OSHA Quicktakes October 2022

October 2022 OSHA Quicktakes Protecting Workers from Heat-Related Illnesses and Fatalities The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that between 2015 and 2019, environmental heat cases resulted in an average of 35 fatalities per year and an average of 2,700 cases with days away from work. However, the total number of […]

OSHA Quicktakes September 2022

September 2022 OSHA Quicktakes US Department of Labor Signs Ambassador Alliance to Protect Temporary Workers Since 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Staffing Association (ASA) have been working hand-in-hand to develop several successful initiatives aimed at improving workplace conditions for one of the more vulnerable populations: […]

OSHA Quicktakes June 2022

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June 2022 OSHA Quicktakes Crane Safety An OSHA directive provides guidance for on when compliance officers should initiate an inspections of a crane operator’s training, certification, and evaluation under the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard. “1926.1400(a) This standard applies to power-operated equipment, when used in construction, that can hoist, lower and horizontally move a suspended load. Such […]

OSHA Quicktakes May 2022

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May 2022 OSHA Quicktakes Protecting Workers From Heat WASHINGTON – For the first time, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a National Emphasis Program to protect millions of workers from heat illness and injuries. Through the program, OSHA will conduct heat-related workplace inspections before workers suffer completely preventable injuries, illnesses or, even worse, fatalities. […]

OSHA Quicktakes April 2022

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April 2022 OSHA Quicktakes US Department of Labor announces $3.2M in Susan Harwood grants for workplace safety, health training on infectious diseases, including COVID-19 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced the availability of $3.2 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for Susan […]

OSHA Quicktakes March 2022

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March 2022 OSHA Quicktakes Safety Advisory Meetings The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health will meet on Feb. 22, followed by the NACOSH Heat Injury and Illness Prevention Work Group on Feb. 25. The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) is a statutory committee established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act […]

OSHA Quicktakes February 2022

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February 2022 OSHA Quicktakes Vaccination and Testing ETS WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling on the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency temporary standard on vaccination and testing: “I am disappointed in the court’s decision, which is a major setback to the health and […]

OSHA Quicktakes January 2022

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January 2022 OSHA Quicktakes Safety Achievement Recognition OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program recognized a North Dakota asphalt plant where workers identified an unsafe trailer that was removed and replaced the same day. Opp Construction’s asphalt plant provides asphalt and other gravel products to contractors in North Dakota. The company learned of OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program over seven years ago through […]

OSHA Quicktakes December 2021

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December 2021 OSHA Quicktakes OSHA Leadership On November 3, Douglas L. Parker was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Read his bio to learn about his commitment to protecting workers. OSHA NEWSLETTER US Department of Labor urges Midwest employers to emphasize electrical safety after 4 workplace deaths in Missouri, Kansas OSHA […]

OSHA Quicktakes November 2021

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November 2021 OSHA Quicktakes heat Safety Resources Our new public service announcement can help spread the word on the importance of protecting workers from extreme heat hazards. Watch Video OSHA NEWSLETTER Suicide Prevention Workplace suicides continued to rise in 2019. We have mental health resources for dealing with work-related stress. In September each year, mental health organizations and people across […]

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