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November 17, 2017
A Nebraska grain-handling cooperative has been cited by OSHA for failing to protect workers from grain bin entrapment and engulfment hazards.

November 16, 2017
By Ana Ellington, Legal Editor
OSHA requires more of employers than just compliance with the specific standards that apply to your facility. Although such compliance is necessary, it may not be enough. OSHA’s General Duty Clause imposes additional obligations on you.

November 15, 2017
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is encouraged by recently released data showing a continued decline in job injuries and illnesses. But the society’s leaders are confident more can be done.

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November 17, 2017 (Notice) - To standardize manufacturer and reconditioner approvals, PHMSA is proposing to terminate any M-number and R-number approvals that were previously issued without an expiration date.

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OSHA Challenge
Some of the provisions of the Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection final rule have delayed compliance dates. For which provision must employers be in compliance by November 20, 2017?
• Training exposed workers on fall hazards
• Inspecting personal fall arrest or ladder safety systems on new fixed ladders over 24 feet
• Replacing cages and wells with fall arrest or ladder safety systems on all fixed ladders
• Inspecting and certifying permanent anchorages for rope descent systems
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