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November 13, 2018
The recent hurricane season has prompted OSHA to issue a fact sheet on safely installing plastic tarps on damaged roofs.

November 09, 2018
OSHA has published a final rule in the Federal Register that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators at and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment. According to the agency, the final rule will maintain safety and health protections for workers while reducing compliance burdens.

November 08, 2018
In addition to government, which is defrauded of tax revenue, workers are often a casualty of the underground economy. Underground businesses are not likely to expend effort to protect workers from occupational hazards, much less comply with federal and state workplace safety rules.

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November 09, 2018 (Final Rule) - OSHA is updating the agency's standard for cranes and derricks in construction by clarifying each employer's duty to ensure the competency of crane operators through training, certification or licensing, and evaluation. OSHA is also altering a provision that required different levels of certification based on the rated lifting capacity of equipment. Finally, this rule establishes minimum requirements for determining operator competency.

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Under California's emergency regulation adopting federal OSHA's electronic recordkeeping rule, what is the deadline for affected employers in the state to electronically submit Form 300A data covering calendar year 2017?
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