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A blog by Safety+Health Senior Associate Editor Kyle W. Morrison


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April 16, 2014
Occasionally, someone says something about safety I find noteworthy. Today, a State Plan state official criticizes federal OSHA’s recent investigation of the state agency.
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Increase employer liability?

April 15, 2014
While working on an article about New York state’s ‘Scaffold Law’, an interesting question popped up: Should employers face increased liability for workplace injuries and illnesses?
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OSHA Roundup for April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014
A final rule from OSHA that would revise the agency’s recordkeeping requirements draws objections from one stakeholder group. Read about this story and the latest OSHA fines in today’s OSHA Roundup.
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Infographic: Construction industry fatalities

April 10, 2014
Working in construction can be one of the most deadly jobs a person can have, as a recent infographic shows.
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Aggressive and distracted driving: A lesson

April 8, 2014
By now, many people have likely seen the viral video of the “redneck road rage” truck driver who received “instant karma.” But he wasn’t the only person in the wrong.
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OSHA Roundup for April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014
OSHA issues a final rule on electrical safety, and stakeholders are hoping the agency maintains current Process Safety Management exemptions. Read about these stories and more in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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Putting the DOL budget in perspective

April 1, 2014
Just how much money is the Department of Labor requesting for fiscal year 2015? Enough to make a pharaoh or two happy.
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OSHA Roundup for March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014
Read about what Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez had to say about OSHA at a recent budget hearing, as well as a summary of the agency’s ongoing hearings for its proposed Silica Standard, in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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DOL budget hearing highlights

March 26, 2014
Did you miss our coverage of the House Education and the Workforce Committing hearing on the Department of Labor’s proposed 2015 budget? Catch the highlights here.
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OSHA Roundup for March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014
Read interpretations of OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard, and find out who is the newly confirmed Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission member in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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