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What's New - 2003

December

  • December 31 - Federal Register 68:75475-75476 - Occupational Exposure to 2-Methoxyethanol, 2-Ethoxyethanol and Their Acetates (Glycol Ethers)
  • December 31 - Federal Register 68:75767-75775 - Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis; Proposed Rule; Termination of Rulemaking Respiratory Protection for M. Tuberculosis; Final Rule; Revocation
  • December 31 - Federal Register 68:75776-75780 - Respiratory Protection For M. Tuberculosis
  • December 30 - Trade Release - OSHA Withdraws Glycol Ethers Rulemaking Record
  • December 30 - Trade Release - OSHA Withdraws Proposal on Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis
  • December 30 - Region 1 Release - OSHA Issues Citations To Suburban Propane After October Explosion
  • December 30 - Trade Release - OSHA, WASHINGTON GROUP INTERNATIONAL RENEW ALLIANCE
  • December 23 - Region 3 Release - OSHA Cites Knickerbocker Bed Co. For Safety And Health Violations
  • December 23 - Federal Register 68:74258-74259 - Construction Fall Protection Plans and Training Requirements (29 CFR 1926.502 and 1926.503); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • December 23 - Region 4 Release - OSHA Cites Three Companies, Proposes Over $56,000 in Penalties Following Douglasville, Ga., Refinery Explosion
  • December 23 - Region 2 Release - OSHA Announces New Alliance To Foster Job Safety For Young New Yorkers
  • December 23 - Region 1 Release - OSHA Cites Atlantic Pipe For Failing To Repair Rotting Roof
  • December 22 - Unified Agenda 68:73196-73228 - Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
  • December 22 - Region 4 Release - Jacksonville Contractor Exposes Workers to Electrical Hazards, Receives OSHA Citations, Penalties
  • December 22 - Region 1 Release - OSHA Cites Roads Corporation For Cave-In Hazards
  • December 19 - Region 7 Release - Eaton Corporation Earns Another "Star" From OSHA
  • December 19 - Region 2 Release - OSHA Small Business Outreach Seminars on Developing an Effective Safety & Health Management System
  • December 19 - Federal Register 68:70840-70842 - Standard on Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records (29 CFR 1910.1020), Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • December 17 - Region 8 Release - OSHA Cites Kirkland Construction Of Rye, Colo.
  • December 17 - Region 3 Release - Motiva Enterprises LLC Agrees to Pay $132,000 in Penalties For Workplace Safety and Health Violations
  • December 16 - Region 4 Release - Birmingham Scrap Metal Company Faces OSHA Citations And Penalties For Exposing Employees To Lead And Arsenic
  • December 16 - Region 7 Release - OSHA Cites Tire Distributor Following Safety Investigation $135,100 in Proposed Penalties
  • December 16 - Region 6 Release - OSHA Offices In Houston Renew Partnership For General Contractors With AGC, Create New 'Associates' Partnership
  • December 15 - Region 7 Release - Clariant LSM (MO) Inc. Qualifies For OSHA Recognition
  • December 15 - Region 6 Release - OSHA Cites Austin Food Manufacturing Company For Worker Death
  • December 15 - Region 4 Release - OSHA Cites Fitzgerald Manufacturer
  • December 15 - Region 4 Release - OSHA Cites Mobile Company For Serious Safety Hazards
  • December 15 - Region 2 Release - OSHA Fines Bronx Rite Aid Drugstore $134,500 for Locked Exits, Other Safety Hazards
  • December 15 - Region 1 Release - Warwick, R.I., Contractor Faces $140,800 in OSHA Fines for Ongoing Failure to Supply Cave-In Protection for Workers
  • December 15 - QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 24 - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • December 12 - Trade Release - OSHA ISSUES INSPECTION FACT SHEETS - Fact Sheets - [PDF 362K] [PDF 358K]
  • December 12 - Federal Register 68:69425-69426 - Formaldehyde Standard (29 CFR 1910.1048); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • December 11 - Region 1 Release - OSHA Fines Londonderry Contractor $163,000 for New Hampshire Jobsite Electrocution Case
  • December 10 - Federal Register 68:68804-68805 - Longshoring and Marine Terminals; Vertical Tandem Lifts
  • December 09 - Trade Release - OSHA Offers Tips To Protect Workers In Cold Environments
  • December 09 - Trade Release - OSHA Extends Comment Period on Adding Vertical Tandem Lifting of Containers to Longshoring Standard
  • December 08 - Region 5 Release - OSHA Fines Dial Corporation $107,500 for Violations at Montgomery Plant
  • December 08 - Federal Register 68:68475-68479 - Revisions to the Voluntary Protection Programs To Provide Safe and Healthful Working Conditions
  • December 08 - Federal Register 68:68425-68426 - Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Expansion of Recognition
  • December 08 - National Release - Statement By OSHA Administrator John Henshaw On Appeal Of OSHRC's Decision
  • December 05 - Region 2 Release - OSHA Cites Seven Contractors at Dunkirk, N.Y., Construction Site For Electrical And Fall Hazards
  • December 04 - Region 5 Release - OSHA Investigations Leads to $148,500 in Penalties for Patrick Cudahy, Inc.
  • December 03 - Region 4 Release - Reducing Work-Zone Traffic Accidents Goal of OSHA, Sunshine Safety Council Alliance
  • December 02 - Region 4 Release - OSHA Again Cites Fayetteville Contractor for Exposing Workers to Trenching Hazards
  • December 01 - Region 5 Release - OSHA Finds Failure to Provide Safety Devices, Training
  • December 01 - Region 5 Release - OSHA Fines Appleton Employer $138,000 Following Investigation of Explosive Blast
  • December 01 - QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 23 - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

November

  • November 26 - Region 6 Release - Texas Bottling Company Agrees To Pay $205,200 In Penalties For Failing To Implement Confined Space Safety Procedures
  • November 26 - Region 6 Release - OSHA Cites Circle "C" For Trenching and Excavation Hazards
  • November 25 - Region 1 Release - Rhode Island Manufacturer's Failure to Safeguard Workers against Hazardous Chemical Leads to Nearly $50,000 in OSHA Fines
  • November 24 - Region 1 Release - Failure to Protect Workers against Cave-In Hazards at East Greenwich, R.I., Worksite Leads to $63,100 in Fines for Smithfield Contractor
  • November 24 - Region 2 Release - Rochester, N.Y., Roofing Contractor's Failure to Guard Workers against Fall Hazards Leads to Nearly $58,000 in OSHA Fines
  • November 20 - Region 2 Release - OSHA Small Business Outreach Seminars on Ergonomics & Office Safety
  • November 20 - Trade Release - American Heart Association Joins OSHA in Alliance
  • November 20 - Federal Register 68:65474-65475 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting
  • November 19 - Region 6 Release - OSHA Offers Free Seminars to Assist Health Care Workers With the Proper Use and Disposal of Needles - First Seminar Scheduled for Dec. 8 at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock
  • November 19 - Region 6 Release - OSHA Offers Free Seminars to Assist Health Care Workers With the Proper Use and Disposal of Needles - Dec. 9 at the Fort Smith Public Library
  • November 19 - Region 6 Release - OSHA Offers Free Seminars to Assist Health Care Workers With the Proper Use and Disposal of Needles - Dec. 10 at the Brinkley Convention Center
  • November 19 - Region 6 Release - OSHA Offers Free Seminars to Assist Health Care Workers With the Proper Use and Disposal of Needles - Dec. 11 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope
  • November 19 - Region 4 Release - OSHA Cites Contractors at Troy Construction Site for Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards
  • November 19 - Trade Release - NACOSH PUBLIC MEETING SET FOR DECEMBER 16 IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
  • November 18 - National Release - New Data Show Record-Breaking Results From Strong Enforcement, Compliance Assistance
  • November 18 - Trade Release - NIOSH, Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition Ally with OSHA to Improve Roadway Work Zone Safety
  • November 18 - Federal Register 68:65018-65019 - Safety Standards for Cranes and Derricks
  • November 17 - Trade Release - Crane and Derrick Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to Meet in Washington, Dec. 3-5, Las Vegas Jan. 5-7
  • November 17 - QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 22 - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • November 13 - OSHA Publication 3183 Has Been Updated - OSHA QuickCard - Emergency Exit Routes
  • November 13 - Region 5 Release - OSHA and Ohio Landscapers Association Planning a Safer 2004 Season for Workers
  • November 13 - OSHA Publication 3185 - New Publication - Saving Sudden Cardiac Arrest Victims in the Workplace
  • November 13 - Region 3 Release - Conshohocken Concrete Contractor Cited For Safety And Health Violations At Philadelphia Site
  • November 12 - Apparel/Footwear Industry - New Safety and Health Topic Page - OSHA Assistance for the Apparel and Footwear Industry.
  • November 12 - Region 8 Release - ASI RCC, Inc. of Buena Vista Issued $146,300 In Proposed Penalties for Safety Violations
  • November 12 - Federal Register 68:64036-64038 - Assigned Protection Factors
  • November 12 - Region 4 Release - OSHA Supports Georgia Utility Contractors Association's Safety Seminar for Executives
  • November 12 - Region 6 Release - Scaffolding Hazards at Texas Work Site Bring OSHA Citations And Fines Totaling $59,850
  • November 10 - ICS eTool - New OSHA eTool - (ICS) Incident Command System/Unified Command
  • November 10 - Trade Release - OSHA Schedules Public Hearing on Assigned Protection Factors
  • November 07 - Trade Release - OSHA Extends Date to Submit Abstracts on Ergonomic Research
  • November 07 - Region 1 Release - Crushing Accident and Other Hazards Lead to $153,500 in Fines for Wyman Gordon's North Grafton, Mass., Plant
  • November 05 - National Release - OSHA Welcomes L'Oreal USA's Commitment to Voluntary Protection Program
  • November 05 - Region 3 Release - OSHA Cites Brownsville, Pa. Barge Company For Safety and Health Violations
  • November 04 - Trade Release - National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Partners with OSHA to Reduce Injuries and Illnesses
  • November 04 - Federal Register 68:62477-62478 - Definition and Requirements for a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • November 04 - Federal Register 68:62479-62481 - Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc., Expansion of Recognition
  • November 04 - Region 4 Release - OSHA Cites Florida Contractor for Exposing Employees to Trenching Hazards at Port Orange Work Site
  • November 03 - Trade Release - OSHA Offers Safety Tips for Tilt-Up Construction
  • November 03 - Trade Release - OSHA Forms Alliance with the Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • November 03 - Trade Release - OSHA Signs Partnership with AMEC Construction Management
  • November 03 - Region 2 Release - OSHA, New York State Nurses Association and New York On-Site Consultation Program Sign Alliance to Protect Health Care Workers
  • November 03 - Region 2 Release - OSHA-NYC Medical Examiner Alliance Aims to Benefit Immigrant Workers, Reduce Fatalities
  • November 01 - QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 21 - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

