The updated standard that defines minimum performance requirements for occupational health and safety management
systems (OHSMS) is now open for comment, according to the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).
Dangerous overpass painting, lunching with cadmium and where's the eyewash?
November 28, 2011
From unnecessarily dangerous overpass painting to workers storing their lunches at cadmium-contaminated workstations, OSHA's recent citations and orders were directed at a range of employers including a construction company, a gun manufacturer, a sponge processor and a trucking company.
One of targeted mines was placed on pattern of violations last April
November 23, 2011
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) today announced that federal inspectors issued 226 citations and orders during special impact inspections conducted at eight coal mines and three metal/nonmetal mines last month.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) issued a statement recently to a key U.S. Senate environmental panel, expressing its opposition to the Safe Chemicals Act introduced earlier this year by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).
The old joke about doctors' handwriting being difficult to read may become a quaint relic of the comedic past if electronic prescribing fulfills its potential, although a new study warns that some problems still need to be worked out before that can happen.
Calling erionite "an emerging North American hazard," the National Institue for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) says a growing body of evidence links the substance to serious health effects includng lung disease.