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What's New - 1999

December

  • December 28 - Federal Register: 64:72366-72367 - Benzene Standard; Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • December 28 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA cites contractor for alleged willful trenching safety violation on Exeter, New Hampshire, water main project; over $57,000 in fines proposed against Fiore Construction Co., Inc., of Leominster, Mass.
  • December 22 - Federal Register 64:71500-71501 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • December 21 - Conference Announcement - 10th Annual Construction Safety Conference & Expo February 15 - 17, 2000.
  • December 21 - Interpretation Letter - PSM coverage of oil and gas production and separation facilities.
  • December 20 - Federal Register #: 64:71241-71261 - Dixie Divers, Inc.; Grant of Permanent Variance. The permanent variance is from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for decompression chambers during mixed-gas diving operations, including paragraphs (b)(2) and (c)(3)(iii) of 29 CFR 1910.423 and paragraph (b)(1) of 29 CFR 1910.426.
  • December 20 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA cites two employers for alleged serious violations following fatal carbon dioxide overexposure at Boston resturant; $77,000 in combined penalties proposed
  • December 20 - DOL Statement - Statement by Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman on 1998 Workplace Injury and Illness Rates.
  • December 17 - Fall 1999 JSHQ Now Available - Volume 11, No. 1 of the Job Safety and Health Quarterly is now available for downloading - 8.8 MB PDF
  • December 15 - Region 2 News Release - OSHA appoints compliance specialist in New Jersey to help businesses meet safety and health standards.
  • December 15 - Federal Register: 64:70056 - Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Request.
  • December 13 - Federal Register: [Page 69552-69555] - From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access.
  • December 13 - Federal Register: 64:69551 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • December 13 - Trade News Release - OSHA and PRIDE of St. Louis form landmark partnership to improve safety of area construction industry.
  • December 10 - OSHA Directives: CPL 2-0.124 - Multi-Employer Citation Policy.
  • December 9 - Region 2 News Release - Middle Granville, New York, slate firm cited by OSHA for alleged failure to abate health hazards; $45,000 penalty proposed.
  • December 9 - Region 4 News Release - OSHA fines poultry processor $74,250 for safety violations at plants in Morton and McComb.
  • December 9 - OSHA Directives: 00-1 (CPL2) - 1998 Audit and Verification Program of Occupational Injury and Illness Records.
  • December 9 - Federal Register: 64:68389-68391 - Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Expansion of Recognition.
  • December 9 - Federal Register: 64:68388-68389 - Applied Research Laboratories, Inc., Application for Expansion of Recognition.
  • December 8 - Region 2 News Release - Nassau, New York coating manufacturer cited by OSHA for alleged willful and other health violations: $114,500 in penalties proposed.
  • December 8 - Region 4 News Release - Gulfport explosion leads to penalties totaling $22,350 for safety violations.
  • December 8 - Region 4 News Release - OSHA fines Dublin, GA., company following worker fall from Rockdale County communication tower.
  • December 6 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA cites two New Hampshire contractors for alleged fall protection hazards at Manchester worksite; nearly $40,000 in fines proposed.
  • December 6 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA proposes over $66,000 in penalties against Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., for alleged willful and serious violations following explosion at Norwalk, Conn., worksite.
  • December 3 - OSHA Directives - CPL 1-0.3 - NRTL Program Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines.
  • December 3 - Federal Register: 64:67324 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • December 3 - Federal Register: 64:67593 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • December 3 - Federal Register: 64:67598 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting.
  • December 1 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA schedules small business forum in western Massachusetts to help small New England companies meet their workplace safety & health obligations.

November

  • November 30 - Trade News Release - OSHA to present draft final rule on steel erection to SENRAC at Dec. 16 meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • November 30 - Region 2 News Release - Puerto Rico worker-safety organization honored by U.S. Labor Department for its support of government-employee safety and health.
  • November 30 - Region 2 News Release - Western New York worker-safety organization honored by U.S. Labor Department for its support of government-employee safety and health.
  • November 29 - Region 2 News Release - Pennsylvania painting firm cited by OSHA in buffalo bridge fatality; $22,800 in penalties proposed for alleged safety violations.
  • November 24 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA proposes over $54,000 in penalties against Suncook, New Hampshire, textile mill for alleged repeat and serious safety and health violations.
  • November 24 - Region 2 News Release - Woodbury, New York, stucco contractor cited by OSHA for alleged repeat safety violations on project in Huntington, New York; $125,100 in penalties proposed.
  • November 24 - Region 2 News Release - Employee's hands crushed, Amityville, New York, store-fixture manufacturer cited by OSHA for alleged safety and health violations; $152,750 in penalties proposed.
  • November 23 - Federal Register: 64:65768-66078 - Ergonomics Program - Proposed Rule.
  • November 23 - Trade News Release - Lemaster Steel Company, officials, sentenced for making false statements to OSHA in fatality investigation.
  • November 22 - OSHA Proposes New Ergonomics Standard
  • November 18 - Region 4 News Release - Sanderson Plumbing Products Inc. fined $53,750 for safety violations at Columbus plant.
  • November 17 - Region 4 News Release - Contractor fined $126,000 for trench safety violations at west palm beach work site.
  • November 17 - Federal Register: 64:62138-62144 - Employment Standards Administration Proposed Collection; Comment Request
  • November 16 - Trade News Release - OSHA seeks comments on final approval of Nevada state plan; Jeffress lauds commitment to worker safety and health.
  • November 15 - Federal Register: 64:61504-61506 - Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Assigned Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
  • November 12 - Trade News Release - OSHA survey finds 85 percent of employers do self-audits of safety and health conditions in workplaces.
  • November 12 - Region 1 News Release - Tewksbury, Mass., employer cited by OSHA for alleged willful & serious scaffolding safety violations at Winthrop, Mass., worksite.
  • November 12 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA proposes nearly $70,000 in fines against Massachusetts contractor for alleged willful, repeat and serious safety violations at new Bedford school.
  • November 10 - Region 9 News Release - Honolulu ship loader fined $89,000 for unsafe work practices, also fined $135,000 in June.
  • November 8 - Federal Register: 64:60240-60241 - Canadian Standards Association, Expansion of Recognition.
  • November 8 - Federal Register: 64:60229 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • November 8 - Region 1 News Release - Papertech Corp. Of Contoocook, New Hampshire, cited by OSHA for alleged workplace safety & health violations; over $48,000 in penalties proposed.
  • November 8 - OSHA Revises Bloodborne Pathogens Compliance Directive to help minimize serious health risks faced by workers exposed to blood and other potentially infectious materials. [News Release]
  • November 2 - Flood Cleanup Alerts - Revised OSHA fact sheets on worker protection during flood cleanup operations. Includes topics such as fungal diseases, asbestos hazards, lead poisoning, and personal protection.
  • November 1 - Speech by Charles N. Jeffress - Future Directions for OSHA - Presented To: National Safety Congress in New Orleans, La.
  • November 1 - Region 2 News Release - Mamaroneck, New York, construction firm cited by OSHA for alleged repeat safety violations at Manhattan construction sites; $179,500 in penalties proposed.
  • November 1 - Region 2 News Release - Colonia, New Jersey Plumbing and Excavation Company cited by OSHA for alleged willful and other safety violations following death of worker; $81,000 in penalties proposed.

