  • OSHA to hold meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • Florida meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health scheduled for Sept. 1-2
  • Training event to enhance federal worker safety and health to be held July 28-30
  • Illinois metal processor earns SHARP recognition through OSHA's On-site Consultation Program
  • Protecting workers from heat illness and falls
  • Virginia announces new worker misclassification policy
  • New young workers' rights video now available in Spanish
  • New video highlights heat illness prevention
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    QuickTakes 07/01/2015 Wed, 01 July 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt070115.html

  • OSHA investigators to focus on key hazards during healthcare inspections
  • Free on-site consultation services available to help employers improve workplace safety and health
  • OSHA heat app surpasses 200K downloads
  • OSHA promotes safety in fireworks industry in light of July 4 festivities
  • Corizon Health Inc. implementing changes to reduce workplace violence hazards at its locations
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway must reinstate conductor retaliated against for reporting an injury and pay $536K in damages
  • Delaware poultry plant fined nearly $40K for exposing workers to musculoskeletal injuries, other serious hazards including failing to make bathrooms available to employees
  • Oklahoma drilling company cited for safety violations after oil rig fire kills 3 workers
  • Massachusetts temporary staffing company agrees to implement changes to protect employees at all its worksites
  • Ohio-based Canton Drop Forge repeatedly exposed its workers to amputation hazards
  • Construction firm and automaker cited after worker crushed to death by 7,600-pound conveyor at Ford auto plant in Missouri
  • Reaching out to Latino workers through Spanish-language radio interview
  • OSHA office in El Paso, Texas, provides safety and health information to oil and gas workers
  • NACOSH: Dr. Michaels provides update on OSHA initiatives
  • Robust stakeholder input received on Communication Tower RFI
  • Resources available: Fatal Facts on confined spaces in manholes, OSHA It's the Law poster
  • New video acclaims the rights of young workers
  • New NIOSH blog provides update on the risk of silicosis
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    QuickTakes 06/15/2015 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt061515.html

  • OSHA teams up with NOAA and NWS to prevent heat-related deaths and illnesses
  • Lawsuit settlement boosts enforcement of heat standards for outdoor workers in California
  • Executive Order on Chemical Safety: Update
  • Roofing company owner charged in employee's fatal fall
  • OSHA fines Ohio chicken processing facility more than $126K for repeatedly exposing workers to machinery hazards
  • Construction firm willfully exposed workers to scaffolding, electrocution hazards at Philadelphia worksites
  • Texas chemical manufacturing facility cited for injury, amputation risks following fatality
  • OSHA helps ensure the safety and health of workers during flood cleanup and recovery in Texas and Arkansas
  • European dignitaries and OSHA meet to discuss safety and health issues in southern states
  • OSHA and Health Canada partner to coordinate classification and labeling of hazardous workplace chemicals
  • Assistant Secretary Michaels visits Korea to discuss global issues on worker safety and health
  • New resources available: Fatal Facts on electrocution and engulfment and whistleblower fact sheets
  • OSHA STEPS Alliance issues alert on protecting workers from storage tank gauging operation hazards
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    QuickTakes 06/02/2015 Tues, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt060215.html

  • OSHA's revised Hazard Communication requirements in effect as of June 1
  • DOL and Federal Agency Regulatory Council propose rule and guidance to implement Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Sixty day public comment period will follow publication<
  • OSHA proposes approval of State Plan to protect the safety and health of public workers in Maine
  • Dollar General fined nearly $125K for blocking emergency exits and other serious hazards at Delaware store
  • OSHA fines 9 contractors nearly $153K for fall risks and other hazards on Florida construction site
  • Ferro Magnetics employee electrocuted; company cited for willful and serious safety violations and fined more than $106K
  • Federal court finds Martin Foundry and consultants in contempt for not allowing OSHA inspection
  • Revisions to whistleblower investigations manual bring clarity to remedies and settlements
  • OSHA teams with Wage and Hour Division to protect nail salon workers
  • New fact sheet provides guidance on preventing amputation hazards from food slicers and meat grinders
  • OSHA publishes best practices on restroom access for transgender workers
  • Interactive training web tool now includes healthcare scenario
  • As the weather heats up, OSHA and NOAA promote Summer Safety Campaign
  • OSHA renews alliance to protect workers in automotive repair industry
  • New alliance will protect Houston area workers from falls
  • Labor Department renews MACOSH charter
  • NIOSH blog warns that ANSI nail gun standard fails to adequately protect workers from injury
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    QuickTakes 05/15/2015 Fri, 15 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt051515.html

  • National Safety Stand-Down reaches millions of workers
  • OSHA seeks to prevent heat illness with revised He ]]>

     

  • Lloyd Industries Inc. fined $822,000 after workers suffer dozens of injuries
  • Four DuPont workers killed by gas could have been saved with proper protections
  • Utility installers in Colorado and South Carolina cited for failing to protect workers from trench collapse
  • Respiratory Protection Toolkit: OSHA partners with NIOSH and Joint Commission to protect hospital workers from transmissible diseases
  • Secretary of Labor appoints members to FACOSH
  • OSHA and Mexican Consulate of Kansas City recognize leaders in protecting Hispanic workers
  • OSHA Celebrates Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Heritage Month
  • OSHA meets with delegation in cooperative effort to protect Vietnamese workers
  • OSHA meets with Paraguay delegation on workplace safety and health
  • New resources available: Fatal Facts on parking garage collapse and technical manual chapter on ethanol processing
  • OSHA's updated "It's the Law" poster helps prevent injuries and protect workers' rights
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    QuickTakes 05/08/2015 Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt050815.html

