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OSHA updates rule to protect workers from fall hazards

OSHA updates rule to protect workers from fall hazards

OSHA has issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule which OSHA estimates will prevent 29 fatalities and…

Brookwood-Sago grants awarded to foster mine safety

Brookwood-Sago grants awarded to foster mine safety

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has recently awarded $1 million in grants to six organizations to help in the development of training programs and materials that support mine…

MSHA issues 105 citations and 1 order in August impact inspections

MSHA issues 105 citations and 1 order in August impact inspections

Federal inspectors issued 105 citations and one order during special impact inspections conducted at 11 coal mines and six metal and nonmetal mines in August, the Mine Safety and Health…

OSHA awards $10.5M work health and safety training grants to nonprofit organizations

OSHA awards $10.5M work health and safety training grants to nonprofit organizations

Seventy-seven nonprofit organizatins have been awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants across the United States. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) awarded the Susan…

Talking Safety curriculum for West Virginia schools

Talking Safety curriculum for West Virginia schools

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is collaborating with West Virginia University (WVU) and the Monongalia County School System to present a curriculum in workplace safety and…

Virginia Work-related Fatalities Surge in 2016

Virginia Work-related Fatalities Surge in 2016

Virginia recorded 29-work-related fatalities in the first seven months of 2016, according to the state’s Department of Labor and Industry. In 2015, the state recorded 31 work-related deaths. “In the…

Mobile version of Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards now available

Mobile version of Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards now available

A new mobile application version of the Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards has been launched by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NIOSH’s Pocket Guide to Chemical…

Oregon OSHA announces safety and health training grants

Oregon OSHA announces safety and health training grants

Employers looking to develop innovative workplace safety and health training programs can now apply for grants from Oregon OSHA. The agency is encouraging unique projects such as mobile apps, videos,…

Study shows one third of American workers say safety not a top priority in their workplaces

Study shows one third of American workers say safety not a top priority in their workplaces

The results of a study recently conducted has been released by the National Safety Council showing that 33 percent of 2,000 employees surveyed across the U.S. believe their employers prioritize…

Winners of NSC’s Prestigious Green Cross for Safety Awards Announced

Winners of NSC’s Prestigious Green Cross for Safety Awards Announced

The National Safety Council has announced winners of its prestigious Green Cross for Safety Awards. NSC uses the awards to recognize individuals and organizations that have helped save lives and…