October

  • October 29 - Federal Register: 64:58451 - Construction Records for Tests and Inspections for Personnel Hoists.
  • October 29 - Federal Register: 64:58452 - Construction Records for Blasting Operational.
  • October 29 - Federal Register: 64:58452 - Trucks Used Underground to Transport Explosives, Inspection Certification.
  • October 29 - Federal Register: 64:58452-58453 - Rigging Equipment for Material Handling.
  • October 28 - Region 1 News Release - North Haven, Connecticut, Pratt & Whitney plant cited by OSHA for alleged willful violations of workplace injury & illness recordkeeping requirements; $155,000 in penalties proposed.
  • October 28 - Trade News Release - OSHA announces maritime advisory committee open meeting.
  • October 27 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA Cites Boston, Mass., employer for alleged serious safety violations following worker death; $28,800 in fines proposed against United Foods, Inc.
  • October 27 - Region 2 News Release - New Process Gear cited by OSHA for alleged safety and health violations at Syracuse plant; $108,829 in penalties proposed.
  • October 26 - Federal Register: 64:57127-57128 - Personal Protective Equipment for General Industry, Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Request.
  • October 26 - Federal Register: 64:57128 - Permit-Required Confined Spaces for General Industry; Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection Requirements.
  • October 26 - Federal Register: 64:57128-57129 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting.
  • October 25 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA cites East Bridgewater, Mass., contractor for alleged willful and serious safety violations following fatal August trench collapse.
  • October 22 - Federal Register: 64:56812 - Personal Protective Equipment for Shipyard Employment; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) request.
  • October 21 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA cites Massachusetts contractor for alleged willful safety violations following Peterborough, N.H., electrocution.
  • October 20 - National News Release - OSHA proposes fines of $530,500 against new jersey firm For failure to eliminate workplace hazards.
  • October 20 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA cites Reading, Massachusetts, contractor for alleged willful, repeat and serious safety violations at Kingston, Mass., excavation sites; over $45,000 in fines proposed.
  • October 19 - Trade News Release - New OSHA interactive software pinpoints workplace hazards, remedies.
  • October 19 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA cites contractor at Meriden, Connecticut, construction site for alleged willful, serious and repeat safety violations involving inadequate fall protection.
  • October 18 - OSHA Directives - CPL 2-1.30 - Chocking of Tractor Trailer under the Powered Industrial Truck Standard.
  • October 18 - Trade News Release - OSHA extends comment period for fall protection rulemaking.
  • October 14 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA cites contractor at Concord, New Hampshire, jobsites for alleged willful and serious safety violations; nearly $46,000 in penalties proposed against Heitkamp, Inc., of Watertown, Conn.,.
  • October 14 - Region 2 News Release - Auburn, New York wire factory cited by OSHA for alleged safety violations; $38,700 in penalties proposed.
  • October 14 - Region 5 News Release - OSHA cites Praefke Brake & Supply Corp., west bend, for violations involving worker exposure to asbestos.
  • October 13 - Federal Register: 64:55390-55403 - Draft Revisions to the Voluntary Protection Programs To Provide Safe and Healthful Working Conditions.
  • October 13 - Trade News Release - OSHA revises voluntary protection programs.
  • October 12 - Region 5 News Release - The University Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio agrees to state of the art protection against needlestick injuries.
  • October 12 - Region 4 News Release - OSHA fines Tampa Electric $25,000 following fatal explosion.
  • October 12 - Region 9 News Release - Oakland union awarded $141,000 OSHA training grant.
  • October 7 - OSHA Statement - A Statement by Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman dated Thursday October 7, 1999.
  • October 7 - Trade News Release - Federal agencies to sponsor meeting on working conditions and quality of care.
  • October 7 - Federal Register: 64:54358-54361 - Proposed Policy Statement Concerning the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Use of Voluntary Employer Safety and Health Self-Audits.
  • October 7 - Region 2 News Release - OSHA awards more than $4 million in grants to provide safety and health training for 50,000 workers and managers.
  • October 6 - Trade News Release - OSHA says it won't routinely request employers' voluntary self-audits of workplace safety and health.
  • October 6 - Region 1 News Release - Joint investigative report on Jahn foundry explosion released.
  • October 5 - Region 1 News Release - Big Dig contractor cited by OSHA for alleged workplace safety violation in fatal fall of worker.
  • October 5 - Speech by Charles N. Jeffress - Subject: Ergonomics in the Workplace - Presented To: Massachusetts Ergonomics Fair in Fitchburg , Massachusetts.
  • October 5 - OSHA Directives - 99-4 (TED) - OSHA Training Institute Schedule of Courses for FY 2000.
  • October 4 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA awards more than $4 million in grants to provide safety and health training for 50,000 workers and managers.
  • October 4 - Region 10 News Release - OSHA selects Washington Health Foundation in Seattle, Wash., to conduct health care safety training programs.
  • October 4 - Region 10 News Release - OSHA selects Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash., to conduct logging safety training programs.
  • October 1 - National News Release - OSHA awards more than $4 million in grants to provide safety and health training for 50,000 workers and managers.
  • October 1 - Region 2 News Release - Ford Motor Company settles OSHA citations following inspection.