  • The 2015 National Safety Stand-Down is Underway! Employers and workers across the country stop work to focus on fall prevention
  • Stand-Down event held in front of the U.S. Capitol OSHA and Turner Construction join together for Fall Stand-Down
  • U.S. Air Force supports the National Safety Stand-Down
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    QuickTakes 05/04/2015 Mon, 04 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt050415.html

  • OSHA issues final rule to protect construction workers in confined spaces
  • OSHA unveils new version of "It's the Law" poster to help prevent injuries and protect workers' rights
  • OSHA commemorates Workers' Memorial Day; Assistant Secretary Michaels meets with employers and worker advocates in Cleveland, Ohio, and throws out first pitch at Major League Baseball game
  • OSHA launches National Safety Stand-Down – 3 million expected to participate
  • Pennsylvania environmental services company fined $490K for exposing 3 workers to asbestos hazards
  • Dollar Tree Store in Texas cited for endangering workers, fined more than $116K
  • Chicago Dryer Co. faces $171K for putting workers at risk for amputations and struck-by hazards
  • New York-based A. Hyatt Ball Co. Inc. cited for exposing workers to fire, explosion and chemical hazards
  • Ringling Bros. signs settlement agreement to enhance safety for all aerial acts after 9 employees injured in fall
  • Union Pacific Railroad ordered to pay $100K to worker who was retaliated against for reporting injury
  • New resources available on protecting roofing workers, fall prevention and respirator evaluation
  • OSHA and the National Center for Transgender Equality form alliance to protect safety, health of transgender workers
  • San Antonio solar energy construction partnership will protect 350 workers
  • OSHA and Mexican Consulate of New York sign alliance to protect workers
  • Massachusetts summit will address emerging safety and health topics
  • NIOSH Bulletin: Employers should promote workplace health and prevent disease and injury through workplace tobacco policies
  • Economic Inequality: Cost of workplace injuries borne primarily by workers, their families, and taxpayers
  • New: Spanish-language Workers' Rights video
  • Follow us on Twitter and visit us on Facebook
  • Job openings
  • ]]>

    QuickTakes 04/15/2015 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt041515.html

  • April 28 is Workers' Memorial Day: Find an event near you
  • New National Safety Stand-Down video unveiled
  • OSHA requests information on protecting workers performing communication tower construction, maintenance work
  • $3.5M in Susan Harwood grants now available
  • NIOSH issues new report on carpal tunnel syndrome and musculoskeletal disorders in poultry processing plant
  • OSHA cites Massachusetts roofing contractor after workers hospitalized in preventable break of overloaded scaffold
  • Koser Iron Works in Wisconsin issued more than $102K in penalties for exposing workers to machine, fire and explosion hazards
  • OSHA cites Florida contractor who exposed workers to 200-foot falls and silica dust at two work sites
  • American Spincast Inc. in Belton, Texas, cited with 50 safety and health violations
  • OSHA finds New York City Transit Authority retaliated against employee for participating in safety inspection and filing complaint
  • Court orders dentist to pay $85K to employee fired for safety complaint
  • OSHA and National Safety Council urge employers to protect workers from the dangers of distracted driving
  • Alliance renewed to protect airline ground personnel
  • New resources available on whistleblower protection
  • New: Spanish-language Workers' Rights video
  • Economic Inequality: Cost of workplace injuries borne primarily by workers, their families, and taxpayers
  • Follow us on Twitter and visit us on Facebook
  • Job openings
  • ]]>

    QuickTakes 04/02/2015 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt040215.html

  • April is National Workplace Violence Prevention Month: OSHA updates guidance for healthcare and social services
  • 2015 National Safety Stand-Down in construction launches soon!
  • OSHA finds violations in investigation of explosion at Alabama-based US Steel Corp. that killed two workers, severely burned another
  • Illinois recycling facility fined more than $366K for repeatedly exposing workers to machine, fall and confined space hazards
  • Chicago plant risks safety of permanent and temporary workers by repeatedly ignoring amputation hazards
  • New York dinnerware maker faces $108,000 in fines for exposing workers to fall, fire and other hazards
  • Union Pacific Railroad ordered to pay locomotive engineer $350K in damages after disciplining worker who reported injury
  • OSHA and NIOSH release bulletin on preventing green tobacco sickness
  • Ebola and Infectious Disease Symposium held in Dallas/Fort-Worth Area
  • OSHA works with the Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing to reach Native Americans in Northwest
  • MIOSHA signs partnership to protect workers during State Emergency Operations Center Project
  • Indiana project manager urges companies to think beyond compliance
  • OSHA seeks membership nominations for Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • New bilingual resources available
  • Follow us on Twitter and visit us on Facebook
  • Job openings
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    QuickTakes 03/16/2015 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt031615.html