October

  • October 31 - Region 2 Release - Health and Safety Partnership Formed For Hunts Point Fish Market Construction Project in Bronx
  • October 31 - Region 8 Release - Scott's Liquid Gold Recognized by OSHA for Excellence in Occupational Safety and Health
  • October 30 - Region 6 Release - Potential Trenching Hazards Bring $98,800 in Fines to Site Concrete Inc. in Grand Prairie, Texas
  • October 29 - [JSHQ Magazine Update] - The Summer/Fall 2003 Job Safety & Health Quarterly Magazine - Volume 14 No. 3
  • October 29 - Region 2 Release - Failing To Correct Previously-Cited Safety Hazards Leads To $120,000 In Proposed OSHA Penalties for Tonawanda, NY, Employer
  • October 28 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: Asst. Secretary John L. Henshaw - Date: 10/28/2003 - Presented To: National Occupational Injury Research Symposium
  • October 28 - [Congressional Testimony] - Statement by Patricia K. Clark - Presented to: SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY, EMERGING THREATS, AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
  • October 28 - Region 6 Release - Tulsa Propane Distributor's Failure to Follow Safety Procedures Brings OSHA Citations, Penalties Totaling $75,600
  • October 27 - Region 1 Release - Cave-In Hazard at White Mountain Highway Worksite Leads to $44,000 in Fines for New Hampshire Contractor
  • October 24 - Region 6 Release - Trenching and Confined Space Hazards Bring $83,300 in Fines to Underground Technologies Inc., in Houston
  • October 24 - National Release - OSHA Recognizes Titleist Ball Plant as 1000th "VPP Star" Site
  • October 23 - Region 8 Release - ConAgra Foods Recognized by OSHA for Excellence in Occupational Safety and Health
  • October 22 - Region 3 Release - OSHA Forms Alliance With Lehigh Career And Technical Institute
  • October 22 - Trade Release - OSHA Aligns with Society for Chemical Hazard Communication
  • October 22 - Region 7 Release - OSHA Partners with Wichita Area Builders Association in First Residential Construction Safety and Health Partnership in Region
  • October 22 - Region 2 Release - Labor, Management and Government Forge Partnership For Buffalo Life Sciences Complex Construction Project
  • October 22 - Federal Register 68:60417–60418 - Aerial Lifts (29 CFR 1926.453); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 22 - Region 7 Release - Kraft Foods Gets Another "Star" For Safety and Health
  • October 21 - Trade Release - OSHA Offers New Resources on Chemical Reactivity Safety
  • October 21 - NEW: OSHA's Reactive Chemical Safety Page - Provides information on aspects of safe chemical operations including the recognition, evaluation and control of reactive hazards, compliance requirements, and additional information.
  • October 17 - Federal Register 68:59751-59752 - Notice of Negotiated Rulemaking Committee meeting
  • October 16 - Region 4 Release - OSHA Cites Atlanta-area Firm for Fatal Forklift Accident
  • October 16 - Region 4 Release - OSHA Cites Georgia's AmeriCold Logistics for Exposing Employees to Serious Health and Safety Hazards
  • October 16 - Trade Release - OSHA Issues Safety and Health Information Bulletin on Disposal of Contaminated Needles and Blood Tube Holders
  • October 16 - Trade Release - OSHA Announces Federal Advisory Council Meeting
  • October 16 - Trade Release - Crane and Derrick Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to Meet in Washington, Nov. 5-7
  • October 15 - QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 20 - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • October 14 - Region 6 Release - OSHA Fines Houston Masonry Company $344,800 After Citing Company for Fifth Time
  • October 14 - Region 6 Release - 2003 - 10/14/2003 - Serious Violations of Health and Safety Standards Put Workers at Risk, Bring American Foundry Group $261,500 in OSHA Fines
  • October 14 - Region 2 Release - OSHA Announces Second Safety & Health Partnership at Queens Power Plant Construction Project
  • October 14 - Trade Release - OSHA ISSUES SAFETY AND HEALTH INFORMATION BULLETIN ON MOLD
  • October 14 - Federal Register 68:58209-59211 - Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Applications for Expansion of Recognition
  • October 14 - Federal Register 68:59209 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health: Notice of Meeting
  • October 14 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: Asst. Secretary John L. Henshaw - Date: 10/13/2003 - Presented To: American Health Care Association 54th Annual Convention and Exposition San Diego, California
  • October 14 - Fire and Explosion Planning Matrix - OSHA's most recently developed Homeland Security matrix tool to assist employers with planning and preparing for workplace emergencies caused by a terrorist's explosive device or act of arson.
  • October 10 - Region 2 Release - Attention: Business News / Calendar Editors OSHA Small Business Outreach Seminars on Lockout/Tagout To Be Offered In November At Six Upstate New York Locations
  • October 10 - Region 5 Release - Safety, Health and Wellness Forum for Small Businesses Scheduled At Rock Valley Community College Oct. 29 Experts Will Help Employers Recognize Hazards and Prevent Accidents
  • October 10 - Region 2 Release - OSHA Small Business Outreach Seminars on Lockout/Tagout
  • October 10 - Federal Register 68:58724 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
  • October 09 - Trade Release - Association of Diving Contractors International Aligns with OSHA
  • October 07 - Region 5 Release - Fatal Accident at Ohio Steel Firm Brings Fines for Federal Workplace Safety and Health Violations
  • October 06 - Federal Register 68:57713 - National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics, Call for Abstracts
  • October 06 - Federal Register 68:57710-57711 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • October 06 - Trade Release - Network of Employers for Traffic Safety Aligns With OSHA to Reduce Job-Related Traffic Injuries and Fatalities
  • October 03 - Trade Release - OSHA SEEKS ABSTRACTS ON ERGONOMIC RESEARCH
  • October 03 - Trade Release - OSHA, American Concrete Pipe Association form Alliance
  • October 03 - Region 2 Release - Failure to Supply Cave-in Protection at Batavia Jobsite Leads to $73,800 in OSHA Fines for Alden Contractor
  • October 02 - Region 9 Release - California Safety and Health Training Programs Funded by U. S. Department of Labor
  • October 02 - Trade Release - OSHA Aligns with Wage and Hour Division to Remind Employers of Prohibition for Young Workers to Operate Forklifts
  • October 02 - Trade Release - PENCILS READY? NEW OSHA FORMS FOR RECORDING WORK-RELATED INJURIES AND ILLNESSES NOW AVAILABLE ON AGENCY'S WEBSITE
  • October 01 - Region 2 Release - OSHA & Hi-Rope Corporation Form Alliance
  • October 01 - Federal Register 68:56651 - Draft Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Guidelines for Retail Grocery Stores; Draft Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Guidelines for Poultry Processing
  • October 01 - Trade Release - OSHA, National Safety Management Society form Alliance
  • October 01 - QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 19 - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

