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What's New - 1998

December

  • December 30 - Federal Register #63:71656 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health; Change of Date and Location of Committee Meeting
  • December 29 - Illness & Injury data for 1997 - Updated Illness & Injury data from the 1997 BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • December 23 - Regional News Release - Guam Construction Company Fined $151,000 For Repeatedly Violating Workplace Safety Rules
  • December 23 - News Release - OSHA Offers Tips To Protect Workers In Cold Environments
  • December 23 - Revised OSHA Publication 3150 - A Guide to Scaffold Use in the Construction Industry [PDF Document]
  • December 22 - Federal Register 63:70794-70795 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • December 22 - Revised OSHA Publication 3086 - Servicing Single-Piece and Multi-Piece Rim Wheels. [PDF Document]
  • December 21 - Federal Register 63:70434-70435 - Longshoring and Marine Terminals (29 CFR Parts 1910, 1917)
  • December 17 - News Release - OSHA Head Appoints Six Senior Executives To Key Posts
  • December 17 - Regional News Release - OSHA Proposes $76,500 Penalty Against Justin Industries, Acme Brick Co. In Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • December 16 - Regional News Release - Issues Citations To An Ohio Based Fabricated Structural Steel Company For Alleged Workplace Violations
  • December 15 - Regional News Release - "Dakota First" Job Safety Partnership With Employers Brings Dramatic Results
  • December 15 - EPA/OSHA Guide for Preparing HAZWOPER HASPs Hazardous Waste Sites CyberForum.
  • December 15 - Regional News Release - Electrical Insulator Maker In Victor, New York, Cited By OSHA For Alleged Safety And Health Violations; $37,800 In Penalties Proposed
  • December 14 - Regional News Release - New Berlin, New York, Dairy Products Plant Cited By OSHA For Alleged Safety Violations; $37,000 In Penalties Proposed
  • December 14 - Speeches--Charles N. Jeffress 
    • Speech 1 - Health and Safety at Work. 
    • Speech 2 - Concerns for roadway safety. 
    • Speech 3 - OSHA and Iowa are making a difference in the workplace. 
    • Speech 4 - Recognizing construction companies for their occupational safety and health.
  • December 10 - OSHA Interpretation Letter - Amendments to methylene chloride standard
  • December 8 - Regional News Release - OSHA Helps Workers In New York And New Jersey Illegally Disciplined For Filing Safety Complaints; Affected Employees Receive Over $210,000 In Back Wages
  • December 8 - Federal Register #: 63:67702-67703 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Consultation Agreements, 29 CFR Part 1908
  • December 7 - OSHA Publication - Hand and Power Tools - OSHA Publication 3080 has been revised. [PDF]
  • December 4 - News Release - Georgia Research Center To Improve Safety Conditions; Pay $66,400 In Settling OSHA Case Following Employee's Death
  • December 4 - Federal Register #: 63:67136-67139 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • December 3 - News Release - Labor Department Gets Day in Court to Defend Innovative Partnership Programs
  • December 3 - News OSHA Advisors - Draft (Public Test Versions) of 3 new interactive online technical Advisors have been added for 
  • December 2 - News Release - OSHA Proposes Fines Of $1.6 Million Against Archer Daniels Midland For Safety Violations
  • December 1 - News Release - New OSHA Training Standard To Save Lives, Reduce Injuries
  • December 1 - Statement--Charles N. Jeffress - Statement On Yerkes Case By Assistant Secretary Of Labor For Occupational Safety And Health Charles N. Jeffress
  • December 1 - Federal Register #: 63:65813 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of OMB Approval
  • December 1 - Federal Register #: 63:66237-66274 - Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training; Final Rule
  • December 1 - Federal Register #: 63:66018-66040 - Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • December 1 - Federal Register #: 63:66202-66203 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting
  • December 1 - OSHA's Unified Agenda (issued 11/9/1998), is now available in HTML format.

November

  • November 24 - Federal Register# 63:64972-64973 - Construction Roofing Industry Partnership Pilot Program
  • November 24 - Federal Register# 63:64739-64740 - Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee
  • November 23 - News Release - OSHA Proposes Fine Of $407,000 Against Gunite Corporation's Rockford, IL., Foundry In Major Silica Case
  • November 23 - Federal Register# 63:63083-63084 - Electro-Test, Inc., Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • November 23 - Federal Register# 63:64528 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of OMB Approval
  • November 23 - Federal Register# 63:63086-63087 - Southwest Research Institute, Applications for Renewal and Expansion of Recognition
  • November 23 - Federal Register# 63:63085-63086 - MET Laboratories, Inc., Application Expansion of Recognition
  • November 23 - Federal Register# 63:63084-63085 - Entela, Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • November 23 - DRAFT Document - OSHA's proposed Safety and Health Programs Regulation - 29 CFR 1900.1 - Docket No. S&H-0027
  • November 16 - Unified Agenda - The updated Agenda is now available in Adobe PDF format (~ 2MB) and will be available in HTML around the end of this month.
  • November 13 - Speech -- DOL Secretary Alexis M. Herman Partner With OSHA: New Ways of Working
  • November 12 - News Release - OSHA To Highlight Partnerships With Public And Private Groups At Nov. 13 Conference
  • November 12 - Hazard Information Bulletin - Dust Explosion Hazard in Certain Textile Processes
  • November 12 - Hazard Information Bulletin - Potential Asbestos Contamination in Soft Concrete
  • November 9 - News Release - Buffalo Auto Heater Parts Maker Cited by OSHA for Alledged Safety and Health Violations; $106,650 in Penalties Proposed
  • November 6 - Software Releases - OSHA releases 3 new software advisors -- the Logging Advisor, the Respiratory Protection Advisor, and the Silica Advisor

