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  • Friday, February 16, 2018
    OSHA has cited a Kansas-based aircraft manufacturer for exposing employees to hexavalent chromium, Cr(VI), a known carcinogen. The company faces proposed penalties totaling $194,006 for 1 willful and 5 serious violations.
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  • Thursday, February 15, 2018
    Sulfur dioxide is generated by multiple industrial activities, including the manufacture of hydrosulfites and other sulfur-containing chemicals; to bleach wood pulp and paper; to process, disinfect, and bleach food; for waste and water treatment in metal and ore refining; and in oil refining. The chemical has long been recognized as a major environmental air pollutant, and the risks the chemical poses in the workplace are also well established.
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    Women in construction are in the minority by a wide margin, and for that reason face safety and health challenges typically not encountered by men. In 2013, OSHA formed an alliance with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), which the two parties recently renewed.
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) has released its latest construction fatality findings. “Deadly Skyline: An Annual Report on Construction Fatalities in New York State” cites “alarming increases in New York State construction fatalities.”
  • Monday, February 12, 2018

    Although OSHA delayed enforcement of the respirable crystalline silica rule for construction, don’t expect the same for the general industry rule. Enforcement for the general industry and maritime rule begins June 23, 2018—exactly as scheduled. This article offers a sneak peek to valuable information at BLR's 2018 Safety Summit!
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