A dramatic increase in the number of workers engulfed and suffocated in grain bins is prompting OSHA to send letters -- lots of them -- to grain handling facilities, reminding them that they are responsible for complying with the Grain Handling Facility Standard.
Scott Schneider, director of occupational health and safety for the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America, a non-profit associated with the Laborers’ International Union of North America, representing about 500,000 primarily construction workers, kicked off his presentation saying...
What sectors of industry are currently investing in noise controls, and which are not, was the subject of Robert Anderson’s presentation at the 36th Annual National Hearing Conservation Conference in Mesa, AZ, Feb. 24-26.
That industry average has remained constant since the 1960s, according to Timothy Rink, Ph.D, and CEO of HTI, Inc. a consulting service. Rink’s 20-minute presentation at the 36th Annual National Hearing Conservation Conference in Mesa, AZ, Feb. 24-26. was on mining and managing hearing conservation program data.
Alcoa began giving employees audiograms in 1952, 30 years before OSHA would issue its Hearing Conservation Amendment in 1983, according to Christine Dixon-Ernst, CIH, and technical manager, occupational health, for Alcoa.
Nancy Hauter, director of national OSHA’s health enforcement, spoke at the NHCA meeting on the most talked-about topic at the meeting: OSHA’s proposal to reemphasize the use of engineering controls over PPE, and the subsequent withdrawal of that policy after more than 30 industry groups protested.
Those were the words of Dr. Alice Suter, paying respect to almost 300 attendees, as she kicked off the 36th Annual National Hearing Conservation Conference in Mesa, AZ, a suburb of Phoenix, Feb. 24-26.
A Canton, Mass. contractor exposed employees working inside an aqueduct tunnel to a variety of dangers, according to OSHA, which hit Barletta Heavy Divison, Inc. with repeat and serious standards violations carrying a total of $52,500 in proposed fines.