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Jul 26, 2014

Lawmakers call on USDA to publish revised poultry-processing rule

Jul 22, 2014
Washington – In part because of concerns about worker safety and health, 28 members of the House recently signed a letter calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to publish a revised version of a proposed rule that would speed up poultry-processing lines. Read More

OSHA revises directive on communication tower inspections

Jul 22, 2014
Washington – In an effort to ensure uniform enforcement of workers who use hoists to reach communication tower workstations, OSHA has issued a new inspection directive to agency compliance officers. Read More

CSB report renews call for a combustible dust standard

Jul 17, 2014
Charleston, WV – A number of combustible dust-related incidents, injuries and deaths over the past decade might have been prevented had OSHA promulgated a standard covering the hazard, according to a Chemical Safety Board report released July 16. Read More

Demolition-site deaths prompt OSHA to update safety resources

Jul 11, 2014
Washington – In response to recent worker deaths at demolition sites, OSHA has updated its webpage and safety resources addressing common hazards in the construction demolition industry. Read More

Lawmakers call for new leadership at CSB

Jul 09, 2014
Washington – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and five other members of the House have sent a letter to the White House calling for Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso to be replaced. Read More

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Chemical facility safety – updated

OSHA plans to move forward on an update of its Process Safety Management Standard (1910.119) and pursue other potential rule changes within the next year – all part of an interagency federal effort to improve safety and security at chemical facilities, the agency stated in a June 6 report to President Barack Obama.

'We exist to prevent deaths and injuries'

On May 5, Deborah A.P. Hersman became president and CEO of the National Safety Council. As she begins her new role, Hersman – former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board – speaks about her passion for safety and her intent to challenge the “status quo.”

Safety for temporary workers

The temporary workforce in the United States is growing, as is the number of stories of temp workers being injured or killed on the job. Safety+Health examines the challenges of ensuring the safety of temporary workers, and the steps stakeholder groups and OSHA are taking to address the issue.

Women and PPE: Finding the right fit

For personal protective equipment to adequately protect female employees, it must be designed so that they can fit into it. This article explores the challenges women workers still face regarding PPE, and asks them how they believe PPE can be improved.

Safety Leadership: Critical conversations: Talking about exposure

In a perfect world, safety would be easy. Leaders would look at past incidents, identify how to avoid them and make sure everyone followed the rules. But real life is not so simple. The workplace is always changing – making it critical that employees be able to detect and respond to real-time changes in risk.

Washington Update: A day late

Whistleblower protection is the topic of this month's Washington Update.
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OSHA's Top 10: Present and past

December 01
This year’s presentation of the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations includes some comparisons with data from previous years.

Were Herbert William Heinrich’s theories valid? Do they still matter?

October 01
Safety professionals generally agree that Herbert William Heinrich had a significant impact on the practice of safety, but whether his influence was positive or negative remains a subject of debate.

25 steps to a safer office

June 01
A job where most of the work tasks are completed while sitting in a chair in a climate-controlled office building would seem less fraught with danger. However, a surprising number of hazards can be present in an office setting.