This article will provide readers with an overview of the new final rule “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to revise its recording and reporting requirements. Issued in May of 2016, this ruling requires employers in certain industries to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping data.
Employers covered by OSHA’s final rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica have until June 23, 2017, to comply with the new construction standard, except for requirements for laboratory evaluation of exposure samples, which begin on June 23, 2018.
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), along with other industry organizations, have filed a legal challenge to block the August implementation of "anti-retaliation" provisions in OSHA's new electronic recordkeeping rule.
U.S. Transportation Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Deputy Administrator Daphne Jefferson today awarded top honors in the 2016 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest to 4th grader Andy Chen and 2nd grader Jessica Hong, both of East Brunswick, N.J., during a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that XTO Energy, Inc. (XTO), a subsidiary of ExxonMobil and the nation’s largest holder of natural gas reserves, will spend an estimated $3 million to restore eight sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands in connection with hydraulic fracturing operations.
The pipeline safety act signed by President Obama last week after being unanimously passed in both the House and Senate gives the secretary of Transportation the power to quickly issue emergency orders for the pipeline industry if an incident exposes a widespread problem.