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What's New - 2001

December

  • December 28- [Federal Register: #66:67321-67323] - Standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy sources (Lockout/Tagout)(29 CFR 1910.147); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • December 27- [Federal Register: #66:66943-66944] - Settlement Agreement: Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting.
  • December 27- [Federal Register: #66:66939-66940] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • December 21- [Trade News Release] - OSHA WILL NOT CONDUCT GENERAL SCHEDULE INSPECTIONS ON STEEL ERECTION FOR 60 DAYS.
  • December 21- [OSHA Directive - DIR 01-06 (ADM 1-1)] - OSHA EMPLOYEE IMIS IDENTIFICATION CHANGE.
  • December 21- [Federal Register: #66:65994 ] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • December 20- [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA CITES HAMMONDSPORT, N.Y., FIRM FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS.
  • December 20- [Compliance Directive - CPL 2-2.70] - 12/14/2001 - Inspection Procedures for Occupational Exposure to Methylene Chloride Final Rule 29 CFR Part 1910.1052, 29 CFR Part 1915.1052 and 29 CFR Part 1926.1152.
  • December 19- [Federal Register: #66:65516 ] - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health: Notice of Meeting.
  • December 19- [Federal Register: #66:65514-65516 ] - Electrical Standards for Construction (29 CFR part 1926, subpart K); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • December 19- [National News Release] - U. S. Labor Department Equips Workers To Respond To Future Anthrax Threats - New Partnership Will Develop Anthrax/Biohazard Clean-up Training Curriculum.
  • December 19- [Region 2 News Release] - SAFETY PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHED FOR N.Y. HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION.
  • December 18- [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA CITES CONSTRUCTION FIRM FOR OVER EXPOSING WORKERS TO LEAD.
  • December 18- [National News Release] - Statement of Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao On Historic Lows in Workplace Injury and Illness. See BLS Data:www.bls.gov/news.release/osh.nr0.htm.
  • December 18- [Technical Information Bulletins] - Cardiac Arrest and Automated External Defibrillators: AED Technical Information Bulletin - {PDF 179K}.
  • December 18- [OSHA Publication 3174] - OSHA Publication 3174: Automated External Defibrillators Can Save Lives During Cardiac Emergencies - 'AED Card' - {PDF 179K}.
  • December 18- [Trade News Release] - OSHA ENCOURAGES DEFIBRILLATOR USE TO REVIVE WORKERS WITH CARDIAC ARREST.
  • December 17- [Region 4 News Release] - ATHA NAMED OSHA'S COLUMBIA, S.C., AREA DIRECTOR.
  • December 17- [Federal Register: #66:65026 ] - Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories, Proposed Revised Fee Schedule.
  • December 17- [Federal Register: #66:64946 ] - Indoor Air Quality.
  • December 17- [Trade News Release] - OSHA Withdraws Indoor Air Proposal With Support Of Anti-Smoking Groups.
  • December 14- [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.
  • December 12- [Federal Register: #66:64274-64280 ] - Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories, Proposed Revised Fee Schedule.
  • December 12- [Federal Register: #66:64273-64274 ] - Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • December 12- [Trade News Release] - OSHA LAUNCHES SECOND PARTNERSHIP TO PROTECT WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE WORKERS - Will focus on the WTC Project Staten Island Recovery Operation.
  • December 11- [Trade News Release] - OSHA Offers Webcast Training on Recordkeeping Rule -- National Satellite Broadcast Set for Dec. 12, 2001. [See: Webcast Details and State by State listing of Satellite Broadcast Sites (PDF File)]
  • December 11- [Federal Register: #66:64062-64063 ] - Standard on Presence Sensing Device Initiation; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection.
  • December 11- [Region 10 News Release] - OSHA CITES ARDCO CORP. FOLLOWING FATALITY AT IDAHO JOB SITE.
  • December 11- [Region 2 News Release] - UNSAFE TRENCHING MAY COST N. J. CONTRACTOR $77,000.
  • December 10- [Region 4 News Release] - ANCHEZ NAMED OSHA'S BIRMINGHAM AREA DIRECTOR.
  • December 10- [Region 4 News Release] - McGILL NAMED OSHA'S NASHVILLE AREA DIRECTOR.
  • December 10- [Region 4 News Release] - BREEZLEY NAMED OSHA'S ATLANTA-EAST AREA DIRECTOR.
  • December 10- [Region 1 News Release] - ALBANY FIRM FACES FINE FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENT.
  • December 10- [Region 2 News Release] - ALBANY, NEW YORK FIRM FACES FINE FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENT.
  • December 06- [Region 2 News Release] - Parsippany, New Jersey, OSHA Staff Help Ensure Safety & Health Protection for Workers Responding to the World Trade Center Disaster.
  • December 06- [Region 2 News Release] - Avenel, New Jersey, OSHA Staff Help Ensure Safety & Health Protection for Workers Responding to the World Trade Center.
  • December 06- [Region 2 News Release] - Buffalo, New York, OSHA Staff Help Ensure Safety & Health Protection for Workers Responding to the World Trade Center Disaster.
  • December 06- [Federal Register: #66:63410-63414 ] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • December 06- [Region 4 News Release] - HUNT REFINING AGREES TO PAY $99,000 TO SETTLE OSHA CASE.
  • December 06- [Region 4 News Release] - MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO BE SITE OF SATELLITE TRAINING ON NEW OSHA RECORDKEEPING RULES.
  • December 06- [Region 4 News Release] - HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO BE SITE OF SATELLITE TRAINING ON NEW OSHA RECORDKEEPING RULES.
  • December 06- [Region 4 News Release] - NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO BE SITE OF SATELLITE TRAINING ON NEW OSHA RECORDKEEPING RULES.
  • December 05- [Trade News Release] - OSHA SIGNS SMALL BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP.
  • December 05- [Region 2 News Release] - FULTON, N.Y. CHOCOLATE PLANT CITED BY OSHA FOLLOWING AMPUTATION.
  • December 05- [Region 2 News Release] - Marlton, New Jersey, OSHA Staff Help Ensure Safety & Health Protection for Workers Responding to the World Trade Center Disaster.
  • December 04- [OSHA Posts Draft Compliance Directive] - For Audit and Verification of CY 2000 Occupational Injury and Illness Records.
  • December 04- [Region 2 News Release] - Puerto Rico OSHA Staff Help Ensure Safety & Health Protection for Workers Responding to the World Trade Center Disaster.
  • December 04- [Region 2 News Release] - Albany N.Y., OSHA Staff Help Ensure Safety & Health Protection for Workers Responding to the World Trade Center Disaster.
  • December 04- [Region 1 News Release] - SAFETY PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHED AT CMGI FIELD CONSTRUCTION SITE.
  • December 04- [Federal Register: #66:63072-63073 ] - 4',4'-Methylenedianiline Standard for Construction (29 CFR 1926.60); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • December 04- [Federal Register: #66:63071-63072 ] - 4,4'-Methylenedianiline Standard for General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1050); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval for Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • December 04- [Federal Register: #66:61839-61886 ] - Cotton Dust Standard (29 CFR 1910.1043); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • December 04- [Federal Register: #66:61839-61886 ] - Semi Annual Regulatory Agenda.
  • December 04- [Recordkeeping Satellite Training Update] - OSHA has posted a listing of facilities which will be receiving the December 12th Satellite Training Broadcast. To obtain a listing of sites by state, Click Here... [All States - PDF - 17K]
  • December 04- [Anthrax FAQ's] - OSHA Frequently Asked Questions about Anthrax.
  • December 03- [Region 2 News Release] - Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., OSHA Staff Help Ensure Safety & Health Protection for Workers Responding to the World Trade Center Disaster.
  • December 03- [Region 2 News Release] - Tarrytown, N.Y., OSHA Staff Help Ensure Safety & Health Protection for Workers Responding to the World Trade Center Disaster.
  • December 03- [Region 2 News Release] - Syracuse, N.Y., OSHA Staff Help Ensure Safety & Health Protection for Workers Responding to the World Trade Center Disaster.
  • December 03- [Region 2 News Release] - Long Island OSHA Staff Help Ensure Safety & Health Protection for Workers Responding to the World Trade Center Disaster.