September

  • September 27 - Federal Register: 64:51722 - Safety Standards for Fall Protection in the Construction Industry; Extension of Written Comment Period.
  • September 27 - The 54th Annual Federal Safety and Health Training Conference: November 29 - December 3, 1999.
  • September 24 - Region 4 News Release - Uniroyal Goodrich fined $68,000 for safety violations at Tuscaloosa, Alabama, plant.
  • September 24 - Trade News Release - Jeffress announces selection of Charles Cortinovis as Head of OSHA's Office of Occupational Medicine.
  • September 24 - Region 4 News Release - OSHA fines construction company nearly $234,000 for safety violations at Mobile job site.
  • September 23 - Region 1 News Release - Bath Iron Works cited by OSHA for numerous alleged shipyard safety and health violations; over $190,000 in penalties proposed.
  • September 21 - Trade News Release - Tomasco Mulciber agrees with OSHA to pay $820,500 in fines and institute comprehensive safety and health program.
  • September 20 - Federal Register: 64:50544-50545 - Inspection Certification Records for Slings; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement.
  • September 17 - Trade News Release - OSHA alerts workers to beryllium exposure[more...]
  • September 15 - Speech by Charles N. Jeffress - Subject: Building Monuments of Excellence - Presented To: Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association Conference.
  • September 15 - Region 1 News Release - Plymouth, Mass., masonry firm cited by OSHA for scaffolding safety violations at Rhode Island construction site.
  • September 15 - Lockout/Tagout - The Directorate of Technical Support presents the 1910.147, Lockout/Tagout Interactive Training Program. Through interactive decision making, the user will expand his/her knowledge of Lockout/Tagout.
  • September 14 - Silica Update - Silica Stakeholder Meetings - Questions and Stakeholder Responses from meetings held in Chicago and San Francisco.
  • September 13 - Federal Register: 64:49247-49248 - Aerial Lifts (Manufacturer's Certification Record of Modification); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement.
  • September 13 - Federal Register: 64:49248-49249 - Mechanical Power Presses, Inspection Certification Records; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement.
  • September 10 - Region 9 News Release - Two Guam construction companies fined $300,300 for hazardous trenching projects.
  • September 10 - Region 2 News Release - U.S. Labor Department and New Jersey highway construction trade group form alliance To promote reduction of worker fatalities and illnesses.
  • September 10 - Region 6 News Release - Judge upholds OSHA citations for Houston building owner accused of using untrained workers to remove asbestos.
  • September 9 - OSHA Directive 99-4 - OSHA Training Institute Schedule of Courses for FY 2000.
  • September 7 - Trade News Release - Final regional conference on ergonomics scheduled Sept. 8-9 in Silver Spring, MD.
  • September 3 - National News Release - Statement by Charles N. Jeffress Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health In Response to the Report by Public Citizen on Reinventing OSHA.
  • September 3 - Ergonomics Best Practices Conference - September 8-9, 1999, Silver Spring, MD - "Learn about issues such as ergonomics programs developed with worker input; hazard anlysis, prevention, and control; medical management, manual and materials handling; tool design or use; office work station design or use; and production or assembly line organization." There is a $75 registration fee to attend the conference.
  • September 3 - Region 3 News Release - OSHA to recognize Tobyhanna, PA army depot for outstanding workplace practices.
  • September 3 - Region 3 News Release - OSHA issues citations to Altoona, PA company for lead exposure.
  • September 2 - Federal Register: 64:48209 - Manlifts (Inspection Certifications) Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement.
  • September 2 - Federal Register: 64:48209-48910 - Forging Machines (Inspection Certification Records); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement.
  • September 2 - Federal Register: 64:48208-48209 - Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Inspection Certification Records); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requiremen
  • September 2 - Federal Register: 64:48207-48208 - Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels (Manufacturer's Certification Record); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement.
  • September 2 - Trade News Release - OSHA cites Stoneham, Mass., contractor for alleged willful, repeat and serious trenching safety violations following inspection of Billerica, Mass., worksite.
  • September 1 - OSHA Standards Interpretation and Compliance Letters - 08/04/1999 - Administering a post-exposure hepatitis B vaccine booster is considered medical treatment.
  • September 1 - OSHA Standards Interpretation and Compliance Letters - 08/03/1999 - Appropriate safety practices for the removal of electrical meters.

