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The Hump Day view of safetyland 7.14.2010 – OSHA reform heats up; Congress ignores hazards on Capitol Hill

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HILL HEARING ON OSHA REFORM: Yesterday Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels testified in support of the Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010 legislation before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor.
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The week that will be in safetyland 7.12.2010: Enterprise enforcement; BP cleanup safety; OSHA in the cross-hairs; Wal-Mart fights $7,000 fine

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On the day after soccer’s World Cup final, it strikes us the job of a safety and health manager is like that of a referee… when game is over (or the day is done) and no one is talking about the referee (or the safety manager), as though he was invisible, he has done his job well.
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The hump day view of safetyland 6.30.2010

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From the heights of hump day this week we see a gathering storm:

House and Senate Democrats are joining forces for the most sweeping OSHA reform bill since the agency was created in 1970.
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The Week that Will Be in Safetyland 6.28.2010

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As the month of June winds to a close, these are the topics and events that will drive conversations in the world of occupational safety and health…
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The week that was in safetyland 6.25.2010

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SAFETY’S HIGH POLITICAL PROFILE: Lawmakers in Washington are dealing with workplace safety and health issues with a highly uncommon flurry of activity. Right now it’s all about hearings, righteous rhetoric, and promises of reform. Whether any concrete new laws or regs come of Congressional concerns is up in the air.
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The hump day view of safetyland 6.23.2010

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Could be a worse hump day, you could be General McChrystal meeting with POTUS…
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The week that will be in safetyland 6/21/2010

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Good Monday morning and happy Summer Solstice,

Here is what will be driving worker health safety conversations this week:
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The week that was in safetyland 6.18.2010

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Good Friday to you…

BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP, BP,
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"Zero incident goals seriously impede safety."

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I read your article in the ISHN E-newsletter and all the statements made by other safety professionals:
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Bring on the attorneys, the forensic engineers and the checkbooks.

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Your analysis of the BP accident is, to some degree, totally correct.
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