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What's New - 2002

December

  • December 31 - [National News Release] Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces New Membership of OSHA Advisory Committee
  • December 26 - Federal Register: 67:78823-78825 - NSF International; Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • December 24 - [Region 4 News Release] OSHA Cites Attalla, Ala., Plant for Lack of Hearing Protection
  • December 23 - [Region 2 News Release] Linbeck in Houston, Recognized for Exemplary Safety and Health Program
  • December 20 - [Region 6 News Release] Linbeck in Houston, Recognized for Exemplary Safety and Health Program
  • December 20 - [OSHA Statement] - Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao on 2001 Workplace Injury and Illness Rates
  • December 19 - Federal Register: 67:77816-77817 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting
  • December 18 - [Trade News Release] OSHA, FEMA SPONSOR SUMMIT ON PERSONNEL SAFETY ISSUES DURING FEDERAL DISASTER RESPONSE
  • December 18 - [Region 7 News Release] International Paper Qualifies For OSHA Recognition
  • December 17 - Federal Register: 67:77165-77170 - Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements
  • December 17 - [Region 4 News Release] Lack of Cave-in Protection Cited in Savannah, Ga., Fatal Accident
  • December 16 - [Region 2 News Release] Exposing Employees to Excavation Site Hazards Leads to OSHA Citations for Wynantskill, New York, Employer
  • December 16 - [Region 1 News Release] Mass. Contractor Faces Nearly $130,000 in Fines for Cave-In and Underground Utilities Hazards at Rhode Island Worksite
  • December 16 - [Region 6 News Release] Worker's Death at Seguin, Texas, Worksite Brings OSHA Penalties of $70,000
  • December 15 - [QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 19] - - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • December 12 - [Lead: Secondary Lead Smelter eTool] This eTool describes ways to reduce lead exposure to employees in Lead Smelter plants, specifically in the following operations: Raw Materials Processing, Smelting, Refining and Casting, Environmental Controls, and Maintenance.
  • December 12 - [Region 9 News Release] Bakersfield Home to New OSHA Training Center - New Centers Will Help Hispanic Outreach, Ergonomics, Youth Initiatives
  • December 12 - [Region 4 News Release] Electrical Hazards at Florida Worksite Factor in Two Accidents - OSHA Proposes $43,000 for Illinois Dredging Company
  • December 12 - [Region 2 News Release] OSHA Announces Construction Partnership In U.S. Virgin Islands
  • December 12 - [Trade News Release] OSHA, WASHINGTON GROUP INTERNATIONAL FORM ALLIANCE - Will focus on areas of cranes and rigging, hearing protection and ergonomics
  • December 11 - [Region 6 News Release] New Orleans Masonry Cited $126,000 for Scaffolding Hazards
  • December 11 - [Region 6 News Release] OSHA Re-Selects Texas Engineering Extension Services in Mesquite as a Training Center - Centers Will Help Hispanic Outreach, Ergonomics, Youth Initiatives
  • December 11 - [Region 6 News Release] OSHA Selects Oklahoma State University as a New Training Center - New Centers Will Help Hispanic Outreach, Ergonomics, Youth Initiatives
  • December 11 - [Region 6 News Release] OSHA and V&R Drywall Inc. in El Paso Form Partnership to Promote Workplace Safety
  • December 11 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: Asst. Secretary John L. Henshaw - Date: 12/11/2002 - Presented To: The National Ergonomic Conference
  • December 11 - [Region 1 News Release] Numerous Health and Safety Hazards Lead to $144,200 in OSHA Fines against Pawcatuck, Conn., Battery Maker
  • December 11 - [Recordkeeping Update] OSHA Clarifies Three Issues For Recording Occupational Hearing Loss in conjunction with the final rule issued July 1, 2002. - [more...]
  • December 11 - [National News Release] OSHA Increases Number of Training Centers - New Centers Will Help Hispanic Outreach, Ergonomics, Youth Initiatives
  • December 11 - [Trade News Release] OSHA Seeking Comments to Proposed Standard on Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment
  • December 10 - [Region 1 News Release] OSHA Small Business Construction Safety Forum to be Held at Westover Air Force Base - Jan. 16, 2003
  • December 09 - [Unified Agenda] - Re: Federal Register 67:74749-74785 - December 9, 2002 - Semiannual Regulatory Agenda Updates have now been published.
  • December 06 - [Region 5 News Release] OSHA Signs Partnership To Promote Safe And Healthful Nursing Homes in Illinois
  • December 05 - [National News Release] OSHA, Exceeds Inspection Targets for Fiscal Year 2002
  • December 04 - [Trade News Release] OSHA PLANS PROPOSED RULE ON HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM
  • December 04 - [Trade News Release] OSHA, American Society of Safety Engineers Form Alliance
  • December 04 - Federal Register: 67:72222 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • December 03 - Federal Register: 67:71990-71991 - Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Construction Project Survey
  • December 03 - [National News Release] Labor Secretary Names 15 to National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics
  • December 01 - [QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 18] - - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