August

  • August 31 - Federal Register: 64:47461 - Safety Standards for Fall Protection in the Construction Industry; Correction.
  • August 31 - Federal Register: 64:47461 - Safety Standards for Fall Protection in the Construction Industry; Correction.
  • August 31 - Region 2 News Release - OSHA inspects renovation work at old post office building in old San Juan, Puerto Rico; cites 11 contractors for $119,000 in alleged safety and health violations.
  • August 30 - Region 2 News Release - Dunkirk, New York ice cream manufacturer cited by OSHA for alleged willful and other safety and health violations: $206,550 in penalties proposed.
  • August 30 - Region 8 News Release - Integra Castings USA L.L.C. Issued OSHA penalties of $325,360 for willful, repeat & serious violations at Cando facility.
  • August 30 - Region 8 News Release - Robert Gibb & Sons, Inc. issued penalty of $126,000 for two willful violations of OSHA trenching & excavating standards.
  • August 30 - The 54th Annual Federal Safety and Health Training Conference: November 29 - December 3, 1999.
  • August 30 - Federal Register: 64:46956-46957 - Submission for OMB review; comment request.
  • August 30 - Federal Register: 64:46960-46961 - Telecommunications, Training Certification; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement.
  • August 30 - Federal Register: 64:46846-46847 - Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training; Stay of Compliance Dates.
  • August 25 - Federal Register: 64:46214-46215 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting.
  • August 25 - Region 1 News Release - Jahn Foundry Corp. to pay $148,500 penalty, correct hazards and establish comprehensive safety and health program at its Massachusetts plants following February catastrophic dust explosion.
  • August 24 - Region 4 News Release - OSHA fines Ingalls shipbuilding $151,700 for safety and health violations at Pascagoula facility.
  • August 20 - JSHQ - Summer 1999] Job Safety and Health Quarterly Volume 10-4, Summer 1999, is now available in PDF (3.58 MB), from the Publications Page, or from the JSHQ Subscription Page
  • August 20 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA cites Methuen, Mass., contractor for alleged willful excavation safety violation at Manchester, N.H., airport.
  • August 20 - Federal Register: 64:45098-45114 - Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories; Fees; Reduction of Public Comment Period on Recognition Notices.
  • August 20 - Federal Register: 64:44962 - Derricks (Inspection Certification Records) and Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement.
  • August 18 - Trade News Release - OSHA Proposes to charge fees for services agency provides to nationally recognized testing laboratories.
  • August 18 - Federal Register: 64:44751 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting.
  • August 17 - Trade News Release - NACOSH public meeting set for September in Washington.
  • August 17 - Region 8 News Release - OSHA fines Warwick Denver Corporation in Denver $103,500 for 11 safety and health violations.
  • August 16 - Region 2 News Release - Elmont, New York, stucco contractor cited by OSHA for alleged safety violations: $68,000 in penalties proposed.
  • August 16 - Region 9 News Release - Guam construction contractor cited following fatal accident.
  • August 16 - Region 9 News Release - GUAM construction contractor cited for repeated safety violations Pacific Crown construction fined $105,000.
  • August 16 - Region 4 News Release - OSHA Fines Atlantic marine $223,000 following death of mobile worker.
  • August 16 - Federal Register: 64:44240-44241 - Factory Mutual Research Corporation, Expansion of Recognition.
  • August 16 - Federal Register: 4:44241-44242 - Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Application for Expansion of Recognition.
  • August 13 - Region 5 News Release - OSHA issues citations to DSI Constructors Inc., Washington, Pa., following a fatality in Granite City, Ill.
  • August 13 - Federal Register: 64:43722 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • August 13 - Federal Register: 64:43734-43735 - Portable Fire Extinguishers (Hydrostatic Test Certification Record); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement.
  • August 12 - Region 2 News Release - Queens, New York, display-case maker cited by OSHA for alleged safety and health violations; $132,500 in penalties proposed.
  • August 12 - Region 2 News Release - Passaic, New Jersey asbestos removal firm cited by OSHA for alleged willful and other safety and health violations: $150,600 in penalties proposed.
  • August 11 - Region 10 News Release - Navy cited for willful and serious confined space entry violations At naval air station, Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Wash.
  • August 11 - National News Release - OSHA cites Pennsylvania chemical manufacturer for safety and health violations; proposes penalties of more than $600,000.
  • August 11 - Region 6 News Release - Helena laboratories agrees to pay $137,100 OSHA penalty for bloodborne pathogen violations.
  • August 10 - Federal Register: 64:43226-43227 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; Notice of Open Meeting.
  • August 9 - Trade News Release - OSHA construction advisory committee to meet September 2-3.
  • August 5 - Region 9 News Release - Guam Construction Company fined $115,000 for hazardous trench project.
  • August 4 - National News Release - OSHA Cautions Employers and Employees: Be Aware of Heat Stress Symptoms.
  • August 4 - Federal Register: 64:42150-42151 - Temporary Labor Camps Standard; Extensions of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • August 4 - OSHA Publication 3162 {PDF - 754K}  - Screening and Surveillance: A Guide to OSHA Standards - Printed 1999.
  • August 2 - Region 2 News Release - New Yorker Hotel cited by OSHA for alleged willful and other safety and health violations; $238,950 in penalties proposed.

July

  • July 30 - Region 5 News Release - OSHA issues citations to World Color Press - Salem division following a complaint inspection at a worksite in Salem, IL.
  • July 30 - Region 9 News Release - Saipan Construction Company fined $93,000 for hazardous trench project.
  • July 28 - Region 2 News Release - Clyde, New York, Pallet Factory cited by OSHA for alleged safety violations; $42,500 in penalties proposed.
  • July 27 - Federal Register: 64:39174 - Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • July 27 - Region 2 News Release - Crouse-Hinds Division of Cooper Industries, Inc. settles OSHA citations issued following fatal accident.
  • July 27 - Region 3 News Release - Hopwood, PA Company cited by OSHA after worksite accident; $245,000 proposed in penalties.
  • July 26 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA Proposes $88,000 in penalties Against Terryville, Conn., foundry For alleged willful, serious and repeat health and safety violations.
  • July 21 - Speech by Charles N. Jeffress - Subject: Regulations: A WIN-WIN Proposition - Presented to: OSHA Policy Subcommittee - National Association of Manufacturers Washington, D.C. July 21, 1999.
  • July 21 - Trade News Release - OSHA head seeks support for safety and health programs and ergonomics standards.
  • July 20 -  Federal Register: 64:38926-38927 - Canadian Standards Association, Application for Expansion of Recognition; American Gas Association, Voluntary Termination of Recognition.
  • July 14 - Federal Register: 64:38077-38086 - Safety Standards for Fall Protection in the Construction Industry - Proposed. Comments are due not later than October 22, 1999.
  • July 14 - OSHA Outreach Training Program Update - The OSHA Outreach Training Program is our primary worker training program. It authorizes individuals who have completed a one-week OSHA trainer course to teach 10-hour or 30-hour courses in general industry or construction safety and health standards.
  • July 14 - Region 2 News Release - Montour Falls, New York, Crane Manufacturer cited by OSHA For alleged safety violations; $103,150 in penalties proposed.
  • July 13 - Region 4 News Release - OSHA fines Roger Wood Foods $237,000 following accidental death at Savannah, Georgia, plant.
  • July 13 - Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training - Reference Materials Updated with a new PowerPoint® presentation in both downloadable and HTML formats.
  • July 12 - Supporting Statement - Information Collection Request {ICR} - for Federal Register 64:36926-36927 - Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; 29 CFR Part 1904, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (1218-0176).
  • July 12 - Supporting Statement - Information Collection Request {ICR} - for Federal Register 64:36049 - Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; OSHA Data Collection System (1218-0209).
  • July 12 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA reminds New England employers of heat hazards to workers, offers tips on reducing risk of heat stress.
  • July 9 - Region 9 News Release - GUAM construction contractors cited following fatal accident.
  • July 9 - Trade News Release - New OSHA longshoring and marine terminal requirements Go into effect in July, OSHA reminds employers.
  • July 9 - National News Release - OSHA inducts first nursing home into VPP program.
  • July 9 - Federal Register: 64:36926-36927 - Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; 29 CFR Part 1904, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (1218-0176)
  • July 7 - Federal Register: 64:35699-35700 - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • July 6 - Region 2 News Release - Yonkers, New York Stainless Steel Manufacturer cited by OSHA for alleged safety violations; $67,050 in penalties proposed.
  • July 6 - National News Release - OSHA proposes $180,000 in fines against Avondale industries.
  • July 6 - Federal Register: 64:35972-35981 - Consultation Agreements: Proposed Changes to Consultation Procedures
  • July 6 - Federal Register: 64:36049 - Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; OSHA Data Collection System (1218-0209)