September

  • September 30 - Region 4 Release - OSHA, Union, Contractors Form Alliance to Reduce Worker Exposure to Electrical Hazards
  • September 30 - Federal Register 68:56331-56332 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health; Meeting
  • September 29 - Trade Release - MACOSH PUBLIC MEETING SET FOR OCT. 15-16 IN WASHINGTON, DC
  • September 26 - Trade Release - Board of Certified Safety Professionals Aligns with OSHA
  • September 26 - Trade Release - Stakeholder Meeting on Draft Ergonomics Guidelines for Retail Grocery Stores Rescheduled for Oct. 2
  • September 25 - National Release - OSHA Cites Ohio Excavating Firm for Exposing Workers to Trench Hazards, Proposes Penalties of More than $500,000
  • September 25 - Region 1 Release - Worker's Death at Holbrook, Mass., Manufacturer Leads to $63,000 in Fines for Crushing, Noise, Silica, Other Workplace Safety and Health Hazards
  • September 23 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: Asst. Secretary John L. Henshaw - Date: 09/23/2003 - Presented To: Center for Chemical Process Safety
  • September 23 - Region 2 Release - Lack of Fall Protection, Other Hazards, at Brooklyn Condominium Construction Project Leads to Over $69,000 in Fines for Six Contractors
  • September 23 - National Release - OSHA Issues Alert On The Dangers Associated With The Clean Up And Recovery From Hurricane Isabel
  • September 22 - Region 1 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; Includes $61,972 to Boston's Labor-Management Construction Safety Alliance
  • September 22 - Region 1 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; Includes $182,955 to University of Maine in Orono
  • September 22 - Region 1 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; Includes $172,568 to Utility Workers Union in Braintree, Mass.
  • September 22 - Region 1 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; Includes $172,488 to Connecticut Business and Industry Association
  • September 22 - Region 1 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; Includes $105,626 to UMass. Lowell Research Foundation
  • September 22 - Region 2 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; Includes $323,112 for two grants to Rochester Institute of Technology
  • September 22 - Region 2 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; Includes $166,565 to Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.
  • September 22 - Region 2 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; Includes $124,856 to Retail, Wholesale & Dept. Store Union in NYC
  • September 22 - Region 3 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; York, Pa. Labor-Management Council Receives $55,000
  • September 22 - Region 3 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; Two Grantees at West Virginia University Receive Almost $300,000
  • September 22 - Region 3 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; Rutgers University Will Receive Over $200,000
  • September 22 - Region 3 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; NAHB Research Center in Upper Marlboro, Md. Will Receive Over $150,000
  • September 22 - Region 3 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; College of Southern Maryland in LaPlata Will Receive Almost $100,000
  • September 22 - Region 3 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; Associated General Contractors of America in Alexandria, Va. Receive $233,000
  • September 22 - Region 4 Release - University of Kentucky Research Foundation Awarded More Than $88,000; U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs
  • September 22 - Region 4 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; Auburn University Awarded More Than $150,000
  • September 22 - Region 4 Release - North Carolina State University Awarded More Than $200,000; North Carolina State University Awarded More Than $200,000
  • September 22 - Region 4 Release - Nashville Labor Union Awarded More Than $230,000; U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs
  • September 22 - Region 4 Release - Mobile's Associated Builders & Contractors Awarded More Than $79,000; U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs
  • September 22 - Region 4 Release - Georgia Tech Research Corporation Awarded More Than $159,000; U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs
  • September 22 - Region 4 Release - Gadsden State Community College Awarded More Than $260,000; U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs
  • September 22 - Region 5 Release - OSHA Fines Contractor for Trenching Violations at Wisconsin Job Site
  • September 22 - Region 6 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; University of Texas at San Antonio awarded $197,422
  • September 22 - Region 6 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; Texas Engineering Extension Service, College Station, awarded Two Grants
  • September 22 - Region 6 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; Regents of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, awarded $194,310
  • September 22 - Region 6 Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs; High Plains Technology Center #24, Woodland, Okla., Awarded $118,140
  • September 22 - National Release - U.S. Labor Department Awards More than $11 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs
  • September 18 - Region 6 Release - Trenching Hazards Bring $105,500 in Fines to Williams Brothers Contractors Co. Inc. of Houston, Texas
  • September 16 - Trade Release - CLUB MANAGERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA FORMS ALLIANCE WITH OSHA
  • September 16 - Region 2 Release - OSHA Small Business Outreach Seminars on Machine Guarding
  • September 16 - Region 8 Release - OSHA and North Dakota Grain Dealers Form Alliance
  • September 15 - Trade Release - OSHA PROPOSES TO ADD VERTICAL TANDEM LIFTING OF CONTAINERS TO LONGSHORING STANDARD
  • September 15 - Region 2 Release - OSHA Partners with Trump Riverside South Construction Project to Promote Worker Safety and Health
  • September 15 - Federal Register 68:53927-53928 - Safety Standards for Cranes and Derricks
  • September 15 - QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 18 - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • September 12 - Trade Release - REVISED eTOOL FOR AIRLINE BAGGAGE HANDLING HELPS WORKERS AVOID INJURY
  • September 12 - Trade Release - Crane and Derrick Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to Meet in Washington, Oct. 1-3
  • September 10 - [Baggage Handling] - Ticket Counter and Make-up Room. New Modules to the eTool.
  • September 10 - [New Safety and Health Topics Page] - OSHA Assistance for the Trucking Industry.
  • September 10 - Trade Release - NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ERGONOMICS TO MEET IN VIRGINIA SEPTEMBER 24
  • September 10 - Trade Release - OSHA Forms Alliance with Abbott Laboratories
  • September 10 - Federal Register 68:53311 - Assigned Protection Factors
  • September 09 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: Asst. Secretary John L. Henshaw - Date: 09/09/2003 - Presented To: National Safety Congress
  • September 09 - Region 6 Release - OSHA Fines Allen Canning Co. $121,050 For Safety and Health Violations
  • September 09 - Region 2 Release - OSHA Joins Forces with Local Company and Community Group to Provide Safety and Health Training to Hispanic Workers in Westchester County
  • September 09 - National Release - Assistant Labor Secretary John Henshaw Focuses On OSHA's Strategy For The Future For National Safety Congress
  • September 09 - Trade Release - International Safety Equipment Association Aligns with OSHA
  • September 09 - Trade Release - OSHA TO EXTEND COMMENT PERIOD ON PROPOSED REVISIONS TO RESPIRATORY PROTECTION STANDARD
  • September 08 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: Asst. Secretary John L. Henshaw - Date: 09/08/2003 - Presented To: Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association
  • September 08 - Trade Release - New VPP Line Up Will Greatly Expand Program Benefits, OSHA Administrator Tells Participant Conference
  • September 08 - Federal Register 68:52961-52970 - Oak Park Chimney Corp. and American Boiler & Chimney Co.; Grant of a Permanent Variance
  • September 05 - Region 4 Release - Company Agrees to $103,500 Penalty for 24 Health, Safety Violations, OSHA Announces
  • September 05 - Region 2 Release - Numerous Safety Hazards Lead to $181,400 in OSHA Fines for Elmira, N.Y., Manufacturing Facility
  • September 04 - [Newly Revised Safety and Health Topics Page] - Tuberculosis.
  • September 04 - [Newly Revised Safety and Health Topics Page] - Isocyanates.
  • September 04 - [Newly Revised Safety and Health Topics Page] - Legionnaires' Disease.
  • September 04 - [New Enhancement to the Safety and Health Topics Page] - Asbestos Checklist.
  • September 04 - Region 4 Release - OSHA Cites Birmingham, Ala., Plant for Unsafe Work Practices That Led to Amputation Accident
  • September 01 - QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 17 - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

