Washington – OSHA has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 80 nonprofit organizations, as part of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, the agency announced Sept. 26.
Indianapolis – OSHA will not begin any significant new initiatives until a permanent assistant secretary is in place, Bill Perry, director of the agency’s Directorate of Standards and Guidance, said Monday during a Technical Session at the 2017 National Safety Council Congress & Expo.
Washington – OSHA has stated that it will change some of the processes in its Voluntary Protection Programs, after a Department of Labor Office of Inspector General audit uncovered several weaknesses in recording and reporting systems involving contract workers.
Washington – OSHA has announced that $10.5 million in grants is available as part of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, which may be heading for elimination in fiscal year 2018 after almost 40 years of existence.
Kansas City, MO – OSHA has launched a pilot program targeted at employers in Region 7 who “engage in egregious behavior and blatant retaliation against workers who report unsafe working conditions and violations of the law.”
In an exclusive interview with Safety+Health, OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab discusses what he says are myths regarding the agency’s enforcement efforts and compliance assistance resources.