June

  • June 30 - Trade News Release - OSHA proposes greater employee involvement In consultation visits and informing workers of results.
  • June 29 - Federal Register: 64:34828-34831 - Construction Records for Tests and Inspections of Personnel Hoists; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • June 29 - Federal Register: 64:34829-34830 - Rigging Equipment -- Proof Testing of Welded End Wire Rope Attachment; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 29 - Federal Register: 64:34830-34831 - Trucks Used Underground To Transport Explosives -- Inspection Record; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 29 - Federal Register: 64:34831 - Construction Records for Blasting Operations; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 29 - Region 5 News Release - Miami Valley Paper Company, Inc. settles OSHA citations issued following fatal accident.
  • June 28 - Federal Register: 64:34625-24626 - Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis.
  • June 28 - Trade News Release - OSHA requests additional comments on tuberculosis rulemaking record.
  • June 24 - National News Release - Statement by Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman.
  • June 24 - Federal Register: 64:33810-33812 - Employer Payment for Personal Protective Equipment.
  • June 24 - Federal Register: 64:33913-33916 - Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Expansion of Recognition.
  • June 24 - Trade News Release - Ceremony inducting NASA's Langley Research Center into OSHA's prestigious VPP to be held Monday, June 28.
  • June 24 - Trade 6 News Release - OSHA seeks comments on employer survey of payment for personal protective equipment.
  • June 24 - Statement - by Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman on Education and the Workforce vote to require OSHA to delay publication of its ergonomics standard.
  • June 23 - Federal Register: 64:33527 - Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • June 23 - Region 6 News Release - OSHA proposes $110,200 in penalties against three construction contractors at a Hurst, Texas construction site.
  • June 23 - Region 6 News Release - OSHA Proposes $85,000 penalty against Magna-lomason of Marianna, Ark.
  • June 23 - Region 6 News Release - OSHA proposes $205,750 in penalties against eight construction contractors at a Fort Worth apartment construction site.
  • June 23 - Region 6 News Release - OSHA partner with area groups to launch model workplace safety program.
  • June 23 - Region 6 News Release - OSHA cites Coastal Refining and Marketing, Inc., proposed fines of $265,000.
  • June 21 - Region 2 News Release - OSHA cites Brooklyn concrete contractor for alleged repeat and serious safety and health violations following Death of a worker; $56,500 in penalties proposed.
  • June 18 - Directive: STD 3-0.1A - Plain Language Revision of OSHA Instruction STD 3.1, Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction.
  • June 17 - Federal Register: 64:32447-32449 - Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis.
  • June 17 - Trade News Release - OSHA reopens tuberculosis rulemaking record; requests comments on homeless shelter study, other issues.
  • June 17 - Trade News Release - OSHA Awards $339,000 in Shipyard Training Grants.
  • June 17 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA cites Leominster, Mass., contractor for alleged willful and serious safety violations at Exeter, N.H., excavation worksite.
  • June 17 - Region 5 News Release - U.S. Labor Department fines Pulte homes $37,750 for child labor and federal workplace safety violations following injury of thirteen-year-old at Twinsburg, OH, construction site.
  • June 16 - Federal Register: 64:32279 - Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee: Notice of Meeting.
  • June 16 - Trade News Release - OSHA announces metalworking fluids standards advisory committee public meeting July 7-9.
  • June 15 - Region 5 News Release - Holyoke, Mass., puzzle manufacturer cited by OSHA for workplace safety & health violations; over $97,000 in penalties proposed.
  • June 15 - Revised OSHA 3160 Publication now available: The Occupational Health Professional's Services and Qualifications: Questions and Answers [194 KB PDF - Links: OSHA Publications
  • June 14 - Region 5 News Release - OSHA issues citations to Sealy Mattress Company, Medina, Ohio, for alleged workplace safety violations.
  • June 14 - Region 3 News Release - Philadelphia Construction Company cited for safety and health violations.
  • June 14 - National News Release - Statement by Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman on Lemaster Steel Erectors, Inc. guilty pleas.
  • June 11 - Federal Register: 64:31019-31020 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting.
  • June 11 - Directive Number: 99-2 (CPL 2-2) - Subject: Cancellation of OSHA Instruction and Collecting and Disseminating Information.
  • June 10 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA cites Canton, Massachusetts, engineering firm for alleged serious and other hazards; proposes over $41,000 in penalties.
  • June 10 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA cites Hull, Massachusetts, contractor for alleged willful and serious Safety violations after south boston wall collapse.
  • June 8 - Region 3 News Release - Clairton chemical plant cited by OSHA.
  • June 8 - Region 3 News Release - South Charleston Company issued safety and health citations.
  • June 8 - Region 3 News Release - OSHA cites Huntington, WVA Manufacturer for safety and health violations; proposes penalties of $125,400.
  • June 1 - National News Release - OSHA proposes fines of $446,500 against successor firms to Decoster Egg Farms in Maine; settlement terms violated.
  • June 1 - Region 1 News Release - Bedford, New Hampshire, employer cited for numerous workplace safety & health violations by OSHA; over $366,000 in penalties proposed following inspection of Car Component Technologies, Inc.
  • June 1 - The Spring JSHQ (Job Safety & Health Quarterly) magazine is now available. Click Here to Download, or refer to the JSHQ Subscription Page for more information.

