One of the most thought-stirring sessions at this year’s American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) held this week in Salt Lake City is a discussion featuring OSHA boss Dr. David Michaels and Department of Labor Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division Dr. David Weil. They are talking about Dr. Weil’s 2014 book, “The Fissured Workplace: Why work became so bad for so many and what can be done to improve it,” published by the Harvard Press, in the context of workplace safety and health outcomes.
OSHA recently published its Spring 2015 Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda. The agenda contains more than two-dozen standards initiatives in various phases of development. Since it takes years for the agency to move a standard through all the phases and approval processes, the reg agenda is always something of a wish list.
What started years ago as W.W. Grainger’s annual national sales meeting in Orlando, FL, has evolved into a sprawling trade conference and exhibition, with a major emphasis on Grainger’s safety products and services
Adding Inequality to Injury: The Cost of Failing to Protect Workers on the Job,” is a recently released 20-page OSHA report that has the agency jumping into the national debate about income inequality and raising the federal minimum wage.