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Industry reps call for OSHA compliance assistance during House hearing

Washington — OSHA should work more as an “assister” than an enforcer. The agency should write standards in easy-to-grasp language, accompanied by fact sheets and other guidance materials. OSHA’s website should become more user-friendly, and the agency needs more consistency in enforcing its current standards. These suggestions were among those made by a panel of industry representatives during a Feb. 27 hearing before the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
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U.S. Army initiative wins NIOSH Safe-in-Sound award

Orlando, FL — The U.S. Army’s Tactical Communications and Protective System is the recipient of this year’s NIOSH Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award, presented Feb. 16 at the National Hearing Conservation Association’s annual conference.
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