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Fall Protection Remains the Highest Cited OSHA Standard Violation

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released the list of frequently cited standard violations in the construction industry for 2019. Among the top ten, taking first place again this year is fall protection followed by scaffolds and ladders. … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Against OSHA’s Improve Tracking of Injuries Rule Continues

The ongoing lawsuit filed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and several other parties, may be close to an end if the defendant, who just motioned to have the case dismissed on lack of jurisdiction, has anything to … Continue reading

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OSHA Seeks Comments about Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard

Revisions to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) respirable crystalline silica standard could be coming in the future. The administration published a request for information (RFI) on August 15, 2019 seeking comments and exposure data, … Continue reading

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More OSHA Inspections for Fatalities in 2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its 2018 enforcement summary and while the results indicate the organization’s overall number of inspections were down 1.2% last year, to 32,023, there was an increase in the fatality/catastrophe category. Of that … Continue reading

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OSHA Walks Back Electronic Filing to Protect Worker Privacy

In 2016, a permanent ruling by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stirred controversy when it extended the requirements for reporting employee illnesses and injuries into the digital—and publicly searchable—realm. That ruling proved impermanent last week, … Continue reading

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