October

  • October 27 - News Release - NASA'S Langley Research Center Becomes First Federal Worksite Admitted to OSHA'S Prestigious VPP
  • October 22 - Federal Register #: 63:56739-56752
    Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation and Use and Disclosure of Federal Employees' Compensation Act Claims File Material
  • October 19 - Guidance Manual : Occupational Safety and Health Guidance Manual for Hazardous Waste Site Activities - NIOSH, OSHA, USCG & EPA - This copy of the 1985 version of the "Occupational Safety and Health Guidance Manual for Hazardous Waste Site Activities" was prepared solely for posting to the Internet.
  • October 14 - News Release -Construction Workers's Death Results in Jail Time for Indiana Employer
  • October 9 - October 9 -New NACOSH Members Participate in Next Public Meeting
  • October 8 - October 8 -NPS And OSHA Sign Agreement That Will Improve Safety And Health In National Parks
  • October 2 - Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134)- (PDF)
  • October 1 - Federal Register #: 63:52298-52300-Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • October 1 - News Release -OSHA To Hold Metalworking Fluids Standards Committee Meeting

September

  • September 29 - OSHA Year 2000 News -Millennium Bug Can Affect Workplace Safety and Health (PDF)
  • September 28 - News Release -OSHA Awards $4 Million in Training Grants to Protect America's Workers
  • September 25 - OSHA & Chemical Safety Board Memorandum of Understanding PDF
  • September 25 - News Release -OSHA & Chemical Safety Board Sign Memorandum of Understanding
  • September 24 - News Release -OSHA Issues Directive That Will Help Employers Meet New Respiratory Protection Standard
  • September 24 - OSHA Directive--CPL 2-0.120 (PDF) 
    Inspection procedures for the Respiratory Protection Standard
  • September 24 - News Release -Greg Watchman To Leave OSHA For Private Law Practice
  • September 22 - Federal Register #: 63:50711-50732
    Methylene Chloride; Final Rule
  • September 22 - Federal Register #: 63:50603-50604
    Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
  • September 22 - News Release -OSHA Amends Methylene Chloride Standard, Benefitting Workers And Employers
  • September 21 - News Release -American Rockwool Agrees To Pay $412,300 OSHA Penalty And To Improve Safety And Health At Plants In Texas And North Carolina
  • September 18 - Speech -- Charles N. Jeffress, Assistant Secretary, 
    to the American Assosiation of Occupational Health Nurses Conference of Leaders
  • September 18 - Speech -- Charles N. Jeffress, Assistant Secretary, 
    to the National Turkey Federation/National Broiler Council Safety and Health Committee
  • September 18 - News Release -OSHA Proposes $1.5 Million In Fines For Houston Building Owner Accused Of Using Untrained Workers To Remove Asbestos
  • September 17 - Booklet -How To Prevent Needle Stick Injuries PDF
    plus Safety Feature Evaluation Form PDF
  • September 16 - News Release -Ohio Egg Processor Agrees To Pay $425,000 In Fines, Will Improve Safety And Health Conditions At It's Two Facilities
  • September 15 - Revised Publication PDF
    • OSHA 3007 - Ground Fault Protection on Construction Sites (1998 Rev.)
    • Publication PDF
    • OSHA 3111 - Hazard Communication Guidelines for Compliance
  • September 10 - 
    • Publication PDF
    • OSHA 3130 - Occupational Exposure To Bloodborne Pathogens- Precautions for Emergency Responders
    • Publication PDF
    • OSHA 2268 - Shipyard Industry
  • September 10 - News Release -OSHA Seeks Information On Additional Ways To Eliminate Or Greatly Reduce Needlestick Injuries
  • September 9 - Federal Register #: 63:48249-48250 
    Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment (29 CFR part 1915)
  • September 9 - Federal Register #: 63:48248-48249 
    Gear Certification (29 CFR part 1919); Announcement of OMB Approval of Information Collection Requirements
  • September 9 - Federal Register #: 63:48250-48252 
    Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens: Request for Information
  • September 4 - Federal Register #: 63:47323-47324 
    Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • September 4 - News Release -OSHA Announces Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
  • September 3 - Federal Register #: 63:47041-47042 
    Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting

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