November

  • November 29 - Federal Register: 67:71210-71212 - Standard on Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (PSM); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • November 27 - [Region 8 News Release] - Four South Dakota Companies Receive OSHA's SHARP Award for Outstanding Safety and Health Programs
  • November 27 - [Legionnaires' Disease eTool] - This *eTool is designed to assist industrial hygienists in the assessment of worksites for potential Legionnaires' disease. It provides information on disease recognition, investigation procedures to identify probable water sources, and control strategies.
  • November 26 - [Region 2 News Release] - Federal OSHA and Puerto Rico OSHO Partner with Puerto Rico AGC
  • November 26 - Federal Register: 67:70707-70712 - Occupational Exposure to Beryllium; Request for Information
  • November 25 - [Region 1 News Release] - Lowell & North Dartmouth, Mass. Employers Cited by OSHA for Safety Violations at Natick School Construction Site; Over $65,000 in Fines Proposed
  • November 25 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA SEEKING INFORMATION TO ADDRESS HEALTH EFFECTS OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO BERYLLIUM
  • November 25 - [Region 2 News Release] - Significant Safety Hazards At Manhattan Construction Project Lead To $177,000 In OSHA Fines For Three Construction Contractors - Two Fatal Accidents Prompted Inspection at 10 Columbus Circle Site
  • November 22 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA Training Will Help Employers Identify Machine Guarding Hazards - Machinery Safety Training at Kankakee Community College on Nov. 25
  • November 21 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA AND SBA SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
  • November 21 - Memorandum of Understanding - U.S. Small Business Administration - Promoting dissemination of ergonomics outreach materials with Small Business programs.
  • November 20 - [Region 6 News Release] - Louisiana Grain Storage Facility Cited for Safety Hazards OSHA Proposes $93,100 in fines After Worker Fatality
  • November 20 - [Region 6 News Release] - Baytown, Texas, Company Cited for Repeated Exposure of Workers to Safety Hazards OSHA Proposes $74,400 in Penalties
  • November 20 - [Region 4 News Release] - Electrical Hazards Cited in Worker's Death OSHA Proposes $88,200 in Penalties for Newnan, Ga., Manufacturer
  • November 18 - [Region 4 News Release] - Fatal Atlanta Construction Accident Leads to $76,000 OSHA Penalty For Archer Western
  • November 18 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA and Georgia Associated General Contractors Forge Safety and Health Partnership - Adequate Training for Non-English Speaking Workers Among Goals
  • November 18 - [Region 4 News Release] - Unchecked Hazards Lead to Fatal Explosion; OSHA Cites Vicksburg, Miss., Rubber Manufacturer
  • November 18 - [Region 1 News Release] - Multiple Safety Hazards Lead to $63,000 in OSHA Penalties Against Lynn, Mass. Dairy
  • November 15 - [QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 17] - - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • November 14 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA TO HOLD STAKEHOLDER MEETING ON ERGONOMICS GUIDELINES ON NOV. 18
  • November 14 - Federal Register: 67:69045 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; Notice of Open Meeting
  • November 13 - [Region 4 News Release] - Employee's Arm Caught In Roller Machine Truss Manufacturer Fined $70,000 For Safety Hazards At Jacksonville Plant
  • November 13 - [Trade News Release] - ACCSH PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED FOR DEC. 5-6 IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
  • November 12 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA FORMS ALLIANCE WITH AIRLINE GROUP - Includes 13 airlines and National Safety Council to promote safe handling of checked baggage
  • November 07 - [OSHA Directive ADM 11-0.5] - OSHA Mission and Function Statements
  • November 07 - Federal Register: 67:67949-67965 - Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, and Fire Prevention Plans
  • November 07 - Federal Register: 67:67874 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • November 06 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA REVISES EXIT ROUTES STANDARD
  • November 05 - [Region 4 News Release] - Lack of Fall Protection Factor in Charleston Shipyard Fatality; OSHA Proposes $103,000 in Penalties
  • November 04 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: Asst. Secretary John L. Henshaw - Date: 11/04/2002 - Presented To: 38th Congress of Security in Mexico
  • November 01 - Federal Register: 67:66671-66672 - Temporary Labor Camps; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • November 01 - [QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 16] - - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

October

  • October 30 - [Region 3 News Release] - OSHA Aims To Ensure Workers Are Safe On Construction Of New Phillies Ballpark
  • October 30 - [Region 4 News Release] - Safety Hazards At Florida Grain Silo Bring $161,000 OSHA Fine - Lack of Safety Harness Factor in Worker's Death
  • October 30 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA REQUESTS COMMENTS ON PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS TO TWENTY-THREE HEALTH STANDARDS - Standards Improvement Project Will Clarify, Revise and Eliminate Unnecessary Regulations
  • October 30 - [Region 2 News Release] - Safety Hazards Result in OSHA Citations for Albany Area Employer - Proposed Penalties Total $71,000
  • October 30 - [Region 2 News Release] - Western New York Worker Safety Organization Honored By - U. S. Department Of Labor - Award Presented For Support Of Government Employee Safety And Health
  • October 28 - [National News Release] - Trinational Occupational Safety And Health Group Meets In San Diego U.S., Canada, Mexico, partner in fostering cooperation in workplace safety
  • October 28 - [Region 2 News Release] - Explosion at Manhattan Facility Leads to Multiple Safety & Health Inspections Revealing Numerous Hazards at Three Sign Manufacturers OSHA Fines total over $115,000
  • October 25 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA Signs Partnership with Illinois Small Business Development Center Network - Goal to Promote Safe and Healthful Workplaces
  • October 24 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA Training for Central New England Nursing/Personal Care Facilities to be Held in Nashua, N.H. -- November 14
  • October 24 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA, AMERICAN MEAT INSTITUTE FORM ALLIANCE - Will share best practices and technical knowledge, focus on ergonomics
  • October 22 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA Signs Partnership with Residential Construction Employers Council To Promote Safe And Healthful Workplaces
  • October 22 - Federal Register: 67:65007-65009 - Secretary's Order 5-2002; Delegation of Authority and Assignment of Responsibility to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health
  • October 22 - [OSHA Revisions to online publications] - Updated versions of the following OSHA Publications were posted to the website today. Publication Numbers:2098222622363071, and 3120
  • October 22 - [Trade News Release] - Safety & Health Hazards Result in OSHA Penalties for Two Silver Bay, New York, Boat Shops
  • October 21 - [Region 3 News Release] - Swissvale, Pa. Company Faces $101,500 In OSHA Fines For Repeated Employee Exposure To Worksite Hazards
  • October 17 - [Region 8 News Release] - OSHA Awards University of North Dakota-Grand Forks $95,576 Grant For Safety And Health Training Program
  • October 16 - [Region 8 News Release] - Trenching Hazards Lead to $63,500 in Fines Against Broomfield, Colo. Contractor
  • October 15 - [QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 15] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • October 11 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA Announces Safety & Health Partnership at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) Construction Project
  • October 10 - [OSHA Statement] - Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao on Indictment of President of Tri-State Scaffolding in New York
  • October 10 - [ Region 4 News Release] - Lead Hazards at Tampa Job Site Bring $65,500 in OSHA Penalties
  • October 10 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA, AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE ASSOCIATION FORM ALLIANCE - Collaboration on Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, Including Ergonomics - - See: AIHA/OSHA Alliance Agreement
  • October 08 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: Asst. Secretary John L. Henshaw - Date: 10/08/2002 - Presented To: National Safety Congress
  • October 08 - [Region 1 News Release] - Mass. Contractor's Repeated Failure to Protect Workers Against Cave-ins Leads to $248,000 in Fines
  • October 08 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA, IMC FORM ALLIANCE - Goal to Promote Safe and Healthful Workplaces among Member Companies in Rochester, NY, Region
  • October 07 - [Comunicado de Prensa] - OSHA: ¡Listos para ayudarle!
  • October 07 - [National News Release] - OSHA: Listos para ayudarle!
  • October 07 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA, Rhode Island AGC, And Building Trades Partner for Increased Safety and Health at Ocean State Construction Sites
  • October 04 - [Region 6 News Release] - Trenching and Excavation Hazards Bring $56,000 in Fines to Rodman Underground Inc., Frisco, Texas
  • October 04 - Steel Erection eTool - Despite being covered since 1971 under the original steel erection standard, America's 56,000 steel erectors continued to suffer 35 fatal accidents per year, a rate of one death per 1,600 workers. OSHA estimates that 30 of those deaths, as well as nearly 1,150 annual lost-workday injuries, will be averted by compliance with provisions of the new standard, developed with industry and labor through negotiated rulemaking. This eTool has been created to educate employers and workers about the revised standard (Subpart R).
  • October 03 - Federal Register: 67:62077-62078 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • October 03 - [Region 4 News Release] - Confined Space Fatality Brings Nearly $69,000 In OSHA Fines For Bradenton, Fla. Firm
  • October 03 - [Region 4 News Release] - Failure To Ground Power Lines Contributes To Worker Death - L.E. Myers Company Enters Safety and Health Agreement With OSHA
  • October 03 - [Region 4 News Release] - Recognition of Electrical Hazards at Sarasota Job Site Results in New Effective Safety Program
  • October 03 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA FORM ALLIANCE - Goal is Better Health and Safety for the Construction Industry
  • October 02 - [Trade News Release] - GREIF BROS. CORPORATION AGREES TO CORPORATE-WIDE SETTLEMENT ON PLANT SAFETY ISSUES - Houston Company Cited for Failure to Protect Against Power Press Hazards
  • October 01 - [Region 10 News Release] - OSHA Awards Grants in Olympia and Vancouver, Wash., For Safety And Health Training Programs
  • October 01 - Federal Register: 67:61667-61668 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • October 01 - [Machine Guarding eTool] - Amputation is one of the most severe and crippling types of injuries in the occupational workplace, and often results in permanent disability. This eTool focuses on recognizing and controlling common amputation hazards associated with the operation and use of certain types of machines.
  • October 01 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA Training for Central New England Nursing/Personal Care Facilities to be Held in Concord, N.H. -- Oct. 31
  • October 01 - [QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 14] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

