PELs, recordkeeping changes on agenda at upcoming FACOSH meeting

April 17, 2012

OSHA's Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) will be welcoming new members and taking up several key issues at its May 3rd meeting in Washington, D.C.

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EPA proposes rule to require electronic reporting for chemical info

April 17, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposed rule to require electronic reporting for certain information submitted to the agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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What fall protection is required for scissor lifts?

April 13, 2012

In response to a letter requesting compliance assistance concerning the use of seat belts on powered industrial trucks and the use of fall protection on scissors lifts, OSHA formally stated:

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OSHA cites Bath Iron Works for fall safety and other violations

Maine shipbuilder faces more than $171,000 in fines for fall, other hazards
April 13, 2012

OSHA has cited Bath Iron Works, a General Dynamics company, for alleged repeat and serious violations of workplace safety standards at its Bath shipyard in Maine.

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Fall protection: What’s my responsibility?

April 12, 2012

Question: Does an employer have a duty to provide fall protection to employees exposed to fall hazards in excess of 6 feet when they climb on top of materials on a tractor trailer rig to connect crane rigging for the purpose of loading and unloading of the materials?

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OSHA fines Massachusetts contractor $50,000 fine for fall hazards

April 11, 2012

OSHA has cited Shawnlee Construction LLC for fall hazards identified during the construction of a new public safety building in Montville.

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Fatal fall leads to OSHA hazard alert

April 10, 2012

During the Fall 2010 college football season, a student who was also an employee of the University of Notre Dame was killed while filming the school’s football team practice from a scissor lift.

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Fall protection FAQs

April 9, 2012

Question: We are looking to install a temporary horizontal lifeline system in our theatre. It is outdoors so we are would prefer the line to be galvanized aircraft cable instead of synthetic rope.

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Health advocates join forces to defend EPA pollution standard

April 5, 2012

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has joined the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, and other leading organizations to formally oppose S.J. Res. 37, a resolution by Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla) that employs the Congressional Review Act to reverse the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants.

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MSHA publishes final rule on examinations in underground coal mines

April 4, 2012

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that the final rule "Examinations of Work Areas in Underground Coal Mines for Violations of Mandatory Health or Safety Standards" will be published in the April 6 issue of the Federal Register.

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