The White House announced August 23 final regulatory reform plans for federal agencies and departments, including OSHA and EPA, that the administration said includes “hundreds of initiatives that will reduce costs, simplify the system, and eliminate redundancy and inconsistency,” in a press statement.
The European Union’s (EU) prohibition on the use or supply of cement containing >2 ppm of chromate has led to a significant drop in allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) among exposed workers, according to a study published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine.
Congress’ failure to pass a Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) bill before going on vacation has put 74,000 aviation-related jobs in limbo, but Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood insists that air travel is still safe.
The United States and the European Union share many challenges in preventing work-related injuries and illnesses – challenges that “weaken our social fabric and our economies,” said Dr. David Michaels, in a speech earlier this month to the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.
The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA) is pleased to announce that the former director of the Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Steven Witt joined the VPPPA National Office staff on July 11, 2011.
Contractors have been told to stop work on critical airport modernization projects around the country after Congress failed to pass legislation on Friday giving the FAA the authority necessary for work to continue.
With much of the nation sweltering under record high temperatures, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis reminded employers that outdoor workers are vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.