Tag: OSHA

EPA Bans Consumer Use of Dangerous Paint Removal Chemical

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on March 20, 2019 0 Comments
EPA Bans Consumer Use of Dangerous Paint Removal Chemical

EPA finalized a rule last week to ban the manufacture or sale of paint strippers containing the toxic chemical methylene chloride to consumers.  The Agency also signaled its intention to develop federal regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act to limit the use of methylene chloride paint strippers for commercial applications.

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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on January 28, 2019 4 Comments
OSHA Issues Final Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) late last week issued a final rule eliminating a requirement that establishments with 250 or more employees electronically submit information from certain OSHA forms.

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Court Rules in Favor of OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on December 5, 2018 1 Comment
Court Rules in Favor of OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that the Department of Labor can cite general contractors for workplace safety violations that put subcontractors’ workers in danger. The case explored the legality of OSHA’s multi-employer citation policy. 

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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 8, 2018 2 Comments
OSHA Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements

OSHA has published its final rule that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators and requires employers to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment.

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OSHA Clarifies Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 16, 2018 0 Comments
OSHA Clarifies Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing

On Oct. 11, OSHA issued a memorandum clarifying how the prohibition against employee retaliation for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses applies to certain safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing policies.

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NAHB Supports OSHA Safe + Sound Week Beginning Today

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 13, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Supports OSHA Safe + Sound Week Beginning Today

NAHB is an official supporting partner of OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week 2018, a nationwide awareness campaign on the value of health and safety programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.

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Trench Deaths, Injuries Rise for Home Builders

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 3, 2018 2 Comments
Trench Deaths, Injuries Rise for Home Builders

OSHA has made reducing trenching and excavation hazards a priority, and for good reason: Excavation and trench-related fatalities in 2016 were nearly double the average of the previous five years.

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Electronic Submissions of Injury Records Due to OSHA July 1

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 28, 2018 0 Comments
Electronic Submissions of Injury Records Due to OSHA July 1

Certain companies, including some home builders, are required to electronically submit information from their 2017 Form 300A to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration by July 1.

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Comment Period Extended for OSHA Crane Operator Proposal

Comment Period Extended for OSHA Crane Operator Proposal

OSHA announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on its proposed rule on crane operator certification. Comments on the proposal were originally due today, June 20. OSHA now will accept comments through July 5.

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OSHA Silica Rule Violation Data Shows Where Inspectors are Looking

OSHA Silica Rule Violation Data Shows Where Inspectors are Looking

OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard is now in effect, and agency inspectors began citing violations on Oct. 23, finding 117 violations of the new rule in the first six months of enforcement – through April 23.

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