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I2P2 rule, safety in global apparel industry to be explored at AIHA Fall Conference

Emerging OEHS government policies will be hot topics
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Several high-profile government policy issues in the industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety field will be featured at the 2014 AIHA Fall Conference, coming up Oct. 18-22 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Washington, D.C.


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What’s on the mind of the OSHA chief?

By Dave Johnson
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Dr. David Michaels, five years into his job as OSHA boss and the longest-serving OSHA leader in agency history, gave a state of the OSHA nation report at ASSE’s Safety 2014 conference in Orlando this past June. These were his main talking points:


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OSHA’s I2P2 idea – Not quite gone and not forgotten

By Tom Lawrence CSP, P.E.

When OSHA released its Spring Regulatory Agenda, the Injury/Illness Prevention Program had been moved to Long Term Action. In the immediately previous regulatory agenda, I2P2 had been on the proposed rule schedule for September 2014.


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NBC news interview with OSHA boss Dr. David Michaels

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It’s not often the OSHA chief is interviewed by one of the Big 3 TV Networks. But that’s what happened recently when NBC’sSeth Freed Wessler interviewed OSHA boss Dr. David Michaels.


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OSHA announces semi-annual regulatory agenda

By Aaron K. Trippler
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OSHA has quietly announced the spring semi-annual regulatory agenda, a compilation of the many issues being undertaken or considered by the agency and a look at when the agency expects action on the issues. This agenda is supposed to be a “blueprint” for the agency to follow when tackling each of the issues; however in recent years the agenda has become something that many consider a complete “wish list” as most of the activity is never concluded on time.


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OSHA uses new video to promote I2P2

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OSHA has produced a new seven-minute video that explains how an injury and illness prevention program (I2P2) can enhance workplace safety and health. The “We Can Do This”  video shows a variety real-life workplaces and features commentary by OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels, a strong proponent of I2P2.


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A fresh take on OSHA in fiscal year 2015 – yes, 2015

By Aaron K. Trippler
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In the OSHA budget justification the agency laid out some of its plans for 2015: Inspections – OSHA announced the agency will conduct more health and safety inspections in 2015, with most of the increase occurring in health inspections. OSHA says the reason for this is that health issues are being identified as increasing.


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

“You can bet the lawsuits will be flying”
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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

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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

By Tom Lawrence CSP, P.E.

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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