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On Safety

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


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Sidestepping PELs

OSHA has a problem with outdated permissible exposure limits. But what’s the solution?
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OSHA Roundup for Oct. 27, 2014

OSHA lays out its chemical hazard plans and stakeholders debate a potential injury prevention standard during a recent American Industrial Hygiene Association conference. Read about these stories and more in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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OSHA Roundup for Oct. 20, 2014

OSHA and the Federal Communications Commission recently joined together to address tower worker safety. Read about this story and more in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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Stakeholders speak out on OSHA’s proposed takeover of Arizona’s construction industry

Back in August, OSHA proposed revoking Arizona’s oversight of the state’s construction industry because of a dispute regarding its fall protection standard. Stakeholders have weighed in on that proposal.
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OSHA Roundup for Oct. 13, 2014

A chemical safety dialogue between OSHA and stakeholders has begun. Read about this story and more in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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Ebola in America: No cause for panic

With news of the first patient being diagnosed with Ebola in the United States during the disease’s worst outbreak since its discovery, some anxiety is in the air. But there needn’t be.
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OSHA Roundup for Oct. 6, 2014

Arizona responds to federal allegations that the State Plan state’s construction fall protection standard is not as effective as OSHA. Read this story and more in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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Michaels says study on cost of regulations is ‘garbage’

OSHA administrator David Michaels called a recent study into the cost of regulations “unfounded,” but the organization that commissioned the study stands by its claims.
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OSHA Roundup for Sept. 29, 2014

OSHA has delayed the compliance date for its crane operator certification requirement. Read this story and more in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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Michaels says priority of I2P2 has been bumped down

OSHA’s proposed Injury and Illness Prevention Program Standard was relegated to “long-term action” a few months ago, leading many stakeholders to infer the rule was no longer the top priority it had once been. Now that has been confirmed.
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