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Category : OSHA In The News Articles
  • Hard Hat and safety glasses on wooden background

    According to recent reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2016 saw a 7% increase in workplace fatalities from 2015, with 5,190 workers killed on the job. This tragic uptick in deaths can partially be accounted for by the rise in drug-related fatalities, which have increased by 25% or […]

  • Capitol Hill Building in Washington DC with Vintage Filter

    President Trump recently named a nominee to head OSHA, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. That nominee is now facing confirmation hearings in which he has pledged to work to advance safety, including ways to improve programs that are already in place. The president nominated Scott Mugno last month to take the position as […]

  • Word OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT (OSHA) with yellow safety helmet on wooden base

    Each year, OSHA releases a report that outlines its top violations for the fiscal year. Not much changed between 2016 and 2017, with one notable difference. Fall Protection – Training Requirements made its debut at number 9 this year. The top five violations, however, were exactly the same as in 2016. Here are the most-cited […]

  • Inspector, osha, Clipboard

    According to reports, President Donald Trump has nominated a new head of OSHA. Scott Mugno, a FedEx Ground safety head, has been nominated to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Mugno has been employed with FedEx for the past 23 years. He is currently employed as the vice president of safety, sustainability and vehicle […]

  • Injuries caused by the accident, but receive aid properly

    Vacant positions within OSHA are causing concern for some, and a Congresswoman has voiced that concern in a letter to the acting head of the agency. According to reports, Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat, has pointed out to the agency that many positions remain vacant after a federal hiring freeze was lifted in April. In […]

  • Team of Emergency Medical Services workers providing first aid at the scene of a car crash

    The homepage of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration was recently given a makeover. As part of that makeover, a page detailing workplace fatalities was replaced with one concerning OSHA working with employers. According to reports, the website, right up until mid-August, had a section that detailed more than 4,000 people having lost their […]

  • Construction worker cutting Asphalt paving stabs for sidewalk using a cut-off saw

    Workers who are regularly exposed to respirable crystalline silica are at risk for lung cancer, kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and silicosis. By issuing its latest ruling, OSHA is hoping to reduce these risks. Two new standards for general industry and maritime, along with construction, have been announced by the agency. OSHA is estimating […]

  • Construction of a bridge

    According to Oregon OSHA, an employer exposed workers to injury and, at time, death, while the workers were restoring Ross Island Bridge. An incident that occurred on February 8, 2017 prompted an investigation into a Minnesota-based contractor. Nine safety violations yielded a recommendation of $189,000 in fines. OSHA says that an accident happened on the […]

  • Thermometer Sun Sky Over 100 Degrees

    OSHA is reminding employers in several states, including California, to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness. The reminder is especially aimed at those employers of workers who are not accustomed to working outdoors in high temperatures. Heat illness is a very real possibility in the summer and both employers and employees should stay aware. […]

  • A pair of feet on a water slide about to land in a refreshing pool

    It was an accident that made national headlines, and something that could be called some people’s worst fear. A boy at a water park in California slipped out of a slide and over the edge. Now, OSHA is investigating the Dublin park. The water slide was opened after passing a Cal-OSHA inspection. Prior to its […]

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