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OSHA Enforcement and Regulatory Changes Underway

  OSHA intends to become more active in regulation promulgation and enforcement. Specifically, a pronouncement by President Obama’s new Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, encapsulates the new focus: “As I have said since my first day on the job, …the U.S. Department of L...

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OSHA Directive: Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP)

The Severe Violator Enforcement Program [SVEP] program directive went into effective June 6th 2010. We have attached a copy of this news release which references the OSHA directive for the Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) This 32 page directive covers general industr...

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2010 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards

The following is a link to the list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards addressed in these ...

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Report Shows How Obama's OSHA Has Stepped Up Enforcement

An analysis of OSHA enforcement during the first two years of the Obama administration shows how the agency has changed its enforcement tactics compared to the Bush years. OMB Watch says “the leash has been taken off the OSHA inspectorate under the Obama administration.” The numbe...

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Tips for Workplace Holiday Safety

When planning seasonal events and decorations for the office, it's important to keep workplace holiday safety in mind. Decorating your office can be a fun way to help coworkers enjoy the spirit of the holiday season together, as long as proper safety precautions are observed at all times. ...

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Are There Hazardous Chemicals at Your Job?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication (Hazcom) Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200 also known as the "Right-To-Know" Rule went into effect in November 1985. The purpose ...

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Did You Know OSHA Has Over 200 Safety and Health Training Requirements?

OSHA has over two hundred (200) safety and health training  OSHA Publication #2254 outlines these requirements that applies to industry, service, manufacturing, retail and construction activities. United Alliance...

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Does Your Company Require a Safety Needs Assessment?

For a company who is wondering through the maze of regulatory compliance, The Safety and Health Training Center can conduct a Safety Needs Assessment that will help identify needs and deficiencies. Conducted similar to an OSHA inspection, without the subsequent citations and penalt...

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Challenges Small Businesses Face in Complying with OSHA and EPA Regulations

As of 2006, small firms with less than 500 employees accounted for approximately 99 percent of the estimated 26.8 million businesses in the United States. A common concern of small businesses is how to provide a safe workplace for employees and how to comply with Safety and Health regu...

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