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February 20, 2017
The fact that the top job at OSHA remains unfilled has not deterred house Democrats from seeking to amend the act that establishes job safety laws in the U.S. Get the latest information here.
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February 17, 2017
President Donald Trump acted quickly following the resignation of his embattled pick for Secretary of Labor to nominate a candidate who, so far, appears to be a less contentious choice.
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February 17, 2017
The deaths of four employees over a one-year period at a Danville manufacturing plant have resulted in a substantial settlement and fines for one of the most well-known tire makers in the world. Keep reading to find out what makes this settlement deal so unique.

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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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Under OSHA’s new walking-working surfaces and fall protection final rule, by what date must employers train exposed workers on fall and equipment hazards, including fall protection systems?
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