Articles Tagged with ''regulations''

Miners’ widows target MSHA with lawsuit

Aracoma Coal mine had "useless" fire hose, inadequate ventilation
February 8, 2013

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has cleared the way for two miners’ widows to pursue a lawsuit against the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for its admitted failure to inspect and enforce safety regulations at the Aracoma Coal Company’s Alma Mine #1 in that state.


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OSHA to regulate aircraft cabins as workplaces?

January 29, 2013

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) submitted comments on Jan. 22 raising questions about a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed-policy to allow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) oversight of aircraft cabin workplace safety issues. The FAA proposal raises the specter of additional oversight and regulation of business aircraft operations, according to an NBAA press statement.


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CSB: Unsafe practices led to Honolulu fireworks blast that killed five workers

January 18, 2013

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said an explosion and fire that killed five workers during a fireworks disposal operation in Hawaii in 2011 resulted from unsafe disposal practices; insufficient safety requirements for government contractor selection and oversight; and an absence of national guidelines, standards, and regulations for fireworks disposal.


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Safety advocacy group asks: Where’s the burgeoning cost of regulations?

January 17, 2013

The Washington Post’s Wonk Blog has a piece this week on the burgeoning costs of regulations. WaPo’s Jim Tankersley writes, “If you’re a business leader or conservative economist who worries that the federal government is strangling the economy in red tape, 2012 was a banner year. If you’re a consumer advocate or an environmentalist anxious for the government to do more to boost public health … ditto.”


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Brady launches GHS and Hazard Communication training programs

DVD-based training programs include comprehensive tools to educate employees
January 17, 2013

Brady has released DVD –based training programs for the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and OSHA’s Hazard Communication regulations that train and inform employees on the updated regulations and standards.  The new training programs include videos and literature that will help employees understand the changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication regulation and its updates to align with GHS.


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Regulatory tsunami, what tsunami?

January 4, 2013

Congressional opponents of public protections spent much of 2012 attempting to increase the procedural hurdles to establishing new rules that would implement federal laws and standards according to the regulatory watchdog group OMB Watch. Efforts to attack the scientific evidence employed by agencies continued.


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Regulatory roadblocks of 2012 likely to remain in 2013

December 21, 2012

A government watchdog group says that anti-regulation lawmakers used procedural hurdles and attacks on science to block new federal laws standards in 2012  - and that they're likely to continue that strategy in the coming year. "Both efforts are likely to re-emerge next year,” predicts OMB Watch, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization that monitors actions by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).


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OSHA’s standards department should be shut down

November 7, 2012

The people who write huge swath OSHA standards are from the same philosophy (big government solves all ) that wrote: 2700 pages of healthcare law, begatting multiple thousands of a pages of regulations; 2300 pages of financial law, with more thousands of pages of regulations, etc. etc.  Enough!!


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Workers in noisy bars risk hearing loss

October 10, 2012

Employees of some nightclubs are being exposed to dangerously high noise levels, according to a study published recently in the International Journal of Noise & Health.


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How Democrats, Republicans differ on worker health, safety and regs

September 28, 2012

Wondering what the official Democratic and Republican Party platforms have to say about occupational safety and health? Here are the relevant references from each platform:


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