  • Adding inequality to injury: The costs of failing to protect workers on the job
  • New reporting requirements: Employers required to report fatalities and severe injuries and illnesses
  • Roofing contractor Stephen Lessard faces contempt charges and prison for ignoring safety hazards, failing to pay more than $400,000 in fines
  • Court bans Mike Neri Sewer and Water Contractor from excavating work
  • Hussmann Corp. fined more than $272,000 for willfully ignoring safety hazards following worker death
  • Jasper Contractors faces more than $186,000 in penalties for continuing to put roofing workers' lives in jeopardy
  • Contractors face OSHA violations, fines after trench collapse buries and kills day laborer
  • Lawsuit filed against New York hair salon for firing worker who warned co-workers of formaldehyde hazards
  • Arizona whistleblower reinstated, compensated; DOL sues Idaho school district in whistleblower case
  • OSHA announces final rule on procedures for handling retaliation complaints under Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Learn how to get involved in the 2015 National Safety Stand-Down
  • Partnership to build Atlanta Braves Stadium will focus on protecting workers
  • Whistleblower protections for temporary workers
  • Hazards in the meatpacking industry
  • New Spanish resources available
  • Follow us on Twitter and visit us on Facebook
  • Job openings
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    QuickTakes 03/02/2015 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt030215.html

  • OSHA urges employers and workers removing snow from rooftops to be aware of fall hazards and safeguards
  • New reporting requirements: Employers required to report fatalities and severe injuries and illnesses
  • Federal judge orders US Postal Service to pay employee $229K in damages for whistleblower retaliation
  • Michigan Basic Marine shipyard fined nearly $243,000 after 3rd inspection in 6 years finds workers exposed to unsafe conditions
  • A&D Wood Products in Ohio fined more than $133,000 for willfully exposing workers to machine, combustible dust hazards
  • OSHA fines Kansas grain facility nearly $66,000 after workers’ toes were amputated
  • Owner of Florida tree service sentenced to 15 years in prison for falling death of teenaged worker
  • 2015 National Safety Stand-Down materials available
  • OSHA to hold symposium on protecting healthcare workers from Ebola
  • OSHA's On-site Consultation Program to partner in Georgia training event on hazards in motor vehicle parts manufacturing
  • OSHA schedules special Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health meeting on crane operator qualifications
  • The journey to safety excellence continues
  • New resources now available: updated shipyard industry digest and revised outreach training materials
  • Check out OSHA's new workers' rights video
  • Follow us on Twitter and visit us on Facebook
  • Job openings
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    QuickTakes 02/18/2015 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt021815.html

  • Federal OSHA rejects inadequate fall prevention measures in Arizona's state-run occupational safety and health program
  • OSHA gears up for annual Fall Safety Stand-Down in Construction
  • Preventing cold stress, slips on snow and ice
  • New reporting requirements: Employers required to report fatalities and severe injuries and illnesses
  • OSHA reminds employers to post OSHA 300A injury/illness summary February through April
  • Formed Fiber Technologies fined $108,800 for exposing workers to lacerations, amputation, other hazards
  • Illinois contractor faces more than $287,000 in fines for exposing workers to lead paint
  • Alabama auto parts manufacturer and temporary agency face more than $158,000 for exposing workers to electrocution, falls, amputation hazards
  • Dallas plating shop faces more than $110,000 for willfully exposing workers to cancer risk
  • OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert to protect workers from silica exposure during countertop manufacture and installation
  • Safety and Health Information Bulletin warns of hazards from exposure to grain fumigants
  • OSHA launches redesigned Whistleblower Protection Web page
  • Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health meeting scheduled for February
  • OSHA's Safety Pays Program helps show impact of injuries and illnesses on bottom line
  • Staffing association launches new Web page dedicated to temporary worker safety
  • Follow us on Twitter and visit us on Facebook
  • Job openings
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    QuickTakes 02/02/2015 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt020215.html

  • We asked. You spoke. We listened.
  • Ashley Furniture fined $1.76M after OSHA finds more than 1,000 worker injuries in past three years
  • Fastrack Erectors fined $511,000 for failing to provide fall protection in worker fatality
  • Four Mississippi companies fined more than $187,000 after blast kills one temporary worker, critically injures another
  • OSHA investigation finds management ignores hazards after worker falls into acid-filled tank at Pell City, Alabama, auto parts manufacturer
  • New York hospital issued $201,000 in proposed OSHA fines after workers found to be exposed to contaminated laundry, tuberculosis risks
  • New reporting requirements: Employers required to report fatalities and severe injuries and illnesses
  • New outreach materials focus on Tree Care Workers; Temporary Workers
  • Winter Storm Hazards: Web page offers guidance for employers and workers
  • Follow us on Twitter and visit us on Facebook
  • Job openings
  • ]]>

    QuickTakes 01/15/2015 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt011515.html

  • New reporting requirements now in effect
  • Employers must post 300A injury/illness summary form February through April
  • Boomerang Tube cited for exposing workers to life-threatening safety hazards in Texas plant, fined $283,600
  • Concrete manufacturer fined $234,400 for exposing workers to fall, crushing, noise and other hazards at New Hampshire facility, temporary staffing agency also cited
  • CS Metals fined $378k for willfully exposing workers to dangerous fumes at their St. Marys, Ohio, facility
  • OSHA orders pilot to be reinstated after being fired for refusing to fly unsafe medical transport helicopter
  • Metro-North ordered to pay largest punitive damages in OSHA history for retaliating against a worker who suffered on-the-job injury: Case brought under Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • OSHA-NIOSH guidance addresses fatigue among Ebola healthcare workers
  • NIST and OSHA partner to help small manufacturing businesses protect their workers
  • Apply for OSHA's Graduate Nurse Internship Program by January 31
  • OSHA publications accessible on smartphones and tablets; Safety and Health Information Bulletins available
  • Follow us on Twitter and visit us on Facebook
  • Job openings
  • ]]>

    QuickTakes 01/02/2015 Fri, 02 Jan 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt010215.html

  • New reporting requirements now in effect
  • Season's greetings!
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    QuickTakes 12/15/2014 Tues, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt121514.html

