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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Employers have rules and unions have rules – sometimes resulting in conflicts. At the beginning of April, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia decided that a union could legally fine an employee who followed his employer’s … 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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The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) the largest and oldest professional safety society released its legislative and regulatory agenda for 2010.  The ASSE states in its press release that this agenda is aimed at ensuring that advances in occupational … Continue reading

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  For Immediate Release Contact: Diane Hurns, 847-768-3413, dhurns@asse.org ASSE URGES US SENATE LEADER TO SUPPORT PUBLIC SECTOR WORK COVERAGE IN OSHA REFORM LEGISLATION   DES PLAINES, IL (January 22, 2010) — In a letter to U.S. Senator Johnny H. Isakson (R-GA), a … 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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