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February 20, 2018
In a case against a company the Orange County district attorney said was responsible for the deaths of two employees, the Supreme Court of California found that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) does not preempt workplace safety standards established by the state’s own occupational safety and health agency (Cal/OSHA).

February 16, 2018
OSHA has cited a Kansas-based aircraft manufacturer for exposing employees to hexavalent chromium, Cr(VI), a known carcinogen. The company faces proposed penalties totaling $194,006 for 1 willful and 5 serious violations.

February 15, 2018
Sulfur dioxide is generated by multiple industrial activities, including the manufacture of hydrosulfites and other sulfur-containing chemicals; to bleach wood pulp and paper; to process, disinfect, and bleach food; for waste and water treatment in metal and ore refining; and in oil refining. The chemical has long been recognized as a major environmental air pollutant, and the risks the chemical poses in the workplace are also well established.

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February 09, 2018 (Notice) - OSHA has given notice of the application of MET Laboratories, Inc. for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.

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