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Nov 23, 2014

Feds indict former CEO who covered up safety violations before mine explosion

Nov 14, 2014
Charleston, WV – Former Massey Energy Co. CEO Donald Blankenship conspired against and lied to federal officials about safety at the Upper Big Branch mine – site of an April 2010 methane explosion that killed 29 workers – to make more money, according to a federal indictment announced Nov. 15. Read More

CSB recommends stricter regulations for California refineries

Nov 12, 2014
Washington – California should strengthen its process safety management regulations for refineries, the Chemical Safety Board stated in a final report on a fire at a Chevron refinery in 2012. Read More

Arizona prepares for ‘expected’ rejection of state fall protection standard

Nov 04, 2014
Phoenix – The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health believes OSHA will reject the state’s residential construction fall protection standard, and has scheduled free classes on complying with federal fall protection requirements. Read More

Salary Survey 2014

Oct 26, 2014

Safety+Health presents the results of its 2014 Salary Survey of safety professionals. How does your salary stack up?

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New OSHA reporting requirements

Oct 26, 2014
OSHA is pursuing two new rules that would change employer reporting requirements as part of an effort to get better and more up-to-date data. Learn what is being proposed, and what some key stakeholders think about the rules. Read More

Does your CEO 'Get it?'

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OSHA's Top 10: The more things change ...

Safety+Health presents a look at OSHA’s most cited violations and largest penalties for fiscal year 2014. Also: A Q&A with the deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs.

More data, more problems?

As OSHA prepares to issue a final rule that would significantly increase the amount of injury data it collects from employers – and release it to the public – stakeholder concerns continue. Among them: How OSHA will ensure the privacy of injured workers, and could the data unintentionally cast some employers in a bad light? (Part two of a two-part article.)

'Fracking' and worker safety

Technological advances have led to a steep increase in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the oil and gas industry. As fracking ramps up, questions have arisen about what is being done to protect workers from both short- and long-term hazards.

Washington Update: Improving relations

How close is federal OSHA to pulling Arizona’s oversight of the state’s construction industry? Just a few feet, apparently.

Safety Leadership: It’s time to take ‘magical thinking’ out of safety leadership

During the recent Occupational Keynote at the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo, OSHA administrator David Michaels stirred up a little controversy when he said, “Just focusing on personal responsibility isn’t useful, and it isn’t the law.”

All About You: Be grateful

This month, veteran safety pro turned professional speaker Richard Hawk offers way safety professionals can practice being grateful.
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Safety+Health Webinars

Office worker ergonomics

March 01
Safety+Health shares – in pictures – how the National Safety Council conducts ergonomics assessments of workers’ desks and chairs to help prevent MSDs.

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.