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Washington Workers’ Comp Rates to go Down in 2018

Washington Workers’ Comp Rates to go Down in 2018

Rates for workers’ compensation insurance will drop by 2.5 percent for many businesses in Washington in 2018, the state Department of Labor & Industries has announced. The rate decrease means…

OSHA cites Bellevue commercial bakery for safety violations

OSHA cites Bellevue commercial bakery for safety violations

Federal regulators have proposed $122,625 in penalties for a Bellevue commercial bakery accused of exposing workers to multiple hazards. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited…

Portland set to host pulp, paper industry safety conference later this month

Portland set to host pulp, paper industry safety conference later this month

The 27th annual Western Pulp, Paper & Forest Products Safety & Health Conference will be held on Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River – Jantzen…

US Labor Department, New York Manufacturer Reach Settlement Agreement

US Labor Department, New York Manufacturer Reach Settlement Agreement

OSHA and Acme Parts, Inc., of Brooklyn have reached a settlement agreement to improve Acme Parts’ workplace safety and health. OSHA inspectors found high levels of lead throughout the facility…

OSHA Cites Birmingham Company for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards

OSHA Cites Birmingham Company for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards

A Birmingham-based structural framing company faces $102,669 in proposed penalties for exposing workers to fall hazards. During inspection, OSHA compliance safety and health officers found workers wearing fall protection harnesses…

New OSHA alliance aims to improve worker safety in the Colorado construction industry

New OSHA alliance aims to improve worker safety in the Colorado construction industry

An alliance signed between OSHA and the Western Colorado Contractors Association (WCCA) aims to provide the western Colorado’s construction industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources. The two-year…

2018 NSC Green Cross for Safety awards nominations open

2018 NSC Green Cross for Safety awards nominations open

The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its prestigious Green Cross for Safety awards. The awards aim to recognize individuals and organizations that have advanced safety at work, in…

OSHA awards $10.5M in workplace safety and health training grants

OSHA awards $10.5M in workplace safety and health training grants

OSHA has awarded $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to 80 nonprofit organizations across the nation to help businesses and workers address workplace hazards and adopt best practices for…

OSHA alliance to promote safety in forestry, logging, firefighting, and natural resource industries

OSHA alliance to promote safety in forestry, logging, firefighting, and natural resource industries

OSHA, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS)-Northern Division, and the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE)-Northern Region have signed a two-year alliance to promote safe practices in Montana and North and…

South Oregon Conference to Focus on Occupational Safety and Health

South Oregon Conference to Focus on Occupational Safety and Health

The 2017 Southern Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference will be held on Oct. 17-19 at the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites in Ashland. The three-day event will feature a…


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