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Apr 16, 2014
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PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Industry groups want OSHA to maintain exemptions in PSM standard

Apr 02, 2014
Washington – Although several stakeholders have voiced support for OSHA’s efforts to improve its Process Safety Management Standard, some industry associations are urging the agency to maintain current, specific exemptions. Read More
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LATEST FROM OSHA

OSHA issues final rule on electrical safety requirements

Apr 01, 2014
Washington – OSHA on April 1 released its final rule on electric power generation, transmission and distribution; and electrical protective equipment. Read More
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DEFENDING OSHA

Perez defends OSHA, MSHA efforts during budget hearing

Mar 26, 2014
Washington – Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez went before lawmakers March 26 and defended recent regulatory actions taken by OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Read More
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NOISE EXPOSURE IN CONSTRUCTION

Creating a ‘sound’ hearing conservation program

Mar 24, 2014
OSHA requires employers to have a hearing conservation program for construction workers whose noise exposure exceeds 90 dBA – but does not provide specifics. Taking into account challenges such as a transient workforce and outdoor environments, what are the most important elements of a hearing conservation program for construction workers? Read More
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SPOTLIGHT ON STATISTICS

BLS puts ‘spotlight’ on state, local government workers

Mar 24, 2014
Washington – State and local government workers accounted for one-fifth of injuries and illnesses in 2011, and the incidence rate was highest among state hospital workers, according to a new analysis from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

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Creating a ‘sound’ hearing conservation program

OSHA requires employers to have a hearing conservation program for construction workers whose noise exposure exceeds 90 dBA – but does not provide specifics. Taking into account challenges such as a transient workforce and outdoor environments, what are the most important elements of a hearing conservation program for construction workers?

‘Committed to Zero’

DuPont is the recipient of the 2013 Robert W. Campbell Award, presented annually to an organization that demonstrates how its world-class performance in environmental, health and safety management is linked to its success as a business.

‘Starvation diet’?

The head of Cal/OSHA is denying a former employee’s allegations that the State Plan plays politics with funding – and that worker safety is being jeopardized.

Staying on track

For the first time, the National Transportation Safety Board has placed mass transit operations on its “Most Wanted” list of safety improvements, as recent high-profile incidents spur questions about human behavioral factors and safety culture.

Safety Leadership: Create safety accountability: Overcoming the ‘discipline dilemma’

Discipline is a critical component of high-functioning safety systems. Used in the right way, discipline establishes an organization’s commitment to safety by enforcing the rules and procedures designed to keep people safe.

Washington Update: Letter of the law

During a Feb. 4 hearing of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee, OSHA was accused of exceeding its authority and ignoring congressional mandates. But is the agency simply following the letter of the law?
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Safety+Health Webinars

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.