September

  • September 27 - [Region 4 News Release] - Atlanta-area Company's Failure to Protect Tree Trimmer from Traffic Hazards Brings $42,000 in Proposed OSHA Penalties
  • September 27 - [National News Release] - OSHA AWARDS MORE THAN $11 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAMS
  • September 26 - [Region 4 News Release] - Faulty Brakes Factor in Worker's Death; OSHA Proposes Nearly $55,000 in Penalties for Mississippi Construction Companies
  • September 26 - [Region 2 News Release] - Trench Hazards Bring Delaware Contractor OSHA Citations and Nearly $50,000 In Fines Following Fatal Worksite Accident
  • September 26 - [Region 1 News Release] - Trenching Hazards Lead to Nearly $110,000 in Fines against Two Ludlow, Mass., Contractors
  • September 26 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD FOR ERGONOMIC GUIDELINES
  • September 26 - [National News Release] - Hispanic Worker Protection Partnership Program Set To Expand -- Department of Labor's OSHA to Join Partnership
  • September 26 - [Comunicado de Prensa] - Programa para la protección del trabajador hispano a punto de expansión -- Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional se unirá al programa
  • September 25 - [OSHA Statement] - Statement by Assistant Secretary of Labor John Henshaw on 2001 Workplace Fatalities
  • September 25 - Federal Register: 67:60122-60130 - Changes to State Plans: Revision of Process for Submission, Review and Approval of State Plan Changes
  • September 24 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA TO PUBLISH FINAL RULE STREAMLINING PROCESS FOR CHANGING STATE PLANS
  • September 23 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA, AMERICAN BIOLOGICAL SAFETY ASSOCIATION FORM ALLIANCE - Goal is Collaboration, Information-Sharing to Address Biological Hazards in the Workplace
  • September 21 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: Asst. Secretary John L. Henshaw - Date: 09/21/2002 - Presented To: Alice Hamilton Conference The Foundation of Occupational Health and Safety
  • September 19 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA, SOCIETY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY FORM ALLIANCE - Goal to Promote Safe and Healthful Workplaces, Reduce Amputations, Ergonomic Hazards
  • September 18 - [OSHA Statement] - Statement from John Henshaw Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health - OSHA, North Carolina Department of Labor, American Furniture Manufacturers Association Form Alliance on Voluntary Ergonomics Guidelines
  • September 18 - [Region 2 News Release] - Safety & Health Hazards Result in Nearly $124,000 in Fines Against Bronx, N.Y., Solder Manufacturing Company
  • September 17 - [Region 6 News Release] - Exposing Employees to Safety Hazards Brings Penalties of $313,500 in Fines to Plastics Firm
  • September 17 - [Region 2 News Release] - Numerous Scaffolding Hazards Bring Staten Island Company $292,500 In OSHA Fines - Fall Protection Special Emphasis Program Prompts Inspections
  • September 17 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA BEGINS ENFORCEMENT UNDER NURSING HOME NATIONAL EMPHASIS PROGRAM - National Outreach Efforts Will Continue
  • September 16 - [Region 5 News Release] - Worker's Death After Explosion Of Tar Kettle Leads To $7,500 OSHA Fine For Bellefontaine, Ohio, Firm
  • September 15 - [QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 13] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • September 12 - Federal Register: 67:57722-57736 - Safety Standards for Signs, Signals, and Barricades
  • September 12 - [Region 3 News Release] - OSHA Unites With Northeast Pennsylvania Organizations To Keep Workers Safe
  • September 11 - [Region 3 News Release] - OSHA Recordkeeping To Be Explained At Small Business Seminar for Area Employers
  • September 11 - [Region 3 News Release] - OSHA Recordkeeping To Be Explained At Small Business Seminar for D.C. Area Employers
  • September 11 - [OSHA Remembers September 11, 2001] - One year ago, on a picture-perfect September morning, the landscape of our nation was altered. An act of cowardice and evil that was meant to destroy and demoralize us, in fact emboldened a proud nation to stand even taller.
  • September 11 - [OSHA Evacuation Plans and Procedures e-Tool {BETA}] - This new eTool will help small, low-hazard service or retail businesses implement an emergency action plan (EAP), and evaluate their workplace to comply with OSHA's emergency standards. An EAP describes the actions employees should take to ensure their safety if a fire or other emergency situation occurs. Well developed emergency plans and proper employee training will result in fewer and less severe employee injuries and less structural damage to facilities during emergencies.
  • September 11 - [OSHA Statement] - Statement from John Henshaw Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health September 11, 2002
  • September 11 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA TO ISSUE FINAL RULE FOR SIGNS, SIGNALS, AND BARRICADES
  • September 10 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA Commits to Reducing Forklift Accidents in the Southeast
  • September 10 - [Region 1 News Release] - Safety & Health Hazards Lead to Nearly $106,000 in Fines against Newington, Conn., Pipe Manufacturer
  • September 09 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: Asst. Secretary John L. Henshaw - Date: 09/09/2002 - Presented To: VPPPA 18th Annual Conference
  • September 09 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA Partners With South Florida AGC
  • September 09 - [Region 2 News Release] - Safety Hazards at Rome, N.Y., Telephone Service Provider Lead to $55,500 in Proposed OSHA Fines
  • September 06 - [Region 6 News Release] - Tulsa Manufacturing Firm's Failure to Implement Safety and Health Standards Brings OSHA Citations, Penalties
  • September 06 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA Fines Georgia Contractors Nearly $61,000 Following Fatal Accident At Florida Worksite
  • September 06 - Federal Register: 67:57034-57035 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request [29 CFR 1910.167, 1926.552, and 1926.900]
  • September 06 - Federal Register: 67:57035-57036 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request [29 CFR 1910.146]
  • September 06 - Federal Register: 67:57036-57037 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request [29 CFR 1910.147]
  • September 05 - Federal Register: 67:56857-56858 - OSHA Strategic Partnership Program for Worker Safety and Health
  • September 04 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA Announces Safety & Health Partnership on Major Manhattan Construction Project
  • September 03 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA ANNOUNCES FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
  • September 03 - [Region 3 News Release] - OSHA Recognizes Willow Island Plant For Safety And Health Success By Giving Highest Honor
  • September 01 - [QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 12] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

