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October 20, 2021
The construction industry fall protection standard (29 CFR §1926.501) continues to top the list of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) most frequently cited standards for the 11th year in a row.

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October 18, 2021
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited an Ohio paint and resins manufacturer with 2 willful and 33 serious safety violations in connection with a fatal April 8 fire and explosion at Yenkin-Majestic Paint and OPC Polymers Corporation in Columbus.

October 15, 2021
On October 7, FMCSA issued a final rule closing a loophole in the enforcement of the agency’s drug and alcohol regulations by requiring states to deny or downgrade commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) or learner’s permits for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers with drug or alcohol violations (86 FR 55718).

October 13, 2021
OSHA cited Tootsie Roll Industries LLC for a willful violation of the machine guarding standard after a 48-year-old worker suffered a partial finger amputation after the employer allowed bypassed safety locks on a machine’s access doors that enabled a bag sealer to close on the employee’s finger.

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October 14, 2021 (Final Rule) - DOT has issued a final rule amending its regulations by making technical corrections throughout the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs).

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