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June 22, 2018
It’s officially summer, and with that comes the potential for heat stress. Although OSHA does not have a formal regulation that addresses heat stress, the agency has been conducting an outreach campaign for the past several years aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of hot working conditions and encouraging employers to implement preventive measures to protect workers.

June 21, 2018
Temporary staffing agencies or primary employers and entities who are sent temporary employees or host employers may agree that temporary workers are entitled to all the worker protections full-time employees receive, but they may not agree or even know which employer is responsible for ensuring that those protections are implemented.

June 20, 2018
In a data brief, the National Employment Law Project (NELP) reports that under the Trump administration, OSHA’s enforcement totals have steadily fallen. According to the NELP, the decrease in OSHA inspectors during the same period “has clearly led” to the enforcement decline.

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June 20, 2018 (Proposed Rule) - On May 21, 2018, OSHA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled "Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification.'' The period for submitting public comments is being extended by 15 days to allow parties affected by the rule additional time to review the proposed rule and collect information and data necessary for comment.

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