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January 21, 2019
OSHA recently announced two alliances—one a strategic partnership to promote workplace safety for a hospital building project in Pennsylvania and the other an alliance with a contractors' association to provide education and training for construction workers in Montana.
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January 18, 2019
OSHA announced that its civil penalties will increase by just over 1 percent for 2019, with a new maximum single-violation penalty for willful and repeat violations of $132,598. The new levels will take effect when the Final Rule is published in the Federal Register, which will not occur until the partial government shutdown ends.

January 17, 2019
An American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) panel began work on developing standards for the safe handling of hazardous drugs. The expert panel endorsed three sets of existing guidelines and standards. However, it also identified issues it felt existing standards did not adequately address.

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January 02, 2019 (Proposed Rule) - FMCSA proposed to amend its Hazardous Materials Safety Permits regulations to incorporate by reference the updated Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) handbook.

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OSHA Challenge
What will be the new maximum penalty for a willful violation of an OSHA standard once the 2019 civil penalty increases take effect?
• $129,336
• $132,598
• $131,922
• $135,802
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