Transgender workers should have access to restroom facilities based on their gender identity, OSHA says in a new guidance document.
OSHA used data from its updated injury reporting rule to revise a fact sheet on preventing amputations.
New flyers and wallet cards from OSHA explain to nail-salon workers their right to a safe workplace.
OSHA updates an online hazard identification training tool to include a health care scenario to assist emergency departments.
The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health program has launched a new policy to target employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors.
Notable proposed fines
$470,300 to a Pennsylvania construction company for scaffolding violations after OSHA inspectors found bricklayers were working without fall protection and too close to power lines
$171,900 to three New Jersey employers – a soft drink manufacturer, a warehouse and storage contractor, and a staffing agency – for noise, struck-by and fall hazards at a production warehouse
$126,500 to a chicken processing facility in Ohio for having machinery that lacked proper safety mechanisms and exposing workers to amputation hazards
$101,600 to a South Carolina shipyard for allegations of broken forklifts, blocked exits, electrical hazards, and a lack of guarding on saws and other machinery
$46,900 to a railcar company for failing to eliminate ignition sources from areas with flammable substances present in a Kansas explosion that injured nine workers
Happening this week
June 9 – Deadline to request to speak at an upcoming National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health meeting
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