November

October

  • October 30 - [Region 8 News Release] - Colorado OSHA Employees Assist in the World Trade Center Response.
  • October 30 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA CITES PATTERSON-UTI DNERGY FOR ALLEGED SAFETY VIOLATIONS.
  • October 29 - [Trade 1 News Release] - OSHA LAUNCHES OUTREACH ON NEW RECORDKEEPING RULE.
  • October 29 - [Region 8 News Release] - Bismarck OSHA Employees Assist in the World Trade Center Response.
  • October 29 - [Region 1 News Release] - FATAL WALL COLLAPSE LEADS TO OSHA CITATIONS AGAINST THREE CONTRACTORS.
  • October 28 - [UPDATE: OSHA Publication #3088] - Update to OSHA Publication # 3088 - How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations. [Download PDF File - 284K]
  • October 26 - [Region 1 News Release] - NEW HAMPSHIRE OSHA STAFF ASSIST AT WORLD TRADE CENTER.
  • October 26 - [Region 1 News Release] - BAY STATE OSHA STAFF ASSIST AT WORLD TRADE CENTER.
  • October 26 - [Region 1 News Release] - OCEAN STATE OSHA STAFF ASSIST AT WORLD TRADE CENTER.
  • October 26 - [Region 1 News Release] - CONNECTICUT OSHA STAFF ASSIST AT WORLD TRADE CENTER.
  • October 26 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA CITES BATH IRON WORKS FOR SAFETY HAZARDS.
  • October 25 - [Federal Register: #66:54034] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • October 25 - [Recordkeeping Fact Sheets] - OSHA releases two updated Fact Sheets for Recordkeeping.
  • October 19 - [Department of Labor News Release] - Chao Issues Guidelines To Protect Employees From Anthrax Threat How To Protect Employees From Biological Threats Via The Mail.
  • October 22 - [Federal Register: #66:53438] - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting.
  • October 19 - [Trade News Release] - NACOSH PUBLIC MEETING SET FOR NOV. 28 IN WASHINGTON, DC.
  • October 18 - [Region 1 News Release] - FALL HAZARDS AT BRIDGE PROJECT PROMPT OSHA CITATIONS.
  • October 15 - [Region 1 News Release] - AMPUTATION OF WORKER'S FINGERS LEADS TO OSHA CITATIONS.
  • October 15 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA TO HOLD SEMINAR ON LEAD AND SILICA DUST IN DOTHAN, ALABAMA.
  • October 12 - [Federal Register: #66:52031-5203] - Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements.
  • October 12 - [National News Release] - OSHA DELAYS PROVISIONS OF RECORDKEEPING RULE. [See Also: Updates to Recordkeeping Page]
  • October 11 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA CITES FURNITURE COMPANY FOR ALLEGED SAFETY VIOLATIONS.
  • October 10 - [Region 4 News Release] - FATAL ACCIDENT LEADS TO $86,500 FINE FOR FORTE POWER SYSTEMS.
  • October 10 - [Region 3 News Release] - OSHA CITES RIVERSIDE DIVISION OF PENN TRAFFIC COMPANY FOR ALLEGED SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS -Proposes $144,500 in penalties for exposing employees to dangers of highly hazardous chemicals.
  • October 9 - [Region 7 News Release] - FARMERS COOP ELEVATOR ASSN. CITED FOR ALLEGED SAFETY VIOLATIONS.
  • October 5 - [Region 10 News Release] - OSHA AWARDS GRANT TO NORTHWEST PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION IN VANCOUVER, WASH., FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAM
  • October 5 - [Recordkeeping Update] - OSHA Recordkeeping Materials and Forms
  • October 5 - [Region 10 News Release] - Boise OSHA Employees Assist in the World Trade Center Response
  • October 5 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA AWARDS MORE THAN $800,000 IN GRANTS TO NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAMS.
  • October 4 - [Federal Register: #66:50683] - 10/04/2001 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • October 4 - [National News Release] - OSHA AWARDS MORE THAN $10 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAMS
  • October 4 - [Region 4 News Release] - FALL HAZARDS LEAD TO FINES TOTALING $102,300 FOR THREE MIAMI CONTRACTORS.
  • October 3 - [Federal Register: #66:50457-50458] - 10/03/2001 - Standards on Walking-Working Surfaces; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • October 3 - [Federal Register: #66:50456-50457] - 10/03/2001 - Cadmium in General Industry Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • October 3 - [Federal Register: #66:50455-50456] - 10/03/2001 - Standard on Powered Industrial Trucks; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • October 3 - [Federal Register: #66:50454-50455] - 10/03/2001 - Commercial Diving-Operations Standards (29 CFR part 1910, subpart T); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • October 3 - [National News Release] - EPA AND OSHA WEB SITES PROVIDE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING DATA FROM WORLD TRADE CENTER AND SURROUNDING AREAS - Data Confirms No Significant Public Health Risks; Rescue Crews and Nearby Residents Should Take Appropriate Precautions.
  • October 2 - [Trade News Release] - FATAL FALL AT OCEAN SPRINGS JOB SITE BRINGS OSHA CITATIONS, PROPOSED FINES.
  • October 2 - [Federal Register: #66:50214-50215] - 10/02/2001 - Standard Entitled "Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories"; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • October 1 - [Region 4 News Release] - FATAL FT. LAUDERDALE SCAFFOLDING ACCIDENT BRINGS OSHA CITATIONS, FINES FOR FLORIDA STUCCO COMPANY.

September

  • September 25 - [National News Release] - OSHA Providing Safety and Health Aid To New York Rescue Workers.
  • September 25 - [Region 2 News Release] - U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT RELOCATES MANHATTAN OFFICES.
  • September 21 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA CITES COLUMBUS, MISS., COMPANY FOR ALLEGED TRENCHING VIOLATIONS; PROPOSES $141,000 IN PENALTIES.
  • September 20 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA AND GEORGIA's ABC SIGN PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT.
  • September 20 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA TO SPONSOR WORKPLACE VIOLENCE CONFERENCE IN FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA., SEPT. 25-26 - Reducing Workplace Violence in Psychiatric Facilities: Cost Effective Strategies that Succeed.
  • September 19 - [Region 4 News Release] - FATAL ACCIDENT RESULTS IN $80,150 FINE FOR EUFAULA PULPWOOD COMPANY.
  • September 19 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA PROPOSES $51,000 PENALTY AGAINST HARRIS PLASTERING & CONSTRUCTION CO. IN PLUMERVILLE, ARK. FOR FAILING TO PROTECT EMPLOYEES WORKING ON AND AROUND SCAFFOLDING.
  • September 14 - [Federal Register: #66:47687-47688] - 09/13/2001 - Standard on Fire Brigades; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • September 14 - [Federal Register: #66:47505-47508] - 09/12/2001 - Modify Scope of Recognition of NRTLs.
  • September 14 - [Federal Register: #66:47503-47505] - 09/12/2001 - Factory Mutual Research Corporation, Renewal of Recognition.
  • September 14 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA APPOINTS COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE SPECIALISTS - In Mississippi: Jackson.
  • September 14 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA APPOINTS COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE SPECIALISTS - In Georgia: Tucker, Smyrna and Savannah.
  • September 14 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA APPOINTS COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE SPECIALISTS - In Florida: Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville and Tampa.
  • September 14 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA APPOINTS COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE SPECIALISTS - In Alabama: Birmingham and Mobile.
  • September 14 - [National News Release] - OSHA, EPA Reassure Public About Contamination Fears
  • September 14 - [National News Release] - OSHA Pitching In To Assist With Worker Safety Measures, Asbestos Tests
  • September 13 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA CITES BP AMOCO POLYMERS AND PROPOSES $141,000 IN PENALTIES FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION OF TRIPLE FATALITY.
  • September 6 - [Region 2 News Release] - ROOFER'S FATAL FALL BRINGS PROPOSED PENALTIES OF $65,000 FOR CONTRACTORS AT MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., WAREHOUSE SITE.
  • September 4 - [NEW OSHA eTool - Shipyard Repair: Confined Space and Hot Work] - Shipyard work has traditionally been hazardous, with an injury-accident rate more than twice that of construction and general industry. OSHA has targeted the industry in its Strategic Plan to reduce injuries and illnesses and prevent fatalities.
  • September 4 - [NEW OSHA Technical Links Page - Eye and Face Protection] - Thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries. Every day, an estimated 1,000 eye injuries occur in American workplaces. These injuries could be prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection. Eye injuries cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and workers compensation. However, the effect these accidents have on the injured workers cannot be measured monetarily.
  • September 4 - [Federal Register #: 66:46291-46292] - State Plans for the Development and Enforcement of Standards; Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements; 29 CFR Parts 1902, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956.
  • September 4 - [OSHA Events Update] - Updates to upcoming conferences and events for September, October, and November, 2001.

