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April 18, 2019
California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) cited a food manufacturer and staffing agency, seeking over $300,000 in penalties, for lockout/tagout and other violations after a temporary worker lost two fingers cleaning dough-rolling machinery.

April 17, 2019
Researchers have found a prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among nonsmoking workers in the information industry and in office and administrative occupations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

April 16, 2019
The Process Safety Management (PSM) standard applies to equipment like boilers that don’t involve highly hazardous chemicals if the equipment is interconnected with or located near equipment that does, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission recently decided.

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April 15, 2019 (Final Rule) - OSHA is issuing technical amendments for minor corrections to the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals and Slings standards.

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Under a new set of procedures for contesting OSHA citations issued April 10, which group still has the option to file paper documents?
• Attorneys representing cited employers
• Employers representing themselves
• All employers that have received willful violations
• All employers with fewer than 50 employees
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