OSHA Announces Training Grants to Prevent Workplace Hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the availability of $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to fund training and education for workers and employers to help them identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. The grants are available for nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, […]

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OSHA to Seek Public Input on Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a stakeholder meeting July 17, 2017, in Washington, D.C., to discuss the future direction of the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). The discussion will include comments and suggestions from the public on potential avenues for action. OSHA is seeking to reshape VPP so that it continues […]

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OSHA Proposes Extension of Deadline for Electronic Reporting, Seeks Comments

The  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (SHA) has proposed a delay in the electronic reporting compliance date of the rule Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017. The proposed delay will allow OSHA an opportunity to further review and consider the rule. The agency published the final rule on May […]

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OSHA Proposes to Modify Beryllium Standard for Construction and Shipyard Sectors

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (ISHA) has announced a proposed rule that would modify the agency’s recent beryllium standards for the construction and shipyard sectors. Representatives of the shipyards and construction industries, as well as members of Congress, raised concerns that they had not had a meaningful opportunity to comment on the application of […]

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OSHA Designates June 12-18 as ‘Safe + Sound Week’

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it has designated June 12-18, 2017, as “Safe + Sound Week,” a new nationwide effort that calls on organizations of all sizes in a wide range of industries to raise awareness of the value and importance of workplace safety and health programs. Joining OSHA to sponsor the […]

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OSHA Postpones Start Date of Electronic Reporting

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has sent an email to stakeholders informing them that the July 1 start date for electronic reporting of injuries and illnesses has been postponed, with no new start date announced. The email reads in part: OSHA intends to extend the initial date by which certain employers are required […]

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OSHA Updates ‘Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs’

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently updated the “Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs” it first released 30 years ago to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. The new recommended practices have been well received by a wide variety of stakeholders and are designed to be […]

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National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down Begins May 8

This year’s National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down, from May 8-12, encourages companies and workers to observe a pause during the workday for topical discussions, safety demonstrations, and training in hazard recognition and fall prevention, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The stand-downs should also provide an opportunity for employers and their workers […]

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OSHA to Recognize Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will recognize Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28 by holding various events throughout the country. American workers are the backbone of our nation’s prosperity and a focal point of President Trump’s “America First” agenda. With the recent increased growth in manufacturing, mining and construction industries, OSHA renews its […]

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OSHA Website Resumes Reporting Violators and Citations

From Jan. 18 until just this past week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) website turned strangely silent on announcing results of its investigations, sticking to a few mundane press releases about partnerships and a delay in the beryllium standard. Then on April 12, a press release was posted announcing the agency had cited […]

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