Monthly Archives: January 2010

Combustible dust sessions set by OSHA

OSHA has announced two meetings at which it will take comments on combustible dust hazards, a deadly but often poorly recognized hazard. OSHA said it will use the info to develop a proposed standard for combustible dust. The meetings are … Continue reading

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New respirator resources offered

New videos about respirators and their proper fitting and use are available from OSHA. The videos include OSHA’s “Respirator Safety” video, which¬†demonstrates how to correctly put on and take off common types of respirators, such as N95s. Another, “The Difference … Continue reading

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OSHA sets listening meeting

OSHA has set a public meeting to hear comment from stakeholders and interested parties, especially about emerging or unaddressed workplace safety issues. See the full news release from OSHA here. OSHA Dr. David Michaels said the meeting “gives us an … Continue reading

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OSHA brings the hammer down

OSHA and DOL clearly intend to get across the message that worker deaths are a big deal. The days when an environmental mishap brought larger fines than those assessed after somone dies in the workplace are over. This week, we … Continue reading

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