OSHA has renewed its alliance with Crane, Hoist and Monorail Partners, signing a five year agreement to address hazards and new technology encountered by workers who manufacture and use cranes, hoists and monorails.
Fissured workplaces, getting the word out about construction industry fall prevention and an OSH settlement that goes beyond money were among the top occupational safety- and health-related stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
A serious injury on August 10, 2015 to a landscape company employee prompted an OSHA investigation and resulted in citations being issued for two willful, five serious, and one other-than-serious safety and health violations.
Protecting workers in fissured workplaces – where there is increasingly the possibility that more than one employer is benefiting from their work – has been a major focus for the Wage and Hour Division in recent years.
OSHA has certified New Jersey's State Plan for protecting the safety and health of state and local government workers. The New Jersey Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health State Plan covers more than 530,000 state and local government workers.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has produced a new brush chipper safety manual that outlines safe equipment operation, start-up and shutdown guidelines, and maintenance precautions for a variety of brush chipper machine types.
No one should ever have to worry whether a loved one will come home from work alive. The reality, however, is that too many workers in this country are exposed to deadly but avoidable hazards on the job every day.
Recently, someone who is engaged in the DC political scene for safety told me that the failure of the current administration’s OSHA to issue an injury and illness prevention plan standard (or I2P2) was an historic lost opportunity for OSH professionals and ASSE members.