August

  • August 29 - OSHA Assistance for the Printing Industry - New Safety and Health Topics Page.
  • August 29 - OSHA Assistance for Electrical Contractors - New Safety and Health Topics Page.
  • August 29 - Non-Ionizing Radiation - New Safety and Health Topics Page.
  • August 29 - Radiation - New Safety and Health Topics Page.
  • August 29 - Hazard Information Bulletins - Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Escape Respirators
  • August 29 - Hazard Information Bulletins - Workplace Precautions Against West Nile Virus
  • August 29 - Trade Release - OSHA Issues Safety and Health Information Bulletin on Process Used In Oil Refinery Operations
  • August 29 - National Release - OSHA Assistant Secretary Meets with International Counterparts To Discuss Workplace Safety
  • August 28 - OSHA Assistance for the Airline Industry - New Safety and Health Topics Page - These pages provide employers and airline industry workers with information and assistance to help create a healthy and safe working environment.
  • August 26 - Federal Register 68:51303-51304 - Canadian Standards Association; Expansion of Recognition
  • August 26 - Federal Register 68:51304-51306 - MET Laboratories, Inc., Expansion of Recognition
  • August 25 - Computer Workstations eTool Update - Newly Revised eTool - Millions of people work with computers every day. There is no single "correct" posture or arrangement of components that will fit everyone. This eTool provides suggestions to minimize or eliminate identified problems, and allows you to create your own "custom-fit" computer workstation.
  • August 25 - Region 2 Release - OSHA Small Business Outreach Seminars on Electrical Safety and Portable Hand Tools
  • August 22 - 58th Federal Safety and Health Training Conference - Information is now available for download for those agencies interested in attending.
  • August 20 - Region 1 Release - OSHA Cites Nightclub and Band for Workplace Safety Violations Following Fatal Fire at 'The Station' Nightclub
  • August 19 - Region 1 Release - OSHA, Liberty Mutual Research Institute, Form Alliance to Foster Workplace Safety and Health
  • August 15 - Federal Register 68:48843-48844 - Safety Standards for Cranes and Derricks
  • August 15 - QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 16 - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • August 14 - Trade Release - Crane and Derrick Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to Meet in Washington, Sept. 3-5
  • August 14 - Federal Register 68:48648 - Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • August 13 - Trade Release - "INSIDE THE GREEN LINE" TELLS OSHA'S STORY OF WORLD TRADE CENTER CLEANUP
  • August 13 - Region 5 Release - Failure to Maintain Safety Devices, Procedures Leads to $136,350 Fine for Watertown, Wis. Employer
  • August 13 - Region 2 Release - Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Manufacturer's Failure Correct Safety Hazards Leads to Additional $109,500 in OSHA Fines
  • August 12 - Region 6 Release - Masonry Contractor Fined $117,500 for Scaffolding Hazards in Dallas, Texas
  • August 12 - Trade Release - National Electrical Contractors Association Aligns with OSHA
  • August 12 - Region 2 Release - OSHA, ABC Workers Compensation Trust, Form Alliance to Train and Educate New York State Construction Workers on Ergonomics
  • August 07 - Powered Industrial Trucks - Newly Revised Safety and Health Topics Page - Each year, tens of thousands of forklift-related injuries occur in U.S. workplaces. This new page includes commonly asked questions that provide links to useful safety and health information about powered industrial trucks.
  • August 06 - Trade Release - OSHA UNVEILS eTOOLS FOR YOUNG WORKERS
  • August 05 - Region 1 Release - Woonsocket, R.I., Trench Death Leads to $89,000 in Fines for Warwick Contractor's Failure to Supply Cave-In Protection
  • August 05 - Region 2 Release - Numerous Safety Hazards Lead to $141,100 in OSHA Fines for Lowville, N.Y., Dairy Plant
  • August 04 - Mercury - New Safety and Health Topics Page - Mercury is naturally occurring and exists in several forms. High mercury exposure results in permanent nervous system and kidney damage. This new page includes commonly asked questions that provide links to useful safety and health information about mercury.
  • August 04 - OSHA Publications Updates - OSHA publication 2056 All About OSHA [English] has been updated, and publication 3189 Inside the Green Line has been added to the online collection.
  • August 04 - Region 6 Release - Safety and Health Hazards Bring $78,600 in Fines to Closner Construction Co. in Laredo, Texas
  • August 04 - Region 2 Release - Labor, Management and Government Forge Partnership on Buffalo City Schools Construction Project
  • August 01 - QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 15 - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

July

  • July 31 - Federal Register 68:44970-44971 - Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
  • July 30 - Baggage Handling - Airline employees, including ticket agents and ramp agents, handle passenger baggage at several points throughout the baggage handling process. The body postures, repetitions, and forces required to lift, lower, push, pull, or carry passenger baggage can create potentially serious ergonomic hazards for the agents. This eTool describes many of the common hazards associated with the baggage handling process as well as providing possible solutions that are ranked according to their feasibility to the operations. See Ergonomics for general solutions.
  • July 30 - Federal Register 68:44817-44818 - Standard on Ethylene Oxide (EtO) (29 CFR 1910.1047); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 30 - Federal Register 68:44816-44817 - Standards on Electrical Protective Equipment (29 CFR 1910.137) and Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution (29 CFR 1910.269); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 30 - Region 2 Release - Failure of Employer at Rochester, N.Y., Airport to Correct Safety & Health Hazards Leads to Additional $157,500 in OSHA Fines
  • July 29 - Trade Release - OSHA Aligns with American Council of Independent Laboratories
  • July 28 - Youth in Agriculture - Each year on farms in the United States, a number of youth less than 20 years of age are killed, injured, or permanently disabled. According to the National Safety Council, agriculture is the most hazardous industry in the nation. Potentially, more than 2 million youth are exposed to farm safety hazards each year. This eTool describes common hazards and potential safety solutions for youth workers and employers in agriculture.
  • July 28 - Region 5 Release - 15th Annual Chicagoland Safety and Health Conference Scheduled for August 11-15 in Naperville, Ill.
  • July 28 - Region 1 Release - Fatal Fall at Brandeis University Worksite Leads to $46,200 in OSHA Fines for Danvers, Mass., Contractor
  • July 28 - Trade Release - National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association forms Alliance with OSHA
  • July 28 - Trade Release - OSHA Signs Landmark Partnership Agreement with Johnson & Johnson
  • July 25 - Federal Register 68:44104-44105 - Draft Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Guidelines for Poultry Processing
  • July 25 - Federal Register 68:44181-44183 - Voluntary Protection Programs To Provide Safe and Healthful Working Conditions, Draft Revisions; Notice
  • July 24 - Trade Release - OSHA Extends Comment Period on Draft Ergonomics Guidelines for Poultry Processing
  • July 24 - Trade Release - OSHA PROPOSES REVISION TO VOLUNTARY PROTECTION PROGRAMS BENCHMARKS
  • July 23 - Region 6 Release - Excavation Hazards Bring $99,500 in Fines to The Fishel Co. in Houston
  • July 23 - Federal Register 68:43457-43461 - Partial Withdrawal of Approval of the Virgin Islands State Plan; Resumption of Exclusive Federal Enforcement Authority in the Private Sector; and Conversion and Approval of the Virgin Islands State Plan to a State Plan for Public Employees Only
  • July 22 - Region 2 Release - Numerous Safety Hazards Result in $45,000 in OSHA Fines for Saugerties, N.Y., Candle Manufacturer
  • July 22 - Region 5 Release - Failure to Protect Workers from Moving Machine Parts Results in Amputation, Significant OSHA Fine for Buffalo Grove Firm
  • July 22 - Trade Release - VIRGIN ISLANDS BECOMES PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PLAN
  • July 21 - Region 6 Release - Federal Agencies and Partners Launch Asian American Worker Protection Program in Houston July 31
  • July 21 - Trade Release - OSHA Unveils Two New Web Pages - New Pages on Emergency Preparedness, Small Business Provide Useful Info
  • July 21 - Region 1 Release - OSHA, Mass. AGC, and Building Trades Partner for Increased Safety and Health at Bay State Construction Sites
  • July 17 - Federal Register 68:42429-42430 - Standard on 4,4'-Methylenedianiline Construction (29 CFR 1926.60); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 17 - Region 2 Release - Safety Hazards Bring $40,500 in Fines to Batavia, New York, Laundry after Fatality
  • July 16 - Region 1 Release - Lack of Cave-In Protection Results in $37,750 in OSHA Fines for Hooksett, N.H., Employer
  • July 16 - Teen Worker Safety in Restaurants - New eTool - Restaurants and other eating and drinking businesses employ 11.6 million people in the United States. Nearly 30% of these employees are under 20 years of age. Many teens' first work experience is in the restaurant industry. OSHA is providing this eTool to help youth working in the restaurant industry to be safe and healthy on the job.
  • July 15 - QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 14 - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • July 15 - Trade Release - OSHA forms Alliance with National Shipbuilding Research Program
  • July 15 - Trade Release - American Shipbuilding Association Aligns with OSHA
  • July 14 - Bloodborne Pathogens & Needlestick Prevention - New Revised Safety and Health Topics Page - Workers in many different occupations are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. First aid team members, janitors, and nurses are examples of workers who may be at risk of exposure. In 1991, OSHA issued the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard to protect workers from this risk. In 2001, in response to the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, OSHA revised the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 1910.1030. This new page includes commonly asked questions that provide useful safety and health information about bloodborne pathogens and needlestick prevention.
  • July 11 - Ergonomics: Solutions for Electrical Contractors - New eTool - Between 1999 and 2002, more than 30 percent of all workers' compensation claims from the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) were related to ergonomics. This amounted to more than $10 million in claims in just four years. This eTool describes common hazards that electrical contractors may encounter and possible solutions for these hazards. The eTool was developed in cooperation with IEC as part of the OSHA-IEC Alliance.
  • July 11 - Federal Register 68:41401-41403 - 4,4'-Methylenedianiline (MDA) General Industry Standard (29 CFR 1910.1050); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 11 - Region 1 Release - OSHA, Construction Safety Roundtable, Join to Promote Safe and Healthy Working Conditions at Eastern Massachusetts Jobsites
  • July 11 - Region 1 Release - Failure to Safeguard Workers against Lead Hazards Results in Nearly $50,000 in OSHA Fines to New Hampshire Foundry
  • July 10 - Emergency Preparedness and Response - New Safety and Health Topics Page - This page provides links to Emergency Preparedness and Response materials for the workplace.
  • July 10 - Electrical Safety - New Safety and Health Topics Page - Electricity is a source of power that many people take for granted. However, working with electricity can be dangerous. Engineers, electricians, and people who do wiring, work with electricity directly, including working on overhead lines, cable harnesses, and circuit assemblies. The following commonly asked questions link to resources that provide useful safety and health information about electrical hazards in the workplace.
  • July 10 - Machine Guarding: Horizontal Injection Molding - New eTool Module - Injuries resulting from inadequate machine guarding are of concern due to their potential severity. Plastics processing machines are complex pieces of equipment that require guards to protect employees from nip points, numerous moving parts, and exposure to high voltage and high temperature. This section was developed in cooperation with the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. as part of the OSHA-SPI alliance. The section discusses guidelines and safety measures for Horizontal Injection Molding.
  • July 10 - Region 4 Release - OSHA Offers Employers Tools to Recognize and Eliminate Occupational Electrical Hazards
  • July 10 - Region 3 Release - OSHA Partners With Healthcare Association of New Jersey To Protect New Jersey Long Term Care Workers
  • July 10 - Region 2 Release - OSHA Cites Three Contractors for Asbestos and Fall Hazards at Buffalo, N.Y. High School Construction Project; $99,300 in Fines Proposed
  • July 09 - Region 3 Release - Serious Workplace Safety and Health Hazards Prompt OSHA to Fine Philadelphia Produce Company More Than $183,000
  • July 09 - Trade Release - OSHA OFFERS TIPS FOR WORKING IN HOT WEATHER
  • July 08 - OSHA Fact Sheets - OSHA releases new fact sheet titled "Whistleblowers and Airlines" [PDF 83K]
  • July 07 - Regoin 5 Release - OSHA Honors Local Women for Life Saving Efforts
  • July 07 - Restaurant Safety for Teen Workers - New Safety and Health Topics Page - This page contains links to general information on the various hazards of the food service industry and techniques for protecting those involved. Compliance information related to these areas is also included.
  • July 03 - Regoin 6 Release - Fatal Accident in Texas Brings OSHA Citations and Fine for Raceland, La. Welding Business R.B.T. Welders Fined $106,200
  • July 03 - Regoin 2 Release - Fall Protection and Scaffolding Hazards at Long Island Work Sites Lead to $170,000 in Fines for Franklin Square, N.Y., Contractor
  • July 03 - Region 7 Release - OSHA and Kansas City Power & Light Join Forces To Promote Improved Worker Safety
  • July 03 - Region 8 Release - OSHA and North Dakota Energy Coalition Form Alliance Goal to Train and Educate Local Construction Companies
  • July 03 - Region 6 Release - Texas Welding Company Agrees to Pay OSHA Fine for Failing to Implement Confined Space Standards Death of Two Workers at Kiewit Offshore Services Ltd. in Ingleside, Texas, Brought Company $294,000 Fine
  • July 03 - Federal Register 68:39985-39986 - Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; OSHA Data Initiative (1218-0209)
  • July 03 - Federal Register 68:39880-39881 - Safety Standards for Cranes and Derricks
  • July 03 - Federal Register 68:39877-39880 - Safety Standards for Cranes and Derricks
  • July 02 - [Trade Release] - OSHA Names 23 to Cranes and Derricks Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee
  • July 02 - Federal Register 68:39597-39598 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • July 01 - Federal Register 68:39153-39154 - Standard on Walking-Working Surfaces; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • July 01 - Federal Register 68:39154 - Federal Registers Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting
  • July 01 - [Region 5 Release] - Failure to Safely Handle Volatile Chemical Results in Workplace Explosion, OSHA Fine at West Central Ohio Plant
  • July 01 - [QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 13] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