  • New reporting requirements go into effect January 1: OSHA answers questions in Dec. 11 Twitter chat
  • New alliance with National STEPS Network and NIOSH signed to protect workers in oil and gas industry
  • BLS reports decline in workplace injuries and illnesses continued last year
  • Assistant Secretary testifies at Senate hearing on chemical facility safety and security
  • DuPont cited for serious violations after failing to protect workers from hazardous chemicals at New Jersey plant
  • Worker suffers serious injury on 25th birthday at new job at Illinois wild bird food manufacturing plant
  • Texas stamping plant cited for serious violations after exposing workers to amputation and electrical hazards
  • Two Florida companies cited for trenching, excavation and other hazards in separate incidents that included the drowning death of a worker
  • Alliance with International Union of Operating Engineers will protect construction workers
  • New educational resources: interagency fact sheet on safe handling of Ebola-contaminated waste, booklet on hydraulic fracturing hazards
  • NIOSH publication highlights ways to protect retail workers from material handling injuries
  • Follow us on Twitter and visit us on Facebook
  • Season's greetings!
  • Job openings
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    QuickTakes 12/02/2014 Tues, 02 Dec 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt120114.html

  • New reporting requirements go into effect January 1: Join OSHA for an online discussion Dec 11
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  • Central Transport LLC in Massachusetts fined for knowingly exposing workers to electrocution, fall, crushing and other hazards
  • Virginia ship repair facility fined for repeatedly exposing workers to life-threatening safety and health hazards
  • Local emphasis program will focus on Nebraska companies using highly hazardous chemicals
  • Pennsylvania small business centers learn how safety pays
  • Need health coverage? The Health Insurance Marketplace is the place for you.
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  • Job openings
  • ]]>

    QuickTakes 11/17/2014 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt111714.html

  • New reporting requirements go into effect January 1
  • Retailers reminded to keep workers safe during major sales events
  • OSHA finds that equipment failure led to Providence, Rhode Island, circus fall; Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus cited for serious safety violation
  • Georgia automotive plant placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program for repeat machine guarding and other violations; temporary staffing agency also cited
  • Pennsylvania masonry contractor cited for exposing bricklayers to fall hazards as high as 30 feet at residential construction sites
  • US Labor Department renews workplace rights agreements with several Latin American countries
  • Small New York business earns SHARP recognition through work with OSHA's Free On-site Consultation Program
  • Pennsylvania workshop enables safety professionals, industry and OSHA to share best practices
  • Holder Construction Co. and OSHA partner to protect workers on Illinois building project
  • Advisory committee news: ACCSH will meet Dec. 3-4 and member nominations sought; NACOSH meeting on Dec. 10 and new members announced
  • New factsheets available on tube and coupler scaffold safety: "Planning and Design" and "Erection and Use"
  • Need health coverage? The Health Insurance Marketplace is the place for you
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  • Job openings
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    QuickTakes 11/03/2014 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt110314.html

  • Protecting health care and other potentially exposed workers from Ebola virus
  • Last chance to tell us what you think: Take our survey
  • Judge upholds citations issued to New Jersey employer who exposed workers to bloodborne pathogen and lead hazards
  • Texas Dollar Tree Stores fined for exposing workers to serious hazards: Company received over $800,000 in fines in last five months
  • Alabama poultry plant cited for exposing workers to musculoskeletal and other repeat, serious hazards: Recordkeeping violations found
  • Court upholds inclusion of combustible grain dust hazards in revised HazCom standard
  • Employer ordered to be taken into custody for failing to correct workplace hazards and pay OSHA fines
  • OSHA speaks at AIHA conference about safer chemical management and initiating a dialogue with stakeholders
  • National Safety Council launches "Journey to Safety Excellence"
  • MIOSHA celebrates 40th anniversary by investing $1 million in worker safety and health
  • Renewed partnership between OSHA with Samuels Group seeks to protect workers at Wisconsin hospital construction site
  • Secretary appoints members to whistleblower protection advisory committee, OSHA schedules meeting of construction advisory committee
  • OSHA publishes directive for compliance officers for inspecting cranes and derricks
  • New web resource for residential construction employers to protect workers from falls
  • New wallet cards available: "OSHA Reporting Requirements for Employers," "OSHA's Hazard Identification Training Tool," and "Whistleblowers: Work without Risk"
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  • Job openings
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    QuickTakes 10/15/2014 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt101514.html

  • FCC and OSHA hold unprecedented event; announce working group to prevent fatalities in telecommunications industry
  • OSHA launches a national dialogue on hazardous chemical exposures and permissible exposure limits in the workplace
  • New Web page on protecting workers from exposure to Ebola virus
  • New Jersey company fined $136,290 for willfully exposing workers to cancer-causing chemical, other hazards
  • Ohio manufacturer cited for 23 violations after worker dies while clearing reactor drain
  • Florida-based GP Roofing & Construction and Archer Exteriors cited for exposing workers to falls and other hazards
  • Judge affirms citations issued to New York chicken processing plant for chemical, mechanical hazards
  • Proposals sought for online OSHA Outreach Training Program
  • Tell us what you think: Take our survey
  • OSHA and Puget Sound shipbuilders alliance launch fall prevention initiative for maritime industry
  • AESC alliance trains OSHA inspectors in Texas
  • Georgia Tech's new online website offers young worker safety and health training
  • OSHA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month through outreach and training
  • OSHA and EPA will co-host Worker Safety and Health Conference
  • OSHA whistleblower fact sheet now available in Spanish
  • Follow us on Twitter and visit us on Facebook
  • Job openings
  • ]]>

