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


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Federal Annual and Monitoring and Evaluation Reports: Alaska

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Every year, OSHA evaluates each of the 27 State Plan states and territories. Today, I’m looking at the federal agency’s review of Alaska.
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OSHA Roundup for Aug. 25, 2014

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The latest annual evaluations of OSHA State Plan states have been made available, and one state may have part of its program revoked. Read about these stories and more in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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Workers’ comp beauty queen

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An employee defrauding the workers’ compensation system is rare, but it can happen. In a recent case, the allegations are a real beauty.
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OSHA Roundup for Aug. 18, 2014

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OSHA contemplates citing employers who discourage workers from reporting injuries or illnesses. Read about this story and others in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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Replacing long-haul truckers with long-haul robots?

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Transportation incidents are a leading cause of workplace-related deaths. Could robots be the answer?
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OSHA Roundup for Aug. 11, 2014

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Employers seeking federal contracts will soon have to disclose their OSHA violations, a new Executive Order declares. Read about this story and others in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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‘Active-shooter’ drills: Good idea?

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It’s not uncommon for workplaces to hold preparedness drills covering a number of different disaster scenarios, including fires, earthquakes and tornadoes. But what about drills simulating a gunman attack?
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OSHA Roundup for Aug. 4, 2014

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OSHA inspectors face new training requirements, and states issue tips for mitigating various hazards. Read about these stories and more in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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Infographic: Helping workers adapt to hot environments

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Heat stress can be deadly, and employers need to protect their employees from the dangers of hot environments. Here’s one tool to give you a better picture on how to do just that.
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OSHA Roundup for July 28, 2014

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Communication towers and temporary workers recently received extra attention from OSHA. Read about these stories and more in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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