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Rule to extend compliance deadline for crane operator certification requirements proposed

Rule to extend compliance deadline for crane operator certification requirements proposed

OSHA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Wednesday to extend employer’s responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to November 10, 2018. A final…

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…

App to help workers stay safe when doing manual lifting released

App to help workers stay safe when doing manual lifting released

A new app has been released by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to help workers stay safe when manually lifting objects as part of their job….

Paperboard mill faces charges for 61 safety and health hazards

Paperboard mill faces charges for 61 safety and health hazards

A paperboard mill in New York has been cited for exposing workers to 61 safety and health hazards. OSHA in Syracuse conducted an inspection on the site in December 2016…

Health facility cited for exposing workers to serious workplace hazards

Health facility cited for exposing workers to serious workplace hazards

A behavioral health facility in Massachusetts is facing $207,690 in proposed penalties from OSHA for several violations uncovered during an inspection. The company was issued a notification for failure to…

New regulations improving safety in oil refineries receive final approval

New regulations improving safety in oil refineries receive final approval

New regulations have received final approval strengthening workplace and environmental safety at oil refineries across California. Developed by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services…

OSHA and DJ Basin Safety Council renew alliance

OSHA and DJ Basin Safety Council renew alliance

OSHA and the DJ Basin Safety Council have recently renewed alliance to provide oil and gas industry workers in northern Colorado with information, guidance and training to improve the industry’s…

MSHA: No mines eligible for Pattern of Violations Notice

MSHA: No mines eligible for Pattern of Violations Notice

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has recently announced that for the third consecutive year, none of the United State’s over 13,000 mining operations meet the criteria for a Pattern…

Cal/OSHA highlights importance of monitoring early signs of heat illness among outdoor workers

Cal/OSHA highlights importance of monitoring early signs of heat illness among outdoor workers

Employers are reminded to observe signs of heat illness in outdoor workers toiling in high heat as the National Weather Service is forecasting dangerous heat for much of the Central…

OSHA’s whistleblower complaint form revised

OSHA’s whistleblower complaint form revised

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently revised its online whistleblower complaint form to assist users in filing a complaint with the appropriate agency.   The newly updated form…


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