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OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda ‘Aggressive’ with 29 Rulemakings

In all, OSHA’s ambitious regulatory agenda sets out action on 29 rulemakings. Here are the highlights. Final rule stage. Final rules expected this year or later: Occupational injury and illness recording and requirements—NAICS update and reporting revisions. OSHA anticipates a final rule in June 2014 that would update the list of industries partially exempt from […]

losing the Gap Between Safety as a Value and Safety Culture: Part 2

Yesterday, we presented the views of two leaders in workplace safety on closing the gap between safety as a value and safety culture. Today, we conclude with the thoughts of a third. Jeff Ruebesam, VP of Global Health, Safety and Environmental at Fluor Corporation, spoke about his company’s use of leading indicators to measure employee […]

Injury and Illness Prevention Programs: Do They Work?

In a recent report, OSHA makes a case for injury and illness prevention programs. In a February white paper, OSHA defines an injury and illness prevention program as "a proactive process to help employers find and fix workplace hazards before workers are hurt." Says OSHA: "We know these programs can be effective at reducing injuries, […]

Hazmat Training? You Need a Plan

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA’s) hazmat training requirements are nonspecific. But one thing is crystal clear: You are legally responsible for making sure hazmat employees are properly trained. According to PHMSA regulations, hazmat training should ensure that employees can identify hazardous materials, understand regulatory requirements, know how to prevent accidents, and know […]

How to Lower High Blood Pressure Risks in the Workplace

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost one-fifth of people who have high blood pressure don’t know they have it. And, because doctor visits for high blood pressure-related maladies top 44 million a year, our Safety Training Tips editor says that it makes good health and business sense to educate your […]