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News items in 2013

Date Title

16 May 2013

USFA Releases Report on Maritime Preparedness

Several recommendations to improve fire department preparedness for incidents in maritime areas.

15 May 2013

New Federal Flu Guidelines for Employers

Three cabinet secretaries, today urged businesses to plan for absences

14 May 2013

Guidance Document Focuses on Combustible Dust Hazards

A new document that helps chemical manufacturers and importers recognize the potential for dust explosions

13 May 2013

Avoiding Heat Stress on the Job

The stress of working in hot weather is a concern for many as summer approaches.

12 May 2013

OSHA Standards Added to Revised Shipyard Industry Document

Contamination issues related to Hexavalent Chromium and Employer Payment for Personal Protective Equipment

11 May 2013

Mandatory Respirator Selection Provisions

A new guidance document, provides employers with information for selecting respirators for employees exposed to contaminants in the air.

10 May 2013

OSHA Deck Barge Safety Guidance Document & Spud Barge Fact Sheet

Slips, trips and falls, fire and falling overboard are among the major safety topics.

9 May 2013

Final Rule Clarifies "per-employee" Violations on PPE and Training

A final rule on December 12 on employer responsibility for providing workers with personal protective equipment and training.

8 May 2013

Report Urges New Culture for DOL and OSHA

The Center for American Progress, a Washington liberal think tank, is calling for a "change of culture" at the Department of Labor and OSHA.

7 May 2013

FMCSA Rule to Improve Safety of Equipment Used in the Transportation of Intermodal Containers

New rules will significantly strengthen safety requirements for intermodal container chassis

6 May 2013

IMO Publishes New IMDG Code

A new edition of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.

5 May 2013

OSHA Clarifies Electrical Standard

A clarification to a revision made on its electrical installation standard for general industry.

4 May 2013

Canadian Agency Launches Online Safety Community

An online discussion board where people interested in health and safety can exchange ideas and information.

2 May 2013

New Construction Equipment Visibility

A new safety and health topic page on blind areas around construction equipment for safety personnel.

1 May 2013

Shipfitting

Shipfitting is a physically demanding job

1 May 2013

Electrocution and Shock Hazards in Shipyards

The Safety Alert provides useful tips & reminders about potentially hazardous situations

30 Apr 2013

OSHA Resources on Combustible Dust

Any combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form.

29 Apr 2013

The Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Guidelines for Shipyards

An industry-specific guidance document that provides practical recommendations.

28 Apr 2013

OSHA Maritime Outreach Training Program

OSHA has developed an OSHA Outreach Training Program for the Maritime industry.