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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

  • Defense Department investigates open burning at Virginia arsenal

    The U.S. Department of Defense is launching an investigation into compliance with relevant environmental and related laws in connection with the open burning of waste at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant and similar facilities nationwide. The arsenal, listed as the largest polluter in Virginia for years, makes ammunition and explosives for the U.S. military through […]

  • Feds investigating three incidents on Staten Island

    Fed-OSHA reports that it is currently is investigating three work-related incidents on Staten Island including an overturned crane and a fatal chainsaw accident. In the latter incident, a 50-year-old man died after the saw he was using to cut a pipe slipped and cut him in the hand and throat, authorities said. SILive

  • Fed-OSHA again inspecting Sioux City-area energy plant

    Fed-OSHA has confirmed that it is conducting two inspections of Big Ox Energy’s South Sioux City, Iowa facility: one as a result of a referral from the Environmental Protection Agency, and the other a routine follow-up. Prior previous investigations since the facility opened in 2016 followed employee exposure to either gases or chemicals. Sioux City […]

  • Falling grate kills Nebraska worker

    Authorities have released the name of a 27-year-old construction worker killed when a steel grate fell on him in northeast Lincoln on Monday. Fed-OSHA is investigating. NTV