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The Latest Safety News
  • Monday, August 2, 2021
    Don’t let all the new, exotic workplace hazards distract you from the basics. The COVID-19 pandemic, historic wildfires in the West, and unprecedented levels of excessive heat may be capturing the headlines and dominating the newscasts right now, but more common hazards in your facility or at your worksites need your attention.
  • Friday, July 30, 2021
    On July 27, AIHA (formerly the American Industrial Hygiene Association) revealed concerns about the federal COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) in a 13-page letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  • On July 28, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) called for stakeholder input on updating its mechanical power press standard (29 CFR §1910.217).
  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021
    Employers in New York state must have an infectious disease exposure prevention plan in place by August 5, according to a state Department of Labor spokesperson. However, the precautions under the plans only go into effect when state public health authorities make a “highly contagious communicable disease” declaration.
  • On July 23, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it is seeking nearly $1 million in penalties from 4 employers at a poultry processing facility where 6 workers died from nitrogen exposure caused by a malfunctioning freezer.
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144066Safety - General Back to basics: Common hazards, frequent citations 08/02/21
144063Health - General AIHA voices concerns about COVID-19 ETS 07/30/21
144062Machine Safety OSHA seeks input on power press standard 07/30/21
144059Health - General NY August 5 infectious disease plan deadline 07/28/21
144058Enforcement OSHA seeks $1 million after poultry factory deaths 07/28/21
144042Enforcement OSHA cites NJ contractor for settlement agreement violations 07/23/21
144024Trenching (Construction) Contractor gets jail time in trench fatality 07/21/21
144019Air Contaminants Cal/OSHA Warns Employers of Wildfire Smoke Hazards 07/19/21
143996Enforcement OSHA enforcement roundup: Spotlight on recent cases 07/15/21
143995Heat and Cold Oregon OSHA ordered to develop heat stress ETS 07/15/21
143980Health - General OSHA revises its COVID-19 enforcement 07/13/21
143962Safety - General NIOSH: Work-related deaths in Alaska remain high after 15 years 07/08/21
143925Enforcement OSHA issues COVID-19 enforcement directive 07/01/21
143893Health - General Healthcare emergency COVID-19 rule effective immediately 06/21/21
143892Health - General California has new COVID-19 rules 06/21/21
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