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.

October 10, 2018
An OSHA standard to mitigate workplace violence in healthcare facilities does not appear to be on the horizon, but the agency has not hesitated to cite healthcare employers that fail to protect employees under the General Duty Clause. A review of recent OSHA news releases found at least 5 General Duty citations against healthcare employers because of violence against employees.

October 08, 2018
Unloading a dump truck can be a hazardous operation, particularly when the ground is uneven or when the load is being delivered into a pit. A Safety Alert from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) provides important reminders for employers at coal mines, construction sites, highway projects, and any other venues where dumping occurs.

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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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