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Mine safety advocates are crying foul over the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s(MSHA) decision to downshift in its drive toward a rule that would require safety devices on hazardous mining machines.
The appropriations bill package under consideration by the House contains a provision that prevent the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing a key provision in its campaign to End Black Lung, a disease which claimed the lives of 10,000 coal miners in the last decade.
A pilots union has mounted a legal challenge to the FAA's exclusion of cargo operations from the final flight and duty time rule issued yesterday.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says the MACT rule recently issued by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is unrealistic and will have a negative impact on the economy and the reliability of electricity.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has come out in opposition to the Utility MACT rule released recently by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) is calling on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to finish its review of OSHA's proposed silica standard so that the rule can be issued without further delay.
Although Congress appears to mired in inactivity when it comes to regulatory issues, OSHA is using the new year to re-energize several issues which had previously run into a brick wall.
OSHA's proposed rule on occupational exposure to crystalline silica is among the items being followed closely by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), according to AIHA Government Affairs Director Aaron K. Trippler.
In a comment submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today concerning its proposed rule to set ‘significant new use rules (SNURs)’ for chemical substances, seven of which include the term carbon nanotubes, the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) President Terrie S. Norris, CSP, ARM, CSPI, urged the EPA to rescind its sole reliance on personal protection equipment (PPE), especially respirators, and revise the rule to mandate implementation of feasible engineering controls in order to reduce a worker’s exposure to nanomaterials.
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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