Category Archives: Political Activity

Representative Gene Green (D-TX) recently introduced H.R.170.IH to direct the Secretary of Labor to revise regulations concerning the recording and reporting of occupational injuries and illnesses under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.  The revisions would require site-controlling … Continue reading

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During the past several weeks, our attention has been focused on the East Coast and the devastating effects of Super Storm Sandy.  However, there is a slightly smaller storm brewing on the West Coast which may have far-reaching implications for … Continue reading

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OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Training now requires a two hour “Intro to OSHA” with emphasis on workers’ rights. “Introduction to OSHA,” a revised training component with a huge emphasis on workers’ rights, is now required content in every OSHA 10 … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Revisit ANSI Z10 Occupational Health & Safety Management System? Back in 2005, the American National Standards Institute published the ANSI/AIHA Z10-2005 health and safety management system standard that was developed through the American Industrial Hygiene Association.  … Continue reading

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Back on November 24th ISHN (Industrial Safety & Health News) posted an article “Returning to the original OSHA” on its website. The article discusses a speech given by then acting OSHA boss Jordan Barab where he stated the following “For … Continue reading

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On December 16th David Michaels the new Director of OSHA gave a speech at the NIOSH “Going Green” workshop. His speech was titled “Making Green Jobs Safe: Integrating Occupational Safety & Health into Green and Sustainability” where he laid out … Continue reading

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 On July 28th President Obama announced his nomination for the Assistant Secretary of Labor and Director of OSHA. His pick is David Michaels, PhD, MPH, who is an epidemiologist and is currently Research Professor at the Department of Environmental and … Continue reading

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More often than not in the course of conversation about my beloved profession the question comes up these days about OSHA , safety, and where it is all headed under the new administration. I have come to the conclusion that … Continue reading

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In a speech given by Secretary of Labor Hida Solis for the National Workers Memorial at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 she made the following statements. “Under my watch, enforcement of our … Continue reading

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Bob Whitmore the Director of OSHA’s Recordkeeping group is drawing $150,000 a year and has been sitting at home since July of 2007 on paid administrative leave after an altercation with his boss.  See The Washington Post article http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/18/AR2009021803455.html?hpid=sec-business. As … Continue reading

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