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  • Fed-OSHA seeks suggestions for strengthening VPP

    Fed-OSHA is holding a stakeholder meeting July 17, in Washington, D.C., to discuss the future direction of its Voluntary Protection Programs. The agency’s aim is to “reshape VPP so that it continues to represent safety and health excellence, leverages partner resources, further recognizes the successes of long-term participants, and supports smart program growth.” Fed-OSHA is […]

  • Cal/OSHA Seeks Huge Penalties in Refinery Explosion

    The Division of Occupational Safety and Health has cited ExxonMobil Refining for 19 alleged violations following an investigation into the February 18 explosion at the company’s Torrance refinery. The incident only slightly injured four workers, but investigators concluded that management had been aware of hazardous conditions at the unit in question, yet took no steps […]

  • Standards Board Finally Gets Seats Filled

    Gov. Jerry Brown has reappointed four current members of the Cal/OSH Standards Board and named two new members to Cal/OSHA’s rulemaking body. The appointments are being said to provide both stability and new faces to the board. The newly appointed members are Robert Blink, 62, of San Francisco, and John Sacco, 60, of Rocklin. Both […]

  • Short Window to Comment on Heat Illness Guidance

    Do you have questions about Cal/OSHA’s new revisions to the heat illness prevention regulation? Do you want the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to address your ideas and concerns in its updated guidance document on the regulation? You have to act fast – before Friday, March 6 if you want to weigh in. DOSH […]

Curated Content Articles of Interest from Around the Web

  • Atlanta-based roofer fined nearly $108K for hazards at West Virginia worksite

    An Atlanta-based roofing company is facing up to $107,930 in penalties for alleged safety hazards at a Charleston, West Virginia worksite, according to Fed-OSHA. The citations include two violations classified as serious and one as repeat, for allegedly failing to provide guarding on a roof site. Charleston Gazette-Mail

  • North Carolina man killed in logging truck crash

    A 50-year-old paper mill worker was killed after his vehicle hit a logging truck early Wednesday morning in Riegelwood, North Carolina. The 30-year plant veteran reportedly had just finished a 12-hour shift and was leaving the paper mill when he hit the back of a logging truck, went off the roadway and then crashed into […]

  • North Carolina worker falls to death from roof

    A 36-year-old Charlotte man died Tuesday after falling about 30 feet from a ladder while working at an apartment and condominium complex in the town of Mooresville. It’s unclear how the fall happened. Statesville Record & Landmark

  • Station investigates 2016 death of interstate construction worker

    An Orlando television station’s news division is looking into the death two years ago of an interstate construction worker, and whether safety procedures were followed. The man was killed when a dump truck backed up on top of him. WESH (Orlando) [with video]

  • Kentucky House moves to eliminate OSH Standards Board

    Kentucky Representatives voted 91-0 this week in favor of a bill that would abolish the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board and give the 13-member body’s authority to the state’s secretary of labor, who chairs the board. The bill now moves to the state senate. Safety+Health