October 19, 2018
Failure by employers to develop and use hazardous energy control procedures as required by OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard (29 CFR 1910.147) is one of the Agency’s annual top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations.

October 17, 2018
In a memo issued October 11, 2018, OSHA’s acting director of Enforcement Programs has provided a regulatory clarification regarding the applicability of antiretaliation provisions at 29 CFR 1904.35 to postaccident drug testing and safety incentive programs.

October 15, 2018
Does evidence of a hazard in a workplace or even evidence of an injury provide a reasonable suspicion that an inspection of the workplace would reveal violations of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act? That question was central to a case involving a large poultry processing facility in Georgia.

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October 04, 2018 (Proposed Rule) - The FMCSA announces that it will hold a public listening session concerning potential changes to its hours-of-service (HOS) rules for truck drivers. The listening session will be October 10, 2018, in Washington, DC, at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.

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Between 2010 and 2014, what hazard at healthcare facilities led OSHA to issue 17 General Duty Clause citations?
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