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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.

February 24, 2017
A new report on lead exposure among California workers has inspired action to better protect employees and increase blood lead level (BLL) testing. Get details here.
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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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