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


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OSHA 2015 budget breakdown

OSHA’s budget for fiscal year 2015 is now set. Find out where the money is going.
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OSHA Roundup for Dec. 15, 2014

How far away is an update to OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard? Find out in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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Breaking down OSHA’s employee satisfaction score

OSHA employees who participated in a recent survey scored the agency on its performance in several categories, including pay and leadership.
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OSHA Roundup for Dec. 8, 2014

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s acting chief is appointed to the full position, and federal OSHA offers new Ebola guidance. Read about these stories and more in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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Occasionally, someone says something about safety that I find noteworthy. In today’s post, Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso explains why more emphasis on preventing chemical incidents is necessary.
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Defining amputations, hospitalizations

A new OSHA rule going into effect Jan. 1 will require employers to report to the agency all work-related amputations and inpatient hospitalizations. So what exactly is an amputation or inpatient hospitalization?
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Spring 2014 regulatory agenda

The Department of Labor on Nov. 21 released its semiannual regulatory agenda. Here’s what regulations OSHA is working on, and when they’re expected to be released.
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OSHA Roundup for Dec. 1, 2014

OSHA is working on several new standards. Read this week’s OSHA Roundup to learn when those new regulations are expected to be promulgated.
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OSHA Roundup for Nov. 24, 2014

OSHA administrator David Michaels advises employers on new reporting requirements, and a hazardous chemicals emphasis program launches in Nebraska. Read about these stories and others in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
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House committee priorities: Where’s safety?

Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, recently laid out his priorities for the upcoming Congress.
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