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Injuries among Dungeness crab fishermen underreported

Injuries among Dungeness crab fishermen underreported

A new study from the Oregon State University reveals that non-fatal injuries in commercial Dungeness crab fishing on the West Coast are largely unreported. While death rates in Dungeness crab…

NIOSH study examines prevalence of cigarette smoking among working women

NIOSH study examines prevalence of cigarette smoking among working women

A new study found as many as 1 in 6 working women of child-bearing age in the United States smoking cigarettes. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)…

Mine safety alert targets April – the second deadliest month in mining

Mine safety alert targets April – the second deadliest month in mining

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has launched a safety alert initiative aimed at promoting safety in the mining industry during the month of April. Assistant Secretary of Labor for…

Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health renewed

Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health renewed

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez has renewed the charter of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. The Committee was established in 1995 and advises the…

OSHA’s message to protect workers this summer: Water. Rest. Shade.

OSHA’s message to protect workers this summer: Water. Rest. Shade.

OSHA is reminding employers and workers to take precautions to stay safe as summer begins. The agency recommends frequent breaks in a cool or shady environment, and drinking water every…

OSHA’s partnership with Skanska Walsh Joint Venture to promote safety

OSHA’s partnership with Skanska Walsh Joint Venture to promote safety

OSHA has entered partnership with Skanska Walsh Joint Venture to enhance workplace safety and health for about 1,600 employees of the LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal Building Redevelopment Project. The partnership is a…

US mining deaths fell to historic low in 2015

US mining deaths fell to historic low in 2015

Preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration shows mining deaths dropped to historic lows in 2015. Twenty eight miners were killed on the job…

Construction Worker Severely Injured in Wall Collapse Incident

Construction Worker Severely Injured in Wall Collapse Incident

A construction worker was severely injured after a wall collapsed and pinned the victim down at the Lyon County Courthouse early Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, a portion of the…

OSHA seeking applications from nonprofit organizations in becoming OSHA Training Institute Education Centers

OSHA seeking applications from nonprofit organizations in becoming OSHA Training Institute Education Centers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today that it is seeking applications from nonprofit organizations who want to provide instructor-led classes on occupational safety and health as part…

OSHA to hold stakeholder meeting on beryllium rule

OSHA to hold stakeholder meeting on beryllium rule

OSHA is scheduling an informal public hearing on its proposed rule ‘‘Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds.’’ The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on August 7,…


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