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OSHA Announces New Recordkeeping Rule Regs

OSHA Announces New Recordkeeping Rule Regs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Wednesday announced issuance of its final electronic recordkeeping rule, and NAHB continues to have concerns.

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National Safety Stand-Down Kicks off May 2

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National Safety Stand-Down Kicks off May 2

To promote and encourage fall prevention safety measures, OSHA is encouraging employers to participate in the annual National Safety Stand-Down (May 2-6) by setting aside time during the workday to focus on preventing falls through talks, demonstrations and training sessions.

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Publication of Final Silica Rule Announced

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Publication of Final Silica Rule Announced

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) has concerns with the final rule on respirable crystalline silica released today by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule Clears OMB

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The Occupational Health & Safety Administration’s (OSHA) proposed silica rule cleared the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) this morning, signaling imminent publication of the final rule.

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Confined Spaces Regulation Now In Effect

Confined Spaces Regulation Now In Effect

A temporary stay of enforcement by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) on the Confined Spaces in Construction Standard ended Tuesday.

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Justice Department Increases Criminal Enforcement of Worker Safety Violations

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The Departments of Justice and Labor recently announced a plan to increase criminal prosecutions of safety violations that affect workers.

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Temporary Stay for Confined Spaces Rule Extended

Temporary Stay for Confined Spaces Rule Extended

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) this week announced a decision to further delay enforcement of the new Confined Spaces in Construction Standard, this time for an additional 60 days.

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Budget Deal Bodes Positive for Housing Industry, Some Downsides

Budget Deal Bodes Positive for Housing Industry, Some Downsides

President Obama, on Monday, signed a bipartisan two-year budget deal that prevented an impending government shutdown, increases spending caps, and suspends the debt limit until 2017. Though the outlook for the housing industry looks promising, the budget deal is not without its downsides.

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NAHB Reproaches OSHA for Attempt to Skirt the Law

NAHB on Wednesday submitted comments opposing the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s proposal to amend its record-keeping rule to state that an employer’s duty to record an injury or illness is ongoing for five years.

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NAHB, CISC Staunchly Oppose OSHA Streamline of PEL Rulemaking

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants ideas on how to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances. NAHB has plenty of ideas — and wants to ensure that any new rules don’t place a tougher burden on small businesses.

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