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News items in 2013

Date Title

28 Oct 2013

Ventilation for Painting in Enclosed Spaces

The National Shipbuilding Research Program has conducted a research to develop a predictive tool to better estimate and establish some ventilation performance metrics for effective control of potential airborne hazards to health during shipyard painting processes.

26 Sep 2013

SILICA Alert - No Official Movement on NPRM

OSHA Administrator David Michaels announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) addressing exposure to crystalline silica.

3 Jul 2013

Free Webinar to Address Hazcom Standard

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

23 Jun 2013

NIOSH Offers "Straight Talk" on Nail Gun Safety

NIOSH recently published an informational comic strip about nail gun safety.

22 Jun 2013

Falling Off Ladders Can Kill: New Fall Prevention Resource

A new bilingual English-Spanish booklet on safe ladder use, "Falling Off Ladders Can Kill: Use Them Safely".

21 Jun 2013

ASME/OSHA Basic Rigging Requirements

The Crosby Group presents a range courses for ASME/OSHA Basic Rigging Requirements

19 Jun 2013

Chemical Reactivity Worksheet

A software program you can use to view the reactivity hazards of individual chemicals

18 Jun 2013

New OSHA Maritime Safety Publications

A new InfoSheet on Toluene Safety in the Workplace

17 Jun 2013

OSHA Issues Guides on New HazCom Standard

Two guidance documents on its new hazard communication standard for chemicals to assist employers on transition

16 Jun 2013

New House Bill Seeks to Codify VPP

Bipartisan legislation to establish the program as a permanent fixture at OSHA.

15 Jun 2013

House Democrats Reintroduce Combustible Dust Legislation

Democrats in the House have reintroduced legislation that would require OSHA to issue an interim standard on combustible dust hazards.

14 Jun 2013

Carbon Monoxide Alert

Please make every effort to remind/teach your employees about the dangers of carbon monoxide

13 Jun 2013

DOL Posts Regulatory Agenda

The Department of Labor has released its fall 2012 Regulatory Agenda

12 Jun 2013

Container Yard Safety Guidelines Issued

Recommended safety standards for container yard equipment in ports and container-handling facilities.

11 Jun 2013

Shipbuilders Council Of America Settles Subpart F Challenge

On November 26, 2012 SCA filed a Motion to Dismiss with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, formally ending the challenge to OSHA’s Subpart F: General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment Final Rule

10 Jun 2013

Inspect Fiberglass Ladders - Near Miss

An interesting near miss

10 Jun 2013

OSHA "Top 10" violations of 2012

the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited standards for fiscal 2012

9 Jun 2013

New OSHA Directive Addresses Marine Cargo Handling

a revised directive regarding enforcement guidance for inspections in longshoring and marine terminals.

8 Jun 2013

OSHA Extreme Heat-Related Outdoor Inspections

to "expedite heat related inspections and to issue citations, where appropriate, as soon as possible."

7 Jun 2013

DOT to Launch New Distracted Driving Initiative

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released a "Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving" to address "Distraction Epidemic"