    QuickTakes 10/01/2014 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt100114.html

  • Tell us what you think: Take our survey
  • OSHA extends compliance date for crane operator certification requirements
  • OSHA finds willful and serious violations in Wireless Horizon tower collapse that resulted in deaths of 2 cell tower workers
  • Willful, repeat and serious violations found in OSHA investigation of 51-year-old worker fatally engulfed in South Dakota grain elevator
  • Pennsylvania contractor JJ Stucco and Stone Inc. cited for willfully exposing workers to fall hazards
  • Appeals court affirms OSHA citations on fall prevention and exposure to excessive heat
  • Assistant Secretary addresses National Safety Congress, says "Don't blame workers"
  • California law affects employer requirements for finding and fixing hazards
  • Rule expanding requirements to report severe injuries to OSHA, updated recordkeeping requirements published in the Federal Register
  • Protecting what matters during National Farm Safety and Health Week
  • November meeting scheduled for the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • First multiagency listening session for Asian American and Pacific Islander workers
  • During China trip, Michaels emphasizes the importance of involving employees in injury and illness prevention
  • Partnerships signed to protect workers in Omaha and Philadelphia
  • New educational resources: Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Poultry Processing now in Spanish, fact sheet available on free video training tools
  • OSHA's homepage gets a facelift
  • Job openings
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    QuickTakes 09/15/2014 Tues, 15 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt091514.html

  • OSHA expands requirement for reporting fatalities and severe injuries and updates the list of industries exempt from recordkeeping requirements
  • BLS announces 2013 preliminary fatal occupational injury counts
  • $10.6M in Harwood safety and health grants awarded by OSHA to 78 organizations across the nation
  • Illinois recycling plant cited for willful, serious safety violations after worker killed by unguarded machine
  • Pride Plating Inc. of Oklahoma cited with 38 violations for exposing workers to cancer-causing health hazard
  • Florida construction company cited for willfully and repeatedly exposing workers to falls and other hazards
  • Nominations sought for five members to serve on FACOSH
  • OSHA forms alliance with Heartland Center, renews STEPS Alliance to promote worker safety and health
  • New educational materials available: OSHA poster now in 6 languages, Ebola web page, emergency preparedness and response resources
  • Follow us on Twitter and visit us on Facebook
  • Job openings
  • ]]>

    QuickTakes 09/02/2014 Tues, 02 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt090214.html

  • OSHA, NIOSH publish recommended practices to better protect temporary workers’ safety and health
  • National Labor Rights Week highlights safety and health rights of vulnerable workers
  • Michigan trucking company ordered to pay nearly $1M in compensation and reinstate drivers terminated for raising safety concerns
  • Contractor at Washington state nuclear facility ordered to reinstate worker fired for raising environmental safety concerns
  • More than 2,000 attendees receive information on workplace safety and workers’ rights at Mexican Consulate Health Fair in Georgia
  • "Buy Quiet" initiative to help employers protect workers from occupational noise
  • Patent guide offers assistance for safety & health innovators
  • Alliance renewed to protect workers from exposure to ammonia hazards
  • Sept. 5 is N95 Respirator Day!
  • New educational resources available: Protecting workers from heat, electrocution from power lines while working with ladders and cranes, and pandemic illnesses
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  • Job openings
  • ]]>

    QuickTakes 08/15/2014 Tues, 15 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt081514.html

  • Comment period extended on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injury and illnesses
  • Report on heat-related enforcement cases highlights need for acclimatization to prevent worker deaths
  • OSHA issues citations for inadequate workplace violence safeguards at two New York facilities: Rikers Island and Brookdale University Hospital
  • Rust-Oleum Corp. cited for exposing permanent and temporary workers to silica dust, amputation and electrical hazards
  • Oklahoma oil refinery cited for serious and repeat safety violations
  • President Obama signs executive order requiring potential federal contractors to disclose labor law violations
  • #WeAllHaveRights: Labor Rights Week to highlight the rights of all workers
  • Alliance with Honduran consul to promote workplace safety, workers' rights
  • OSHA education centers offer specialized safety training for the oil and gas industry
  • NOAA recognizes OSHA as Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador
  • New agriculture educational resources available on tractor and other farm vehicle hazards
  • Follow us on Twitter and visit us on Facebook
  • Job openings
  • ]]>

    QuickTakes 08/01/2014 Tues, 01 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt080114.html

  • OSHA issues new directive to keep communication tower workers safe: new citations issued to protect workers
  • Temporary worker policy memorandum outlines responsibilities of host, staffing agencies
  • Wisconsin fiberglass plant resolves OSHA violations by agreeing to limit worker exposure to styrene
  • Ohio fabric manufacturer fined more than $816,000 for providing false abatement documents and exposing workers to amputations, other hazards
  • International Nutrition cited after its Omaha facility collapsed from overloaded storage bins, killing 2 workers, injuring 9 others
  • Focused enforcement program launched to prevent injuries and fatalities in North Dakota's oil and gas and construction industries
  • OSHA and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sign agreement to better protect workers from retaliation, coercion
  • Environmental Protection Agency publishes Request for Information on improving chemical facility safety and security
  • Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health meeting scheduled for August
  • Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee to meet in September
  • OSHA signs partnership with Georgia Tech and construction companies to ensure safety while building pharmaceutical plant
  • New OSHA Web page highlights earthquake preparedness in the workplace
  • New resources: OSHA updates Heat Stress QuickCard
  • Follow us on Twitter and visit us on Facebook
  • Job openings
  • ]]>

