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OSHA Proposes Rulemaking to Prevent Injuries From Slips, Trips and Falls
Posted on 25 May 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced in a notice of proposed rulemaking published in today's Federal Register its plans to require improved worker protection... Read More

Obama 2011 Budget Includes $573 Million for OSHA
Posted on 9 Feb 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Obama's 2011 budget requests $117 billion for the Department of Labor, with $573 million of that sum going towards OSHA. Source: Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Read More

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U.S. Department of Labor Says OSHA Programs Helped Reduce Injury and Illness Rates in 2007
Posted on 25 Nov 2008 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Dept. of Labor has announced that OSHA programs have contributed to reducing injury and illness rates in 2007. In addition, the ergonomic injury rate declined 9 percent from 2006 to 2007. Source: OSHA To read the full press... Read More

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Secretary of Labor Announces Rulemaking Panel on Worker Exposure to Food Flavorings Containing Diacetyl
Posted on 1 May 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has announced that the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will convene a Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) panel May 5 on a... Read More

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CA: CAL/OSHA Reports Results On The Heat Illness Prevention Campaign
Posted on 27 Dec 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - In the summer of 2010, an ambitious heat illness prevention campaign was conducted in California to reduce heat-related fatalities and illness among low-wage, non-English speaking outdoor workers. The campaign strategy... Read More

Columnist Asks Why Workplace Fatality Rates Dropped in 2008
Posted on 4 Sep 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of workplace deaths declined overall in 2008. A columnist at The New York Times queries whether the decline is due to the recession and the resulting declines in payrolls at dangerous... Read More

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OSHA Sets Public Hearing on Liability for Noncompliance With Personal Protective Equipment and Training Requirements
Posted on 25 Sep 2008 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - OSHA will hold a hearing on October 6-7, 2008 to receive comments about the proposed rule on liability for noncompliance witih personal protective equipment and training requirements. Source: Washington Labor & Employment Wire... Read More

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U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA Announces Rulemaking on Combustible Dust Hazards
Posted on 1 May 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is initiating a comprehensive rulemaking on combustible dust. OSHA will issue an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and convene related stakeholder... Read More

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ACLU and United Farm Workers File Lawsuit Against Cal-OSHA for Failure to Enforce Heat Rules
Posted on 31 Jul 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

LOS ANGELES, CA - The American Civil Liberties Union and the United Farm Workers Union have filed a lawsuit against Cal-OSHA. The lawsuit, which was filed in a Los Angeles Superior Court, accuses Cal-OSHA of not being capable of protecting the state's... Read More

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Montana's Workplace Fatalities Decrease in 2008
Posted on 3 Sep 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

HELENA , MT - Montana is one of 35 states and the District of Columbia that had fewer fatal workplace injuries in 2008. Workplace deaths decreased by 28% from 2007 to 2008 with a total of 39 work-related fatalities, according to the Census of Fatal... Read More

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NCOSH and APHA Release Agenda to Protect Workers on the Job
Posted on 6 Jan 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The National COSH and the Occupational Safety and Health section of the American Public Health Association have developed an agenda for federal action in 2009 to protect workers' health and safety. The key points of the platform include: Put worker... Read More

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2009 Fire/EMS Safety, Health & Survival Week, June 10-14, 2009
Posted on 8 Jun 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

FAIRFAX, VA - The International Association of Fire Chiefs and the International Association of Fire Fighters are the sponsors of the 2009 Fire/EMS Safety, Health & Survival Week, June 14-20, 2009. This year’s event will be held June 14-20... Read More

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US DoL Welcomes GAO's Report on Under-Reporting of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
Posted on 19 Nov 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) welcomes the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) report on the under-reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses and OSHA's audit process... Read More

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OSHA Issues Record-Breaking Fines to BP
Posted on 2 Nov 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) last Friday announced it is issuing $87,430,000 in proposed penalties to BP Products North America Inc. for the company's failure to correct... Read More

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Vuvu What? Vuvuzelas and Hearing Loss
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The NIOSH Science Blog says that the vuvuzela, a plastic, meter-long South African horn being used by sports fans at the South African World Cup, reaches dangerously high decibel levels. NIOSH warns that players, event staff, stadium... Read More