May

  • May 28 - Region 2 News Release - OSHA cites elevator contractor for alleged repeat safety violations after worker dies in Whitestone, New York, fall; $80,000 in penalties proposed.
  • May 28 - Trade News Release - OSHA to hold public ACCSH meeting June 10-11.
  • May 28 - Federal Register: 64:28834-28835 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; Notice of Open Meeting.
  • May 25 - Trade News Release - OSHA launches web page to assist small business; Site provides a wealth of safety and health information.
  • May 25 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA schedules small business forum to help small companies in New England meet their workplace safety & health obligations.
  • May 25 - Federal Register: 64:27941-27942 - Employer Payment For Personal Protective Equipmentdards Administration Proposed Collection; Comment Request.
  • May 24 - Small Business Page - Each year since 1963, the President of the United States has designated a week as National Small Business Week in recognition of the small business community's contributions to the American economy and society.
  • May 24 - Trade News Release - OSHA Reschedules for Aug. 10 public hearing on personal protective equipment proposal.
  • May 24 - Federal Register: 64:26713 - Steel Erection Negotiating Rulemaking Committee; Re-establishment.
  • May 21 - Region 2 News Release - Four contractors cited by OSHA for asbestos violations at Carle Place, Long Island Macy's and Bloomingdales; proposed penalties total $182,800.
  • May 21 - Region 6 News Release - OSHA proposes $87,000 penalty Against Spirit Homes, Inc. of Conway, Arkansas.
  • May 21 - Region 6 News Release - OSHA proposes $81,900 penalty against Wheatland Tube Company, Little Rock Div., Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • May 20 - National News Release - Labor Secretary announces plans to combat needlestick injuries among healthcare workers.
  • May 20 - Trade News Release - OSHA endorses major agreement to protect workers exposed to fiberglass insulation.
  • May 20 - Trade News Release - Hudson foods agrees to ergonomics program at Noel, Mo., facility; pay $200,000 in penalties.
  • May 19 - Region 2 News Release - Clayton, New York Snow Plow Manufacturer cited by OSHA for alleged willful and other safety and health violations: $108,000 in penalties proposed.
  • May 18 - Region 1 News Release - Tewksbury, Mass., employer cited by OSHA for alleged scaffolding safety violations at Cambridge, Mass., worksite; $157,600 in penalties proposed.
  • May 17 - Trade News Release - OSHA announces metalworking fluids standards advisory committee public meeting May 18-19.
  • May 17 - Trade News Release - OSHA reaches out to more workers; agency provides safety information in two languages.
  • May 15 - Technical Information Bulletin - Potential for Allergy to Natural Rubber Latex Gloves and other Natural Rubber Products.
  • May 14 - Trade News Release - OSHA cites Georgia Concrete Company for exposing workers to potential fatal falls; proposes penalties of $460,000.
  • May 12 - Federal Register: 64:24680 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • May 12 - Federal Register: 64:24683-24684 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; Notice of Cancellation of Public Meeting.
  • May 12 - Region 4 News Release - OSHA fines Tuscaloosa Construction Company $105,100 for trench safety violations.
  • May 12 - Region 4 News Release - Georgia Pacific cited and fined $144,500 for safety violations at Monticello, Ga., plant.
  • May 12 - Region 1 News Release - East Greenwich, RI, employer cited by OSHA in connection with electrocution death of truck driver at North Kingstown construction site; $75,000 in penalties proposed.
  • May 11 - Department of Justice National News Release - Idaho jury convicts man of federal environmental crimes that led to permanent brain damage of his employee.
  • May 11 - Region 6 News Release - OSHA proposes $176,400 penalty against North Louisiana Explosive Manufacturer.
  • May 10 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA cites contractor on Charles River crossing bridge project for alleged repeat and serious safety violations following worker fall.
  • May 10 - Longshoring & Marine Terminals - PowerPoint® Presentation -
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its Maritime Standards, 29 CFR 1910.1917 and 1918, Marine Terminals and Safety and Health Regulations for Longshoring. These rules address cargo handling and related activities conducted aboard vessels (the Longshoring Standard) and landside operations at marine terminals (the Marine Terminals Standard). The comprehensive revisions to the Longshoring Standard essentially rewrite that standard for the first time since it was adopted in 1971 under Section 6(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, while the amendments being made to the Marine Terminals Standard will provide consistency with the language of the new Longshoring Standard.
  • May 10 - Region 4 News Release - OSHA cites Tarpon Springs, Fla., company for lead exposure violations; proposes penalties totaling $164,000.
  • May 10 - Region 4 News Release - Gulf States Manufacturers fined $111,600 for safety and health violations at Starkville, Mississippi, Plant.
  • May 7 - Workshop Information - OSHA is cosponsoring, with NIOSH and EPA, a workshop on "Common Sense Approaches to Protecting Workers and the Environment." The workshop will promote cooperation to make occupational and environmental health protection goals more compatible. The workshop is scheduled for June 17 - 18, 1999 in Washington, D.C.
  • May 7 - Region 8 News Release - Innovations in reducing fall hazards in the construction industry highlight free conference sponsored by OSHA and city of Denver.
  • May 7 - Region 8 News Release - OSHA fines T&G Service Company in Ft. Morgan $350,000 for five willful safety and health violations.
  • May 7 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA cites East Berlin, Conn., Chemical Plant for thirty-four alleged serious and other violations chiefly involving flammable liquids and highly hazardous chemicals.
  • May 7 - Region 6 News Release - OSHA partner with area groups to launch model workplace safety program.
  • May 7 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA schedules small business forum to help small companies in New England meet their workplace safety & health obligations.
  • May 5 - National News Release - Labor Secretary honors Atlanta rescue heroes; Announces new whistleblower legislation.
  • May 3 - Ergonomics - Statement by Assistant Secretary on Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel on OSHA's Draft Proposed Ergonomic Program Rule.
  • May 3 - Ergonomics - Report of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel on OSHA's Draft Proposed Ergonomics Program Rule.
  • May 3 - Region 2 News Release - Albany, New York Asbestos Removal Company cited by OSHA for alleged willful health violations: $117,750 in penalties proposed.
  • May 3 - Trade News Release - New Jersey Construction Company cited for fall protection violations; faces fines of $244,900.