June

  • June 30 - Federal Register 68:38601-38607 - Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements
  • June 30 - [Trade Release] - OSHA Issues Final Rule on Recordkeeping Form
  • June 27 - Federal Register 68:38393-38394 - Draft Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Guidelines for Retail Grocery Stores
  • June 26 - Federal Register 68:38103 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • June 26 - [Trade Release] - OSHA Extends Comment Period on Draft Ergonomics Guidelines For Retail Grocery Stores Stakeholder Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 18, 2003
  • June 25 - [Region 1 Release] - OSHA Fines Deer Island Sewage Treatment Plant Contractor For Alleged Safety Violations Two Workers Burned In January Explosion
  • June 24 - [Region 4 Release] - OSHA Cites Schley County Manufacturer for Exposing Employees To More Than 30 Safety and Health Hazards Proposed Penalties Total $45,250
  • June 23 - [Region 6 Release] - Pit Charcoal Plant Cited For Violating Safety Standards Following Fatal Accident OSHA Proposed $156,600 Penalty For Royal Oak Enterprises Inc. in Ozark, Ark.
  • June 23 - [Hantavirus - New Safety and Health Topics Page] - Hantaviruses are usually transmitted to humans from the dried droppings, urine, or saliva of mice and rats living in the wild. This page includes commonly asked questions and links to resources that provide useful safety and health information about the virus.
  • June 23 - [Pneumonic Plague - New Safety and Health Topics Page] - Plague is a disease well-known to humankind. Throughout history, in a series of epidemics, plague has claimed the lives of millions the world over. This page includes commonly asked questions and links to resources that provide useful safety and health information.
  • June 20 - Federal Register: 68:37026-37028 - Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • June 20 - Federal Register: 68:37028-37030 - MET Laboratories, Inc., Application for Expansion of Recognition [1910]
  • June 20 - Federal Register: 68:37030-37032 - TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., Expansion of Recognition; NSF International, Correction of Recognition [1910]
  • June 20 - [Region 6 Release] - Drilling Rig Company Cited for Violating Safety Standards Following A Fatal Accident In Quitman, La. OSHA proposes $68,625 penalty for T. K. Stanley Inc.
  • June 19 - [Region 10 Release] - Life Care Center of Treasure Valley in Boise, Idaho, Receives OSHA Safety Recognition Award
  • June 18 - [Region 1 Release] - Crushing and Fall Hazards at Lawrence, Mass., Demolition Site Lead to $258,300 in Fines for Pawtucket, R.I., Contractor
  • June 18 - [Region 4 Release] - OSHA, Florida Institute for Safety and Construction Form Alliance
  • June 16 - [OSHA Fact Sheets] - New OSHA Factsheet - Working Outdoors - Hot summer months pose special hazards for outdoor workers who must protect themselves against heat, sun exposure, and other hazards. [PDF 75 KB]
  • June 16 - [Region 4 Release] - OSHA Cites Contractor for Exposing Workers to Electrical Hazards at Gulfport, Miss., Worksite
  • June 16 - [Region 6 Release] - Hugo Employers Fined $427,500 For "Confined Space" Violations; Several Workers Injured
  • June 16 - [Region 4 Release] - Safety and Health Hazards Bring $431,650 In Fines To Pace Industries, Inc. in Harrison, Ark.
  • June 16 - Federal Register: 68:35740 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of OMB Approval
  • June 15 - [QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 12] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • June 13 - [Trade Release] - OSHA ISSUES SAFETY AND HEALTH BULLETIN ON HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH STRIKING UNDERGROUND GAS LINES
    [more... Safety and Health Information Bulletin]
  • June 13 - Federal Register: 68:35454-35455 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting
  • June 12 - Federal Register: 68:35172 - Safety Standards for Cranes and Derricks
  • June 12 - [Region 5 Release] - Failure to Meet Workplace Health Protections in Waste Treatment Process Leads to Employee Exposure, OSHA Fine
  • June 12 - [Trade Release] - NACOSH PUBLIC MEETING SET FOR JULY 9-10 IN WASHINGTON, DC
  • June 12 - [Region 6 Release] - OSHA Proposes $198,450 Penalty Against Bruce Oakley Inc., North Little Rock, Ark.
  • June 12 - [Region 5 Release] - Cleveland Employer Faces $155,500 Fine After Failing To Address Common Workplace Safety Hazards
  • June 11 - [Trade Release] - OSHA ESTABLISHES CRANE AND DERRICK NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING COMMITTEE
  • June 10 - [National Release] - Labor Department Launches Hispanic Worker Protection Program
  • June 10 - [Region 4 Release] - OSHA Cites Alabama Lumber Company for Machine Guarding Hazards that Contributed to Worker Fatality
  • June 10 - [Trade Release] - OSHA ANNOUNCES INSPECTION PLAN FOR 2003
  • June 09 - [Region 1 Release] - Amputation of Worker's Arm by Unguarded Conveyor at Milan, N.H. Lumber Mill Leads to $49,000 OSHA Fine
  • June 09 - [Publication 3183] - Emergency Exit Route Card
  • June 06 - [Region 7 Release] - OSHA Welcomes Governor's Proclamation Highlighting Agency's Safety Initiative on Falls And Electrocutions In Nebraska
  • June 06 - [Region 4 Release] - OSHA Forms Alliance with Mississippi Association to Reduce Employee Exposure to Electrical Hazards
  • June 06 - Federal Register: 68:34035-34119 - Assigned Protection Factors; Proposed Rule
  • June 06 - Federal Register: 68:33887-33894 - Controlled Negative Pressure REDON Fit Testing Protocol
  • June 05 - [Trade Release] - OSHA TO PROPOSE REVISED RESPIRATORY PROTECTION STANDARDS
  • June 05 - Federal Register: 68:33744-33745 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • June 04 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: Asst. Secretary John L. Henshaw - Date: 06/04/2003 - Presented To: 2003 Safety Workshop for the Poultry Industry
  • June 04 - [Region 3 Release] - ACCIDENT, SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS BRING OSHA CITATIONS, $130,000 PENALTY TO McWANE FACILITY IN NEW JERSEY
  • June 04 - Federal Register: 68:33536-33538 - Notice: Request for Comments on Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Guidelines for Poultry Processing
  • June 03 - [Trade Release] - Draft Ergonomics Guidelines For the Poultry Processing Industry Now Available for Comment Third Set of Draft Guidelines on OSHA's Website. [more... Review Draft Guidelines Document]
  • June 03 - Federal Register: 68:33183-33184 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • June 02 - [Trade Release] - National Hearing Conservation Association Aligns with OSHA
  • June 02 - [Susan Harwood Training Grants Program] - OSHA offers funds to nonprofit organizations to train workers and employers to recognize, avoid, and prevent safety and health hazards in their workplaces.
  • June 02 - Federal Register: 68:32773-32779 - Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2003 Budget
  • June 02 - Federal Register: 68:32637-32638 - Powered Industrial Trucks
  • June 01 - [QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 11] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

