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June 26, 2017
OSHA proposed on Friday, June 23 to exclude construction and shipbuilding from a final rule issued on January 9, 2017 reducing workers’ exposure to beryllium.

June 23, 2017
BLR’s Safety Culture 2017 will come to Austin, Texas this September 11 and 12.

June 23, 2017
By Emily Scace, Senior Editor, Safety
Risk assessment is a tool that many safety professionals are familiar with and use on a regular basis. But according to Gary Higbee, EMBA, CSP, the traditional methods for performing risk assessments are incomplete and fail to capture significant hazards. In a session at Safety 2017, the annual professional development conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Higbee spoke to an audience of safety professionals about these shortcomings and how to overcome them in a session titled “Rethinking Risk Assessment: Adding the 3rd Dimension.”

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June 27, 2017 (Proposed Rule) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed to revoke the ancillary provisions for the construction and the shipyard sectors that OSHA adopted on January 9, 2017 but retain the new lower permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 0.2 [mu]g/m\3\ and the short term exposure limit of 2.0 [mu]g/m\3\ for each sector.

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