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Electrocution Hazards Cited in OSHA Case

OSHA has proposed more than $70,000 in fines against P. Gioioso & Sons Inc. for hazards at a Massachusetts work site.

Georgia Roofing Contractor Cited for Repeat and Serious Violations

The citations stem from work sites where employees were performing roofing work without fall protection.

Sandy Grants Continue

The local share of the federal grant is $54,340, bringing the total to $543,400.

The NIOSH publication cites examples of embedded fall prevention equipment during new construction and renovations.

NIOSH PtD Publication Touts Embedded Fall Prevention Features

The new Workplace design solutions document cites steel embeds for guardrail support, embedded roof anchor points, and straps embedded in concrete.

IOM Report Calls for Reforming Physician Education Funding

Medicare provides much of the public financing for graduate medical education -- an estimated $9.7 billion in 2012. The report calls for more oversight and accountability.

CDC Ending Printed Distribution of MMWR

Effective Aug. 1, subscribers who now receive printed copies no longer will receive them. The publication is available free online.

Portland to Host National Health Care Ergonomics Conference

The September conference will focus on wellness and total worker health.

Two surveys of the residents of Paulsboro, N.J., after the 2012 vinyl chloride release showed more than half of them reported new or worsened health effects after the derailment.

Safety Board Determining Cause of Paulsboro Derailment Today

Seven cars in a Conrail freight train derailed Nov. 30, 2012, in Paulsboro, N.J., with one car carrying vinyl chloride ruptured as a result. New Jersey’s Department of Health reported earlier this year that its surveys of residents showed more than half experienced new or worsening health symptoms after the chemical release.



MH29.1:2012 Recognized by the International Building Code

Advance Lifts made the announcement.

End of the Line

Tugboats completed the tow of the Costa Concordia to the port of Genoa, where it will be scrapped, on July 27.

Coast Guard Blog Highlights Dangers of BUI

Boat operators under the influence of alcohol are 10 times more likely to die in a boating accident than are sober operators, Aux. David Glaser explained.

London Brigade on Target Despite Station Closures

Fire deaths are declining and the average arrival times for first and second engines are matching its predictions – within six minutes and within eight minutes.

The requirement in the Oregon OSHA confined space standard for a written agreement between an employer and a third-party rescue service is being removed.

Oregon OSHA Details Confined Space Rule Changes

The proposed changes to OAR 437-002-0146, its confined space rule, include removing the term "self-rescue" from the rule, except in a note clarifying that self-rescue is not a viable option.

United States, Mexico Sign Food Safety Agreement

The partnership will promote the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products.

MSHA Announces Results of June Impact Inspections

Federal inspectors issued 186 citations in June.

US Labor Secretary Releases Statement on the Need to Raise Minimum Wage

Thomas E. Perez releases a statement through the Department of Labor.

According to OSHA

OSHA Changes Enforcement Stance on Communication Towers

A new directive has been issued that replaces a March 2002 directive. The new one applies to all work activities on communication towers that involve the use of a personnel hoist -- not just new towers.

NATE Accepting 2014-15 STAR Initiative Applications

This is the National Association of Tower Erectors' signature program recognizing tower contractors, tower owners, and carriers that voluntarily adhere to higher safety standards.

GM Expects to Pay $400 Million in Ignition Switch Claims

Announcing net revenue of $39.6 billion during 2014's second quarter, the company said it took a $400 million special charge for its ignition switch compensation program.

OSHA and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Sign Agreement

The agreement strengthens protections for workers from coercion, retaliation.

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