August

  • August 30 - [Federal Register #: 66:45867-45868] - Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • August 30 - [Federal Register #: 66:45868-45870] - Underground Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • August 28 - [Update to OSHA Success Stories] - Since OSHA opened its doors in 1971, workplace fatalities have been cut in half. Occupational injury and illness rates have dropped 40 percent. At the same time, U.S. employment has nearly doubled from 56 million workers at 3.5 million worksites to 105 million workers at nearly 6.9 million sites.
  • August 28 - [Region 1 News Release] - $140,000 in Fines Proposed against Corbin Russwin, Inc. - OSHA CITES BERLIN, CONN., DOOR LOCK MANUFACTURER FOR 57 ALLEGED WORKPLACE SAFETY & HEALTH VIOLATIONS.
  • August 27 - [National News Release] - CHAO: PUT VOLUNTARY PROTECTION PROGRAM INTO LAW - Reducing Injuries, Protecting Employees Is The Goal.
  • August 27 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA ALLEGES CONTRACTOR DID NOT PROVIDE CAVE-IN PROTECTION FOR WORKERS IN LONDONDERRY, N. H., EXCAVATIONS.
  • August 27 - [New Speeches] - Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA John Henshaw; deliver remarks to the 17th Annual VPPPA Conference. See: [Secretary Chao's Speech] - [Asst. Secretary Henshaw's Speech]
  • August 24 - [Updated OSHA Technical Links Page - Machine Guarding] - Moving machine parts have the potential for causing severe workplace injuries, such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, blindness, just to name a few. This page contains safety information, and links to OSHA standards and other pertinent sites.
  • August 24 - [New OSHA Technical Links Page - Cotton Dust] - Cotton dust is dust present in the air when handling or processing cotton. This page contains safety information, and links to OSHA standards and other pertinent sites.
  • August 24 - [Region 4 News Release] - JERSEY CITY FIRM CITED BY OSHA FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS; $102,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • August 23 - [Region 2 News Release] - JERSEY CITY FIRM CITED BY OSHA FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS; $102,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • August 23 - [Region 2 News Release] - FEDERAL AND STATE LABOR DEPARTMENTS TO HOLD SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP IN BRONX, NY.
  • August 17 - [Federal Register #: 66:43268-43272] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • August 16 - [Summer 2001 JSHQ Magazine] -- The Summer 2001 Job Safety and Health Quarterly Magazine is now available for downloading in Adobe PDF format. [PDF 3.6 MB].
  • August 14 - [Region 2 News Release] - SYRACUSE, NEW YORK FURNITURE RETAILER CITED BY OSHA FOR LOCKED EXITS AND OTHER SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATIONS.
  • August 14 - [National News Release] - WORK-RELATED FATALITIES DECLINE - Chao Promotes Outreach to Improve Safety in the Workplace. This news release is also available in Spanish.
  • August 13 - [Assistant Secretary John Henshaw] - A Quick Biography of the New Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  • August 9 - [TOPIC: Beating The Heat] - OSHA posted a new topic page on the main public website, to focus on Heat Stress Issues.
  • August 7 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA CITES FOUR CONTRACTORS AT SECAUCUS, N.J. CONSTRUCTION SITE, ALLEGING WILLFUL AND SERIOUS VIOLATIONS WITH $102,700 IN PENALTIES.
  • August 7 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA CITES NEW JERSEY COMPANIES FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION OF AMPUTATION.
  • August 6 - [National News Release] - Henshaw Confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA - St. Louis Resident Receives Senate Approval.
  • August 3 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA LISTS WORKPLACES WITH HIGHEST INJURY/ILLNESS RATES 1,000 Sites Targeted for Inspection. 
    More... [OSHA Electronic FOIA] - 14,000 High Rate Workplaces Receiving OSHA Letters (August 2001).
  • August 3 - [Federal Register #: 66:40732-40733] - OSHA-7 Form ("Notice of Alleged Safety and Health Hazards"); Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • August 3 - [OSHAct PDF Version] - The OSHAct is now available from the website, in both HTML [183K] and PDF [273K] versions.
  • August 2 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA ANNOUNCES PROGRAM TO SAFEGUARD WORKERS INVOLVED IN SHIPBREAKING OPERATIONS.
  • August 2 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA CITES ALABAMA ROOFING CONTRACTOR AND PROPOSES PENALTIES TOTALING $112,700 FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION OF FATAL ACCIDENT.
  • August 2 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA CITES FLORIDA ELECTRICAL COMPANY FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION OF FATAL ACCIDENT AT PLANT CITY, FLA. LOCATION.
  • August 2 - [OSHA Directive - 01-05 (TED 3)] - Fiscal Year 2002 Joint Application for 23(g) Grants and 21(d) Consultation Cooperative Agreements.
  • August 2 - [Region 6 News Release] - 8/1/2001 - ORANGE SHIPBUILDING IN ORANGE, TEXAS, HAS AGREED TO PAY $149,850 IN FINES AND ABATE VIOLATIONS FOUND DURING AN OSHA INSPECTION.
  • August 1 - [Region 2 News Release] - ELMONT, NEW YORK, STUCCO CONTRACTOR CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED REPEAT SAFETY VIOLATIONS; $200,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • August 1 - [OSHA Directive - CPL 2-0.129] - OSHA's National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Shipbreaking.