May

  • May 27 - [National Release] - OSHA Publishes Interim Final Rule on Whistleblower Procedures under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  • May 23 - Federal Register: 68:28299-28300 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
  • May 22 - [Region 8 Release] - OSHA Cites Keystone Ski Resort For Violations Of Workplace Safety Standards
  • May 22 - [Region 5 Release] - Failure to Develop Procedures for Confined Space Entry Leads to $146,000 Fine for Menomonie, Wis. Employer
  • May 22 - Federal Register: 68:28033-28034 - Canadian Standards Association; Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • May 19 - [Region 4 Release] - OSHA Cites West Palm Beach Masonry Firm For Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards
  • May 19 - [Region 2 Release] - OSHA Small Business Outreach Seminars On Hazard Communication To Be Offered In June At Six Upstate New York Locations
  • May 16 - [Region 2 Release] - OSHA, Lehigh Construction Group Inc., Form Alliance to Train and Educate Western NY's Future Construction Workers
  • May 16 - [Trade Release] - OSHA UNVEILS SAFETY AND HEALTH TOPICS PAGE FOR PLASTICS INDUSTRY
  • May 15 - [Region 5 Release] - Downstate Firms Honored by OSHA For Innovative Workplace Safety And Health Practices
  • May 15 - [Region 7 Release] - Mason Contractors' Association, Eastern Laborers' District Council and OSHA Sign Landmark Partnership Agreement
  • May 15 - [QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 10] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • May 14 - [Region 5 Release] - Labor Department Welcomes Manhattan, Ill. Generating Facility into Prestigious Safety Program
  • May 14 - [Region 5 Release] - OSHA Announces Worker Safety and Health Partnership in Construction of Barron County Courthouse Project
  • May 14 - [Region 4 Release] - OSHA Cites Two Contractors for Lack of Fall Protection at Panama City Hathaway Bridge Project
  • May 13 - [Region 4 Release] - OSHA Cites Jackson County Poultry Processing Plant
  • May 12 - [Trade Release] - OSHA's 2003-2008 Strategic Management Plan Goals: 15% Drop in Fatalities, 20% Drop in Injuries and Illnesses by 2008
  • May 12 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: Asst. Secretary John L. Henshaw - Date: 05/12/2003 - Presented To: American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo
  • May 12 - [Region 4 Release] - OSHA, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Inc., and its Unions form Safety and Health Alliance
  • May 12 - [Region 1 Release] - Failure to Protect Workers against Traffic Hazards Leads to $49,000 in OSHA Penalties for Peabody, Mass., Contractor
  • May 09 - [Region 6 Release] - Potential Trenching Hazards Bring $99,400 in Fines to Coushatta Empire Inc. in Oakdale, La.
  • May 09 - [Trade Release] - OSHA Provides Information on SARS for Employers, Employees - View SARS: Protecting Workers [PPT]
  • May 09 - [Trade Release] - OSHA Assistant Secretary Speaks at American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo
  • May 09 - Federal Register: 68:25068-25069 - Request for Comments on the Draft Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Guidelines for Retail Grocery Stores
  • May 08 - [Trade Release] - OSHA Invites Comments on Draft Ergonomics Guidelines For Retail Grocery Stores
  • May 08 - [Trade Release] - Air Conditioning Contractors of America Align with OSHA
  • May 08 - [Trade Release] - OSHA forms Alliance with National Association of Home Builders
  • May 08 - [Region 1 Release] - OSHA Cites Portsmouth, N.H. Contractor, Proposes $57,100 in Fines, after Worker Fall at Wentworth By The Sea Construction Site
  • May 07 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: Asst. Secretary John L. Henshaw - Date: 05/07/2003 - Presented To: American Occupational Health Conference
  • May 07 - [Trade Release] - OSHA RECEIVES FIRST SET OF WORK PLANS FROM NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ERGONOMICS
  • May 07 - [Region 1 Release] - Protecting Connecticut Hospital Workers' Safety and Health is Focus of Free OSHA/Yale Outreach Session May 23rd in New Haven
  • May 07 - [Trade Release] - OSHA, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSES, INC. FORM ALLIANCE
  • May 06 - [Trade Release] - OSHA Reopens Manhattan Area Office
  • May 06 - [Trade Release] - ACCSH PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MAY 22-23 IN WASHINGTON
  • May 06 - Federal Register: 68:24018-24019 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; Notice of Open Meeting
  • May 05 - [Region 1 Release] - Nearly $127,000 in Fines Proposed against Three Contractors for Fall, Cave-in, and Other Safety Hazards at Shirley, Mass. Jobsite
  • May 05 - [Region 4 Release] - OSHA Cites Georgia Contractor for Exposing Workers to Trenching Hazards
  • May 01 - [Congressional Testimony - Statement by John L. Henshaw] - Presented to: THE SUBCOMITTEE ON LABOR, HEALTH, AND HUMAN SERVICES AND EDUCATION HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
  • May 01 - [QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 9] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • May 01 - [Trade Release] - OSHA Announces Limited Reopening on Two General Industry Rulemaking Records Walking and Working Surfaces, Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection)