August

  • August 30 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA, INDEPENDENT ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS FORM ALLIANCE - Will Promote Safe and Healthful Workplaces, Reduce Fall and Material Handling Hazards
  • August 30 - Federal Register: 67:55883-55884 - Notice of Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding Between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • August 30 - Federal Register: 67:55884-55885 - Request for Comments on Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Guidelines for Nursing Homes
  • August 29 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA INVITES COMMENTS ON FIRST SET OF ERGONOMICS GUIDELINES - Guidelines for Nursing Homes on Agency's Website August 30
  • August 28 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA Signs Partnership To Promote Safe and Healthful Rehabilitation Facilities in Illinois
  • August 28 - Federal Register: 67:55181-55183 - Notice of a Regulatory Flexibility Act Review of Presence Sensing Device Initiation of Mechanical Power Presses
  • August 28 - [OSHA Directive ADM 1-1.37] - Change in Reporting Hazard Correction Verification
  • August 27 - Federal Register: 67:55035-55036 - Standard on Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • August 27 - Federal Register: 67:55034-55035 - Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
  • August 27 - [National News Release] - OSHA ANNOUNCES RESTRUCTURING PLAN - Features include increased outreach, new office for small business
  • August 27 - [Fact Sheet] - OSHA ANNOUNCES RESTRUCTURING PLAN
  • August 22 - Federal Register: 67:54389-54394 - Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI)
  • August 22 - Federal Register: 67:54481 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • August 22 - Federal Register: 67:54481-54482 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • August 21 - Federal Register: 67:54103-54104 - Regulatory Flexibility Act Review of the Excavations Standard
  • August 21 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA SEEKING INFORMATION TO ADDRESS HEALTH EFFECTS OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM
  • August 21 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA Fines Georgia Contractors Nearly $61,000 Following Fatal Accident At Florida Worksite
  • August 20 - [Region 4 News Release] - Worker's Death Brings $47,000 in Proposed OSHA Penalties for Pompano Beach Wire Manufacturer
  • August 20 - [Region 2 News Release] - Serious and Repeat Safety and Health Violations at Rochester Food Processor Lead to $78,500 in Proposed OSHA Fines
  • August 16 - Federal Register: 67:53644 - Hearing Conservation Program for Construction Workers
  • August 16 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA Training Will Help Employers Identify Accident Trends In The Workplace
  • August 15 - [Region 6 News Release] - Louisiana Chemical Company Fails to Implement Hazardous Chemicals Standards - Shell Chemical, LP Will Pay $135,900 Fine
  • August 15 - [OSHA Directive DIR 02-04 (STP 2)] - Fiscal Year 2003 Combined Application for 23(g) Grants and 21(d) Consultation Cooperative Agreements
  • August 15 - [QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 11] - - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • August 12 - [Region 8 News Release] - Chaffee Lynchburg Farmer's Elevator in North Dakota issued proposed penalties of $115,450 for safety and health violations
  • August 12 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA, AMERICAN TEXTILE MANUFACTURERS INSTITUTE FORM ALLIANCE - Goal to Promote Safe and Healthful Workplaces, Reduce Exposure to Cotton Dust, Other Hazards
  • August 09 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA PROPOSES $288,000 IN PENALTIES AGAINST WEST VIRGINIA COMPANY FOLLOWING COMPREHENSIVE INSPECTION - Facility Targeted by Site-Specific Targeting Program
  • August 09 - [Region 6 News Release] - Exposing Employees to Falls and Various Safety Hazards Brings $153,500 in Fines to Lancaster, Texas, Firm
  • August 09 - [Region 6 News Release] - Encinal, Texas, Firm's Failure to Guard Machines Brings OSHA Citations and Penalties Totaling $86,100
  • August 08 - Federal Register: 67:51524-51525 - Occupational Exposure to 2-Methoxyethanol, 2-Ethoxyethanol and Their Acetates (Glycol Ethers)
  • August 07 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA REOPENS GLYCOL ETHERS RULEMAKING RECORD
  • August 06 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA ANNOUNCES FIRST PARTNERSHIP IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY
  • August 06 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA Reaffirms Agreement with National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)
  • August 06 - Federal Register: 67:50901 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • August 05 - Federal Register: 67:50610-50618 - Hearing Conservation Program for Construction Workers
  • August 05 - [Region 1 News Release] - Free OSHA Training for Massachusetts Nursing/Personal Care Facilities in Newton on Sept. 5
  • August 05 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SHOOTING RANGES, SPORTING ARMS & AMMUNITION MANUFACTURERS FORM ALLIANCE - Goal to Promote Safe and Healthful Workplaces
  • August 02 - [Region 8 News Release] - Hunter Douglas In Broomfield Recognized by OSHA For Excellence in Occupational Safety and Health
  • August 02 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA ACCEPTING COMMENTS ON HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
  • August 02 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA to Hold Free Training for Southwestern Connecticut Nursing/Personal Care Facilities in Bridgeport on Aug. 26
  • August 01 - [QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 10] - - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

