August 9 – Construction hazards must be addressed to protect the workforce. Since 2012, this construction company has been cited a dozen times for failing to keep the workforce safe. Willful, serious, and repeated violations continue to be a problem and highlight the need for safer working conditions.
July 28 – To help users file a complaint with the appropriate agency, OSHA recently revised their online whistleblower complaint form. Check out the significant updates and walk through the process. Detailed information concerning employee rights are also available online at http://www.whistleblowers.gov/.
August 8 – Three new items were put on the federal register for public comment: Ionizing Radiation Standard, Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators Standard, and Fire Brigades Standard. To read the overviews and see how to submit comments, visit the federal register section of the OSHA.gov site.
August 9 – MSHA has announced immediate action to address issues related to employees who fail to meet the Agency’s medical standards. Some employees for years have failed to meet the required medical standards. This action plan will help develop a solution to this ongoing problem.