April

  • April 30 - [Hexavalent Chromium] - Chromium hexavalent (CrVI) compounds, often referred to as hexavalent chromium, exist in several forms. New Technical Links page.
  • April 30 - [Region 6 Release] - OSHA Joins Forces with Houston HISD, TEEX, and ASSE to Address Workplace Safety Rules for Teens
  • April 25 - [Region 1 Release] - OSHA, Washington Group International, Form Alliance to Foster Worker Safety and Health at Eastern Massachusetts Jobsites
  • April 25 - [OSHA Statement] - Statement of John L. Henshaw Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health On Worker Memorial Day 2003
  • April 25 - [Region 6 Release] - Two OSHA Investigations of Houston's Wyman Gordon Forgings Bring Citations, Fines for Safety and Health Violations
  • April 24 - [Region 8 Release] - OSHA Partners with Colorado Professional Safety and Health Associations to Present "Safety Fest of the West" May 7-8 in Denver
  • April 24 - [Region 1 Release] - OSHA to Present Free Fall Protection Seminar for Southwestern Connecticut Employers in Bridgeport on Tues., May 20
  • April 23 - [Trade Release] - OSHA'S NEW EVACUATION PLANNING MATRIX WILL HELP EMPLOYERS PLAN FOR EMERGENCIES
  • April 23 - [Region 1 Release] - OSHA Cites Weymouth, Mass., Employer in Waltham Tipover Death, Stresses Need for Proper Worker Training to Prevent Similar Deaths
  • April 23 - [Trade Release] - OSHA Schedules Public Hearing on Standards Improvement Project Proposal
  • April 23 - Federal Register: 68:20031-20032 - National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics
  • April 23 - [Evacuation Planning Matrix] - OSHA developed this Evacuation Planning Matrix to provide employers with planning considerations and on-line resources that may help employers reduce their vulnerability to a terrorist act or the impact of a terrorist release.
  • April 22 - Federal Register: 68:19855-19856 - Detroit Testing Laboratory, Inc. (DTL), Expiration of Recognition
  • April 22 - Federal Register: 68:19856-19858 - TUV Product Services GmbH, Expansion of Recognition
  • April 21 - [Region 5 Release] - OSHA Announces Worker Safety and Health Partnership in Construction of New School
  • April 21 - [Trade Release] - NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ERGONOMICS TO MEET IN WASHINGTON MAY 6-7
  • April 21 - Federal Register: 68:19472-19474 - Standards Improvement Project -- Phase II
  • April 21 - [Region 1 Release] - OSHA Cites Seabrook, N.H. Employer, Proposes Over $55,000 in Fines, following Death of Worker Crushed by Falling Mold
  • April 18 - [Region 5 Release] - OSHA Training Will Help Employers Identify Machine Guarding Hazards
  • April 18 - [Region 2 Release] - OSHA Small Business Outreach Seminars On Personal Protective Equipment
  • April 17 - [Region 4 Release] - OSHA Cites Coral Springs Contractor for Exposing Workers to Trenching Hazards
  • April 17 - [Region 1 Release] - Numerous Repeat and Serious Safety and Health Hazards Lead to $112,000 in Fines for Southington, Conn., Cabinet Manufacturer
  • April 17 - [Trade Release] - Fact Sheet Offers Information, Assistance on Emergency Escape Routes from the Workplace
  • April 16 - [Region 4 Release] - OSHA Cites Florida Contractors for Exposing Workers To Fall Hazards That Led to Fatal Accident
  • April 15 - [Emergency Exit Routes Factsheet PDF 76K ] - How would you escape from your workplace in an emergency? Do you know where all the exits are...
  • April 15 - [QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 8] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • April 14 - [Region 6 Release] - OSHA Fines Tyler Pipe Co. of Tyler, Texas, $196,000 For Safety and Health Hazards
  • April 14 - [Region 4 Release] - Contractor Cited for Exposing Workers to Confined Space Hazards
  • April 11 - [New Guidance - SARS - Guidance for Inquiries Regarding Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
  • April 10 - [New Expert System - eLOTO] - OSHA e-LOTO Software - Expert System Public Test Version, April 2003
  • April 10 - [Trade Release] - Georgetown University Center for Business and Public Policy Aligns with OSHA to Promote Worker Safety and Health
  • April 09 - [New HASP] - Model Health & Safety Plan (HASP) for Clean-up of Facilities Contaminated with Anthrax Spores
  • April 08 - [Region 6 Release] - Scaffolding Hazards at Slidell, La., Work Site Bring OSHA Citations And Fines Totaling $76,800
  • April 08 - [Region 4 Release] - OSHA Cites Augusta, Ga., Packing Company For Exposing Workers to Multiple Safety Hazards
  • April 08 - [Region 2 Release] - OSHA Cites Buffalo Nursing Home For Alleged Violations Of Safety And Health Standards
  • April 08 - [Region 4 Release] - OSHA Cites Gainesville, Fla., Contractor for Failing to Provide Workers with Adequate Fall Protection
  • April 08 - [Region 1 Release] - OSHA, Lamar Bridgeport, Form Alliance to Protect Connecticut's Outdoor Advertising Workers, Promote Safe and Healthful Working Conditions
  • April 07 - [Region 9 Release] - Company Cited For Alleged Willful Violation In Trench Collapse
  • April 07 - [Region 1 Release] - Free Compliance Assistance Seminar in Bridgeport on May 20; Increase in Falls Spurs OSHA to Remind Southwestern Connecticut Employers to Review Fall Protection Safeguards
  • April 04 - [Trade Release] - OSHA forms Alliance with National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care
  • April 04 - [Trade Release] - OSHA, U.S. Postal Service, Postal Unions Establish Strategic Partnership to Reduce Ergonomic Injuries
  • April 03 - [Trade Release] - North American Officials Meet in Texas and Mexico to Discuss Workplace Safety and Health Programs
  • April 03 - [Region 1 Release] - Potentially Fatal Westwood, Mass., Construction Accident Results in OSHA Citations and $224,000 in Proposed Penalties for Employers
  • April 03 - Federal Register: 68:16397-16399 - Technical Amendments Due to Change of Agency Name; Final Rules
  • April 03 - Federal Register: 68:16311-16312 - NSF International, Expansion of Recognition
  • April 03 - Federal Register: 68:16310-16311 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • April 02 - [Region 3 Release] - OSHA Recognizes Collegeville, Pa. Construction Site For Safety And Health Success
  • April 01 - [Trade Release] - OSHA to Develop Industry-Specific Ergonomics Guidelines For Shipyard Industry
  • April 01 - [QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 7] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

March

  • March 31 - Federal Register: 68:15484-15485 - Standard on Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 28 - [Trade Release] - OSHA ANNOUNCES FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
  • March 27 - [Region 6 Release] - Guymon, Okla., Company Cited for Exposing Workers to Safety Hazards
  • March 27 - [OSHA Statement] - Statement of Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao On Loss of Workdays Due To Injury and Illness
  • March 26 - [Region 8 Release] - Butte Construction Company issued $52,500 in proposed penalties for safety violations
  • March 26 - [Region 1 Release] - OSHA's New Hampshire Office Calls Attention to Crushing Hazards from Improperly Secured Dumpsters following Worker's Death
  • March 25 - [Region 2 Release] - OSHA Announces Safety & Health Partnership on PATH Construction Project
  • March 25 - [Region 5 Release] - OSHA Training Will Help Employers Identify Accident Trends In The Workplace
  • March 25 - [Region 5 Release] - OSHA Training Will Help Employers Identify Machine Guarding Hazards
  • March 25 - Federal Register: 68:14430 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting
  • March 25 - Federal Register: 68:14430-14432 - Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc., Expansion of Recognition
  • March 24 - Federal Register: 68:14262-14263 - Standard on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for General Industry (29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart I);Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 24 - Federal Register: 68:14260-14261 - Standards on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Shipyard Employment (29 CFR part 1915, subpart I);Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 21 - [Region 1 Release] - Inadequate Response to Hazardous Chemical Leak at Mass. Freight Terminal Leads to $83,500 in OSHA Fines
  • March 21 - Federal Register: 68:14099-14111 - Procedures for the Handling of Discrimination Complaints Under Section 519 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century
  • March 20 - [Region 6 Release] - Trenching Fatality at a Denham Springs, La., Worksite Brings OSHA Citations Alleging Willful Violations Of Safety Standards
  • March 20 - Federal Register: 68:13732-13733 - Standard on Benzene; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 19 - [Trade Release] - OSHA ASSISTANT SECRETARY ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
  • March 19 - [Trade Release] - AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE ALIGNS WITH OSHA
  • March 19 - [Region 2 Release] - OSHA Small Business Outreach Seminars On Fall Hazards and Ladder Safety
  • March 18 - [Region 4 Release] - OSHA Cites Sea Island Landscaper for Exposing Workers to Electrical Hazards - Agency plans compliance assistance program to prevent electrocutions
  • March 17 - [Region 8 Release] - Colorado Plastic Products Distributor Faces $129,200 in OSHA Fines for Violations of Workplace Safety and Health Standards
  • March 15 - [QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 6] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • March 14 - [Trade Release] - GRAIN INDUSTRY SAFER UNDER OSHA STANDARD - OSHA Completes Regulatory Review of Standard
  • March 13 - [Nursing Home Guidelines] - OSHA announces final ergonomics guidelines for nursing homes - practical recommendations to help nursing home operators reduce injuries among workers.
  • March 13 - [National Release] - Ergonomics Guidelines Announced for the Nursing Home Industry - OSHA recommends eliminating manual lifting of residents when feasible
  • March 12 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: Asst. Secretary John L. Henshaw - Date: 03/12/2002 - Presented To: International Mass Retail Association
  • March 12 - [Trade Release] - OSHA OFFERS HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION ON CRYSTALLINE SILICA
  • March 12 - [Trade Release] - INTERNATIONAL MASS RETAIL ASSOCIATION FORMS ALLIANCE WITH OSHA
  • March 11 - [National Release] - Labor Secretary Announces Plans to Enhance Enforcement for Employers Who Defy Safety and Health Regulations
  • March 11 - Federal Register: 68:11592-11593 - Standard on 1,3-Butadiene; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information -- Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • March 10 - [Region 5 Release] - Failure to Protect Workers From Safety Hazards May Cost Waupun, Wis. Firm $154,350
  • March 10 - [Region 10 Release] - OSHA and The Associated General Contractors of Washington Form Alliance
  • March 10 - [Region 4 Release] - Contractors at Gulf Shores, Ala., Job Site Cited for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards
  • March 10 - [Region 2 Release] - Fatal Manhattan Construction Accident Results in OSHA Citations & $60,000 in Proposed Penalties for New York City Employer
  • March 10 - [Trade Release] - OSHA, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS FORM ALLIANCE
  • March 07 - [Region 6 Release] - Worker's Injury at Killeen, Texas, Brings OSHA Penalties of $182,500
  • March 05 - [Region 1 Release] - Inaccurate Asbestos Exposure Records Lead to Nearly $51,000 in OSHA Fines for North Adams, Mass., Employer
  • March 05 - [Region 5 Release] - Safety and Health Forum for Small Businesses Scheduled at Sauk Valley Community College on March 26
  • March 04 - Federal Register: 68:10269-10272 - TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • March 01 - [QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 5] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

