Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to make permanent a program designed to determine to what extent crashes are preventable, according to a proposed rule published in the Aug. 5 Federal Register.
Washington — OSHA is requesting input on potential revisions to Table 1 of its respirable crystalline silica standard for construction, according to a Request for Information slated for publication in the Aug. 15 Federal Register.
Washington — After numerous delays, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has unveiled a highly anticipated proposed rule the agency claims would add flexibility to hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck drivers.
Washington — OSHA has created a webpage aimed at helping employers use leading indicators – tracking workplace conditions and events to prevent injuries and illnesses before they occur – to improve their safety and health programs, the agency announced Aug. 9 via Twitter.
Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comment on a draft risk evaluation that states the chemical substance 1-Bromopropane poses “unreasonable risks” to workers under certain conditions.
Washington — OSHA, NIOSH and a coalition of five safety organizations – including the National Safety Council – will recognize “the successes of workplace health and safety programs” during the third annual Safe + Sound Week, set for Aug. 12-18.
Washington — In an effort to mitigate the risk of post-blast ground falls in underground mines, NIOSH has developed an online software tool intended to help mining engineers develop safe and efficient designs for controlled blasting operations.
Washington — Arizona’s dispute with OSHA – which at one point appeared to threaten its status as an approved State Plan – has officially ended, OSHA announced in a notice published in the July 26 Federal Register.