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OSHA’s proposed silica rule a long way from being finalized

“You can bet the lawsuits will be flying”
February 27, 2014

OSHA will be spending the rest of 2014 holding public hearings and reviewing the approximately 3,000 comments it has already received on its proposed crystalline silica rule. Although OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels has stated the the silica rule – which would reduce occupational exposure limits to the substance – is the agency’s top priority, the issue is “a long, long way from every being finalized,” according to Aaron K. Trippler of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).


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Most provocative ISHN Blog posts of 2013

Part Two
December 27, 2013

An argument against seatbelt laws, strategies for coping with a workplace shooter and accusations of “unprecedented vitriol” against Republican lawmakers all made appearances in the ISHN Blog this year. Here’s a sampling of passionate voices from the EHS community:


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OSHA’s “Top Ten” citations: A case of failing to write doable regulations

November 14, 2013

This is the time of year when OSHA announces their top ten citations of the past fiscal year.  There are few changes in this top- ten list year after year.  Even though the list is of the complete standard’s name, it is usually only one or two sections of a standard that repeatedly makes this list. 


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From the field: Reactions to OSHA’s public posting proposal

November 13, 2013

OSHA has opened an attack on the largest employers with this recordkeeping initiative. These are the employers who have safety professionals on staff. They are the ones with safety and health management programs. They are "The Best" according to Dr. Michaels in his I2P2 propaganda.


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Do we really need I2P2?

How would small & medium-sized firms comply?
November 4, 2013
OSHA is describing its I2P2 as a proactive process to help employers find and fix workplace hazards before workers get hurt.


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OSHA’s Michaels still touting I2P2

October 31, 2013

In a press tele-conference last week, OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels once again took the opportunity to promote the much-ballyhooed and controversial Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (I2P2). “Certainly, we encourage employers to adopt and embrace I2P2,” he said. “In the VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) thousand of companies have adopted the principles of I2P2. So we know it works."


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I2P2 will be the scourge of the “best” safety programs

June 25, 2013

There was a statement in a commentary in the Wall Street Journal a couple of months ago: "A fundamental principle in medicine is that if you get the diagnosis wrong, you'll probably apply the wrong therapy. A corollary is that if the therapy isn't working, increasing the dose may make things worse."


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OSHA standards action in 2013? Forget about it

May 31, 2013

At AIHce 2013, AIHA Director of Government Affair Aaron Trippler gave an informal assessment of the political side of occupational safety and health, circa 2014. The reason nothing is getting done in DC is both parties have lost control of their members, said Trippler.


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Top occupational & environmental health and safety issues at the conference

May 29, 2013

Prominent at this year’s AIHce were seminars and workshops reflecting the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s (AIHA biennial membership survey listing top public policy issues of concern to AIHA members and the occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) profession over the next two years.


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Takeaways from OSHA chief talk

"The standards system doesn't work"
May 22, 2013

Actually OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels did not give a “talk” at Tuesday morning’s opening session at the AIHce. Instead, the packed assembly room was treated to a conversation between Dr. Michaels and one of his predecessors, John Henshaw, who headed OSHA during the Bush II administration.


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