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  • Monday, December 10, 2018
    OSHA has announced a proposed rule to revise the beryllium standard for general industry. According to the agency, the proposed changes are designed to clarify the standard and to simplify or improve compliance with the standard. The proposal is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on December 11.
  • An administrative law judge with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) took the middle ground in a dispute between OSHA and a small grain seed-handling business in North Dakota over the amount of a monetary penalty OSHA assessed for multiple violations of worker safety standards.
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  • Friday, December 7, 2018
    In mid-November 2018, Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) introduced legislation that would set a deadline for OSHA to issue the first national standard requiring that healthcare and social service employers develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan.
  • Thursday, December 6, 2018
    The 2018–2019 flu season is fully upon us and, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), may continue well beyond the beginning of spring 2019. This can be a high-risk period for workers in healthcare facilities where sick people may be streaming in because of an extensive community outbreak.
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018
    In October 2018, researchers associated with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a study showing that between 2007 and 2014, almost 140,000 workers in the state reported carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) workers’ compensation claims. Reported cases for women were 8.2 per 10,000, or 3.3 higher than the rate for men (2.5).
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140333Toxic and Hazardous Substances Breaking: OSHA proposes revisions to beryllium rule 12/10/18
140329Enforcement Judge recognizes good faith in assessing penalty 12/10/18
140327Violence in the Workplace Courtney introduces bill to protect healthcare workers 12/07/18
140316Health - General Flu protection: Respirator or surgical mask? 12/06/18
140305Ergonomics Carpal tunnel syndrome over 3 times more common in women workers 12/04/18
140291Specific Industries Miner black lung screenings low—NIOSH asks why 12/03/18
140284Temporary Workers OSHA issues temporary worker bulletin on lockout/tagout 11/30/18
140275Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300) OIG: OSHA must improve collection of injury data 11/27/18
140274Heat and Cold Tips for safe outdoor winter work 11/26/18
140258Cranes and Derricks (Construction) A closer look at OSHA’s crane operator update 11/20/18
140256Chemical Hazards Diesel exhaust: Omnipresent and hazardous 11/19/18
140250Safety - General Above-average fatalities reported for Hispanic/Latino workers 11/15/18
140239Emergency Preparedness OSHA issues ‘blue roof’ recommendations 11/13/18
140235Cranes and Derricks (Construction) OSHA finalizes crane operator certification rule 11/09/18
140227Safety - General Should workers report underground businesses? 11/08/18
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