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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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Voluntary Protection Program

OSHA’s VPP controls are insufficient: report

Washington – OSHA lacks sufficient controls to ensure worksites in the Voluntary Protection Programs maintain “exemplary occupational safety and health systems,” according to a Dec. 16 report from the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General.
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Weighing down safety

Weighing down safety

Small workplace changes can make a big difference in combating worker obesity
Obese and severely obese workers tend to have more frequent and costlier injuries than normal-weight workers, but part of the responsibility rests on U.S. workplaces. S+H explores simple, inexpensive workplace changes companies can make to encourage workers to maintain a healthier weight.
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