State Plan states

ARTICLES

NEW STATE PLAN STATE?

Kansas considering becoming a State Plan state

Topeka, KS – Kansas will launch a study to examine the possibility of creating a state agency to oversee occupational safety and health, under a bill signed May 12 by Gov. Sam Brownback (R).
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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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OSHA REGIONAL PROGRAMS

A targeted approach

An overview of OSHA’s local and regional emphasis programs
In addition to its National Emphasis Programs, OSHA creates Local and Regional Emphasis Programs to target hazards found in specific areas of the country. Safety+Health presents an interactive map showing some of the local and regional programs currently in effect.
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