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News items in 2015

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10 Dec 2015

OSHA Information Collection Request: Asbestos in Shipyards Standards

On November 30, 2015, OSHA announced a information collection request (ICR) regarding "Asbestos in Shipyards Standard" as codified in regulations 29 CFR 1915.1001 that help to protect workers from the adverse health effects that may result from occupational exposure to asbestos.

23 Nov 2015

OSHA updates guidance on safety and health program management

Published Nov. 16, the voluntary Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines detail core elements of an effective safety and health program.

12 Oct 2015

Top 10 OSHA Violations in Fiscal 2015

A preliminary list of the top 10 OSHA violations for fiscal year 2015 was released Sept. 29 by the agency at the National Safety Council Congress in Atlanta.

3 Sep 2015

Employee Injury Exposures for Maritime Employers

An Overview regarding Employee Injury Exposures for Maritime Employers was distributed at the August AGM; and has been sent to Members via their Brokers, and is available on our website.

1 Sep 2015

SafeShore Subcontractor Flyer

SafeShore publishes a succinct flyer for Signal Members and Brokers. It is a useful handout for Members’ vendors who require Longshore cover.

31 Jul 2015

OSHA Clarifies Employers’ Responsibility to Maintain Accurate Injury and Illness Logs

Pertinent passage excerpted from OSHA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking dated July 28, 2015.

27 Jul 2015

OSHA reversal: Injuries treated with kinesiology tape not recordable

OSHA has reversed an interpretation on the use of kinesiology tape to treat worker injuries, saying use of the elastic tape is considered first aid and injuries treated with it are not recordable.

8 Jun 2015

OSHA: existing stock of hazardous chemicals don't have to be relabeled

OSHA says existing stock of hazardous chemicals don't have to be relabeled. Companies may still be receiving hazmat stock after 6/1 with old labels.

3 Jun 2015

Five Key Differences Between OSHA’s New Confined Space Rules for Construction and the General Industry Rule

OSHA has identified five key differences between the general industry standard and the new construction standard.

22 May 2015

ILA-USMX JSC OSH publishes new Safety Circular, English/Spanish

ILA-USMX JSC OSH publishes new Safety Circular on how to prevent injuries by avoiding being caught between a fixed object and a moving object.

14 May 2015

Enforcement Guidance for the Hazard Communication Standard's (HCS) June 1, 2015 Effective Date

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide enforcement guidance on the June 1, 2015 effective date - the date by which chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers must be in compliance with all modified provisions of the HCS, other than the two exceptions for distributors and employers at 29 CFR 1910.1200(j)(2)(i) and (ii).

14 Apr 2015

The Heat is on in CA

Revised Cal/OSHA Heat Safety Regulation in Effect May 1

24 Mar 2015

Coast Guard issues safety alert on ships’ engine room operations

Maintaining Machinery, Knowing Escape Routes, & Conducting Thorough Engineering Watches

24 Mar 2015

OSHA Publishes Proposed Revision to Eye and Face Protection Standards

OSHA has published a proposed revision to its Eye and Face Protection Standards that updates personal protective equipment requirements

18 Mar 2015

NIOSH 30-Year Study Finds 'Some Progress' in Hearing Loss Cases

NIOSH study finds hearing loss rate steady with long term outcomes improving.

5 Mar 2015

2015 OSHA Rule Making Update

Great summary of pending and envisioned changes from the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota.

20 Feb 2015

NFPA 70E – 2015 Standard Released

The 2015 edition of NFPA 70E introduces a major change in how stakeholders evaluate electrical risk.

20 Feb 2015

USCG - commercial diving operations

The US Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations for commercial diving.