OSHA has cited two contractors for alleged serious violations of safety standards following a June 2 scaffold collapse at Binghamton University in Vestal, N.Y., that injured six workers, according to a recent press release.
OSHA has cited ABC Professional Tree Services Inc., a Houston, Texas-based company specializing in tree trimming for public utility lines clearance, with $146,000 in proposed penalties for allegedly failing to ensure employees were trained to work near energized transmission and distribution lines, an agency press release says. The fines are the result of a May jobsite inspection in Morris, Ill.
Setting your clocks back on Nov. 7 for daylight saving time provides one extra hour to prepare for unexpected emergencies. The American Public Health Association, in a recent press release, encouraged all Americans to prepare their families and communities for any kind of emergency such as blizzards, floods, blackouts or influenza.
OSHA is encouraging CEOs of 14 major retail companies to take precautions to prevent worker injuries during Black Friday and the holiday season's other major sales events, according to an agency press release. Toward that end, OSHA has sent a letter and fact sheet on "Crowd Management Safety Tips for Retailers" to the CEOs.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration kicked off its 2010 Winter Alert campaign to warn miners and mine operators about the dangers colder weather can bring to the mining environment, according to an MSHA press release. Historically, statistics show that most coal mine explosions occur during the colder months.
OSHA recently revised its policy for all Outreach Training Programs to address the number of hours each day a student may spend in OSHA 10- and 30-hour classes, according to an agency press release. OSHA revised the length of daily classroom instruction to prevent workers from being saturated with so much information that they may miss content that could prevent injuries, illnesses and death.
November 1st will see the launch of one of the most eagerly awaited ISO International Standards of recent years, ISO 26000:2010, Guidance on social responsibility, which provides guidance to both business and public sector organizations on social responsibility (SR), according to an International Organization for Standarization (ISO) press release.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) and the ACGIH® announced in a recent press statement that they will end dialogue regarding the proposed strategic alliance announced in May 2009. The alliance discussions were temporarily suspended in early 2010 when it became clear to ACGIH® that major changes to its structure were needed in order to sustain the organization.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced in a recent press release that the first national standards to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses. This comprehensive national program is projected to reduce GHG emissions by about 250 million metric tons and save 500 million barrels of oil over the lives of the vehicles produced within the program’s first five years.