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  • DOL Offering Grants to Aid in Disaster Response Following Irma

    Included in DOL assistance is that OSHA is posting guidance to help employers keep their workers safe during cleanup and recovery operations, and most OSHA programmed enforcement actions will halt in affected areas to avoid disrupting recovery operations. An OSHA Emergency Response Team will provide compliance assistance.

  • Australian Builder Fined $880,000 in Fatal Collapse

    "Floor collapses can be caused by overloading areas with construction materials, the new floor not being structurally completed, or the structural support elements being inadequate or altered. That is why it is critical that builders ensure the load-bearing capacity of floors under construction are known by everyone at the site," WorkSafe Victoria Head of Hazardous Industries and Industry Practice Michael Coffey said.

  • Texas' Texting Ban Kicks in 9/1

    "The new law will help reduce crashes, save lives, and make Texas roads safer for everyone," Kent Livesay, vice president and general manager of AAA Texas, wrote in his message to readers. "This new law will make travel safer for every Texan."

  • HUD Update of Manufactured Home Standards Coming Soon?

    The agency has a proposed rule under OIRA review, with an NPRM to be published in September 2017.

  • DOT Reports on Rulemakings' Status

    DOT's August 2017 Significant Rulemaking Report lists the status of dozens of pending rulemakings, including some the agency has halted and many others it has delayed during the Trump administration's initial months.

  • Construction Company Fined in Asbestos Case

    "Asbestos exposure can cause cancer, lung disease, and other serious respiratory diseases," said Tyler Amon, special agent-in-charge for EPA's Criminal Investigation Division in New York. "In this case, AIREKO Construction avoided hiring trained and certified asbestos abatement professionals. AIREKO did the work 'on the cheap,' willfully putting workers and others at risk."

  • Why You Shouldn't Put Off Your Safety Initiatives, Even When OSHA Rules are Delayed

    Just because some rules are delayed doesn't mean they're off the table. In fact, many experts believe they will still move forward, possibly in their current form.

  • NSC Congress & Expo Races to Indianapolis

    The NSC Congress & Expo is sure to be a week full of education and innovation in the safety and health market, so be ready to start your engines come September.

  • Why Use NFPA 350, Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work?

    OSHA tells you what to do; NFPA 350 tells you how to do it by providing supporting information on how to identify hazards, perform gas monitoring, control hazards, and ventilate.

  • Interest Remains High in 'Game Changer' Z244.1-2016 Standard

    The Z244.1-2016 standard attempts to help employers and safety managers prevent both violations and worker exposures to hazardous energy.