July

  • July 31 - [Region 6 News Release] - Houston Manufacturing Company Agrees to Pay OSHA Penalties for Failing to Implement Safety Standards
  • July 31 - [Region 5 News Release] - Workplace Safety Hazards Bring OSHA Citations to Spooner, Wis. Firm
  • July 30 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA NAMES NEW ACCSH MEMBERS
  • July 30 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA Sponsors August 12 Blood Drive at Various Houston Area Locations
  • July 30 - [Region 6 News Release] - Houston Chemical Company Agrees to Pay OSHA Penalties for Failing to Implement Hazardous Chemicals Standards
  • July 30 - [Two New Fact Sheets] - New Ethylene Oxide and Formaldehyde Fact Sheets
  • July 26 - [Region 8 News Release] - Safety Hazards at Denver Glass Fabricator and Distributor Lead to $207,000 in Proposed OSHA Fines
  • July 26 - [Region 4 News Release] - Trenching Hazards at a Pompano Beach Job Site Bring $68,500 in OSHA Penalties for Florida Excavation Company
  • July 25 - [Region 6 News Release] - Worker's Death at Franklinton Worksite Brings OSHA Penalties of $64,050
  • July 24 - [OSHA Statement] - Statement by Assistant Secretary John L. Henshaw on Guilty Plea by Tyler Pipe Company
  • July 24 - [Region 1 News Release] - Failure to Protect N.H. Workers Against Cave-in Hazards Leads to Fines against Four Contractors
  • July 23 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA To Give Free Training On Reducing Amputation Hazards
  • July 23 - [Region 1 News Release] - Failure to Correct Multiple Hazards Brings Claremont, N.H., Steel Fabricator OSHA Citations and $350,000 in Proposed Penalties
  • July 23 - [OSHA Fact Sheet Update] - Powered Platforms Fact Sheet - OSHA Powered Platforms Fact Sheet 2002 (Revised) [PDF 48 K].
  • July 23 - [OSHA 3000 Publication Revision] - Employer Rights and Responsibilities Following an OSHA Inspection - OSHA 3000 2002 (Revised) [PDF 2.4 MB].
  • July 22 - [Region 6 News Release] - Anthony, Texas, Firm's Failure to Protect Workers From Falls Brings OSHA Citations and $39,000 in Penalties
  • July 18 - [Region 6 News Release] - Corpus Christi Firm's Failure to Protect Workers From Asbestos Exposure Brings OSHA Citations, Penalties.
  • July 18 - Federal Register: 67:47408-47409 - Construction Records for Rigging Equipment; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information- Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 16 - Federal Register: 67:46612-46616 - Safety Standards for Cranes and Derricks
  • July 15 - [Region 4 News Release] - Worker Deaths Bring $91,000 in Proposed OSHA Penalties for Alabama Paper Mill
  • July 15 - Federal Register: 67:46375-46376 - Safety Standards for Signs, Signals, and Barricades
  • July 15 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA TAKES FIRST STEP IN PROPOSED NEW CRANE AND DERRICK SAFETY CONSTRUCTION STANDARD - Solicits committee nominations and public comments for Negotiated Rulemaking Process
  • July 15 - [Trade News Release] - New National Emphasis Program (NEP) on specific hazards in nursing and personal care facilities
  • July 15 - QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 9 - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • July 14 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: Asst. Secretary John L. Henshaw - Date: 07/14/2002 - Presented To: International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
  • July 12 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA TO WITHDRAW DIRECT FINAL RULE FOR SIGNS, SIGNALS, AND BARRICADES
  • July 12 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA Recommends Precautions to Take During Flood Clean-up
  • July 11 - [OSHA Directive DIR 02-03 (TED 3-0)] - Fiscal Year 2003 Consultation Cooperative Agreement Application
  • July 10 - Federal Register: 67:45767-45768 - Application for a Permanent Variance From American Boiler and Chimney Co. and Oak Park Chimney Corp.; Notice of Correction and Extension of Comment Period
  • July 09 - [OSHA Directive CPL 2-1.037] - Compliance Policy for Emergency Action Plans and Fire Prevention Plans
  • July 05 - Federal Register: 67:44879-44881 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • July 03 - Federal Register: 67:44533-44546 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Shipyard Employment -- Final Rule
  • July 03 - [Region 6 News Release] - Failure to Protect Employees From Falls and Other Hazards Brings $50,500 in Proposed OSHA Penalties Against Limon Masonry Inc.
  • July 03 - [Region 6 News Release] - Failure to Protect Employees From Falls and Other Hazards Brings Williams Brothers Construction Co. Inc., Houston, $64,500 in Proposed OSHA Fines
  • July 03 - National News Release - Improper Excavation Procedures Contribute To Death of Construction Worker - OSHA cites Texas firm following trenching fatality at Alba, Tex.
  • July 03 - New Fact Sheet - Compliance Assistance Fact Sheet [PDF]
  • July 02 - Region 1 News Release - Worker Fatality Leads to $67,500 in Fines against New Britain, Conn., Manufacturer
  • July 01 - NEW OSHA eTool - Eye and Face Protection – Interactive web-based training tool on the proper use and selection of eye and face protection.
  • July 01 - Federal Register: 67:44037-44048 - Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements -- Final Rule
  • July 01 - Federal Register: 67:44124-44127 - Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements -- Proposed Rule
  • July 01 - Federal Register: 67:44241-44242 - Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 01 - QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 8 - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

June

  • June 28 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA TO ISSUE FINAL RULE ON RECORDING HEARING LOSS - Agency Will Seek Comments on Delaying MSD Provisions
  • June 28 - [Federal Register: 67:43686-43687] - Standard on Permit-Required Confined Spaces; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 27 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA Launches Partnership To Protect Workers At Soldier Field Renovation Project
  • June 27 - [Federal Register: 67:43345-43346] - Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 27 - [Federal Register: 67:43346-43347] - Standard on Mechanical Power Presses; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 26 - [Region 5 News Release] - Partial Amputation Of Worker's Hand Leads To OSHA Fine Of $121,450 For Rice Lake, Wis., Firm
  • June 26 - [NAICS Manual] - NAICS Manual - During 2003-2004, OSHA will be transitioning to NAICS, the North American Industry Classification System, a 6-digit industry grouping system developed in cooperation with Canada and Mexico.
  • June 25 - [Region 6 News Release] - Safety Violations Lead to $149,000 Penalty against Houston Postal Service Branch
  • June 25 - [Region 4 News Release] - Florida Contractors Fail to Protect Workers Against Falls, Bringing Over $80,000 in Proposed OSHA Penalties
  • June 24 - [Region 1 News Release] - Failure to Correct Previously-Cited Hazards Results in Over $57,000 in Additional Fines to Cape Cod Stone Manufacturer
  • June 21 - [Federal Register: 67:42292] - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Request for Nominations
  • June 21 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR MACOSH
  • June 21 - [Region 5 News Release] - Amputation Of Worker's Fingers Leads To OSHA Fine Of $295,000 For Franklin Park, Ill., Firm
  • June 20 - [Region 2 News Release] - Safety Hazards at Syracuse, N.Y., China Plant Lead to $119,000 in Proposed OSHA Fines
  • June 20 - [Region 1 News Release] - Failure to Protect Workers Against Safety and Health Hazards Lead To Nearly $42,000 In Fines for Seymour, Conn. Manufacturer
  • June 18 - [Federal Register: 67:41502-41503] - Overhead and Gantry Cranes Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 18 - [Federal Register: 67:41503-41504] - Trucks Used Underground To Transport Explosives; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 18 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA Signs Alliance with Printing, Graphic Arts Industries - To Foster Ergonomics Outreach, Training and Dialogue
  • June 17 - [Trade News Release] - 3M IN ABERDEEN, S.D. RECEIVES OSHA’S PRESTIGIOUS VPP STAR AWARD - OSHA Assistant Secretary John L. Henshaw Presents Award
  • June 17 - [QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 7] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • June 17 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA To Give Free Training On Reducing Amputation Hazards - Three Sites Scheduled In South Alabama: Dothan, Mobile And Montgomery
  • June 13 - [Region 6 News Release] - Failure to Protect Tower Construction Workers Brings New Braunfels, Texas, Firm $44,100 in OSHA Fines - Agency Cites Texcom Services Following Fatal Accident in May
  • June 13 - [Region 6 News Release] - Tunneling Fatality and Safety Violations Brings San Antonio's Du-Mor Enterprises $161,000 in OSHA Fines
  • June 13 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA Cites Atlanta-area Concrete Company for Overexposing Workers to Silica Dust and Noise; Proposes $44,100 in Penalties
  • June 13 - [Region 10 News Release] - Small Business Resource CD Available from OSHA
  • June 13 - [Federal Register: 67:40754] - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2002 Budget; Revised Notice
  • June 13 - [Federal Register: 67:40597] - Procedures for the Handling of Discrimination Complaints Under Section 519 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century
  • June 12 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF STEWART BURKHAMMER AS DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
  • June 12 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA CLARIFIES POSITION ON THE REMOVAL OF CONTAMINATED NEEDLES
  • June 12 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA EXTENDS APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR HARWOOD TRAINING GRANTS
  • June 10 - [Region 7 News Release] - Plattsmouth Manor Cited for Alleged Safety and Health Violations, $108,500 Penalty Proposed
  • June 10 - [Region 4 News Release] - Trenching Hazards in Atlanta Bring $91,000 in OSHA Penalties for Florida Company
  • June 10 - [Federal Register: 67:39747] - Crawler, Locomotive and Truck Cranes, Inspection Records;Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 10 - [Federal Register: 67:39748] - Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators, Posting Requirements, and Certification Records for Test and Inspections in Construction; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 10 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA TO DEVELOP ERGONOMICS GUIDELINES FOR RETAIL GROCERY STORES, POULTRY PROCESSING
  • June 07 - [National News Release] - OSHA ISSUES SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS AGAINST SUCCESSOR FIRMS TO DECOSTER EGG FARMS
  • June 07 - [Region 6 News Release] - Failure to Protect Workers in Trenches Brings Williams Brothers Construction Co., Inc., Houston, Texas, $142,000 in Proposed OSHA Fines
  • June 06 - [Region 6 News Release] - OSHA Proposes $115,200 in Penalties Against B R Brick and Masonry in Houston, for Safety and Health Violations
  • June 06 - [Federal Register: 67:39048-39049] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • June 06 - [Federal Register: 67:39049] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • June 06 - [Federal Register: 67:39050-39051] - Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms (Aerial Lifts) Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 05 - [Federal Register: 67:38674-38675] - Blasting Operations; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 05 - [Federal Register: 67:38675-38676] - Derricks Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • June 03 - [Region 1 News Release] - Inadequate Safeguards Against Hearing Loss Lead to Nearly $90,000 in Fines for Franklin, Mass., Employer
  • June 03 - [QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 6] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • June 03 - [Region 4 News Release] - 5/31/02 - OSHA Cites Three Atlanta-area Contractors for Lack of Fall Protection; Proposes $111,750 in Penalties

