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March 2020 OSHA Quicktakes

Region 10 - Alliance Agreement - January 10, 2020

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Boise Area Office and The Dennis Technical Education Center (DTEC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster good safety and health practices and programs to improve American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and DTEC hereby form an Alliance to provide DTEC members, students, and the public with information, guidance, and access to training resources. The Alliance aims to reduce and prevent worker exposure to occupational workplace safety and health hazards, address youth employment issues related to safety and health, and educate students on the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). DTEC offers a selection of career technical classes for students in the Boise School District. DTEC collaborates with Kuna School District, Bishop Kelly High School, home-schooled students, and online-school students.

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Canfor’s El Dorado Facility Re-Certified as an OSHA SHARP Site
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Canfor Southern Pine acquired Anthony Forest Products in 2015, and the operation produces engineered wood products, such as laminated beams, columns, and other glulam products, at its facility in El Dorado, Arkansas. The operations has an annual capacity of 30 million board feet (mmbf), and its products primarily serve the construction industry.

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Federal Worker Safety

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OSHA’s Field Federal Safety and Health Council in Kansas City was recognized for its commitment to protecting federal workers from injuries and illnesses.

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The seventh annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction will be held May 4-8.

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Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2018 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

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Federal Court Orders Railway to Pay $696,173 for Lost Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Railway Retaliated Against Whistleblower

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The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado has ordered Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) to pay $696,173 in lost back and future wages to a former employee who reported track defects, bringing the total paid to the whistleblower to more than $1.74 million.

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OSHA resources can help keep workers safe from winter weather hazards

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Winter weather presents hazards including slippery roads/surfaces, strong winds and environmental cold. Employers must prevent illnesses, injuries, or fatalities, by controlling these hazards in workplaces impacted by winter weather.

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