July

  • July 31 - [Congressional Testimony] - Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, R. Davis Layne - BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON HEATH, EDUCATION, LABOR, AND PENSIONS, UNITED STATES SENATE - Subject: OSHA protects workers from the dangers of Asbestos exposure.
  • July 31 - [OSTAT Logging Review Report] - Review of Logging Fatalities Investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in FY 1996 and FY 1997 - Prepared by: OSHA's Office of Statistics.
  • July 26 - [Region 5 News Release] - 7/25/2001 - OSHA ISSUES CITATIONS TO THE GRANITE CITY DIVISION OF THE NATIONAL STEEL CORPORATION IN GRANITE CITY, ILLINOIS.
  • July 25 - [Region 6 News Release] - 7/13/2001 - OSHA CITES GREY WOLF DRILLING CO. L.P., ALICE,TEXAS, FOR ALLEGED SAFETY VIOLATIONS AND PROPOSES $92,500 IN PENALTIES.
  • July 24 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA CITES NORWELL, MASS., CONTRACTOR FOLLOWING PLYMOUTH, MASS., CHEMICAL FIRE WHICH HOSPITALIZED WORKERS.
  • July 24 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA CITES ALABAMA PLANT FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS; PROPOSES $263,500 IN PENALTIES.
  • July 20 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA LAUNCHES NATIONAL EMPHASIS PROGRAM TO REDUCE LEAD EXPOSURE.
  • July 20 - [Federal Register #: 66:38032-38037] - TUV Product Services GmbH, Recognition as an NRTL.
  • July 20 - [OSHA Directive - CPL 2-0.130] - OSHA's National Emphasis Program: Lead.
  • July 19 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA CITES ALABAMA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY AND PROPOSES OVER $85,000 IN PENALTIES.
  • July 18 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA CITATIONS AGAINST CAROLINA STEEL FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS AT MONTGOMERY PLANT RESULT IN PROPOSED PENALTY OF $55,775.
  • July 17 - [Federal Register #: 66:37137-37139] - Safety Standards for Steel Erection.
  • July 16 - [National News Release] - CHAO SEEKS ANSWERS TO REDUCING ERGONOMIC INJURIES - Wants to Avoid Pitfalls of Previous Regulation.
  • July 16 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA CITES COMPANY AFTER TREE TRIMMING FATALITY.
  • July 16 - [Region 3 News Release] - COMPANY WORKING IN BETHLEHEM, PA CITED FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS.
  • July 13 - [OSHA Directive - 01-01 (CPL 2)] - Site Specific Targeting 2001 (SST-01).
  • July 13 - [National News Release] - STEEL ERECTION STANDARD TO TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 2002.
  • July 13 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA ISSUES SITE SPECIFIC TARGETING PROGRAM FOR 2001.
  • July 13 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA, NEW JERSEY CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS, AND UNIONS SIGN SAFETY PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT.
  • July 11 - [Updates on Ergonomics] - 07/11/2001 - Posting of Public Forums Q & A document, and Ergo Forum Speaking Schedules. See: Ergonomics Topic Page.
  • July 11 - [Updates on Record Keeping] - 07/11/2001 - Posting of Electronic Comments Form on Record Keeping. See: Record Keeping Topic Page.
  • July 11 - [Federal Register #: 66:36299-36301] - Submission for OMB review; comment request.
  • July 11 - [Federal Register #: 66:36333-36334] - MET Laboratories, Inc., Application for Expansion of Recognition.
  • July 11 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA CITES FITZGERALD, GA., COMPANY AND PROPOSES $116,000 IN PENALTIES FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS.
  • July 11 - [Region 4 News Release] - CONTRACTOR FINED $122,850 FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS AT SARASOTA CONSTRUCTION SITE.
  • July 11 - [Region 6 News Release] - 7/10/2001 - OSHA PROPOSES $63,000 IN PENALTIES AGAINST APPLE FABRICATION INC., DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS, FOR ALLEGED SAFETY VIOLATIONS.
  • July 10 - [Region 8 News Release] - NORTH DAKOTA'S COFFIN BUTTE PROJECT CONTRACTOR ENTERS JOB SAFETY PARTNERSHIP WITH OSHA.
  • July 10 - [Federal Register #: 66:35998-35999] - Cranes and Derricks Standard for Construction: Notification of Operational Specifications and Hand Signals; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • July 10 - [Federal Register #: 66:35999-36000] - Construction Standards on Posting Emergency Telephone Numbers and Floor Load Limits; Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • July 10 - [Federal Register #: 66:36000-36001] - Cranes and Derricks Standard for Construction: Posting Weight and Load Capacity of Personnel Platforms; Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • July 10 - [Federal Register #: 66:36001-36002] - Cranes and Derricks Standard for Construction: Recording Tests for Toxic Gases and Oxygen-Deficient Atmospheres in Enclosed Spaces; Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • July 06 - [Region 1 News Release] - 07/05/2001 - OSHA CITES MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYERS FOR EXPOSING WORKERS TO FALL HAZARDS AT HOLLISTON, MASS., WORKSITE; OVER $108,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • July 05 - [Region 6 News Release] - 07/03/2001 - OSHA PROPOSES $74,300 PENALTY AGAINST SSI, INC., IN FORT SMITH, ARK.
  • July 03 - [Updates to Record Keeping Guidelines] - OSHA Rule On Record Keeping For Workplace Injuries To Go Into Effect - [7/3/2001 Federal Register] - [6/29/2001 News Release] - [more...]
  • July 03 - [Federal Register #: 66:35113-35115] - Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements.
  • July 03 - [Federal Register #: 66:35271-35278 ] - Canadian Standards Association, Renewal and Expansion of Recognition.
  • July 03 - [Federal Register #: 66:35278-35281] - Entela, Inc., Renewal of Recognition.
  • July 03 - [Trade News Release] - 07/02/2001 - OSHA PROPOSES $416,000 IN PENALTIES AGAINST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY.
  • July 02 - [National News Release] - 06/29/2001 - OSHA Rule On Record Keeping For Workplace Injuries To Go Into Effect as Scheduled. [more...]

