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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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  • Energy Department plans to destroy vapors at Hanford nuclear site

    The U.S. Department of Energy has agreed to install a vapor monitoring, detection and alarm system at the Hanford Reservation in Washington. The cleanup of Hanford’s 177 waste tanks has been going on for three decades, and vapors are linked to health problems for workers who have cleaned up nuclear waste at the site. Seattle […]

  • Sioux City lounge collapse probe could result in incarceration, restitution

    An ongoing criminal investigation into the collapse of the Copper Lounge in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota in December 2016 could result in prison time for those responsible, according to court documents. A load-bearing wall was being removed at the time of the collapse, which killed a worker. Argus Leader

  • North Carolina: County fair recognized for safety record

    The N.C. Department of Labor recognized the Davidson County Agricultural Fair for its midway safety record for the past decade during the fair’s opening ceremony last week. The fair is a participant in the Amusement Star Program. The Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.)

  • South Carolina OSHA providing assistance, supplies during hurricane recovery

    South Carolina OSHA employees are providing safety assistance and supplies to employers and employees during the state’s recovery from Hurricane Florence. Staff members can provide information about safety procedures and available supplies include hearing protection, safety glasses, gloves, dust masks, and reflective vests. WBTW (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)