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White House heralds OSHA’s GHS proposal as part of sweeping reg reform

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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.


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Pelican’s Brent Finemore named Board Treasurer of the Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition

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Brent Finemore, Vice President of Government Sales at Pelican Products, has been named as Board Treasurer of The Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC). 


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EU’s ban on chromate-containing cement reduces contact dermatitis in workers

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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.


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Does Congressional stalemate mean danger in the sky?

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 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.


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Michaels: U.S. and E.U. must work together on occupational safety

It is clear that a new paradigm is needed
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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.

 


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VPPPA welcomes Steven Witt as Senior Advisor

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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.


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CDC releases guide to preventing outpatient infections

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A new CDC guide details minimum expectations for safe care in outpatient settings and recommends every practice identify an infection prevention leader. 


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Critical aviation projects grounded due to Congressional inaction

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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.


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Extreme heat endangers workers, warns Solis (7/20)

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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.
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Angry over heads up, MSHA takes CAM Mining to court (7/19)

Miners may have been smoking underground
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After someone gave a foreman at CAM Mining LLC’s Mine No. 28 in Kentucky advance notice of an inspection, the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) took the company to court and got an order prohibiting it from doing so again in the future.


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