June

  • June 27 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA TO BEGIN COLLECTING 2000 OCCUPATIONAL INJURY AND ILLNESS DATA.
  • June 26 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA PROPOSES $59,000 FINE FOLLOWING ACCIDENT AT CHATTANOOGA, TENN., FACILITY.
  • June 26 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA CITES MARIETTA COMPANY FOLLOWING DOUBLE AMPUTATION; PROPOSES $140,000 PENALTY.
  • June 26 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA CITES CELL PHONE TOWER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOLLOWING ACCIDENT AT ROBERTSDALE, ALA., SITE; PROPOSES $70,700 PENALTY.
  • June 22 - [Federal Register #: 66:33578-33579] - Public Forums on Ergonomics. [more...]
  • June 22 - [National News Release] - LABOR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES MORE DETAILS ON ERGONOMICS FORUMS. [more...]
  • June 21 - [Region 4 News Release] - 6/20/2001 - OSHA CITES ORLANDO EXCAVATING COMPANY FOR WILLFUL AND SERIOUS TRENCHING VIOLATIONS; PROPOSES $80,800 IN PENALTIES.
  • June 21 - [Region 1 News Release] - 6/19/2001 - PEABODY, MASS., CONTRACTOR CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED SERIOUS AND WILLFUL FALL HAZARDS ON STEEL ERECTION PROJECT IN MEDFORD, MASS.
  • June 21 - [Federal Register #: 66:33273-33274] - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of OMB Approval.
  • June 21 - [Region 6 News Release] - 6/19/2001 - OSHA-AGC PARTNERSHIP WILL ADVANCE CONSTRUCTION SAFETY IN LOUISIANA - Partnership Forged Between Federal Agency and Louisiana Associated General Contractors, Inc.
  • June 19 - [New OSHA eCAT for Poultry Processing] - - This eCAT focuses on identifying and controlling major hazards that contributed to the high rates of injuries found in a recent OSHA Survey of the industry. Other serious hazards are also discussed. Examples used in this advisor are from the processing of chickens, but may be applicable to other bird processing.
  • June 15 - [OSHA Directive Number: DIR 01-03 (TED 3)] - Subject: Fiscal Year 2002 Consultation Cooperative Aggreement Application.
  • June 15 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA CITES GULFPORT, MISS., MANUFACTURER FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION OF FATAL ACCIDENT; PROPOSES $71,500 IN PENALTIES.
  • June 14 - [Region 4 News Release] - 6/14/2001 - OSHA CITES NORCROSS, GA., MANUFACTURER FOR SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATIONS AND PROPOSES $61,650 IN PENALTIES
  • June 14 - [Region 7 News Release] - 6/11/2001 - TENNECO AUTOMOTIVE/MONROE-COZAD APPROVED FOR CONTINUATION IN OSHA'S VOLUNTARY PROTECTION PROGRAM
  • June 13 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: R. Davis Layne - Presented To: American Society of Safety Engineers, Safety 2001: Advancing the EH&S Profession; Anaheim, California; June 11, 2001 - Subject: Advancing the EH&S Profession
  • June 13 - [Trade News Release] - 6/13/2001 - OSHA AND TYSON FOODS, INC. FORM LANDMARK PARTNERSHIP.
  • June 12 - [Federal Register #: 66:31694-31695] - Announcement of Public Forums on Ergonomics.
  • June 12 - [OSHA Events Update] - Coming Wednesday, June 20th, 2001 - SUMMIT ON THE 21ST CENTURY WORKFORCE.
  • June 12 - [Region 7 News Release] - 6/08/2001 - OSHA LAUNCHES METHYLENE CHLORIDE LOCAL EMPHASIS PROGRAM.
  • June 8 - [Federal Register #: 66:30953-30954] - Gear-Certification Forms (29 CFR Part 1919); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • June 8 - [Region 3 News Release] - OSHA ISSUES SAFETY AND HEALTH CITATIONS TO MIFFLINBURG, PA COMPANY AFTER WORKER FATALITY.
  • June 7 - [National News Release] - Labor Secretary Announces Deadline on Ergonomics - Plans Forums With Guiding Principles.
  • June 6 - [Region 1 News Release] - 6/04/2001 - $360,000 in fines proposed against Weeks Marine, Inc. - OSHA CITES NEW JERSEY-BASED MARINE CONTRACTOR FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS AFTER FATAL CRANE PLUNGE INTO KENNEBEC RIVER.
  • June 6 - [Region 1 News Release] - 5/29/2001 - Worker fell 32 feet to his death from makeshift work platform - OSHA CITES WORCESTER, MASS., CONTRACTOR FOR ALLEGED WILLFUL SAFETY VIOLATIONS AFTER FATALITY AT CHARLTON, MASS., JOBSITE.
  • June 4 - [Region 4 News Release] - 06/01/2001 - OSHA FINES TARPON SPRINGS CONTRACTOR $79,500 FOLLOWING INSPECTION OF JACKSONVILLE BRIDGE PROJECT.
  • June 4 - [Region 4 News Release] - 05/31/2001 - OSHA CITES TUSCALOOSA, ALA., PLANT FOR SERIOUS SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS; PROPOSES $85,075 IN PENALTIES.
  • June 1 - [Federal Register #: 66:29842-29843] - Cadmium in Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.1127); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements (1926.1127).
  • June 1 - [Federal Register #: 66:29838] - Submission of OMB Review; Comment Request.

May

  • May 31 - [Federal Register: 66:29601-29602] - Concrete and Masonry Construction; Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • May 31 - [Federal Register: 66:29599-29601] - Welding, Cutting and Brazing; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Aproval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • May 31 - [Federal Register: 66:29598-29599] - "Excavations"; Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • May 31 - [Federal Register: 66:29596-29598] - Standard on Grain Handling Facilities; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • May 31 - [Federal Register: 66:29596] - Methylene Chloride Standard (29 CFR 1910.1052); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • May 31 - [Region 6 News Release] - 5/30/2001 - OSHA CITES VALERO REFINING COMPANY IN CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, FOR NINE ALLEGED SAFETY VIOLATIONS AND PROPOSES $138,000 IN PENALTIES.
  • May 31 - [Region 6 News Release] - 5/30/2001 - OSHA CITES BERRY CONTRACTING LP DBA BAY LTD. IN CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, FOR SIX ALLEGED SAFETY VIOLATIONS AND PROPOSES $94,500 IN PENALTIES.
  • May 31 - [Region 1 News Release] - 5/30/2001 - Pocket-sized Sun Safety Card Available Free of Charge - OSHA RECOMMENDS PROTECTIVE MEASURES FOR NEW ENGLAND WORKERS EXPOSED TO ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION WHILE WORKING OUTDOORS.
  • May 31 - [Region 4 News Release] - 5/09/2001 - OSHA PARTNERS WITH CHATHAM COUNTY NURSING HOMES TO PROTECT LOCAL HEALTH WORKERS.
  • May 30 - [Trade News Release] - WORKPLACE POSTERS ARE AVAILABLE FREE - DESPITE MISLEADING ADVERTISING.
  • May 29 - [Federal Register: 66:29177-29178] - Voluntary Protection Program Application Information; Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork)Requirements.
  • May 29 - [Federal Register: 66:29178-29185] - Intertek Testing Services, NA, Inc., Renewal of Recognition.
  • May 29 - [National News Release] - 5/25/2001 - Justice Department pursues criminal prosecutions - OSHA CITES GARMENT MANUFACTURER IN AMERICAN SAMOA FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS.
  • May 25 - [Region 4 News Release] - 5/24/2001 - OSHA FINES MEDLEY, FLA., FIRM $92,650 FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENT.
  • May 24 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA OFFERS TIPS TO PROTECT WORKERS IN HOT SUMMER WEATHER.
  • May 24 - [Region 1 News Release] - 05/23/2001 - Granite State employers reminded of "all too common" hazard - OSHA CITES THREE CONTRACTORS FOR INADEQUATE CAVE-IN PROTECTION FOR WORKERS AT JOBSITES IN MANCHESTER, PORTSMOUTH AND EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE; NEARLY $66,000 IN FINES PROPOSED.
  • May 23 - [Update to OSHA Events] - June 26, 2001, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Lehigh Valley Industry Safety Network Meeting - Health Hazards of Chemicals.
  • May 21 - [Region 1 News Release] - Maximum fines of $77,000 proposed against Green Mountain Steel Erectors - OSHA CITES BENNINGTON, VERMONT, CONTRACTOR FOR ALLEGED WILLFUL AND SERIOUS VIOLATIONS AT DEVENS, MASS., JOBSITE.
  • May 18 - [Region 2 News Release] - 5/17/2001 - WORKERS IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY, ILLEGALLY DISCIPLINED FOR FILING SAFETY COMPLAINTS, AIDED BY OSHA.
  • May 18 - [Region 6 News Release] - 5/15/2001 - OSHA CITES AMTOPP CORP. IN LOLITA, TEXAS, FOR ALLEGED SAFETY VIOLATIONS; PROPOSES $140,000 IN PENALTIES.
  • May 18 - [Region 6 News Release] - 5/15/2001 - OSHA CITES MARTIN RESOURCES, INC. IN PLAINVIEW, TEXAS, FOR ALLEGED SAFETY VIOLATIONS AND PROPOSES $110,488 IN PENALTIES
  • May 18 - [Region 1 News Release] - 5/15/2001 - Over $62,000 in Fines Proposed against Access TCA, Inc. - OSHA CITES WHITINSVILLE, MASS., MANUFACTURER FOR ALLEGED WILLFUL, REPEAT AND SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING WORKER INJURY.
  • May 17 - [OSHA Publications Update] - OSHA Publication 3164 - Protecting Whistleblowers - has been posted in downloadable PDF format.
  • May 14 - [Federal Register: 66:25679-25744] - Semiannual Agenda of Regulations.
  • May 10 - [OSHA Events Update] - Region III's Sixth Annual VPP Participants' Association Conference - June 21 & June 22, 2001, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • May 10 - [Region 2 News Release] - ALDEN, NEW YORK, NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT MAKER CITED BY OSHA FOR FAILING TO ABATE ALLEGED SAFETY AND HEALTH HAZARDS; $146,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • May 9 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA FINES CROWN PRODUCTS $142,000 FOLLOWING ACCIDENT AT JACKSONVILLE PLANT.
  • May 9 - [National News Release] - "Prevention is the Best Medicine" - OSHA ANNOUNCES OUTREACH EFFORT ON NEEDLESTICK PREVENTION - 
    Fact Sheet
    Frequently Asked Questions
  • May 8 - [Region 2 News Release:   NY 137] - NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK, ELECTRIC POWER FIRM CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED WILLFUL SAFETY VIOLATIONS.
  • May 8 - [Federal Register: 66:23047-23048] - 5/7/2001 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • May 8 - [Federal Register: 66:23049-23051] - 5/7/2001 - Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance (29 CFR 1910.66); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork)Requirements.
  • May 7 - [Federal Register: 66:22605-22607] - 5/4/2001 - Factory Mutual Research Corporation; Application for Renewal of Recognition.
  • May 4 - [Region 1 News Release] - 5/02/2001 - Need for trench safety stressed to Connecticut employers - OSHA CITES BRIDGEPORT, CONN., CONTRACTOR FOR ALLEGED WILLFUL AND SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATIONS AT SHELTON TRENCHING SITE.
  • May 3 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA ISSUES CITATIONS TO FUTURE FOAM INC. IN MIDDLETON, WIS.
  • May 3 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: R. Davis Layne - Presented to: South Carolina Occupational Safety Council 64th Annual Conference Myrtle Beach, S.C., April 27, 2001 - Subject: Safety works when people work together
  • May 3 - [Federal Register: 66:22014-22015] - 5/2/2001 - Ionizing Radiation Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • May 3 - [Federal Register: 66:22015-22016] - 5/2/2001 - Logging Operations Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • May 3 - [Federal Register: 66:22016-22017] - 5/2/2001 - Respiratory Protection Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • May 3 - [Region 4 News Release] - 05/02/2001 - OSHA FINES DURANGO-GEORGIA PAPER COMPANY $157,500 FOLLOWING AMPUTATION AT ST. MARYS, GA., MILL Company was cited in August 2000 after similar accident.
  • May 3 - [Region 4 News Release] - 05/02/2001 - OSHA AGAIN CITES DUBLIN, GA., CONSTRUCTION COMPANY; PROPOSES $68,600 IN PENALTIES.
  • May 2 - [OSHA Events Update] - Safety Breakfast Meeting - May 8, 2001, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Lehigh Valley Industry Safety Network Meeting - Hazard Communication and Making Safety Training Fun and Effective for Adults.