February

  • February 28 - [Region 2 Release] - OSHA Small Business Outreach Seminars On Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans & Fire Prevention Plans
  • February 27 - [Region 5 Release] - Annual Safety And Health Forum For Residential Construction
  • February 27 - [Trade Release] - OSHA, National Arborist Association Form Alliance - Will Focus on Reducing Tree Service Hazards
  • February 27 - [JSHQ Magazine Update] - The Winter 2003 Job Safety & Health Quarterly Magazine is now available online in HTML format. [JSHQ - Volume 14 No. 2 - Winter 2003
  • February 27 - Federal Register: 68:9036-9037 - Safety Standards for Cranes and Derricks
  • February 26 - [Trade Release] - Oklahoma Metal Products Manufacturer Faces $102,600 in OSHA Fines for Violations of Workplace Safety and Health Standards
  • February 26 - [Trade Release] - Osha Moves Forward With New Crane and Derrick Safety Construction Standard
  • February 26 - [Region 2 News Release] - Double Fatal Construction Accident Results in OSHA Citations & Over $27,000 in Proposed Penalties for Brooklyn, NY, Employer
  • February 25 - [Region 1 News Release] - Employee Fall Leads to Over $70,000 in OSHA Fines for Nashua, N.H., Industrial Laundry
  • February 25 - [OSHA Fact Sheet] - Whistleblowers & Corporate Fraud - Do I have any legal protection if I report corporate fraud? What are my rights as a whistleblower?
  • February 24 - [Region 5 News Release] - Failure to Correct Workplace Safety Hazards Leads to $80,700 OSHA Fine for Granite City Firm
  • February 24 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA IDENTIFIES WORKPLACES WITH HIGHEST INJURY AND ILLNESS RATES - Construction Industry Included in the Injury and Illness Survey
  • February 20 - [Region 4 News Release] - Contractor Cited For Trenching Violations At Cobb Parkway Job Site
  • February 20 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA FORMALIZES ALLIANCE WITH THE SEALANT WATERPROOFING AND RESTORATION INSTITUTE
  • February 19 - [Region 1 News Release] - New and Ongoing Electrical Safety Hazards Bring $82,500 in Additional Fines to Warsaw, N.Y., Nursing Home
  • February 19 - [Region 2 News Release] - OSHA Announces Safety & Health Partnership on Manhattan Construction Project
  • February 19 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA Fines Gainesville Poultry Plant $50,000 For Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards
  • February 15 - [QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 4] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • February 14 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA Fines St. Mary's, Ga., Paper Plant $258,000 Following Inspection of Fatal Explosion
  • February 14 - [Trade News Release] - AMERICAN APPAREL AND FOOTWEAR ASSOCIATION FORMS ALLIANCE WITH OSHA - Efforts will focus on reducing ergonomic injuries in the industry
  • February 10 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA Announces Worker Safety and Health Partnership in Construction of Shopping Complex
  • February 10 - [Region 6 News Release] - Texas Electrical Company Agrees to Pay OSHA Penalties of $86,800
  • February 10 - Federal Register: 68:6783 - Notice of Meeting
  • February 07 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA Finds Major Problems in Accident Leading to Critical Injury of Foundry Worker in Milwaukee
  • February 07 - [Region 10 News Release] - OSHA Reminds Employers to Post Injury/Illness Summaries
  • February 07 - Federal Register: 68:6518 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting
  • February 06 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA Training Will Help Employers Identify Machine Guarding Hazards - Machinery Safety Training at Bradley University on Feb. 20
  • February 05 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA Fines Contractor For Trenching Violations At Venice, Fla., Job Site
  • February 05 - [Region 6 News Release] - Dallas Based Pipeline Firm's Failure to Respect Hazards of Power Lines Leads to OSHA Fines
  • February 05 - Federal Register: 68:5926-5927 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • February 05 - Federal Register: 68:5927-5928 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • February 03 - [Trade News Release] - New Outreach Funding for Spanish-Speaking Workers is Highlight of OSHA'S FY 2004 Budget
  • February 03 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA Cites South Carolina Contractor for Crane Collapses At Maybank Bridge Project; Proposes $66,500 in Penalties
  • February 03 - [Region 2 News Release] - Safety & Health Hazards Result in $92,000 in Fines Against Rite Aid of New York, Inc., Bronx, N.Y., Store
  • February 01 - [QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 3] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

January

  • January 31 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA, Shipbuilders Council Form Alliance
  • January 31 - Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing eTool - Drilling Module - The oil and gas industry employs hundreds of thousands of people and is a vital component of the national economy. Worker safety and health are important to this industry. This eTool identifies common hazards and possible solutions to reduce incidents that could lead to injuries or fatalities.
  • January 28 - Federal Register: 68:4240-4241 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; Notice of Open Meeting
  • January 28 - Federal Register: 68:4239 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
  • January 27 - [Trade News Release] - ACCSH Public Meeting Scheduled For Feb. 13 In Rosemont, Ill.
  • January 27 - [Region 8 News Release] - OSHA Cites Tidyman's County Markets in Montana For Safety Hazards - Agreement Reached to Guard Heavy-Duty Dough Mixers At 22 Stores
  • January 24 - [Region 4 News Release] - Lack of Safety Plans at East Point, Ga., Firm Factor in Workers' Exposure to Ammonia; OSHA Proposes $57,200 in Penalties
  • January 24 - Federal Register: 68:3564-3566 - TUV Product Services GmbH, Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • January 23 - [Region 4 News Release] - Lack of Worker Protection at Fairfield, Ala., Steel Plant Leads to OSHA Citations and $87,500 in Proposed Penalties
  • January 23 - [Region 4 News Release] - Failure to Abate Safety Hazards Brings Additional OSHA Penalties to Delray Beach Company
  • January 23 - [National News Release] - OSHA Offers Tips To Protect Workers In Cold Environments
  • January 22 - [Trade News Release] - Ergonomics Advisory Committed Focuses on Practical Solutions for Reducing Injuries
  • January 22 - [OSHA Speech] - Speaker: Asst. Secretary John L. Henshaw - Date: January 22, 2003 - Presented To: National Advisory Committee
  • January 22 - [Region 6 News Release] - Worker's Death at Houston, Texas, Worksite Brings OSHA Penalties of $175,000
  • January 22 - Federal Register: 68:3038-3039 - Standard on Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI) (29 CFR 1910.217(h)); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • January 17 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA, Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association Establish Partnership to Reduce Injuries, Eliminate Accidents
  • January 16 - [Region 4 News Release] - OSHA Fines Birmingham Company $84,500 Following Inspection Of Fatal Truck Accident
  • January 16 - [Region 1 News Release] - OSHA, Trust, Partner for Worker Safety and Health in Connecticut's Nursing Home and Personal Care Facilities
  • January 15 - [Trade News Release] - Raytheon Aerospace Agrees to Corporate-Wide Settlement on Safety Issues
  • January 15 - [Maritime Update] - New Maritime Safety and Health Injury Prevention Sheets. more...
  • January 15 - [JSHQ Magazine Update] - The Fall 2002 Job Safety and Health Quarterly Magazine has been posted to the public website. main JSHQ index...
  • January 15 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA Cites Red Bud, Ill., Firm For Failure To Abate Safety Violations
  • January 15 - [Region 4 News Release] - Atlanta Company Cited Again for Lack of Cave-in Protection
  • January 15 - [QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 2] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...
  • January 14 - Federal Register: 68:1808 - Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment
  • January 14 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA, Koch Industries Form Partnership
  • January 14 - [Region 2 News Release] - Litany of Hazards Results in OSHA Citations for Syracuse, NY Company
  • January 13 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA, Dow Chemical Company Form Alliance
  • January 10 - [Region 5 News Release] - OSHA Training Will Help Employers Identify Machine Guarding Hazards - Machinery Safety Training at the College of DuPage on Jan. 30
  • January 10 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA Proposes Revision to Commercial Diving Standard - Amendment codifies three-year old variance on decompression chamber requirements
  • January 10 - Federal Register: 68:1399-1414 - Commercial Diving Operations
  • January 08 - Federal Register: 68:1023-1024 - Standards Improvement Project -- Phase II
  • January 08 - [Region 8 News Release] - Plum Creek's MDF Plant in Columbia Falls issued $169,000 in proposed penalties for safety violations
  • January 08 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA Extends Comment Period on Standards Improvement Project
  • January 08 - [Trade News Release] - National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics Plans First Meeting in Washington This Month
  • January 07 - [Region 1 News Release] - Conveyor Hazards at Worcester, Mass., CVS Pharmacy Lead to Nearly $62,000 in OSHA Fines
  • January 07 - Federal Register: 68:794-795 - National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics
  • January 07 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA Announces Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
  • January 06 - Federal Register: 68:579-583 - Modify Scope of Recognition of NRTLs
  • January 06 - Federal Register: 68:583-586 - Intertek Testing Services, NA, Inc., Application for Expansion of Recognition
  • January 06 - Federal Register: 68:586-588 - Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Applications for Expansion of Recognition
  • January 03 - [Region 4 News Release] - Duluth, Ga., Company Cited for Exposing Workers to Cave-in Hazards; OSHA Proposes $65,800 in Penalties
  • January 02 - [Teen Workers Page] - Premier site for teen worker safety and health information provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  • January 02 - [Trade News Release] - OSHA Launches Teen Safety and Health Site
  • January 02 - [Shipyard Employment: Ship Repair] - 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. This eTool addresses the entire 1915 regulation as it pertains to Ship Repair which includes activities such as altering, converting, installing, cleaning, painting, and maintaining vessels.
  • January 01 - [QuickTakes Volume 2, Issue 1] - A bi-weekly e-news memo with information, updates and results from OSHA about safety and health in America's workplaces...

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