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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

  • Southern N.J. company faces $1.9M in Fed-OSHA fines

    A Pennsauken, New Jersey manufacturer of aluminum parts for construction, automotive manufacturing and other industries faces $1.9 million in proposed Fed-OSHA fines for more than 50 cited violations. According to the agency, Aluminum Shapes has been assessed more than $500,000 in penalties for 60 violations since 2011 and has “a long history of noncompliance.” Fed-OSHA […]

  • Fed-OSHA e-filing rule delayed

    Fed-OSHA recently announced a delay on its electronic reporting rule that would make a large number of companies’ workplace illness and injury information public. The rule is facing an uncertain future under the Trump administration, which is intent on cutting regulations, and also is facing pending litigation. Newsday [may require registration]

  • N.J. longshoreman admits he was drunk when he fatally struck colleague

    A former New Jersey longshoreman admitted in court last week that he was drunk when he struck and killed a coworker with a top loader at an Elizabeth marine terminal in August 2015. Prosecutors are expected to recommend that the 50-year-old man serve four years in prison with 85 percent of that time to be […]

  • Three employees pass out at Pennsylvania railcar services company

    Fed-OSHA is investigating an incident in which three employees lost consciousness Thursday morning at a Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania railcar services company. Two employees found a colleague unconscious inside a car he was working on and when they went inside to help, reportedly passed out as well. Oxygen levels inside the tank were low, according to an […]

  • Tallahassee fire company receives federal grant

    Tallahassee, Florida is set to receive a $430,000 federal grant to help local fire stations install an air filter system on its trucks, to protect employees from carcinogenic diesel exhaust . The city is also adding a 10 percent match. WFSU (Tallahassee, Fla.)