December 17, 2019 • Volume 18, Issue 23 • A twice-monthly newsletter with information about workplace safety and health.
Working Safely in Cold Weather
During the winter season, OSHA's winter weather webpage offers tips for staying safe while working outdoors.
A drain contractor was convicted of manslaughter, and sentenced to two years in prison following an OSHA trench fatality investigation.
Walking-Working Surfaces Corrections Notice
A notice published in the Federal Register corrects minor errors, and clarifies requirements in the Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment standards.
Partnership Seeks to Keep Construction Workers Safe
The 300 Colorado Project and OSHA are partnering to protect workers at a construction site in Austin, Texas.
Alliance Program Signing
OSHA and the National Utility Contractors Association of Texas are partnering to improve worker safety through training, education, and outreach.
Emphasis Program Focuses on Amputations
OSHA updated its national emphasis program on eliminating amputation hazards in manufacturing and industrial workplaces.
Confined Spaces Violations
Read about more OSHA enforcement cases.
Freedom of Information Act
OSHA's updated webpage focuses on how to submit and track Freedom of Information Act requests.
Happy New Year!
OSHA wishes you a safe and healthful new year. QuickTakes will return in January 2020.