April

  • April 30 - [National News Release] - 4/27/2001 - Statement by Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao on OSHA's 30th Anniversary.
  • April 30 - [National News Release] - 4/26/2001 - CHAO OUTLINES ERGONOMICS PRINCIPLES - Urges New Approach Based On Prevention.
  • April 27 - [OSHA's 30th Anniversary] - OSHA at 30: Three Decades of Progress in Occupational Safety and Health.
  • April 27 - [Region 6 News Release] - 4/26/2001 - OSHA CITES JESSE CRAIG PAINTING CO. INC. IN LOS LUNAS, NEW MEXICO, FOR ALLEGED SAFETY VIOLATIONS; PROPOSES $34,000 IN PENALTIES.
  • April 26 - [Congressional Testimony by Secretary of Labor, Elaine L. Chao] - BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION OF THE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE.
  • April 25 - [April 25, 2001 Statement by Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao] - Secretary Chao Welcomes Comments On Ergonomics Regulation - Plans To Testify Thursday About Workplace Safety.
  • April 25 - [Region 8 News Release] - 4/24/2000 - Presentations in English & Spanish - REDUCING FALL HAZARDS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHT FREE OSHA CONFERENCE'S IN EDWARDS AND FRISCO, COLO MAY 2 AND 16.
  • April 25 - [Federal Register: 66:20836-20837] - Anhydrous Ammonia Standard (29 CFR 1910.111); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • April 23 - [Federal Register 66:20403] - Ergonomics Standard Program (1910.900 - Subpart W) has been removed.
  • April 23 - [Region 6 News Release] - 4/20/2001 - OSHA, SHIPBUILDERS COUNCIL OF AMERICA FORM LANDMARK PARTNERSHIP TO IMPROVE SAFETY AT SHIPBUILDING WORKSITES IN HOUSTON.
  • April 23 - [Region 2 News Release] - 4/17/2001 - VALLEY COTTAGE, NEW YORK TOFU MANUFACTURER CITED BY OSHA $142,500 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • April 23 - [Region 2 News Release] - 4/17/2001 - KEARNY, NEW JERSEY FILM COMPANY CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING SERIOUS EMPLOYEE INJURY; $197,250 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • April 20 - [Region 4 News Release] - 4/18/2001 - OSHA CITES ATLANTA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY AFTER FATAL FALL.
  • April 19 - [Federal Agency Programs Update] - Federal Agency Injury and Illness Statistics for FY 2000.
  • April 19 - [Federal Register: 66:19989-19992] - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.
  • April 19 - [Federal Register: 66:19992] - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.
  • April 19 - [OSHA Directive - DIR 01-02 (TED 3.5)] - Subject: Interim Guidance for Voluntary Protection Programs .
  • April 18 - [OSHA Events Page Updates] - Announcements: The 17th Annual National VPPPA Conference, August 27th to 30th, 2001 & the National Safety Council 89th Annual Congress & Expo, September 21st to 28th, 2001.
  • April 17 - [National News Release] - OSHA ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR $5 MILLION IN SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING GRANTS.
  • April 12 - [National News Release] - NEEDLESTICK REQUIREMENTS TAKE EFFECT APRIL 18.
  • April 12 - [Region 1 News Release] - ADVISORY FOR BUSINESS NEWS EDITOR / BUSINESS CALENDAR EDITOR - OSHA SCHEDULES CONSTRUCTION HAZARDS BREAKFAST SEMINAR FOR NEW ENGLAND SMALL BUSINESS EMPLOYERS ON MAY 8, 2001, IN WALTHAM, MASS.
  • April 12 - [Region 10 News Release] - 04/11/2001 - OSHA ISSUES CITATIONS TO LAIDLAW TRANSIT SERVICES FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS IN BOISE, IDAHO.
  • April 12 - [Federal Register: 66:18799-18800] - Submission for OMB Emergency Review; Comment Request.
  • April 11 - [Region 4 News Release] - 04/06/2001 - OSHA FINES BIRMINGHAM MANUFACTURED HOME BUILDER $79,600 FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENT.
  • April 11 - [Region 4 News Release] - 04/03/2001 - OSHA CITES CELL PHONE TOWER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOLLOWING FATAL FALL.
  • April 10 - [Job Safety & Health Quarterly Update] - Volume 12, Number 3 - Spring 2001 JSHQ Magazine has been published to the website [Downloadable PDF - 2.2 MB].
  • April 10 - [Trade News Release] - 04/09/2001 - Work Zone Fatalities Increasing - OSHA SUPPORTS "STAY ALERT" CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT HIGHWAY WORKERS.
  • April 10 - [Region 4 News Release] - 04/09/2001 - OSHA FINES TWO FLORIDA CONTRACTORS MORE THAN $110,000 FOLLOWING FATAL PORT RICHEY ACCIDENT.
  • April 10 - [Trade News Release] - 04/06/2001 - COTTON DUST STANDARD AMENDMENTS EFFECTIVE TODAY.
  • April 09 - [Federal Register: 66:18191-18192] - Occupational Exposure to Cotton Dust.
  • April 04 - [Updates for OSHA Conferences] OSHA ANNOUNCES SAFETY BREAKFAST MEETINGS - May 2nd & 23rd.
  • April 02 - [Region 1 News Release] OSHA PROPOSES $69,000 IN FINES AGAINST BIG DIG CONTRACTOR FOR ALLEGED SERIOUS HEALTH & SAFETY VIOLATIONS AT SOUTH STATION UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.

