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  • Monday, May 21, 2018
    OSHA issued a proposed rule addressing crane operator certification in construction. Published May 21 in the Federal Register, the rule would permanently extend and clarify employers’ duties to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate equipment through training, certification or licensing, and evaluation.
  • Friday, May 18, 2018
    Is it possible to overemphasize the importance of safety conversations between frontline supervisors and the workers who report to them? Perhaps it would be if such conversations were a common occurrence. But according to one source recently cited by OSHA, these exchanges are remarkably rare.
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  • Thursday, May 17, 2018

    At a recent CONN-OSHA Breakfast Roundtable Discussion Group, David Hoyle, PT, MA, OCS, MTC, CEAS, the national director of Select Medical’s WorkStrategies Program, discussed early symptom intervention as a method of preventing injuries and reducing OSHA recording and reporting of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

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  • One day before it was scheduled to begin enforcing its 2017 standard to protect workers from exposure to beryllium, OSHA announced that it will delay enforcing many of the standard’s provisions.
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    The Department of Labor’s Spring 2018 Regulatory Agenda includes 20 OSHA entries. Actions with significant implications for employers include the Standards Improvement Project IV, a deregulatory action under the Occupational Exposure to Beryllium standard, many revisions to the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard, and revisions to the Emergency Response and Preparedness regulations.
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