OSHA should ban the fashion industry from hiring “dangerously underweight” models, health experts propose.
Students who complete and instructors who teach OSHA training courses will begin to receive more durable and secure completion cards, the agency announced.
OSHA has signed an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to work together in protecting airline workers from whistleblower retaliation.
Know your rights: OSHA has updated its worker rights webpage.
Notable proposed fines
$100,000 to a frozen food manufacturer in Atlanta for violations related to guarding, emergency procedures and fit testing
$66,990 to a Texas flooring company for fall protection and training violations related to the hospitalization of a worker who fell off a balcony
$56,340 to a Mississippi plastic manufacturer for guarding and training violations when two workers were severely injured while attempting to clean a print roller
Happening this week
Jan. 29 – Deadline to submit intention to speak at an upcoming public hearing on OSHA’s proposed beryllium rule
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