May

  • May 31 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA OFFERS TWO NEW PUBLICATIONS
  • May 31 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA EXTENDS PERIOD FOR COMMENTS ON WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
  • May 30 - [Labor Secretary Statement] - Statement of Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao on Conclusion of World Trade Center Recovery
  • May 30 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA SIGNS CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRAINING PARTNERSHIP
  • May 29 - [Region 4 News Release] - Failure To Protect Workers From Fall Hazards Could Cost Bridge Contractors $85,600
  • May 28 - [Trade News Release] - PRECAUTIONS AND QUICK ACTION COULD SAVE LIVES IN HOT SUMMER WEATHER - OSHA'S HEAT STRESS CARD OFFERS TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS & WORKERS
  • May 23 - [Federal Register: 67:36263-36269] - American Boiler and Chimney Co. and Oak Park Chimney Corp.; Application for Permanent Variance
  • May 23 - [Federal Register: 67:36260-36263] - MET Laboratories, Inc., Renewal and Expansion of Recognition
  • May 23 - [JSHQ Magazine - Spring 2002] - The Spring 2002 Job Safety and Health Quarterly Magazine (Vol. 13 #3) is now available for downloading in PDF
  • May 22 - [Federal Register: 67:36024-36028] - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2002 Budget
  • May 21 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA, CONSTRUCTION REPRESENTATIVES FORM COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT - OSHA to Recognize Safety Certification of Construction Supervisors
  • May 21 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR $6.6 MILLION IN SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING GRANTS
  • May 21 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA PUBLISHES TODO SOBRE LA OSHA - SPANISH VERSION OF ALL ABOUT OSHA
  • May 21 - [Region 2 News Release] - Health Hazards at Batavia, N.Y., Federal Detention Facility Lead To Nearly $133,000 in Fines for Houston-Based Security Guard Firm
  • May 17 - [Unified Agenda] - Re: Federal Register 66:33307-33356 - May 13, 2002 - Semiannual Regulatory Agenda Updates have now been published.
  • May 16 - [NEW OSHA Technical Links page - Brownfields] - This webpage addresses worker health and safety at brownfields. It provides OSHA compliance information and links to tools for identifying, evaluating and controlling employee exposures; and complying with applicable OSHA standards.
  • May 15 - [NEW OSHA Technical Links Page - Dentistry] - Dental professionals are at risk for exposure to numerous biological, chemical, environmental, physical, and psychological workplace hazards. These hazards include but are not limited to the spectrum of bloodborne pathogens, pharmaceuticals and other chemical agents, human factors, ergonomic hazards, noise, vibration, and workplace violence.
  • May 15 - [Federal Register: 66:34730] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Correction
  • May 15 - [QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 5] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • May 14 - [Region 1 News Release] - Trenching Safety Hazards at Portsmouth, N.H., Work Site Lead to over $40,000 in Fines for Bradford, Mass., Contractor.
  • May 13 - [Federal Register: 66:33307-33356] - Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. {Unified Agenda}
  • May 13 - [Region 1 News Release] - Safety Hazards At Weymouth, Mass. Power Plant Site Lead To Nearly $65,000 In Fines Against Contractor.
  • May 10 - [Region 7 News Release] - Roofing Contractor’s Failure To Protect Workers Against Falls Results In Two Fatalities, Brings $301,000 In OSHA Penalties.
  • May 09 - [OSHA Directive DIR 02-02 (TED 3.5)] - Interim Guidance for Voluntary Protection Programs.
  • May 08 - [Federal Register #:67:30401-30402] - Notice - Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Renewal and Expansion of Recognition.
  • May 07 - [Region 7 News Release] - Standard Register Company Advances in OSHA Program - Kirksville, Mo. Facility Achieves "Star" Status for Job Safety and Health.
  • May 06 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA Puts Focus On Fall Hazard Program.
  • May 06 - [Federal Register #:67:30401-30402] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • May 03 - [Federal Register #:67:22460] - Request for comment. Shipyard Employment Standards (29 CR Part 1915);Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • May 03 - [Federal Register #:67:22459] - Request for comment. Telecommunications; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information- Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • May 03 - [Federal Register #:67:22461] - Request for comment. Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels Standard; Extension of the Office of Managemen and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • May 02 - [Federal Register #:67:22121-22122] - Notice of intent to establish a National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics; request for nominations.
  • May 02 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA TO HOLD FREE TRAINING ON AMPUTATION HAZARDS FOR CONNECTICUT EMPLOYERS IN CHESHIRE ON MAY 22.
  • May 02 - [Region 1 News Release] - Fatal Explosion and Fire Lead To Over $71,000 In Proposed Fines For Worcester Company.
  • May 01 - [QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 4] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

