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- ASSE Government Affairs Update – 11.19.13
- Electronic Reporting of Injury and Illness Data Proposed by OSHA
- Public Meeting on Recordkeeping Proposed Rule
- ACCSH Request for Nominations and December Meeting Announcement
- OSHA Resources to Encourage Safer Chemicals and Better PELs
- OMB Says Shutdown Halted Hundreds of OSHA Inspections and Consultations
- OSHA Urges Retailers to Take Black Friday Workplace Safety Precautions
- FACOSH Announces Meeting
In a November 7 teleconference for news media and leading stakeholders, OSHA announced a proposed rule to amend its recordkeeping standards to require employers to submit electronically the injury and illness data OSHA already requires them to keep. The proposal was published the next day. Under the proposal, employers with more than 250 employees would be required to submit records quarterly to OSHA. Employers with between 250 and 20 employees in certain industries with [...]Read More
ASSE President Kathy Seabrook called for an end to the government shutdown, saying that federal agencies like OSHA, NIOSH, MSHA, CSB and the EPA were “established by Congress in response to calls by the American people for help in protecting them from workplace-related risks. No American worker should lose their life because of the inability of those who [...]Read More
ASSE provided comments in response to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) proposed Strategic Goals for its Traumatic Injury Research and Prevention Program. ASSE commended NIOSH, saying that, overall, the goals reflect an appropriate intention to develop greater understanding of the most important risks our members face in this nation’s workplaces. ASSE’s comments included suggestions to enhance NIOSH’s abilities in [...]Read More
UPDATE: On September 12, OSHA published the proposed rule in the Federal Register. OSHA has announced publication of the long-awaited proposed rule to set a standard aimed at addressing workplace risks posed by silica. As indicated in an ASSE-prepared summary of the proposed rule, OSHA proposes to lower its Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for silica to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, which is 50 [...]Read More
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