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October 23, 2018
By Emily Scace, Senior Editor, Safety
At the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston, Texas, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the agency’s top 10 violations for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to a standing-room-only crowd of safety professionals. While the list—particularly its top half—is largely familiar from previous years, one standard made an appearance for the first time.

October 23, 2018
By Emily Scace, Senior Editor, Safety
On the opening day of the 2018 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in Houston, Texas, the NSC unveiled a memorial to the opioid epidemic meant to commemorate its victims and emphasize the role employers can play in combating the crisis.

October 19, 2018
Failure by employers to develop and use hazardous energy control procedures as required by OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard (29 CFR 1910.147) is one of the Agency’s annual top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations.

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October 23, 2018 (Notice) - The Secretary of Labor requests nominations for membership on NACOSH.

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