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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    One of the most common indoor sources of carbon monoxide are forklifts that have not been properly maintained or for which a dilution flow of air has not been established. This hazard was recently reported by OSHA in conjunction with an investigation into an Illinois-based pallet manufacturer.
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  • Monday, July 16, 2018

    California has more than its share of natural disasters: earthquakes, wildfires, and mudslides, to name several. Although California workplaces can’t control these and other unexpected occurrences, they can successfully survive such events, provided they invest the time and resources needed to be prepared. So, what actions should you take to be ready to combat a disaster in the Golden State?
  • Friday, July 13, 2018
    Explosions and fires at oil refineries and chemical facilities are far more likely to occur during equipment start-ups and shutdowns, notes the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) in a recent Safety Digest. In the Digest, the CSB describes three start-up/shutdown incidents it investigated in which collectively 5 workers were killed and 11 injured.
  • Thursday, July 12, 2018
    According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are between 16,000 and 18,000 indoor firing ranges in the United States, and workers at these facilities encounter multiple routes of lead exposure on the job. OSHA has just released a new fact sheet listing the legal obligations employers have to protect their employees in these workplaces.
    View all Lead News.
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    In 2017, California became the first state in the nation to implement a regulation requiring health care employers to take steps to prevent workplace violence. That rule took effect in April 2018. Now, Cal/OSHA is developing a similar standard for general industry.
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139684Forklifts Defective forklifts cause CO poisoning 07/17/18
139673Emergency Preparedness Cal/OSHA Summit 2018: Emergency preparedness in California 07/16/18
139672Process Safety Management CSB: Start-up/shutdown incidents can be prevented 07/13/18
139670Lead Lead hazards at firing ranges 07/12/18
139662Violence in the Workplace Cal/OSHA Summit 2018: Workplace violence rule for general industry on the horizon 07/11/18
139661Specific Industries MSHA requests info on coal dust controls 07/11/18
139656Safety - General Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's workplace safety record: What to expect 07/10/18
139633Chemical Hazards Oregon’s pesticide worker rules exceed EPA’s 07/09/18
139634OSHA OSHA gets slight pay raise in Senate appropriations bill 07/06/18
139631Toxic and Hazardous Substances (Construction) Beryllium standard amendments take effect July 6, 2018 07/05/18
139624Safety - General School’s out! Protect teen workers on the job 07/03/18
139586Safety - General EU-OSHA concludes small business project 07/02/18
139581OSHA Redress for nuclear industry whistleblowers 06/29/18
139575Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300) Reminder: Submit 300As to OSHA by July 1! 06/27/18
139567Conveyors MSHA seeks ideas on mobile equipment and conveyor safety 06/27/18
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