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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

  • NYC workers will be required to meet 40 hours of safety training

    The New York City Department of Buildings earlier this month announced that workers at certain jobsites will need to receive a minimum of 40 hours of safety training. Supervisors will be required to have a minimum of 62 hours of training. Delivery people, flag people, professional engineers, registered architects, special inspectors and department licensees excluding […]

  • Colorado Springs power plant accident killed company owner

    One of two men who were electrocuted during a drilling mishap May 10 near a Colorado Springs power plant owned the company that was working for Colorado Springs Utilities. State records show the company has been operating since August. The Gazette

  • Minneapolis-area tree services worker killed

    A landscaping worker was killed last week in Richfield, Minnesota when a piece of metal became dislodged from a wood chipper and struck him. KSTP (St. Paul, Minn.)

  • Fed-OSHA investigating St. Louis-area worker’s fall

    Fed-OSHA is investigating a construction accident that injured a worker Thursday morning in downtown Clayton, Missouri. He was reportedly on the 12th floor about when an overhead load fell onto an aluminum floor, creating a hole. The worker fell through the hole to the 10th floor. St. Louis Post-Dispatch