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The proposed rulemaking would require improved worker protection from tripping, slipping, and falling hazards on walking and working surfaces.
Development of the safety guides and fact sheets has grown out of a partnership between OSHA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to promote protective measures for Gulf Coast oil spill responders.
Cleanup workers can face potential hazards from oil byproducts, dispersants, detergents, and degreasers. Drowning, heat illness, and falls also pose hazards, as can encounters with wild species native to the impacted areas. OSHA is consulting with BP and others to ensure that workers receive appropriate training and protective equipment.
In the aftermath of the recent fatal incidents this month, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on Workers Memorial Day, April 28, 2010.
Numerous groups will convene during NAOSH Week from May 2-8, 2010 and Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day on May 5 to raise awareness of the importance of being safe at work.
A whistleblower investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that New Jersey Transit violated the Federal Railroad Safety Act when it retaliated against an employee for reporting a work-related illness.
In response to complaints, OSHA inspectors will ensure that healthcare employers implement a hierarchy of controls and encourage vaccination and other work practices recommended by the CDC.
Enjoy this humorous retro look at dangers in the common workplace, courtesy of the Safetycare channel on YouTube.
The Hazard Communication proposed rule seeks to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are evaluated and communicated to employers and employees. Modifying OSHA’s existing HCS could harmonize chemical hazard communications worldwide, help U.S. employers compete in the international marketplace, and increase work safety.
The work is part of the Obama Administration’s continued commitment to improved accountability, transparency, and service to the American public.