OSHA, or The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.
This program will institute a policy that prompts recordkeeping inspections at employers’ establishments with low incidence rates in historically high rate industries. It will also incorporate inspections of a sample of construction firms.
The nurses requested assistance from the Cal/OSHA just after the World Health Organization re-classified H1N1 as an "unstoppable" Level 6 pandemic.
AIHA urged both President Obama and Labor Secretary Solis to ensure that the new jobs created by the stimulus package had adequate workplace protections.
Earlier this month, Tyson Foods Inc. was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Arkansas to pay the maximum fine for willfully violating worker safety regulations that led to a worker's death in its River Valley Animal Foods (RVAF) plant in Texarkana, AR.
OSHA is soliciting applications for nearly $7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants available to nonprofit, community, and faith-based organizations. Applications are due July 24, 2009.
In an effort to crack down on fraudulent trainers, OSHA is strengthening the integrity of its 36-year-old Outreach Training Program by improving how trainers become authorized to teach and ensuring these trainers are in compliance with OSHA program guidelines.
Change to Win Health and Safety Coordinator Eric Frumin called for stronger criminal sanctions for ignoring safety hazards that lead to a worker's death or serious injury.
Since 1980, more than 130 workers have been killed and more than 780 injured in combustible dust explosions.
Thousands of occupational safety, health, and environmental members of ASSE are joining with the OSHA Alliance Program partners, businesses, and organizations to promote workplace safety during NAOSH Week (this week) and Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day, May 6.
A 2009 ruling by a federal appeals court meant managers in a growing number of states must accept what, for many, is a troubling reality—their employees have the legal right to keep guns in their cars at work, even with layoffs on the rise and economic tensions running high.
OSHA has cited A-1 Excavating Inc. of Bloomer, WI, for alleged willful violations of federal workplace safety standards, proposing nearly $700,000 in penalties for numerous life-threatening violations at a trenching operation in Weston, WI.
Measures taken during the construction and operations stages will help minimize this threat to healthy indoor air quality.