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BP To Pay $50.6M To Resolve US Labor Department Litigation

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that BP Products North America Inc. will pay a full penalty of $50.6 million stemming from the 2005 explosion at its Texas City, Texas, refinery that killed 15 workers and...

OSHA’s Quest to Uncover Hidden Injuries

OSHA is more than half-way done in reaching its goal of inspecting 350 companies during a two-year period to gauge the accuracy of injury and illness recordkeeping. Read the article in the Houston Chronicle .

US Secretary Solis Renews Charter Of NSH Advisory Committee

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today renewed the charter of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. The charter will expire in two years. "Since OSHA's inception, NACOSH...

Solis Is To Establish Charter Of Maritime Advisory Committee

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis will re-establish the charter of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. Established in 1995, the committee is composed of approximately 15 members who...

OSHA Withdraws Proposed Interpretation On Occupational Noise

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it is withdrawing its proposed interpretation titled "Interpretation of OSHA's Provisions for Feasible Administrative or Engineering Controls of Occupational Noise...

OSHA Temporarily Withdraws Proposal For Musculoskeletal Disorders

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that it has temporarily withdrawn from review by the Office of Management and Budget its proposal to restore a column for work-related musculoskeletal disorders on employer...

OSHA Issues Enforcement Guidance On Personal Protective Equipment

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued the Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry *, a directive that provides enforcement personnel with instructions for determining whether employers have complied with OSHA...

OSHA Issues Guide To Help Businesses Comply With Cranes Rule

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued the Small Entity Compliance Guide for Cranes and Derricks in Construction to help businesses comply with the recently published Cranes and Derricks in Construction rule . OSHA published the rule in...

OSHA Publishes Final Rule Establishing Procedures For Handling Nuclear Retaliation Complaints

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently published a final rule that makes the procedures for handling whistleblower retaliation complaints under the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 and six environmental statutes consistent with retaliation complaint...

OSHA To Reach Out On Musculoskeletal Disorder Reporting

Washington , DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in partnership with the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, today announced a series of three teleconferences to reach out to the small business community for...

Congress Holds Hearing on OSHA Workplace Safety Regulations

Focus on Creating Regulations that Adequately Protect Workers Without Unduly Burdening Struggling Employers By John M. Stahl, Esq. The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections (subcommittee) of the Education and the Workforce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on October...

Congress Holds Hearing on OSHA Workplace Safety Regulations

Focus on Creating Regulations that Adequately Protect Workers Without Unduly Burdening Struggling Employers By John M. Stahl, Esq. The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections (subcommittee) of the Education and the Workforce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on October...

The OSHA Regulatory Burden: New Study Debunks Job Killer, Anti-Competitive Theories

It is a truth universally acknowledged that OSHA workplace regulations are unduly burdensome, negatively impacting an employer’s competitiveness and destroying jobs for workers . The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is one of the most controversial regulatory agencies in...

The OSHA Regulatory Burden: New Study Debunks Job Killer, Anti-Competitive Theories

It is a truth universally acknowledged that OSHA workplace regulations are unduly burdensome, negatively impacting an employer’s competitiveness and destroying jobs for workers . The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is one of the most controversial regulatory agencies in our...

The Impact of OSHA Developments on Workers’ Comp: Ch-ch-changes (Turn and Face the Shame)

Warning Employers About a New Enforcement Paradigm By Karen C. Yotis, Esq., Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter Something’s afoot at the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, and it’s the kind of sea change that should have...