Items Tagged with 'OSHA enforcement'

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OIG report raises concerns about OSHA enforcement, MSHA staffing

Washington – OSHA may not be effectively targeting employers, while the Mine Safety and Health Administration struggles with maintaining experienced enforcement staff, the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General claims in its semiannual report to Congress, released Dec. 1.
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OSHA'S ROLE

2014 State of Safety

How do budget cuts and federal government shutdowns affect OSHA’s role in workplace safety?
As the reported number of worker fatalities and injuries continues to trend downward, budgetary uncertainty may affect OSHA’s role in helping to create safer workplaces. And after more than 40 years of the agency’s existence, how has that role evolved?
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OSHA REGIONAL PROGRAMS

A targeted approach

An overview of OSHA’s local and regional emphasis programs
In addition to its National Emphasis Programs, OSHA creates Local and Regional Emphasis Programs to target hazards found in specific areas of the country. Safety+Health presents an interactive map showing some of the local and regional programs currently in effect.
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