    QuickTakes 07/15/2014 Tues, 15 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt071514.html

  • OSHA helps workers, employers beat the heat with smart phone app and other resources
  • Recent fatalities serve as a reminder to protect workers from demolition hazards: New resources available
  • OSHA settles two safety retaliation cases where employers illegally retaliated against workers for filing safety complaint: McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises and Crown Furniture
  • Florida-based construction company cited more than $200,000 for willfully exposing workers to dangerous fall hazards
  • Texas barge builder cited for exposing workers to machinery, noise and fall hazards
  • OSHA and Project BEST establish alliance to educate and protect Ohio construction workers
  • OSHA's free on-site consultation program recognizes Oklahoma safety video contest winners
  • English and Spanish resources available on hazards to tree care workers
  • Follow us on Twitter and visit us on Facebook
  • Job openings
  • ]]>

    QuickTakes 07/01/2014 Tues, 01 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt070114.html

  • OSHA emphasizes importance of acclimatization in protecting outdoor workers from heat illness
  • Young worker outreach aims to increase awareness of workplace hazards and rights
  • Electric Power Generation: Interim enforcement policy issued
  • OSHA urges increased safety awareness in fireworks industry in advance of July 4 celebrations
  • Two companies cited after temporary worker injured at NJ bottling plant
  • Worker exposure to amputation hazards, excessive noise leads to serious, willful violations cited against Wisconsin lumber company
  • San Antonio fruit processor and staffing agency cited for exposing temporary workers to serious hazards
  • Omaha area office responds to tornado cleanup and recovery workers' needs
  • Summer initiative stresses safety in construction throughout the Mid Atlantic
  • Training event focuses on enhancing federal worker safety and health
  • Meeting scheduled to discuss efforts to improve Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program
  • OSHA's free On-site Consultation Program helps Nevada manufacturer achieve excellence in workplace safety and health
  • El Paso area office reaches out to vulnerable workers through the radio
  • Strategic partnerships promote worker safety and health at construction projects in Nebraska, Florida and Arkansas
  • New educational resources available: Agriculture and Spanish language
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  • Job openings
  • ]]>

    QuickTakes 06/16/2014 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt061614.html

  • National safety stand-down reaches 1M workers
  • Interagency report released on improving chemical facility safety and security
  • New interactive training tool highlights hazard identification
  • Recent tree care worker fatalities, vital safety precautions described in new hazard bulletin
  • Wisconsin pharmaceutical manufacturing facility fined $449,680 for failing to protect workers from dangerous chemicals, other hazards
  • Texas-based cement mixer manufacturer cited for 35 workplace safety and health violations
  • Dollar Tree fined $217,000 for putting Montana workers at risk
  • Missouri construction company cited after worker severely injured in unprotected trench fall
  • Court of appeals rules in favor of OSHA following worker’s excavation death
  • OSHA's free On-site Consultation Program helps Wis. company achieve excellence in workplace safety and health
  • Compliance officers get hands-on training to learn how cranes are erected, dismantled and operated
  • Dr. Michaels to speak at oil and gas safety and health conference
  • OSHA to convene small business review panel on infectious diseases
  • Stakeholder meeting scheduled to consider proposed standard to protect emergency responders
  • NIOSH issues progress report on Prevention through Design initiative
  • New educational resource aims to help reduce injuries among workers in the nursing home and residential care industries; additional resources available since May
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  • Job openings
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    QuickTakes 06/02/2014 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt060214.html

  • Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez launches unprecedented partnership for safety: More than 1 million workers across the country expected to "Stand-Down" to prevent falls in construction
  • Stand-Down safety events scheduled at more than 25,000 workplaces nationwide
  • OSHA launches annual summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway ordered to pay more than $526,000 to terminated workers who were retaliated against for reporting injuries
  • Chicago engineering company cited again for failing to protect construction workers from trenching hazards
  • New York tire retreader faces $160,280 in OSHA fines for failing to correct fire, mechanical and electrical hazards
  • Semiannual regulatory agenda published
  • OSHA and the American Staffing Association form alliance to protect temporary workers
  • Assistant Secretary Michaels addresses oil and gas industry leaders at annual onshore drilling conference
  • NIOSH seeks help to characterize risks during chemical flowback in oil and gas extraction
  • "Deadly Dust" video wins award for getting out the message on silicosis
  • New educational resources available to protect workers from heat illness and falls
  • Follow us on Twitter and visit us on Facebook
  • Job openings
  • ]]>

    QuickTakes 05/15/2014 Thurs, 15 May 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt051514.html

  • $7M for Susan Harwood safety and health training grants now available
  • US Labor Department files lawsuit against Southwestern Bell for retaliating against workers who exercised their rights under the OSHA law
  • West Springfield, Mass., employer sued by US Labor Department for firing an employee who filed an OSHA complaint
  • Texas fertilizer blending facility cited $181,000 for safety and health hazards following worker's serious injury
  • San Cast fined $155,900 by OSHA for repeatedly exposing workers to falls, amputation hazards at Coshocton, Ohio, plant
  • June 2-6 National Safety Stand-Down aims to reach more than 25,000 employers and 1 million workers
  • OSHA's top leader praises work of On-site Consultation projects
  • Advisory committees address health hazards, construction and temporary workers; whistleblower committee rechartered
  • Little Rock Area Office responds to tornado cleanup workers' needs
  • Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders honored during heritage month
  • Massachusetts summit to address emerging safety and health topics
  • Partnership renewed with El Paso Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America
  • OSHA and NOAA partner for Hurricane Preparedness Week
  • New educational resources available to protect marine terminal workers and whistleblowers
  • Follow us on Twitter and visit us on Facebook
  • Job openings
  • ]]>