April

  • April 30 - OSHA is cosponsoring a conference with the City and County of Denver, on Reducing Fall Hazards in the Construction Industry, May 11 - 12 in Denver, CO. [more...]
  • April 30 - Region 1 - OSHA launches education and enforcement program to reduce fatal falls at New England worksites.
  • April 30 - Region 2 - OSHA cites New Jersey Construction Company for safety violations related to fall protection; proposes fines of $424,000.
  • April 30 - Region 1 - OSHA Cites Hooksett, New Hampshire, contractor for alleged willful and serious safety violations at Concord, N.H., excavation site.
  • April 30 - Region 2 - Top OSHA official to Join New York labor leaders in hearing on worker ergonomics measure.
  • April 30 - National News Release - Labor Department offers bosses gift ideas for Secretary's Day.
  • April 30 - Trade News Release - OSHA announces new plan for targeting inspections of high-hazard workplaces.
  • April 29 - Trade News Release - OSHA Head Encourages Business Group to Work With OSHA to Reduce Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • April 29 - URGENT UPDATE: OSHA has cancelled all of the meetings and scheduled activities (May 4th through May 7th) for the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) [See: Federal Register 64:18939]
  • April 29 - April 29, 1999 Speech by Charles N. Jeffress - Presented To: National Coalition on Ergonomics.
  • April 28 - Federal Register: 64:22552-22553 - Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training; Correction to Final Rule.
  • April 28 - Federal Register: 64:22652 - Strategic Partnership for Worker Safety and Health.
  • April 28 - Region 9 - Guam construction contractors cited following worker death.
  • April 28 - Region 2 - Guilderland Center, New York Feed Mill cited by OSHA for alleged repeat safety violations after worker's arm is amputated; $39,250 in penalties proposed.
  • April 28 - Region 9 - Labor Department offers bosses gift ideas for Secretary's Day.
  • April 28 - Region 9 - Labor Secretary says safe work station best gift for Secretary's Day (April 21).
  • April 28 - Region 6 - OSHA proposes $207,750 penalty against three oil and gas companies servicing a well near Bryceland, LA.
  • April 26 - National News Release - OSHA Identifies 12,500 Workplaces With Highest Injury and Illness Rates; Urges Action to Lower Them. Also see FOIA Response.
  • April 23 - Federal Register: 64:19806-19807 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of OMB Approvals.
  • April 21 - Trade News Release s- OSHA cites New Jersey Construction Company for safety violations related to fall protection; proposes fines of $424,000.
  • April 20 - Directive Number: CPL 2-0.122 - Enforcement Guidance for the U.S. Postal Service.
  • April 20 - Federal Register: 64:18939-18940 - Factory Mutual Research Corporation, Application for Expansion of Recognition.
  • April 20 - Federal Register: 64:18939 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; Notice of Open Meeting.
  • April 20 - Federal Register: 64:18938-18939 - Permit-Required Confined Spaces 29 CFR 1910.146); Information Collection Requirements.
  • April 20 - Federal Register: 64:18809-18810 - Office of Management and Budget Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act for Miscellaneous Construction Industry Rules.
  • April 20 - Federal Register: 64:7686-17688 - Oregon State Standards; Notice of Approval.
  • April 19 - Region 6 - OSHA Cites Trinity Industries in Beaumont, Texas, for job safety and health violations; proposed fines of $46,000.
  • April 19 - Region 6 - OSHA cites Hahn & Clay of Houston, Texas, for job safety and health violations; proposed fines of $81,450.
  • April 19 - Region 6 - OSHA cites Olshan Demolishing Co., in New Braunfels for job safety violations; proposed fines of $101,000.
  • April 19 - Region 2 - Freeport, New York metal products plant cited by OSHA for alleged willful safety and health violations following amputation of worker's fingers; $125,200 in penalties proposed.
  • April 16 - Region 3 - Trainer, PA Company cited by OSHA after three chemical fires/releases during three-month period; $17,325 in penalties proposed.
  • April 14 - Federal Register: 64:17435 - Notice of a Public Meeting Regarding Government Activities on International Harmonization of Chemical Classification and Labeling Systems.
  • April 14 - Federal Register: 64:7686-17688 - Oregon State Standards; Notice of Approval.
  • April 14 - Region 2 - Ship Repair Company cited by OSHA for alleged safety and health violations in fatal barge explosion at Brooklyn Navy Yard; $124,000 in penalties proposed.
  • April 14 - Assistant Sectretary's Statements - Statement of Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman on Today's Court of Appeals Decision Regarding OSHA's Cooperative Compliance Program.
  • April 13 - National News Release - OSHA names special liaison to assist victims and families.
  • April 13 - Federal Agency Injury and Illiness Statistics for FY 1998
  • April 12 - Region 2 News Release - Marcal Paper Company in Elmwood Park, New Jersey cited by OSHA For alleged safety and health violations: $129,500 in penalties proposed.
  • April 9 - Trade News Release - NACOSH to continue examining OSHA's regulatory processes.
  • April 9 - Region 6 News Release - OSHA proposes $62,750 in penalties against Dallas Tortilla Manufacturer.
  • April 9 - Region 6 News Release - OSHA proposes $69,300 penalty against Derr Construction Co. of Euless, Texas.
  • April 9 - Federal Register: 64:17421-17422 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting.
  • April 9 - Region 6 News Release - OSHA proposes $112,000 penalty against Allen Canning Company of Van Buren, Arkansas.
  • April 7 - Region 5 News Release - OSHA launches pilot program to protect workers Who report safety concerns
  • April 7 - Trade News Release - OSHA Wants employers to pay for most personal protective equipment used by workers.
  • April 7 - New Training Grants Information. OSHA offers funds to nonprofit organizations to train workers and employers to recognize, avoid, and prevent safety and health hazards in their workplaces. [How to Apply...]
    Also See: Federal Register: 64:16761-16763 - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program
  • April 7 - National News Release - OSHA cites avondale industries in Louisiana for numerous job safety and health violations; proposes fines of $537,000.
  • April 7 Updated Publication -- An addendum has been added to OSHA Publication 2254 - Training Requirements in OSHA Standards and Training Guidelines [PDF].
  • April 6 - Trade News Release - OSHA offers nearly $2 million in workplace safety and health training and education grants.
  • April 5 - Region 6 News Release - OSHA proposes $517,000 in penalties against three contractors at a texas apartment construction site.
  • April 1 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA cites new bedford, massachusetts, contractor for alleged serious safety violations following electrocution at Falmouth, Mass., jobsite; proposes $25,000 in fines.

