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OSHA under fire: Rhetoric but no solutions

August 7, 2013

One of the more interesting things about being involved in government affairs on a daily basis is listening to the rhetoric that comes from the politicians and the political parties. I say “interesting” because one must listen close to really determine if any of this rhetoric has any bearing on our daily lives. Of course, much of it does, but most of it is simply their way of promoting their own agenda.


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OSHA gives its SVEP a passing grade

Construction companies, small companies overrepresented in program
March 1, 2013

Despite some problems, OSHA says its Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) is “off to a strong start.” That assessment came in a Severe Violator Enforcement Program White Paperissued this week by the agency.


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Even as you are stretched to your limits

Michaels talks to OSHA employees
March 1, 2013

Last month, Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Dr. David Michaels held an OSHA Employees All-Hands Meeting. OSHA employees who were not able to attend the meeting in person were able to participate through the web.


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Come March 1, Congress will drop the sequestration budget axe

February 26, 2013

It’s my sense that sequestration will happen, and that it will last for about two months. After that period, the pain for Congress and the impacted public – defense and non-defense alike - will be too great.


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Conn., Mass. get grants to help enforce texting/driving bans

November 6, 2012

With laws in 39 states prohibiting texting while driving, there’s considerable agreement that the practice is dangerous. How to enforce such bans, though, is a process that is still under development.


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MSHA offers new machine guarding compliance info

October 10, 2012

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has introduced a new compliance assistance resource intended to address one of the most commonly cited violations in the metal and nonmetal mining industry: improperly guarded machinery.


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OSHA’s interpretation: Air testing not only means to evaluate exposures

August 28, 2012

Dear Mr. McCullough: Thank you for your October 21, 2011, letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). You requested an interpretation of OSHA's Respiratory Protection standard, 29 CFR 1910.134, specifically concerning the general requirements at §1910.134(d)(l)(iii), regarding identifying and evaluating the respiratory hazard(s) in the workplace.


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Deadly workplaces: Wyoming takes courtesy approach to curbing workplace deaths

August 25, 2012

If there’s not an abrupt change of course in Wyoming’s rate of workplace fatalities, the Cowboy State is on track to lose 36 workers to on-the-job deaths this year. They will leave behind wives, husbands, daughters, sons, parents and friends — the type of tragedy that devastates families.


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Voluntary enforcement of workplace safety not enough, says group

Public Citizen critical of reliance on VPPs
June 29, 2012

Lawmakers in yesterday’s U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee hearing on Voluntary Protection Programs are misguided if they think that voluntary enforcement of workplace safety is enough to keep employees safe from harm, according to advocacy group Public Citizen.


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Feds announce plan to combat “distraction epidemic”

California, Delaware will get millions for pilot projects
June 8, 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released a “Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving” that offers a comprehensive strategy to address the growing and dangerous practice of using handheld cell phones behind the wheel.


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