The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) generally supported the Administration’s FY 2011 budget for OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), but recently urged Congressional leaders to ensure the funds are used to fulfill OSHA’s mission by restoring funding for OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program and MSHA’s Educational Policy and Development, according to an ASSE press release.
OSHA has slammed NDK Crystals Inc. in Belvedere, Ill., with fines of $510,000 for alleged egregious willful and serious violations of fed safety standards following an explosion at the company's crystal manufacturing building that took the life of a truck driver parked at a nearby service station. Workers at this facility were exposed to hazards that created a dangerous environment.
Positive opinion about the federal government's handling of a British Petroleum (BP) Gulf of Mexico oil spill is down 13 points from two weeks ago, dropping from 29% to 16%, a new Zogby Interactive survey finds.
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has published new medical treatment guidelines for providing care to workers with injuries and disorders of the hip and groin, according to a recent press release.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced in a recent press release that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia has ruled in MSHA’s favor in a recent challenge to the agency’s decision to conduct private interviews as part of its investigation of the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion.
The American Public Health Association (APHA) urged the Senate to vote against a resolution that would block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s finding for six greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change and constitute a threat to public health and welfare, according to a recent press release.
A majority of U.S. workers plan to rely on their employer-provided health care coverage now and in the future, according to a survey of more than 3,000 American workers and their dependents, conducted jointly by the National Business Group on Health and Hewitt Associates, said a recent press release. However, more than one-third would consider dropping their employer-provided health insurance if they become eligible to purchase similar coverage through other avenues.
Appearing together at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) in Denver on Wednesday, OSHA chief David Michaels, PhD, MPH, and NIOSH Director John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, found common ground on many issues, including the need to update OSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs), reports the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Melissa Hurley.