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February 23, 2017
David Michaels, PhD, who recently left the top job at OSHA after leading the agency for eight years, has expressed concern to top Navy officials about doing business with dangerous shipbuilders.
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February 22, 2017
2017 BLR Safety Summit speaker Dr. Isabel Perry explains how safety professionals can harness the power of mobile devices to put information in employees' hands anytime, anywhere.

February 22, 2017
OSHA announced its silica final rule last spring and it immediately received criticism from industry groups. These groups call the standard unobtainable and very costly, and claim that the rule isn’t really necessary to improve worker safety. But is the rule too costly?
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February 01, 2017 (Final Rule) - In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' this action temporarily delays until March 21, 2017 the effective date of the rule entitled Occupational Exposure to Beryllium, published in the Federal Register on January 9, 2017 (82 FR 2470), to allow OSHA officials the opportunity for further review and consideration of new regulations.

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Of the more than 20 million Americans 12 or older with a substance abuse disorder in 2015, two million had disorders involving:
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