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 24, 2017
Travel-related accidents kill more workers than any other hazard. That’s why we often talk about how to keep workers safe on the roads here in the United States. But what about workers who travel abroad, where the rules and vehicle standards are different? Where the roadway construction, engineering, traffic management, and even signage are less thoroughly regulated? And where the territory and customs are unfamiliar?

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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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