    QuickTakes 05/01/2014 Thurs, 01 May 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt050114.html

  • President Obama proclaims April 28, 2014 Workers' Memorial Day
  • OSHA memorializes fallen workers in events around the country; Assistant Secretary Michaels to call for a discussion on better worker protection from chemical hazards
  • Assistant Secretary Michaels testifies before Senate subcommittee on strengthening whistleblower protections
  • OSHA and Republic Steel reach comprehensive settlement agreement over safety and health violations at 4 plants
  • MSHA issues final rule on lowering miners' exposure to respirable coal dust
  • BLS announces final 2012 fatal occupational injury counts, second lowest annual count on record
  • Florida manufacturer cited for exposing permanent and temporary workers to hexavalent chromium
  • Employer cited for combustible dust, engulfment, and other hazards at Montana grain handling facilities
  • Absolute Waste Removal ordered to reinstate driver who raised safety concerns and pay $123,203 in compensation
  • Informal hearing on proposed extension of crane operator certification deadline scheduled
  • Billboards encourage participation in OSHA’s national stand-down to stop falls in construction
  • New “We Can Do This” video explains the value of Injury and Illness Prevention Programs
  • Alliance with Georgia organizations formed to reduce worker exposure to silica in construction industry
  • NIOSH, OSHA sign agreement to continue close collaboration on shared worker safety issues
  • Annual Patient Safety Congress May 14-16 will examine links to worker safety
  • OSHA and partners to host new regulation Subpart V webinars
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  • Job openings
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    QuickTakes 04/15/2014 Tues, 15 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt041514.html

  • Court upholds OSHA’s position in SeaWorld case
  • Olivet Management fined more than $2.3M for knowingly exposing workers to asbestos and lead at NY work site
  • Tulsa contractor faces $90,600 in proposed fines for exposing workers to serious and repeat fall hazards
  • Silica rulemaking hearings conclude, OSHA extends post-hearing comment period
  • Federal Register publishes OSHA’s final rule on electric power generation, transmission and distribution
  • Employers urged to prevent texting while driving
  • Protecting Whistleblowers: Comment period open on anti-retaliation rule for financial services industry
  • OSHA Pittsburgh office partners with local construction stakeholders
  • OSHA's free On-site Consultation Program helps NY manufacturer improve safety, reduce workplace injuries and lower insurance costs
  • Guam meeting offers help to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with safety, training, health and housing
  • OSHA reaches out to workers at Mexican Consulate and Health Fair in Dallas; signs alliance with Philippines consulate in Chicago
  • Harwood grantee offers resources to keep recovery workers and volunteers safer after Sandy
  • New deputy secretary confirmed for Department of Labor
  • Workers' Memorial Day is April 28: Find an event in your area!
  • Employers reminded to post OSHA 300A injury/illness summaries through April 30
  • New educational resources available on workplace safety in construction and poultry plants
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    QuickTakes 04/01/2014 Tues, 01 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt04012014.html

  • OSHA announces final rule revising standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution
  • National stand-down for fall prevention in construction to take place in June
  • OSHA letter outlines concerns to Arizona State Program
  • Informal public hearings on proposed silica rule continue to engage stakeholders
  • EPA celebrates Farmworker Awareness Week, discusses the importance of worker protection
  • Anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Fire commemorated in New York
  • DISH Network ordered to pay more than $257,000 to former employee for violating whistleblower provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley
  • ConAgra Foods in Ohio faces $117,000 for failing to protect Ohio workers from dangerous machinery, other hazards
  • Atlantic Coast Asphalt of Florida cited after worker trapped in hot liquid asphalt
  • OSHA seeks nominations for National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health meeting scheduled for April
  • New educational resources on protecting nursing home workers, whistleblowers and construction crews
  • NIOSH study evaluates musculoskeletal disorders among poultry workers in one plant
  • OSHA renews alliance with the Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute, creates new regional alliance with the Georgia Concerned Beauty Professionals of Atlanta
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers receives OSHA VPP safety recognition
  • Employers reminded to post OSHA 300A injury/illness summaries through April 30
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    QuickTakes 03/18/2014 Tues, 18 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt03182014.html

  • OSHA continues extensive public engagement on silica proposal: Public hearings on proposed silica rule begin today
  • OSHA publishes new educational bulletin on recordkeeping requirements for temporary workers
  • Comment period extended to March 31 for information request on updates to chemical facility safety standards
  • Supreme Court rules whistleblower protections of Sarbanes-Oxley Act apply broadly to employees and contractors of publicly traded companies
  • Atlanta frozen food manufacturer, staffing agency and service company all cited for failing to train and protect workers from serious ammonia and other hazards
  • OSHA proposes $112,000 in penalties against Ohio company Gaspar Inc. for willfully exposing workers to amputation hazards
  • Employers reminded to post OSHA 300A injury/illness summaries through April 30
  • Nominations requested for members to serve on Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
  • Innovative concrete drill jig reduces silica exposures
  • OSHA co-hosts safety events in San Francisco and Chicago
  • Consulates of the Philippines, El Salvador team with OSHA to promote worker safety and health in Texas, New York and New Jersey
  • OSHA partners with NOAA for Flood Safety Awareness Week
  • New educational resources: Hazard Communication: Small Entity Compliance Guide, fact sheet on work-related asthma
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    QuickTakes 03/04/2014 Tues, 03 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt03032014.html

