OSHA will no longer pursue reconsideration of Arizona’s occupational safety and health program, the agency announced in a July 26 Federal Register (FR) notice (84 FR 35989). OSHA had proposed pulling its approval of the state program over a state fall protection statute that failed to align with federal standards.
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In autumn 1987, Paul O’Neill gave his first speech to investors as CEO of Alcoa, an aluminum manufacturing company that was a behemoth in its industry but also struggling. O’Neill said his primary focus would be on worker safety over profits—so much so that he was striving for a goal of “zero injuries.” Everyone thought […]
California employers are not required to pay for slip-resistant shoes their employees must wear for work, a state appeals court affirmed. Similar exemptions exist at the federal level.
Conducive cultures can be the most effective tool in achieving safety results. High-performance organizations realize alignment of safety cultures is becoming the core responsibility of not just the contractor, but those engaging them as well.
Employers should be extra vigilant in controlling the workplace safety and health hazards that peak during the summer months, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Region 7 office in Kansas City, Missouri, urged.
When we think about hearing conservation programs, often the first places that come to mind are construction sites, loud manufacturing plants, or working around heavy machinery. But casinos are also loud, even more so if there’s a live band! Experts at Safety.BLR.com® recently gave some guidance to employers in recreation or entertainment industries where things […]
President Donald J. Trump will nominate Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of Labor, the president announced July 18 on Twitter. The White House has not yet confirmed the nomination.
Is it possible to overemphasize the importance of safety conversations between frontline supervisors and the workers who report to them? Perhaps it would be if such conversations were a common occurrence. But according to one source cited by OSHA, these exchanges are remarkably rare.
With the resignation of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta last Friday, it looks certain that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will go an entire presidential term without the leadership of an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
Depending on your industry, you may have a workplace full of workers with unique vulnerabilities to occupational safety and health hazards.