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US chemical makers, OSHA form worker safety alliance on diisocyanates
Chemical & Engineering News
The Trump Administration and a chemical industry group are forming a government-industry alliance with an intent to protect workers from exposure to diisocyanates, substances that are powerful irritants. The effort by the U.S. Occupational Safety ...
OSHA, American Chemistry Council Establish PartnershipEHS Today

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ACC, OSHA Sign Alliance Focused on Diisocyanates
Occupational Health and Safety
The two-year Alliance has three primary goals: raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives; conducting training to educate employers, workers, and OSHA officials on safety issues; and developing effective outreach and ...

 

City & State

Construction safety bill would hurt minority workers
City & State
The problem here is that Intro 1447-C would not just require additional OSHA safety training on construction sites, it would also mandate expensive union-style training that is not accessible or affordable to tens of thousands of nonunionized workers ...

 

Safety+Health magazine

Safety signs and labels: common challenges
Safety+Health magazine
Using GHS to classify and label chemicals is not an option – it's a regulation set in place by OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (1910.1200). Although we're one year into the effective date for GHS, many people still believe it's a complicated process.

 

Arizona Daily Star

Union workers confront Arizona Industrial Commission over penalty reductions
Arizona Daily Star
In 2012, the Arizona Legislature relaxed fall-safety protection rules for residential home construction under 15 feet, prompting federal OSHA in 2015 to threaten to take over the state's OSHA program if the requirements for fall-protection equipment ...

 

The Hill

Trump EPA nominee to fight worker safety rule in court
The Hill
In an email, EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman said this is nothing improper about Wehrum arguing against the rule in court. "The case is a challenge to an OSHA workplace exposure limit for respirable silica," she said. "It has absolutely nothing to do with ...
Contractors ready for new silica rule as court challenge loomsConstruction Dive

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Safety+Health magazine

Effective protection: selecting a respirator
Safety+Health magazine
OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (1910.1200, Appendix D) requires that Safety Data Sheets list not only the relevant OSHA permissible exposure limits, but also the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists threshold limit values ...

 

World Grain

OSHA Announces Grain Worker Safety Alliance
Occupational Health and Safety
OSHA and the National Grain and Feed Association have formed an alliance with the goal of protecting workers in the grain handling industry. The two-year alliance will focus on preventing exposure to hazards associated with grain bin entry, machine ...
NGFA, OSHA create work safety allianceWorld Grain

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Safety+Health magazine

New OSHA PSM guide focuses on petroleum refineries
Safety+Health magazine
In response to the incidents, OSHA in 2007 launched a National Emphasis Program, designed to check on refinery employers' compliance with the PSM Standard. Violations most commonly found were related to process safety information, process hazards ...

 

The Bakersfield Californian

How safe are carnival rides at the Kern County Fair?
The Bakersfield Californian
Frank Polizzi, a spokesman for California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal-OSHA, said the agency's Amusement Ride Section inspects every ride in the state at least once a year — more often if problems are flagged. They ...

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