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  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    Construction firms and other employers in California must begin training employees in Valley fever risks and control measures under a new state law. Employers must offer initial worker training by May 1, 2020.
  • Monday, October 14, 2019
    OSHA has cited Prestress Services Industries of Ohio, LLC, for 20 safety and health violations at its concrete production plant in Mount Vernon, Ohio. The agency is seeking penalties of $158,555. The employer is contesting the citations.
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  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019
    OSHA proposed to amend the construction and shipyard standards for beryllium exposures. The proposal leaves the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 0.2 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3) and short-term exposure limit (STEL) of 2.0 µg/m3 in place but would revise several portions of the standards’ ancillary provisions.
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    What have OSHA’s compliance officers been up to lately? Take a look at some of the more significant enforcement cases from the past several months to find out. From the usual suspects like fall hazards and excavations to some less typical cases, recent enforcement activity illustrates the importance of a strong safety and health program for employers of all types and sizes.
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  • Monday, October 7, 2019
    OSHA has replaced its Enforcement Weighting System (EWS) with a new OSHA Weighting System (OWS) to encourage its field staff to conduct compliance assistance activities, in addition to performing enforcement inspections to reduce the deadliest workplace hazards.
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141380Health - General Valley fever training required in California 10/15/19
141377Enforcement OSHA cites Ohio concrete manufacturer 10/14/19
141368Toxic and Hazardous Substances (Construction) OSHA proposes construction, shipyard beryllium changes 10/09/19
141358Enforcement OSHA enforcement roundup: Trend of six-figure fines continues 10/08/19
141356Enforcement OSHA revises enforcement weighting system 10/07/19
141354Alcohol & Drugs NIOSH releases first responders’ illicit drug toolkit 10/04/19
141341OSHA OSHA awards $10.5 million in training grants 10/01/19
141331Toxic and Hazardous Substances (Construction) OSHA moving forward with Obama-era beryllium rules 09/30/19
141327OSHA With Scalia at helm, expect DOL to be more ‘disciplined,’ ‘pro-business’ 09/27/19
141323Respiratory Protection OSHA adds new respirator fit testing protocols 09/27/19
141316Alcohol & Drugs NSC releases employer opioid kit 09/26/19
141311Safety - General NIOSH unveils international travel resources 09/25/19
141304Enforcement OSHA cites Dollar Tree, seeks $898,682 09/23/19
141301Enforcement Tribal business exempt from OSH Act, ALJ rules 09/19/19
141286Healthcare Safety NIOSH examines hospital, ergonomic, opioid hazards 09/17/19
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