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March 01, 2017
Young millennials—those between the ages of 19 and 24—get the dubious distinction of being the most distracted drivers on the road, according to new research. If your workforce includes young people, you’ll want to know more.

February 28, 2017
Did you know that workers who are obese are more likely to suffer strains and sprains? So, you may invest a great deal in your ergonomic program, but unless your workforce maintains healthy weight levels, you could still see injuries.
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February 27, 2017
Are your workers good with their hands? Very few jobs can be done with no hands. For example, the U.S. military has very specific requirements for enlistees, who are disqualified for most partial finger amputations and any scars, deformations, weaknesses, or paralysis that would prevent them from serving effectively.

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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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In August, OSHA increased the penalty amount 78 percent. Effective January 13, 2017, the Agency again increased penalty amounts to adjust for inflation. What is the new penalty amount for willful or repeat violations of OSHA rules?
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