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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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  • Two employers cited in connection with Florida crane accident

    Fed-OSHA has fined two Florida companies more than $34,000 in total penalties following a May accident in which a crane crushed an employee’s foot and ankle as the crane was being dissembled on a Fort Lauderdale worksite. It is the second fine of the year for one of the companies. Miami Herald

  • Officials offer winter driving tips

    With temperatures dropping and snow forecasted in some places, authorities are offering reminders for winter driving. Fed-OSHA urges drivers to have a route planned out in advance and to check weather conditions before leaving for their destination. Mountain Statesman (Grafton, W.V.)

  • Fed-OSHA fines trucking company in connection with struck-by death

    Fed-OSHA has concluded its investigation into the death of a worker following an accident at a distribution center in Savannah, Georgia in April. The man was fatally struck by a yard truck while he was walking between two semi-tractor trailers. CDLLife

  • New Hampshire company settles in connection with fatal trench accident

    More than a year after a 37-year-old man died in a trench collapse at an Acworth, New Hampshire jobsite, his employer has settled with Fed-OSHA, which cited the trucking and excavating company with three violations related to accident prevention programs and trench safety. The agreement notes that the company already has purchased a new trench […]