  • Assistant Secretary Michaels urges action to protect communication tower workers
  • GEO Group settlement aims to protect correctional workers from violence on the job
  • Former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Joseph Dear dies of cancer at 62
  • OSHA announces interim final rule, requests comments on handling retaliation complaints under Food Safety Modernization Act
  • Houston manufacturer cited for eight willful egregious violations after worker severely injured on unguarded machine
  • Combustible dust, amputation and other hazards at lumber manufacturer in Homerville, Ga. cited by OSHA
  • Shippensburg, Pa. foundry cited for repeat safety violations; fines total $163,240
  • OSHA issues 2014 inspection plan to reduce injuries and illnesses at high-hazard workplaces
  • Open for comment: Proposed rules on crystalline silica, workplace injury and illness tracking, and request for information on process safety management
  • Chemical safety public listening sessions continue to encourage input from stakeholders
  • Employers reminded to post OSHA 300A injury/illness summaries through April 30
  • Peoria office co-sponsors Illinois workplace safety and health conference on March 5
  • OSHA teams with local Wisconsin organizations to hold fall protection classes in Spanish
  • Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee to meet March 10-11
  • New educational resources: Safe patient handling in nursing homes and anti-retaliation rights under the Food Safety Modernization Act
  • OSHA and NOAA partner for National Severe Weather Preparedness Week
  • Help OSHA evaluate its heat illness prevention campaign
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    QuickTakes 02/18/2014 Tues, 18 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt02182014.html

  • US Labor Department sues AT&T after 13 workers suspended for reporting workplace injuries
  • No More Falling Workers: OSHA focuses on protecting cell tower workers after increase in fatalities
  • Fertilizer industry, OSHA partner to get message out on chemical safety
  • Proposed rule issued to extend compliance date for crane operator certification requirements
  • Florida manufacturer cited for willful machine lock out violations following preventable fatality
  • Lucas Marine Acquisition Co. cited following untrained worker's drowning in Florida
  • Wakefield, Mass., contractor fined for exposing workers to cave-in hazards
  • Comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses to close on March 10
  • Employers reminded to post OSHA 300A injury/illness summaries through April 30
  • Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee to meet March 10-11
  • New members appointed to Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
  • DOL signs agreement with Belize to better protect at-risk workers
  • Partnership renewed with Associated Builders & Contractors in Texas
  • Revised directive issued on procedures for eliminating workplace hazards in shipyard employment
  • Updated OSHA educational resources available
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    QuickTakes 02/03/2014 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt02032014.html

  • Comment period extended to February 11 for proposed silica rule
  • OSHA reminds employers to post OSHA 3 ]]>

     

  • Illinois concrete company cited with willful violations after temporary worker fatality
  • Connecticut wire manufacturer fined more than $109,000 for new and recurring safety hazards
  • Automotive manufacturer and staffing agency in Thomson, Ga., cited for hazards including amputations and lacerations
  • Illinois Farm Bureau president stresses importance of grain safety
  • NIOSH issues new Prevention through Design paper on fall prevention
  • NY and NJ area offices sign alliances with El Salvadorian Consulates
  • Alliance with Chicago Roofing Contractors Association aims to improve health and safety at construction sites
  • OSHA's free on-site consultation program helps Quality Associates reduce injuries and workers compensation premiums
  • Waubonsee Community College in Illinois and OSHA to cohost March Safety Day event
  • OSHA appoints Dorothy Dougherty as the new deputy assistant secretary
  • New and updated OSHA resources available
  • Help OSHA evaluate its heat illness prevention campaign
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  • Job openings
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    QuickTakes 01/16/2014 Thur, 16 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/qt01152014.html

  • New resources available on protecting hospital workers, enhancing patient safety
  • OSHA hosts informal public meeting, extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses
  • Stakeholders join OSHA for silica rulemaking Web chat
  • Listening sessions seek public input on chemical safety
  • Assistant Secretary Michaels addresses National COSH Conference, celebrates graduating class of bilingual training program
  • Reliable Castings Corp. of Ohio fined more than $293,000 for multiple violations including struck-by, crushing and amputation hazards
  • Tyson Foods cited for safety violations after worker’s hand severed by unguarded machine at Kansas facility
  • Two trucking companies ordered to pay damages for retaliating against drivers
  • Connecticut Superior Court dismisses lawsuit by trucking company
  • NACOSH meeting scheduled for February
  • New study finds increased risk between silica and lung cancer and need for action to protect workers
  • Recent fatalities serve as reminder to ensure worker safety during demolition
  • OSHA renews strategic partnership with electrical transmission and distribution contractors, associations to reduce worker injuries, deaths
  • Alliance with Scaffold and Access Industry Association renewed to protect workers from scaffold hazards
  • New and updated OSHA resources available
  • El Paso office teams with temp worker agency, free consultation program for workplace safety outreach
  • Phoenix unveils fall protection billboards
  • Columbus office cohosts construction safety day
  • New on the DOL blog: OSHA celebrates 43rd anniversary
  • Help OSHA evaluate its heat illness prevention campaign
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  • Job openings
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  • OSHA QuickTakes Archive files 2013-2009
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