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May 22, 2017
In keeping with current trends in regulatory enforcement, Cal/OSHA has cited both a general contractor and a subcontractor for a confined space incident that led to a worker’s death in October 2016.

May 19, 2017
Drug use in the American workforce has reached its highest rates in 12 years. Learn more about these important findings and the implication for worker safety.

May 18, 2017
On May 17, OSHA announced that it has delayed the July 1 filing deadline for injury and illness electronic reporting. The new filing deadline has yet to be determined, and no reason has been given yet for the postponement.

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May 16, 2017 (Notice) - OSHA has given notice that it has solicited public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard.

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Under OSHA’s new walking-working surfaces final rule, which of the following is not a requirement for rope descent systems (RDS)?
• RDS must be inspected before initial use each workshift
• RDS must have reflective tape for evening use.
• RDS may not be used in hazardous weather conditions.
• RDS must be able to sustain at least 5000 pounds.
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