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  • Thursday, August 16, 2018
    According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 95 percent of drug overdose deaths that occurred in 2016 were among the working age population, persons aged 15–64 years. The Institute recently released a new webpage to outline its approach to the life cycle of opioid use—from precursors in the workplace to use conditions to containment and decontamination to recommendations targeted for protecting workers.
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    In a letter of interpretation dated August 3, 2018, U.S. OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs provided several valuable insights into the extent chemical manufacturers, distributors, or importers may make use of trade secret protections when completing safety data sheets (SDSs), formerly material safety data sheets (MSDSs).
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  • Monday, August 13, 2018
    As a state-plan state, California has implemented a number of workplace safety regulations that exceed federal OSHA's standards or have no federal counterpart.
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  • Friday, August 10, 2018
    A Seattle company that manufactures electronics mounting systems and other products is facing more than $250,000 in fines for multiple serious and willful worker safety and health violations discovered during three separate inspections this year.
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  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018
    OSHA has issued a final rule, scheduled to be published in the August 9 Federal Register, to extend the compliance date for specific ancillary requirements of the general industry beryllium standard to December 12, 2018.
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