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THE LATEST NUMBERS FROM BLS

BLS: Nonfatal injuries, illnesses resume downward trend

Washington – The rate of nonfatal worker injuries and illnesses declined in 2012 from the previous year, resuming a recent downward trend, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2012 survey of occupational injuries and illnesses, released Nov. 7.
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OSHA STANDARDS

'Long overdue'

OSHA aims to revise standards on worker exposure to silica
OSHA has proposed an update of its decades-old standards on silica exposure. Read what the proposed requirements are, and what some stakeholders are saying about it.
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FEAR OF REPORTING

Speaking up

Researchers examine why workers fail to report hazards and injuries, and say supervisors are the solution
What prevents workers from speaking up about safety concerns? Two recent studies asked workers why they won’t report injuries and hazards – and examined the role supervisors play.
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RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

Safety in numbers

“If you see something, say something.” That’s the message of a Department of Homeland Security’s public awareness campaign encouraging people to report suspicious behavior, and it could very well be the motto of workplace safety programs.
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OSHA'S REGULATORY AGENDA

Regulatory agenda: Silica, I2P2 rules expected soon

Washington – OSHA expects to issue highly anticipated proposed rules for its Silica and Injury and Illness Prevention Program standards within the next few months, according to the Spring Regulatory Agenda, published July 3.
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