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Five Myths About OSHA's new hazard communication regulation

April 25, 2012

On March 26, OSHA published in the Federal Register a final regulation that modifies OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform to the  
UN’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).


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Connecticut worker falls to death from roof

OSHA finds inadequate fall protection
April 25, 2012

An OSHA investigation begun after a worker plunged 35 feet to his death at a Stamford, Connecticut worksite has ended with two citations against his employer.


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Riverboat captain blows whistle -- on unsafe conditions

April 24, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a settlement agreement with St. James Stevedoring Partners LLC New Orleans to resolve findings by OSHA that the company illegally terminated an employee for safety complaints, in violation of the Seaman's Protection Act.


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Complaining about rats gets worker fired

OSHA orders reinstatement under whistleblower regs
April 24, 2012

An employee who was terminated after raising health concerns about a rodent infestation in the workplace will be reinstated, if the U.S. Department of Labor prevails in its lawsuit against Aquatech Technologies.


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GAO: OSHA followed the rules in setting HazCom 2.0 standard (GHS)

April 23, 2012

The Government Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed the OSHA new rule on hazard communication.


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Whistleblowing truck driver must be hired back, says OSHA

April 22, 2012

A truck driver who was fired after raising concerns about defects in the vehicle he was required to drive must be reinstated, according to OSHA.


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Worker crushed to death in machine; no LO/TO

April 20, 2012

An OSHA investigation begun after a worker was crushed to death in a coating machine while attempting to clear a jam has resulted in numerous citations against a New Jersey company.


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Senate hearing focuses on delays in passing safety regulations

April 19, 2012

The name of a Senate committee hearing going on right now says it all, say safety advocates: “Time Takes Its Toll: Delays in OSHA Standard Setting and Its Impact on Worker Safety.”


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Company cited after grain elevator explosion kills six workers, injures two

April 19, 2012

A grain elevator explosion that killed six workers and left two others hospitalized has earned an Atchinson, Kansas company $406,000 in proposed fines.


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Company that prevented OSHA inspection held in contempt, fined

April 17, 2012

A feed processing company that prevented OSHA from inspecting its facility has been found in civil contempt of court and ordered to pay nearly $42,000 in fines.


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