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In the News – Summer, 2016

OSHA: New Penalty Levels OSHA announced that maximum penalties for violations would increase for the first time in more than 25 years. The increase in penalties, which will become effective after August 1, 2016, is part of the overall federal penalty adjustments... read more

In the News – Spring, 2016

Silica Rule OSHA announced a final rule to protect workers from exposure to silica dust. This rule is intended to help curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as kidney disease in American workers. The final rule contains two... read more

In the News – Winter 2016

Injury and Illness Posting Requirement Employers must post injury and illness summaries on OSHA Form 300A now through April 30, 2016. Visit OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule webpage for more information. Note that beginning in January 2015 some previously exempt... read more

In the News – August, 2015

Confined Spaces OSHA issues a temporary enforcement policy for confined spaces in construction. In response to employer requests for additional time to train workers, as well as to acquire the equipment needed to comply with the new Confined Spaces in Construction... read more

In the News . . . July, 2015

Young Workers Safety Young workers have rights on the job. Employers have the responsibility to provide a safe workplace environment. OSHA’s “Young Workers” page outlines the rights and responsibilities of both the young worker and the employer. Included... read more

In The News . . . June, 2015

Rising Temperatures and Heat Illness With summer around the corner, temperatures are about to rise and so is the danger of extreme heat. As OSHA has done in the past, the Agency is again informing the public about its Heat Safety Tool App. This app is designed to help... read more

In the News – May 4 . . .

Preventing Injuries and Protecting Workers’ Rights A new version of the poster, “Job Safety and Health – It’s The Law!” was unveiled by OSHA at the end of April. The newly designed poster informs both workers and employers of their rights and responsibilities. The... read more

In the News – April 17 . . .

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month . . . OSHA and the National Safety Council are urging employers to protect workers from the dangers of distracted driving. Each year, more than 35,000 people are killed while driving, making distracted driving the number one... read more

In the News – April 3rd

From NIOSH . . . Tobacco Free Workplaces . . . A new report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that all workplaces become tobacco-free and that employers make tobacco cessation programs available to its workers. These... read more

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From OSHA . . . The Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a final rule on March 5th finalizing the procedures for handling whistleblower retaliation complaints filed under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The SOX Act protects employees... read more