March

  • March 30 - Region 1 News Release - Osha Concludes Investigation of New Bedford, Mass., Fishing Vessel Fatality; Proposes Penalties Totaling $56,000 Against Three Linked Companies For Alleged Serious Safety Violations.
  • March 30 - Trade News Release - Jeffress announces appointment of Mary Carol Lewis as Associate Assistant Secretary.
  • March 26 - Trade News Release - OSHA agrees with national commission to recognize crane operator certification.
  • March 25 - Congressional Testimony - 03/24/1999 - Subject: OSHA's efforts to protect workers while forming partnerships with employees and employers. Presented To: The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections House Committee On Education and the Workforce. By: Jeffress, Charles N.
  • March 24 - Trade News Release - Revision is agency's first plain language final standard-OSHA PUBLISHES REVISED RULE FOR DIPPING AND COATING OPERATIONS.
  • March 23 - Federal Register #: 64:13700 - 29 CFR Part 1910. Corrected. 
    Federal Register #: 64:13897-13912 - Dipping and Coating Operations.
  • March 23 - Region 2 News Release - OSHA Cites Jersey City, New Jersey Solder Manufacturer for Alleged Willful Health Violations; $101,000 in Penalties Proposed.
  • March 19 - Congressional Testimony - 03/04/1999 - Subject: OSHA's core mission is to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for every working man and woman in the nation. Presented To: The Subcommittee of on Employment, Safety and Training Health,Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee United States Senate. By: Charles Jeffress
  • March 19 - Osh Act of 1970 - 07/15/1998 - Subject: To assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement of the standards developed under the Act; by assisting and encouraging the States in their efforts to assure safe and healthful working conditions; by providing for research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health; and for other purposes.
  • March 19 - TRADE News Release - Jeffress Announces Appointment of Raymond Davis Layne as OSHA Deputy Assitant Secretary.
  • March 19 - Region 4 News Release - OSHA Fines Sunflower, Mississippi, Company $130,200 Following Worker Death.
  • March 19 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA Proposes Nearly $330,000 in Penalties Against Contractor on Northern New Hampshire Pipeline Project for Alleged Willful and Serious Safety Violations.
  • March 17 - Region 1 News Release - Lowell, Mass., Company Cited by OSHA for Alleged Willful & Serious Workplace Safety Violations;$160,000 in Penalties Proposed.
  • March 17 - Region 3 News Release - Birdsboro, PA Company Receives Safety and Health Citations; $106,800 Penalty Proposed by OSHA
  • March 17 - Spring 1998 JSHQ was added to the main Job Safety & Health Quarterly index. With this addition, the 1998 collection of the JSHQ, in downloadble PDF, is now complete.
  • March 16 - Region 5 News Release - OSHA Issues Citations to RMI Titanium company, Niles, Ohio, for Alleged Workplace Safety Violations;Proposed Penalty totals $159,500.
  • March 16 - OSHA Publication 3804 Updated - A 1998 revision of the "Chemical Hazard Communication" Publication (OSHA 3084) has been posted to the website. For a complete list of OSHA Publications Online, please click here...
  • March 16 - Congressional Testimony - 03/04/1999 - Subject: OSHA's core mission is to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for every working man and woman in the nation. Presented To: The Subcommittee of on Employment, Safety and Training Health,Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee United States Senate. By: Charles Jeffress
  • March 15 - Federal Register #: 64:12821-12822 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • March 12 - Federal Register #: 64:12379 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of OMB approval.
  • March 10 - New JSHQ Page - Get the latest Job Safety & Health Quarterly Magazine in PDF, or obtain yearly subscription information. (See JSHQ Logo Link on themain home page)
  • March 10 - March 9, 1999 Speech by the Assistant Secretary - Presented To: Second Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference.
  • March 10 - March 4, 1999 Statement by the Assistant Secretary - "This nation cannot afford to wait any longer to address the serious issue of work-related musculoskeletal disorders."
  • March 9 - Federal Register #: 64:11500-11501 - Electro-Test, Inc., Expansion of Recognition. 

February

  • February 26 - Region 3 News Release - DuPont Company Agrees to Pay $70,000 OSHA Penalty and Initiates Safety and Health Improvements at Seaford Plant
  • February 25 - An Act - To make the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 applicable to the United States Postal Service in the same manner as any other employer. This Act is referred to as the "Postal Employees Safety Enhancement Act."
  • February 23 - Region 8 News Release - OSHA Fines Sealy Mattress Company in Denver $131,200 for 28 Safety and Health Violations
  • February 22 - Advisory Memo - Glass Capillary Tubes: Joint Safety Advisory About Potential Risks.
  • RELATED: February 22 - Trade News Release - OSHA Joins FDA and NIOSH in
    Warning Health Care Workers About Hazards From Breakage of Glass Capillary
    Tubes
  • February 19 - Region 1 News Release - OSHA Proposes Fines of $666,100 Against Three Contractors on New Hampshire Gas Line Project, Mostly for Trenching Violations
  • February 19 - Federal Register #: 64:8243-8247 - Rules of Procedure
  • February 19 - Regional News Release - Charles Jeffress To Be Keynote Speaker at CARE Kickoff
  • February 17 VPP Announces Mobile Workforce Demonstration Program - PDF
  • February 12 - Regional News Release - OSHA Fines Diving Company $75,000 Following Death In Galleon Recovery
  • February 12 - Regional News Release - OSHA Cites Hudson, New Hampshire, Manufacturer For Alleged Serious, Repeat And Other Safety And Health Violations; Proposes Over $45,000 In Penalties
  • February 12 - OSHA Publications Update - Cold Stress Card OSHA 3156 - English Version & OSHA 3158 - Spanish Version - PDF Documents.
  • February 11 - Speech [02/03/1999]- Jeffress , Charles N.- -Subject: Improving OSHA's rulemaking. Presented to: Organization Resources Counselors Winter Safety and Health Meeting
  • February 10 - Directive Number: 99-1 (CPL 2-1) -Subject: Steel Erection
  • February 9 - Regional News Release - Syracuse, New York, Foundry Cited By OSHA For Alleged Repeat Safety Violations; $67,500 In Penalties Proposed
  • February 9 - Regional News Release - OSHA Proposes Over One-Third Of A Million Dollars In Penalties Against Contractor Following Scaffold Failure And Worker Death At Cutler, Maine, Naval Air Station
  • February 8 - Regional News Release - OSHA Concludes Investigation Of Quincy, Mass., Scaffolding Collapse Which Took The Lives Of Two Young Irish Workers; Proposes Penalties Totaling Over $313,000 For Willful & Serious Safety Violations By Massachusetts Contractors
  • February 5 - New Report - Core Group Report for the Pilot Project on OSHA Regulation of two DOE facilities issued January, 1999. - See: Department of Energy (DOE) Transition - {7 PDF Documents}
  • February 4 - Regional News Release - OSHA Fines Stimson Lumber Company $130,500 Following Investigation Of A Fatality At Libby Plant
  • February 3 - Regional News Release - OSHA Cites Londonderry, New Hampshire, Contractor For Alleged Willful And Serious Safety Violations At Concord, N.H., Trenching Worksite; Proposes $30,000 In Penalties
  • February 3 - OSHA Technical Manual - Technical information and guidance on occupational safety and health topics
  • February 2 - Regional News Release - Morris Plains, New Jersey Semiconductor Manufacturer Cited By OSHA For Alleged Willful And Serious Health Violations: $161,500 In Penalties Proposed
  • February 1 - Trade News Release - OSHA FY 2000 Budget Request Calls For Substantial Increases For Compliance Assistance And Enforcement Programs

January

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