Safety & Health

July 23, 2010
 

House Committee Passes OSHA Bill  

July 19, 2010
H.R. 5663, The Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010, was recently introduced in response to the tragic mine accident in West Virginia.
June 24, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled two additional stakeholder meetings, one in Washington, D.C., and one in Sacramento, Calif., to solicit comments in developing the Injury and Illness Prevention Program proposed rule. These additional meetings are part of a series of five.

June 21, 2010
WASHINGTON – OSHA announced today that the Severe Violators Enforcement Program directive is effective June 18th. The agency announced in April that it was implementing the program to focus on employers who continually disregard their legal obligations to protect their workers.
June 2, 2010
OSHA is confirming the effective date of June 15, 2010 for the direct final rule requiring employers to notify their workers of all hexavalent chromium exposures. The rule revises a provision in OSHA's Hexavalent Chromium standard that required workers be notified only when they experienced exposures exceeding the permissible exposure limit.
May 27, 2010
The AGC Safety Management Training Course (SMTC) provides attendees three days of training on the basic skills needed to manage a company safety program in the construction industry.  It will be held in Philadelphia, PA from September 21 - 23, 2010. The program prepares attendees to manage the key safety issues on the job site and provides techniques for delivering basic safety training to field personnel.  For details, please click on the following link: http://www.agc.org/cs/event_details?eventId=2199
May 5, 2010
The Advanced Safety Management Training Course (ASMTC) is a unique three-day course, which will provide a high level training experience for safety professionals and company managers who have a solid background in construction safety and health.  This course will enhance a participant's ability to manage all aspects of safety and health for their employees on field safety, insurance issues and legal and liability issues.  The training will be available October 18-20, 2010 in Madison, WI.  For details please go to the following link:
May 5, 2010
Madison, Wisconsin OSHA area director Kim Stille warned Daily Reporter that her agency is unprepared to enforce the Protecting Americas Workers Act, and that it would undermine productive relationships the agency has built with construction firms that have helped cut the construction fatality rate nearly in half over the past decade.
October 8, 2009
A new article in the September/October issue of Constructor magazine shows how collaborative safety partnerships between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and contractors are saving lives and reducing injuries.

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