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OSHA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule to Ensure Crane Operators Are Qualified to Safely Operate Equipment

OSHA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule to Ensure Crane Operators Are Qualified to Safely Operate Equipment

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it will extend the comment period on the proposed rule on crane operator certification. OSHA said…

Outdoor jobs carry different risks of skin cancer

Outdoor jobs carry different risks of skin cancer

A new study has found that workers in different outdoor industries face different risks of non-melanoma cancer (NMSC). The study involved 563 participants (47% women) 39% among them were farmers,…

OSHA signs alliance to protect sheet metal and air conditioning employees

OSHA signs alliance to protect sheet metal and air conditioning employees

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association Kansas City Chapter (SMACNA-KC) recently signed an alliance focused…

New OSHA alliance to raise awareness about lead exposure

New OSHA alliance to raise awareness about lead exposure

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute’s Safety, Health, and Environment Services Group; and Georgia Department of Public Health’s Division…

Texas-based tower contractor cited after 3 fatalities at Miami work site

Texas-based tower contractor cited after 3 fatalities at Miami work site

A Texas-based tower contractor faces $12,934 in proposed penalties after three workers were killed while attempting to install a new antenna on a communications tower in Miami. The U.S. Department…

New nanotechnology workplace design recommendations released

New nanotechnology workplace design recommendations released

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has just launched new products to provide options to companies for controlling possible exposure of their workers to nanomaterials at work….

Dairy producer cited for failing to protect workers against burn injuries

Dairy producer cited for failing to protect workers against burn injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a dairy producer in Waterloo, New York for its ongoing failure to protect employees against burns at its facility. The company is…

OSHA cites food company after worker suffers partial finger amputation

OSHA cites food company after worker suffers partial finger amputation

A food company faces $109,939 in proposed penalties after an employee suffered a partial finger amputation while cleaning a machine jam. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health…

OSHA launches new campaign to raise awareness of construction industry hazards

OSHA launches new campaign to raise awareness of construction industry hazards

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently launched a regional campaign to raise awareness about the four leading safety hazards in the construction industry. The new campaign,…

Machine manufacturer in Pennsylvania cited for exposing workers to chemical hazards

Machine manufacturer in Pennsylvania cited for exposing workers to chemical hazards

A Pennsylvania machine manufacturer has been cited for exposing workers to dangerous chemical hazards. OSHA’s proposed penalties total $14,782. OSHA received complaints on August 30, 2017, and found employees exposed…


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