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OSHA Program Targets High-Hazard Sites 07/03/2006
State: KS | Segment: Safety | 103 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced high-hazard industry workplaces in Kansas are the focus of a "local emphasis program" being conducted by OSHA's Wichita area office. Inspectors will focus on establishments with 10 or more employees that have not had a comprehensiv...Read More
OSHA Adds Concrete Products Assistance Page 07/03/2006
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 102 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a new page on its Web site to provide assistance to employers and employees in the concrete products industry. The "Concrete and Concrete Products-Manufacturing and Construction" page is a product of OSHA's alliance with the Nation...Read More
OSHA Resumes Regular Enforcement in Mississippi 06/30/2006
State: MS | Segment: Safety | 87 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will result "regular enforcement" of job safety and health standards in southern Mississippi which had been exempted from normal enforcement operations as a result of last year's hurricanes. Edwin Foulke, assistant secretary of labor for OSH...Read More
OIEC Head, Ombudsmen to Confer on Plan 06/30/2006
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 357 | 0
The head of Texas' agency which promotes the interests of injured workers in the workers' compensation system will hold a conference next week with state ombudsmen to discuss standardizing and improving service to claimants. Norman Darwin, head of the Office of Injured Employee Counsel (OIE...Read More
OSHA Says States to Control Some DOE Sites 06/29/2006
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 253 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced in today's "Federal Register" that 14 states with OSHA-approved state plans will assume occupational safety and health jurisdiction over private sector contractors at various Department of Energy (DOE) sites which are not subject to the Ato...Read More
OSHA Announces Training Grants Available 06/29/2006
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 243 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is accepting proposals for approximately $6.8 million in new grants to nonprofit organizations for safety and health training and educational programs under the Agency's Susan Harwood Training Grants program. An additional $3.3 million will ...Read More
Occupational Medicine Conference Begins Nov. 30 06/28/2006
State: NA | Segment: Events | 192 | 0
The New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine will hold its annual conference Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 at the Renaissance Hotel in Bedford, Mass. The conference is titled "Looking Ahead: Emerging Challenges in Occupational and Environmental Medicine" and will include sessions...Read More
Oregon WCD Puts 2005-2007 Lawbook Online 06/28/2006
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 158 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division announced that the 2005-2007 Lawbook is available online. The 277-page book includes chapters 656 and 654 of the Oregon Revised Statutes, relating to workers' compensation and safe employment. To reach the book online go to: ...Read More
OSHA-IEC Alliance to Aid Electrical Workers 06/28/2006
State: OH | Segment: Safety | 269 | 0
A new alliance formed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Independent Electrical Contractors of Greater Cincinnati (IEC) will work to improve the safety and health of electrical industry workers in Cincinnati. OSHA area director Richard Gilgrist said the alliance pr...Read More
OSHA Citations Carry $71,200 in Fine 06/28/2006
State: MA | Segment: Safety | 242 | 0
A Texas-based cement manufacturing company's alleged failure to protect workers from safety and health hazards at a Massachusetts cement products plant resulted in 30 citations and penalties of $71,200 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Pavestone received for 18 citatio...Read More
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