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Medical services and first aid requirements for employees exposed to electric shock

The employer shall provide medical services and first aid as required in Sec.  1910.151. In addition to the requirements of Sec.  1910.151, the following requirements also apply:


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FAQs on OSHA’s newly revised Electric Power standard

FAQs on OSHA’s newly revised Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Maintenance and Construction Standard (29 CFR 1910.269 and 29 CFR Part 1926, Subpart V). Why did OSHA decide to modify its standards for electric power generation, transmission, and distribution work?


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New OSHA reporting requirements go into effect January 1

Beginning January 1, 2015, there will be a change to what covered employers are required to report to OSHA. Employers will now be required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident.


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Massey Energy CEO Blankenship indicted in UBB explosion

A federal grand jury in Charleston, West Virginia indicted former Massey Energy CEO for routinely violating federal mine safety rules at the Upper Big Branch Mine, leading to one of the worst mining disasters in U.S. history.


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Ontario workplace safety to undergo a "significant revitalization"

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour is moving forward with a plan to prevent injuries and improve workplace health and safety, by passing new regulations and implementing the province’s first integrated safety strategy.


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OSH regulations Obama could (should?) enact before leaving office

Despite his party’s losses in Tuesday’s election, President Obama still has the ability to use his executive authority to enact regulations, and one advocacy group says a silica standard should be among his top priorities.


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OSHA wants input on electrical safety standards

OSHA is seeking public comments on its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Electrical Standards for Construction (29 CFR part 1926, subpart K) and the Electrical Standards for General Industry (29 CFR part 1910, subpart S).


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CSB calls for tougher safety regs for refineries

New video shows how 2010 Tesoro refinery accident happened

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a safety video into the fatal April 2, 2010, explosion and fire at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Washington. The accident occurred during startup of the refinery’s “naphtha hydrotreater unit” after a maintenance shut down.


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AIHA conference debates I2P2

OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) was vigorously debated yesterday (10/20/2014) at the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s annual Fall Conference, held in Arlington, VA. The presidential-style debate featured I2P2 supporters James Thornton, CIH, CSP, director, health, safety and environment, Newport News Shipbuilding, div. of Huntington Ingalls Industries; and Charles Redinger, president of Redinger 306, Inc. I2P2 opponents were Tom Lawrence, Safety and Compliance Management; and David Sarvadi, Esq., Keller & Heckman, LLP, Washington, DC.


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What you need to know about PELs

On October 9, 2014 OSHA announced the publication of a Request for Information (RFI) on Chemical Management and Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) in the Federal Register. With this publication, OSHA launched a national dialogue on preventing occupational illness through improved approaches to managing exposures to hazardous chemicals.


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The Cause and Cure for Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a serious issue. This webinar will explore the types and sources of driver distraction, human factors that lead to distraction and the effect current laws have on the problem.

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