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Hump Day view of safetyland 8.11.2010 – No dog days for OSHA

Happy Hump Day,

But not for these companies, all snared in the last week in OSHA enforcement cases. No August doldrums down on Pennsylvania Avenue at the Department of Labor building:
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The week that will be in safetyland 8.9.2010 – OSHA’s torrid pace; backdoor ergo enforcement?

Good Monday morning,


OSHA received $558 million in fiscal year 2010. President Obama proposed a fiscal 2011 OSHA budget of $574 million.
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The week that was in safetyland 8.6.2010 – Obama’s one sentence nod to job safety; OSHA in middle age; universal job stress

Good Friday morning,

We start from the top, the very top, with President O’s speech this week to the AFL-CIO’s Executive Council.
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Hump Day view of safetyland 8.4.2010 – OSHA cites for failing to wear hi-viz vests; jobs trump safety; politics polarize safety

Good Wednesday morning,


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The week that will be in safetyland 8.2.2010 – OSHA reform fade out? Overview of OSHA activity

Good Monday morning and welcome to the dog days of August,

August is sleepy time down in D.C., with Congress heading out for recess and POTUS and family taking ten days for a Martha’s Vineyard vacation August 19-29.
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The Week That Was in Safetyland 7.30.2010 – OSHA’s three-day penalty-popping blitz; distracted driving; mixed up metrics; fake leadership

Good Friday morning,


OSHA continues to clear out its rusty standards pipeline issuing this Wednesday what it calls a “historic” new standard on cranes and derricks standard. It replaces a decades old standard and affects about 267,000 construction, crane rental, and crane certification establishments with about 4.8 million workers, according to the agency.
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Hump Day View of Safetyland 7.28.2010 – New OSHA crane/derrick rule; TSCA overhaul campaign; Massey fights back; driving on meds

Happy Hump Day,

TOP OF THE NEWS OSHA finally manages to get over the hump and issue new cranes and derricks rules. OSHA boss Dr. David Michaels will provide the details in a telephone media briefing at 1:30 pm this afternoon. OSHA says the “historic new rules addressing the safety of cranes and derricks in construction” will be issued today.
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The Week that Will be 7.26.2010 – Whither Senate OSHA reform? Goodbye Tony Hayward. Hello TSCA reform. A grumpy summer…

Happy last week of July,

AND EVIDENTLY THE LAST DAYS OF TONY HAYWARD, chief executive of BP. Multiple reports indicate Hayward will leave the company, as early as today.
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The Week That Was in Safetyland 7.23.2010.doc – Battle over OSHA bill just getting started; provisions that employers protest

Good Friday morning,

We saw Levon Helm rip it up last night at the Keswick Theatre outside Philadelphia. One of many highlights: Leadbelly’s “Bourgeois Blues,” with a line that nails many an employers’ feelings about the “OSHA with teeth” bill now moving through Congress:

“Home of the brave, land of the free I don't wanna be mistreated by no bourgeoisie”
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The Hump Day view of safetyland 7.21.20120 – OSHA hammers the big boys; regulators shielded from reality; who are the bad actors?; innovation undermining safety; assumptions, the death of safety

Good Hump Day morning,

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