OSHA underestimated the cost of its proposed silica standard by a factor of 10, an industry stakeholder coalition says.
With the help of a new database, stakeholders can now compare occupational safety and health rules unique to State Plan states.
California’s OSHA program sent a reminder to employers on protecting workers exposed to hot temperatures.
A new safety bulletin from OSHA and NIOSH intends to protect tobacco workers from nicotine poisoning.
Notable proposed fines
$102,180 to a Wisconsin metal fabricator for lockout/tagout violations after allegedly failing to use energy control procedures during die changes on punch presses
$77,000 to a New Jersey landscaper for trenching violations in connection with a cave-in that killed two workers
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