March

  • March 30 - [Statement by Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao] - 3/28/2001 - Subject: Job-Related Injuries and Illnesses.
  • March 28 - [Region 2 News Release] - 03/27/2001 - WILLIAMSTOWN, NEW YORK, WIRE-MAKING PLANT CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS; $78,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • March 27 - [Region 3 News Release] - 03/26/2001 - FREEPORT, PA FIRM CITED FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS.
  • March 26 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA PROPOSES OVER $62,000 IN FINES AGAINST BOSTON-BASED CONTRACTOR FOR ALLEGED REPEAT SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING INSPECTION AT NEW BEDFORD, MASS., CONSTRUCTION SITE.
  • March 26 - [OSHA Directive - STP 2-0.22B] - 03/21/2001 - State Plan Policies and Procedures Manual. Available for download as PDF ONLY until 3/30/2001.
  • March 26 - [Region 4 News Release] - 03/22/2001 - OSHA FINES BRISTOLPIPE NEARLY $293,000 FOLLOWING ELECTROCUTION AT GREENSBORO, GA., PLANT.
  • March 23 - [Updates on OSHA Ergonomics] -Statement by President George W. Bush, March 20, 2001 - "The safety and health of our Nation's workforce is a priority for my administration. Together we will pursue a comprehensive approach to ergonomics that addresses the concerns surrounding the ergonomics rule repealed today. We will work with the Congress, the business community, and our Nation's workers to address this important issue."
  • March 23 - [Statement] - by Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao on Ergonomics, March 14, 2001.
  • March 22 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA FINES BRISTOLPIPE NEARLY $293,000 FOLLOWING ELECTROCUTION AT GREENSBORO, GA., PLANT
  • March 21 - [Federal Register: 66:15890-15891 ] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • March 19 - [Federal Register: #66:15506 ] - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of OMB Approval for Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.
  • March 19 - [Federal Register: #66:15281-15288 ] - Canadian Standards Association, Applications for Renewal and Expansion of Recognition.
  • March 19 - [Federal Register: #66:15288-15291 ] - Entela, Inc., Application for Renewal of Recognition.
  • March 19 - [Federal Register: #66:15291-15295 ] - TUV Product Services GmbH, Application for Recognition.
  • March 15 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA PROPOSES $123,200 PENALTY FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOUND AT HUNTSVILLE TRENCHING SITE.
  • March 12 - [OSHA Directive] - Directive Number: DIR 01-01 (TED 3.5C)- Subject: Interim Guidance for Consultation Programs.
  • March 09 - [Region 2 News Release] - BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, HOSPITAL CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED SAFETY VIOLATIONS; $79,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • March 07 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA FINES NORTH CAROLINA CONTRACTOR $61,000 FOLLOWING ELECTROCUTION AT LOGANVILLE, GA., JOB SITE.
  • March 07 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA INITIATIVE FOCUSES ON REDUCING FATALITIES IN NORTH GEORGIA'S CARPET AND RUG INDUSTRY.
  • March 07 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA FINES COTTONTON, ALA., PAPER MANUFACTURING PLANT $72,650.
  • March 03 - [Federal Register: #66:13100-13101 ] - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; Notice of Open Meeting.
  • March 02 - [Trade News Release] - ACCSH PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 15-16 IN WASHINGTON, DC.
  • March 02 - [Federal Register: #66:12813-12814 ] - Procedures for the Handling of Discrimination Complaints Under Federal Employee-Protection Statutes; Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements. - 66:12813-12814.
  • March 02 - [Federal Register: #66:12814-12815 ] - Student Data Form; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements. - 66:12814-12815.
  • March 02 - [Federal Register: #66:12815-12816 ] - Training Grant Application; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork Requirements). - 66:12815-12816.
  • March 02 - [Federal Register: #66:12816-12817 ] - Grantee Quarterly Progress Report; Extension of the Office of Management of Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements. - 66:12816-12817.

February

  • February 27 - [Trade News Release] - KANSAS GRAIN STORAGE COMPANY SETTLES SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS.
  • February 26 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA CITES CONTRACTORS FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENT AT ACWORTH, GA, CONSTRUCTION SITE.
  • February 26 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA CITES MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT, EMPLOYER FOR ALLEGED WORKPLACE SAFETY & HEALTH VIOLATIONS; PROPOSES OVER $92,000 IN PENALTIES.
  • February 23 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA PROPOSES $181,200 PENALTY FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENT AT ANNISTON FOUNDRY.
  • February 23 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA PROPOSES $161,550 PENALTY AGAINST MICHAEL ANGELO'S GOURMET FOODS, INC., IN AUSTIN FOR ALLEGED SAFETY VIOLATIONS.
  • February 21 - [Region 9 News Release] - Pago Pago Firm Fined for Hazardous Work Conditions - OSHA investigation follows worker fatality.
  • February 13 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA CITES LINDEN, NEW JERSEY MANUFACTURER FOR ALLEGED SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS; $78,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • February 12 - [Region 3 News Release] - FALCON PLASTICS CITED FOR ALLEGED SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS; OSHA PROPOSES $161,000 IN PENALTIES.
  • February 12 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA CITES ALABAMA FIRM FOR OVER-EXPOSING EMPLOYEES TO METHYLENE CHLORIDE.
  • February 6 - [Federal Register: #66:9108] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • February 6 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA FINES CONTRACTOR $168,000 FOLLOWING ACCIDENT AT PANAMA CITY JOB SITE.
  • February 1 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA PROPOSES $58,900 PENALTY AGAINST KOEHLER BAKERY CO. INC., NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK.

