Friday, July 1, 2016
Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements of 2015, OSHA has adjusted its penalties for inflation under an interim rule published in the Federal Register on July 1. OSHA will accept public comments for 45 days.
If you missed this year’s Keene State College construction safety boot camp in June, mark your calendar for a repeat of the popular program in 2017. Learn more about this unusual approach that just might work for your employees.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
In the wake of severe flooding in West Virginia, OSHA announced that it is providing assistance to the three hardest-hit counties of Kanawha, Greenbriar, and Nicholas, which President Obama declared to be federal disaster areas. The agency will provide compliance assistance in these areas to ensure that workers engaged in flood cleanup efforts are protected from hazards.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
At Safety 2016, the annual conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels gave an update on his agency’s priorities and his reflections on his time with OSHA to a crowded room of safety professionals. Keep reading to learn what he had to say.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Some atmospheric hazards disperse readily. For example, propellants in aerosol cans are usually highly flammable substances like propane, butane, or pentane, but they’re unlikely to form a flammable mixture in air because they are lighter than air and will readily dissipate. Vapors that are heavier than air, however, can pose serious hazards.
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