April

  • April 30 - [NEW OSHA eTOOL - Wood Products: Woodworking] - Woodworking operations can be very dangerous, particularly when workers use machines improperly or without proper safeguards.
  • April 30 - [Federal Register #:67:21279-21280] - Consultation Agreements (29 CFR Part 1908); Revision of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • April 30 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ERGONOMICS.
  • April 26 - [Region 4 News Release] - Fatal Decatur, Ala., Crushing Accident Could Cost Alabama Company $43,000 in OSHA Fines.
  • April 26 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA Announces Plans to Improve Identification of Hispanic, Other Immigrant Worker Fatalities - Goal to Reduce Injuries, Deaths Among Non-English-Speaking Workers. [See Also: Remarks by John L. Henshaw
  • April 25 - [Congressional Testimony - STATEMENT OF JOHN L. HENSHAW] - BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
  • April 23 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA ISSUES HAZARD INFORMATION BULLETIN FOR EXPOSURE TO BERYLLIUM IN DENTAL LABS.
  • April 22 - [Speech - Att. Secretary John L. Henshaw] Date: 04/17/2002 - Presented To: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.
  • April 19 - [Region 4 News Release] - Fatal Trench Cave-In Brings Alabama Company $99,000 In OSHA Fines.
  • April 18 - [Federal Register #:67:19776-19777] - Longshoring and Marine Terminal Operations; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • April 18 - [Congressional Testimony - STATEMENT OF ELAINE L. CHAO] - Department of Labor's comprehensive approach to ergonomics. SECRETARY OF LABOR COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS TO THE UNITED STATES SENATE.
  • April 18 - [Federal Register #:67:19317] - Manlifts Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • April 18 - [Region 5 News Release] - Mansfield, Ohio Firm's Failure to Protect Workers Against Unsafe Working Conditions Results in $176,250 in OSHA Penalties .
  • April 18 - [National News Release] - Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces First Set Of Industry-Specific Ergonomics Guidelines - OSHA Reaches Out to Nursing Home Providers and Workers to Develop Guidelines to Reduce Ergonomics Injuries.
  • April 17 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA OFFERS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GUIDANCE - To Help Business Travelers Avoid Health Risks.
  • April 17 - [NEW OSHA eTool - Wood Products: Sawmills] - Interactive web-based training tool on the hazards associated with working in sawmills, one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States.
  • April 16 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA ANNOUNCES TARGETED INSPECTION PLAN FOR 2002.
  • April 15 - [Federal Register #:67:18145-18146] - Safety Standards for Signs, Signals, and Barricades.
  • April 15 - [Federal Register #:67:18091-18112] - Safety Standards for Signs, Signals, and Barricades.
  • April 15 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA, RIMS SIGN ALLIANCE - Agreement To Foster Safety and Health Outreach and Training.
  • April 15 - [QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 3] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • April 12 - [Technical Information Bulletin] - Safety and Health during International Travel.
  • April 12 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA AMENDS STANDARD FOR SIGNS, SIGNALS, AND BARRICADES.
  • April 12 - [Trade News Release] - INJURY AND ILLNESS RATE AT WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE NEARLY HALF NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR SIMILAR SITES.
  • April 12 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA TO HOLD FREE TRAINING ON AMPUTATION HAZARDS FOR CONNECTICUT EMPLOYERS IN BRANFORD ON MAY 2.
  • April 11 - [Region 4 News Release] - Safety Hazards Cited at Sidney Lanier Bridge; OSHA Proposes Penalties Totaling $122,000.
  • April 11 - [Federal Register #:67:17722-17725] - MET Laboratories, Inc.; Applications for Renewal and Expansion of Recognition.
  • April 10 - [Labor Secretary Statement] - Statement of Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao On Loss of Workdays Due To Injury and Illness.
  • April 10 - [Region 5 News Release] - Home Care Health and Safety Course for Safety Trainers.
  • April 10 - [Region 4 News Release] - {JACKSON, Miss.} OSHA Supports Campaign To Protect Highway Workers.
  • April 10 - [Region 4 News Release] - {ATLANTA, Ga.} OSHA Supports Campaign To Protect Highway Workers.
  • April 10 - [Region 4 News Release] - Safety Hazards Endanger Employees at Lumberton, Miss. Plant; OSHA Proposes Penalties Totaling more than $87,000.
  • April 9 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA ANNOUNCES ERGONOMICS COORDINATORS - Ten Regional Coordinators to Guide Enforcement, Outreach Efforts.
  • April 8 - [National News Release] - Fatal Scaffolding Accident Brings $159,350 in Fines For Three New York Contractors.
  • April 8 - [Fact Sheet Update] - OSHA Releases new Fact Sheet on "Highly Hazardous Chemicals. [PDF - 63K]
  • April 8 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA REMOVES HOISTING RESTRICTIONS FOR COMMUNICATION TOWER WORKERS.
  • April 5 - [National News Release] - OSHA Announces Comprehensive Plan To Reduce Ergonomic Injuries - Targeted Guidelines and Tough Enforcement Two Key Elements.
  • April 05 - [Federal Register #:67:16454] - Manlifts Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • April 05 - [Federal Register #:67:16452-16453] - Standard on Slings; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • April 04 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA SUPPORTS "STAY ALERT" CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT HIGHWAY WORKERS.
  • April 04 - [Regional News Release] - Crown Central Petroleum in Pasadena, Texas, Agrees to Pay $101,500 in Penalties for Safety and Health Violations.
  • April 03 - [Region 1 News Release] - New Haven Plastics Manufacturer Faces Over $33,000 In Penalties After Explosion And Fire.
  • April 01 - [Federal Register #:67:15453-15461 ] - Procedures for the Handling of Discrimination Complaints under Section 519 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century; Final Rule.
  • April 01 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA Joins Bath Iron Works and Local Unions to Improve Workers' Safety and Health.
  • April 01 - [QuickTakes Volume 1, Issue 2] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...  NOTICE: See Editorial Note on Short Asbestos Fibers - 4/2/02.