January

  • January 26 - [Region 2 News Release] - 01/25/2001 - BRONX, NEW YORK, RECYCLING COMPANY CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS; $94,880 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.
  • January 26 - [New OSHA eCAT - Beverage Delivery] - This eCAT describes ergonomic hazards and possible solutions for workers in the Beverage Delivery Industry. A beverage delivery person performs the following ergonomic tasks.
  • January 25 - [New OSHA eCAT - Computer Workstations] - This eCAT contains examples of problems computer workstation users may encounter, and suggested solutions for addressing those problems.
  • January 24 - [New OSHA eCAT - Scaffolding] - This eCAT provides illustrated safety checklists for specific types of scaffolds. Only the Fabricated Frame section of the Supported Scaffolds module is available at this time, with other types to be developed later.
  • January 24 - [Region 4 News Release] - 01/22/2001 - OSHA FINES FLORIDA SUB-CONTRACTOR NEARLY $230,000 FOR SCAFFOLD SAFETY VIOLATIONS.
  • January 24 - [Region 2 News Release] - 01/17/2001 - OSHA TO HOLD SAFETY WORKSHOPS FOR EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS ON BRIDGE RENOVATION PROJECTS; ACCENT IS ON FALLS, EXPOSURE TO LEAD AND SILICA.
  • January 22 - [New OSHA eCAT - Sewing] - Workers involved in sewing activities, such as manufacturing garments, shoes, and airplane or car upholstery, may be at risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This eCAT provides example ergonomics solutions.
  • January 22 - [New OSHA Technical Links Page - 1,3 Butadiene] - 1,3-Butadiene ranks 36th in the top 50 most produced chemicals in the United States, with three billion pounds produced per year. This page contains safety information, and links to OSHA standards and other pertinent sites.
  • January 22 - [New OSHA Technical Links Page - Computer Workstation] - This page briefly examines the hazards and interventions employers can use to prevent or reduce the harmful effects of working with video display terminals (update of page formerly entitled "Video Display Terminals").
  • January 19 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA CITES TEXAS PIPE MANUFACTURER FOR RECORDKEEPING VIOLATIONS; PROPOSES PENALTIES OF MORE THAN $500,000.
  • January 19 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA AND AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE AGREE TO EXPAND INTERNATIONAL ROLES.
  • January 19 - [OSHA Statement] - Statement by Asst. Secretary Charles Jeffress - Subject: ON SECOND NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ERGONOMICS REPORT.
  • January 18 - [National News Release] - OSHA REVISES RECORDKEEPING REGULATIONS.
  • January 18 - [National News Release] - OSHA AFFIRMS NEED FOR SAFER DEVICES TO PREVENT NEEDLESTICKS, CALLS FOR EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT IN SELECTION.
  • January 18 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA FINES SHIPTECH AMERICA $31,000 FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENT AT NORTH CHARLESTON SHIPYARD.
  • January 18 - [National News Release] - OSHA ISSUES NEW STEEL ERECTION STANDARD.
  • January 16 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA CITES BIDDEFORD, MAINE, EMPLOYER FOR ALLEGED WORKPLACE SAFETY VIOLATIONS; PROPOSES $108,000 IN PENALTIES AGAINST INTERSTATE BRANDS CORP.
  • January 16 - [Region 4 News Release] - HARRISON NAMED SAVANNAH AREA DIRECTOR FOR U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT'S OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION.
  • January 16 - [Statement by Asst. Secretary Charles Jeffress ] - Subject: EFFECTIVE DATE OF OSHA ERGONOMICS STANDARD.
  • January 12 - [New OSHA eCAT - Safety & Health] - Does a safety and health program really make a difference? There are four crucial questions you should be asking. The detailed answers are found in the four modules of this eCAT*.
  • January 11 - [Federal Register - 66:2265-2273 ] - Notice of Initial Approval Determination; New Jersey Public Employee Only State Plan.
  • January 11 - [New OSHA eCAT - Grocery Warehousing] - This eCAT* describes example hazards and solutions related to Grocery Warehousing. An emphasis is placed on Traditional Order Picking, which accounts for a large number of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
  • January 11 - [New OSHA eCAT - Construction] - This eCAT* will help you identify and control the hazards that commonly cause the most serious construction injuries.
  • January 10 - [Video Loan Program] Video loan orders may now be processed through an online order form.
  • January 10 - [Trade News Release] - NEW JERSEY PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PLAN RECEIVES APPROVAL.
  • January 10 - [Trade News Release] - 01/09/2001 - NATIONAL HONORS FOR OSHA'S "IT'S THE LAW" WORKPLACE POSTER.
  • January 10 - [Region 1 News Release] - 01/09/2001 - OSHA PROPOSES $133,000 IN FINES AGAINST BANGOR & AROOSTOOK RAILROAD FOR 48 REPEAT, SERIOUS AND OTHER SAFETY VIOLATIONS AT ITS DERBY, MAINE, MAINTENANCE FACILITY.
  • January 9 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA AND ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS FORM PARTNERSHIP TO IMPROVE SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION.
  • January 9 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA FINES FLORIDA UTILITY CONTRACTOR $77,000 FOLLOWING DOUBLE FATALITY AT SANFORD JOB SITE.
  • January 9 - [Region 2 News Release] - CONTRACTORS CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS ON BRICK REPOINTING PROJECT AT SUNY BUFFALO IN AMHERST; WORKERS WERE EXPOSED TO SILICA AND OTHER HAZARDS–PROPOSED PENALTIES TOTAL $176,620.
  • January 9 - [Region 2 News Release] - 01/08/2001 - RUTGERS RECEIVES OSHA GRANT FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAM.
  • January 9 - [Federal Register - 66:811-812] - 01/04/2001 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • January 9 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA ANNOUNCES FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING.
  • January 9 - [Region 5 News Release] - 01/08/2001 - OSHA AWARDS $299,625 TO FOREST INDUSTRY SAFETY AND TRAINING ALLIANCE, INC. (FISTA), RHINELANDER, WISC., FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAMS.
  • January 9 - [Region 5 News Release] - 01/08/2001 - OSHA AWARDS $274,955 TO THE CONSTRUCTION SAFETY COUNCIL IN HILLSIDE, ILL., FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAMS.
  • January 9 - [Region 2 News Release] - 01/08/2001 - NEW YORK CITY-BASED STORE-WORKERS UNION RECEIVES OSHA GRANT FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAM.
  • January 9 - [Region 2 News Release] - 01/08/2001 - RUTGERS RECEIVES OSHA GRANT FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAM.
  • January 9 - [Region 7 News Release] - 01/08/2001 - OSHA AWARDS MORE THAN $667,000 IN GRANTS FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAMS IN IOWA AND MISSOURI.
  • January 9 - [Region 9 News Release] - 01/08/2001 - OSHA $210,000 TRAINING GRANT TO STATE LABOR FEDERATION.
  • January 9 - [Region 1 News Release] - 01/08/2001 - Over $53,000 in Penalties Proposed against Premier Corrugated Box, Inc. OSHA CITES FITCHBURG, MASS., MANUFACTURER FOR ALLEGED WILLFUL & SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATIONS.
  • January 8 - [National News Release] - OSHA AWARDS MORE THAN $4.8 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAMS.
  • January 8 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA AWARDS MORE THAN $4.8 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAMS; TWO MASSACHUSETTS GRANTEES WILL SHARE $685,000.
  • January 8 - [Region 6 News Release] - 01/05/2001 - OSHA ISSUES $174,000 PENALTY AGAINST VAN LEER CONTAINERS, INC., LA PORTE, TEXAS; COMPANY AGREES TO CORRECT VIOLATIONS AND PAY PENALTY
  • January 8 - [Trade News Release] - 01/05/2001 - OSHA INTRODUCES ‘PLAIN LANGUAGE' WORKPLACE POSTER IN SPANISH
    EN ESPAÑOL...OSHA PRESENTA EL AFICHE EN ESPAÑOL Y EN "LENGUAJE CLARO" PARA EL LUGAR DE TRABAJO
  • January 4 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA CITES SOUTHWESTERN WIRE INC., IN NORMAN, OKLA., FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS; PENALTIES PROPOSED AT $138,150
  • January 4 - [Region 2 News Release] - BRONX, NEW YORK, PARTY SUPPLY STORE CITED BY OSHA FOR ALLEGED WILLFUL SAFETY VIOLATIONS; $111,150 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED
  • January 2 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA ISSUES CITATIONS TO HARLAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, DETROIT, FOR ALLEGED WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING DEATH OF CONSTRUCTION WORKER IN OHIO.
  • January 2 - [OSHA Administrative Directive] - Directive Number: ADM 1-0.20 - 12/25/2000 - Internet Policies and Procedures.
  • January 2 - [Region 4 News Release] - 12/29/2000 - OSHA CITES MOBILE, ALA., CONTRACTOR AND PROPOSES $45,750 PENALTY FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS FOUND AT TRENCHING SITE.
  • January 2 - [Region 1 News Release] - 12/27/2000 - OSHA CITES MIDDLETON, N.H., EMPLOYER FOR ALLEGED SAFETY & HEALTH VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION OF AMPUTATION ACCIDENT; OVER $100,000 IN PENALTIES PROPOSED.

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