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The number of top 10 violations has increased almost 30% over the same time period in 2008.


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The number of top 10 violations has increased almost 30% over the same time period in 2008.

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OSHA Reports on Top 10 Safety Violations for 2009

The number of top 10 violations has increased almost 30% over the same time period in 2008.

OSHA Begins National Emphasis Program on Recordkeeping

OSHA is initiating a national emphasis program on recordkeeping to assess the accuracy of injury and illness data recorded by employers.

OSHA Construction Safety Course Mandatory in Seven States

The states with an OSHA law already in effect are Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, and most recently, Missouri. The state of Nevada OSHA training law becomes effective January 1, 2010.

OSHA Issues Updated PPE Rule, Effective 10/9/09

OSHA is updating the references in its regulations to reflect more recent editions of the applicable national consensus standards that incorporate advances in technology.

New OSHA Program Targets Workplaces With Hazardous Chemicals

The program establishes policies and procedures for inspecting workplaces that are covered by OSHA's process safety management (PSM) standard.

Aerial Platform Giveaway Contest

The Summer of Safety LiftPod Giveaway, which began on July 1 and will run through August 31, 2009, is open to those who require elevation platforms or ladders to do their jobs.

OSHA to Push Program on Recordkeeping

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.

Nurses File Complaint: Shortage of Swine Flu Masks

The nurses requested assistance from the Cal/OSHA just after the World Health Organization re-classified H1N1 as an "unstoppable" Level 6 pandemic.

Stimulus Dollars Should Protect Workers

AIHA urged both President Obama and Labor Secretary Solis to ensure that the new jobs created by the stimulus package had adequate workplace protections.

Tyson Foods Sentenced to Pay Fine for OSHA Violation That Led to Worker Death

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 Seeking Applicants for $7 million in Safety & Health Training Grants

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.

U.S. Labor Department's OSHA Strengthens Integrity of Outreach Training Program

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.

Stronger Criminal Enforcement for Workplace Fatalities and Injuries

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.

OSHA Announces Rulemaking on Combustible Dust Hazards

Since 1980, more than 130 workers have been killed and more than 780 injured in combustible dust explosions.

This Week In Safety: NAOSH Week And OSHP Day (5/6/09)

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.

Employers Unnerved by Ruling Upholding the Legality of Guns in Workplace Parking Lots

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 Cites Wisconsin Excavator After Witnessing Safety Violations During Trenching Job

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.

Sustainable By Design: Keeping Mold Away With Moisture Control

Measures taken during the construction and operations stages will help minimize this threat to healthy indoor air quality.

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