March

  • March 29 - [JSHQ Volume 13 #2 - Winter 2002] - OSHA releases downloadable PDF version of the Winter 2002 Job Safety and Health Quarterly Magazine Worker.
  • March 26 - [Region 4 News Release] - Worker Deaths Bring Florida Company more than $50,000 in OSHA Fines.
  • March 25 - [Region 1 News Release] - Cross-Section of Safety Hazards Leads to Over $76,000 in Fines against Clinton, Mass., Cable Manufacturer.
  • March 22 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA ISSUES COMPLIANCE DIRECTIVE FOR STEEL ERECTION STANDARD.
  • March 21 - [Federal Register #: 67:13117] - Safety Standards in Shipyard Employment for Scaffolds; Welding, Cutting, and Heating; Access and Egress; and Fall Protection.
  • March 21 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA Withdraws Proposed Maritime Rules.
  • March 20 - [Region 4 News Release] - Mobile's Expo 2002 Features OSHA Compliance Assistance Presentations.
  • March 18 - [Federal Register #: 67:12054-12062] - Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Applications for Renewal and Expansion of Recognition; Entela, Inc., Voluntary Withdrawal of Recognition of Site.
  • March 18 - [Federal Register #: 67:12051-12054] - TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., Renewal of Recognition.
  • March 18 - [Federal Register #: 67:12050-12051] - Hazard Communication Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements..
  • March 15 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA To Conduct Cadmium Exposure Seminar In Ft. Lauderdale.
  • March 15 - [Region 1 News Release] - Fall Hazards At New Hampshire Job Site Lead To $49,500 Fine Against Webster, New York, Contractor.
  • March 15 - [Federal Register #: 67:11718-11719] - Forging Machines Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.
  • March 14 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA Cites Statesboro Mall Sub-Contractor; Proposes Over $126,000 in Penalties.
  • March 08 - [OSHA Publication 3170] - Safeguarding Equipment and Protecting Workers from Amputations (PDF - 1.2 MB).
  • March 08 - [Federal Register #: 67:10775] - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of OMB Approval.
  • March 07 - [Federal Register #: 67:10435] - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.
  • March 06 - [Region 10 News Release] - Double Fatality at Idaho Job Site Leads to OSHA Citations and Fines for Multiple Concrete Enterprises, Inc.
  • March 05 - [Federal Register #: 67:9934-9935] - Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis.
  • March 05 - [Region 8 News Release] - Power Company's Failure to Protect Employees Against Potential Explosion Hazards Leads to OSHA Penalties.
  • March 05 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA, HISPANIC CONTRACTORS FORM ALLIANCE -- Goal to Reduce Construction Deaths Among Spanish-Speaking Workers.
  • March 05 - [Comunicado de Prensa] - OSHA, CONTRATISTAS HISPANOS FORMAN ALIANZA -- Meta Es Reducir Muertes En Construcción Entre Trabajadores Hispanohablantes.
  • March 05 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA EXTENDS PERIOD FOR COMMENTS ON TUBERCULOSIS RULEMAKING RECORD.
  • March 04 - [Region 1 News Release] - Free Seminar On Tree Trimming Hazards For Arborists and Landscapers To Be Held in Beverly, Mass., April 17th
  • March 01 - [Job Safety and Health Fact Sheet [PDF 96K] - HTML Version
  • March 01 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA LAUNCHES ELECTRONIC NEWS MEMO - ["QuickTakes"]

February

  • February 28 - [Region 5 News Release] - Annual Safety And Health Forum For Residential Construction - Forum Scheduled For March 13 In Hoffman Estates, Ill..
  • February 28 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA Proposes $143,150 In Penalties; Cites Worker's Death At Fernwood, Miss., Saw Mill.
  • February 28 - [Region 1 News Release] - Failure to Properly Guard Machine Injures Worker, Results in OSHA Citations Against Chicopee Company.
  • February 28 - [Region 1 News Release] - Lack Of Cave-In Protection At Dorchester Jobsite Leads To Fines Against Franklin, Mass. Contractor.
  • February 27 - [Congressional Testimony] - Assistant Secretary Henshaw Testifies Before Senate Committe on OSHA Efforts to Protect Immigrant Workers.
  • February 26 - [New OSHA Fact Sheet] - OSHA releases Fact Sheet on Hazardous Chemicals in Labs [PDF 270K].
  • February 26 - [NEW OSHA eTOOL - Hospital] - Hospitals and personal care facilities employ approximately 1.6 million workers at 21,000 work sites. There are many occupational health and safety hazards throughout the hospital.
  • February 25 - [NEW OSHA Technical Links page - Wood Products Industry] - The wood products industry includes some of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. The equipment poses numerous hazards, particularly when machines are used improperly or without proper safeguards.
  • February 25 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA IDENTIFIES 13,000 WORKPLACES WITH HIGHEST INJURY AND ILLNESS RATES.
  • February 25 - [OSHA en Español] - OSHA UNVEILS NEW WEBPAGE FOR SPANISH-SPEAKING EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS.
  • February 25 - [National News Release] - OSHA UNVEILS NEW WEBPAGE FOR SPANISH-SPEAKING EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS.
  • February 25 - [Comunicado de Prensa] - OSHA INAUGURA NUEVO SITIO DE INTERNET PARA EMPLEADORES Y TRABAJADORES HISPANOHABLANTES.
  • February 22 - [Federal Register: 67:8041-8046] - OSHA Training Institute Education Centers - Notice of competition and request for applications for the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers Program.
  • February 22 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA Cites Warner Robins Company; Proposes $58,800 In Penalties for Endangering Workers in Trench.
  • February 21 - [Region 7 News Release] - Triple Fatality Leads to OSHA Citations for Emerson Construction, Inc.
  • February 21 - [National News Release] - Chao Announces Initiatives to Protect Hispanic Workers.
  • February 21 - [Region 5 News Release] - WORKER'S DEATH IN EXPLOSION LEADS TO OSHA FINES FOR IOWA AND WISCONSIN FIRMS.
  • February 15 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA Announces Southeast Fall Prevention Program.
  • February 14 - [Congressional Testimony] - Congressional Testimony: Henshaw, John L. -- Worker Protection< -- their workplaces, their pensions, their wallets, and their rights.
  • February 14 - [Congressional Testimony] - Congressional Testimony: Henshaw, John L. -- Fiscal Year 2003 budget for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration..
  • February 14 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA SUPPORTS PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PROTECT WORKERS EXPOSED TO REFRACTORY CERAMIC FIBERS
  • February 14 - [Region 6 News Release] - Worker's Death at Construction Site Leads to $258,000 in OSHA Penalties for Pasadena Tank Corp. of Houston.
  • February 13 - [National News Release] - FLORIDA EXPLOSIVES MANUFACTURER SETTLES SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS.
  • February 13 - [Region 5 News Release] - Forum For Medical And Dental Offices Safety And Health Training In Sugar Grove, Ill., March 12.
  • February 13 - [Federal Register: 67:6755] - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting.
  • February 12 - [Trade News Release] - NACOSH PUBLIC MEETING SET FOR MARCH 12-13 IN WASHINGTON, DC.
  • February 11 - [Region 5 News Release] - Small Business Safety and Health Forum Scheduled At Waubonsee Community College On March 12.
  • February 08 - [Region 10 News Release] - OSHA Issues Notices To U.S. Forest Service For Safety Violations At Thirtymile Fire Near Winthrop, Wash.
  • February 08 - [New OSHA Fact Sheet] - OSHA releases new Carbon Monoxide Fact sheet [PDF 397K].
  • February 05 - [Federal Register: 67:5299-5305] - Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories, Revised Fee Schedule.
  • February 05 - [Region 10 News Release] - OSHA Reminds Employers to Post Injury/Illness Summaries During February.
  • February 05 - [Region 5 News Release] - HEALTH IN THE ARTS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO ON MARCH 8.
  • February 04 - [Trade News Release] - PRESIDENT'S FY 2003 BUDGET REQUEST FOR OSHA EMPHASIZES CONTINUED OUTREACH, ENFORCEMENT - Agency will maintain active role in homeland security.

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