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August 15, 2019
The Transportation Department’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) unveiled proposed changes to its rules covering drivers’ hours of service. The changes would provide greater flexibility for both long- and short-haul drivers.

August 14, 2019
The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) identified 662 fatal occupational injuries among independent workers in 2016 and 613 in 2017 in its first look at work-related fatalities among “gig workers.”

August 12, 2019
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues to hand out six-figure penalties to employers across industries, including construction, manufacturing, poultry processing, and wholesale trade.

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August 15, 2019 (Notice) - OSHA is requesting information on the effectiveness of engineering and work practice control methods not currently included for the tasks and equipment listed on Table 1 of the Respirable Crystalline Silica standard for construction. The agency is also requesting information on tasks and equipment involving exposure to respirable crystalline silica that are not currently listed on Table 1, along with information on the effectiveness of engineering and work practice control methods in limiting worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica when performing those tasks.

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