It was a big day for OSHA last Tuesday, as the agency’s Top 10 most frequently violated standards were released and most of its staff was furloughed because of a government shutdown. Read about these stories and more in this week’s OSHA Roundup.
For the past five years, I’ve had the privilege of hosting Safety+Health’s OSHA Top 10 presentation at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo, presented annually by a high-ranking OSHA official. This year was different.
Chicago – Motor vehicle incidents are the leading cause of worker fatalities, and NIOSH Director John Howard said it is time to “unravel” the excuses and contributing factors that allow the trend to continue.
[Updated] On March 4, the previous budget agreement for fiscal year 2011 expires. To stop a government shutdown, Congress must agree on – and the president must sign – a bill continuing to fund the federal government.