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Latest Occupational Safety and Health Act Stories

2013-04-24 08:34:25

"This legislation would bring us a step closer to ensuring that the price of going to work is never life itself" WASHINGTON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - will observe Workers' Memorial Day,a day of remembrance of those who have died or became sick or injured while on the job, on April 28th by calling on Congress to demonstrate their commitment to workplace safety by supporting the Protecting America's Workers...

2012-08-15 14:21:30

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a protracted heat wave in many regions of the state over the past week that is slated to continue through this week, the California Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR) Division of Occupational Safety and Health (commonly referred to as Cal/OSHA) is urging employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness and allow for new workers to adjust to changes in weather (also known as acclimatization). "This is the longest...

2012-08-10 14:20:29

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As temperatures soar into the 100s over the next several days throughout the state, the California Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR) Division of Occupational Safety and Health (commonly referred to as Cal/OSHA) is reminding all employers of outdoor workers to ensure they have effective procedures and equipment in place to prevent, recognize and appropriately handle heat illness. "During this heat wave it is crucial that...

2012-08-08 14:22:38

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With heat waves predicted across many California regions over the next week, the California Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR) Division of Occupational Safety and Health (commonly referred to as Cal/OSHA) urges all employers of outdoor workers to revisit their heat illness prevention process and their emergency response procedures to ensure they are thoroughly prepared. "Cal/OSHA's adoption of the nation's first set of heat...

2012-07-30 14:21:15

OAKLAND, Calif., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect their outdoor workers from the risk of heat illness, especially with heat waves expected this week in the Central and Inland Valleys. Cal/OSHA has maintained a constant presence to ensure that employers protect their outdoor workers from the risk of heat illness. While these ongoing efforts have saved lives due to greater compliance by employers, constant vigilance is particularly...

2012-07-16 10:21:31

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration have signed a memorandum of agreement to facilitate coordination and cooperation between agencies regarding the enforcement of the Federal Railroad Safety Act's whistleblower provision. The act protects railroad employees from retaliation when they report safety violations, or work-related...

2012-07-12 06:21:56

Penalty stems from citations for more than 400 process safety management violations cited at Texas refinery in October 2009 WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that OSHA and BP Products North America Inc. have resolved 409 of the 439 citations issued by the agency in October 2009 for willful violations of OSHA's process safety management standard at BP's refinery in Texas City,...

2012-06-21 10:22:08

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today issued a hazard alert on ensuring that employers in hydraulic fracturing operations take appropriate steps to protect workers from silica exposure. Today's action, which is taken after consultation with stakeholders, including industry, meets the Obama administration's focus on ensuring that this...

2012-05-09 14:23:06

PITTSBURGH, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today welcomed the release of a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that underscores the pervasive nature of employer policies, programs and practices that discourage workers from reporting job injuries and illnesses and outlines actions that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) should take to address these practices. (Logo:...

2012-05-07 06:27:58

Educational materials and mobile application available WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has kicked off a national outreach initiative to educate workers and their employers about the hazards of working outdoors in hot weather. The outreach effort builds on last year's successful summer campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of too much sun and heat. "For outdoor workers,...