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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 […]

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  • IOSH proposes fines over attacks at juvenile facility

    Iowa OSHA has proposed fining the state’s Human Services Department more than $23,000 for failing to protect employees at a school for delinquent juveniles from attacks by residents, who reportedly assaulted staffers during at least three incidents this year. In one, the worker had numerous teeth smashed out and suffered broken bones in his face. […]

  • Ohio amusement park fined $142K fine after employee’s fall

    Fed-OSHA has fined the owner and operator of Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio more than $142,000 after an employee was seriously injured in a fall in April. Fed-OSHA inspectors determined the employee fell through a skylight while working as part of a three-person crew to remove insulating blankets and covers from a roof […]

  • Ironworker dies in accident at Illinois school

    A 32-year-old ironworker, who reportedly had been using a welder operated by a gas generator, was fatally electrocuted Thursday on a construction site at Centralia, Illinois junior high school. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Belleville News-Democrat