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Understanding OSHA Inspections

Understanding OSHA Inspections

A new video explains the OSHA inspection process and how the agency is helping to protect workers from workplace hazards.

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MARIJUANA USE AND PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREENING

MARIJUANA USE AND PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREENING

Thoughts About Marijuana Use from A College Counselor’s Perspective – By Michelle Maller

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Using Leading Indicators to Improve Safety and Health Outcomes

Using Leading Indicators to Improve Safety and Health Outcomes

A new OSHA publication and webpage on leading indicators show how business can improve safety and health programs by tracking workplace conditions and events to prevent injuries or illnesses.

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Learn More about Trenching and Excavation (webinar)

Learn More about Trenching and Excavation (webinar)

OSHA has updated its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities. Trench collapses, or cave-ins, pose the greatest risk to workers’ lives.

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Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule: U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General Report Addresses Implementation Effectiveness

Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule: U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General Report Addresses Implementation Effectiveness

From JDSupra. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (‘EPA”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a September 9th report titled: EPA Not Effectively Implementing the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“Report”)

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Pittsburgh group aims to reduce lead exposure through demolition procedures

Pittsburgh group aims to reduce lead exposure through demolition procedures

From Construction & Demolition Recylcing. A new group in Pittsburgh is taking action to reduce children’s exposure to lead in the region through demolition activity. 

The Lead-Safe Demolition Working Group, formed by the Institute of Politics at the University of Pittsburgh, recently proposed an ordinance with instructions on best demolition practices to reduce lead exposure, including wetting down a structure before, during and after demolition to control dust spreading, according to the Post-Gazette.

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NSC releases OSHA's Top 10 safety violations for FY19

NSC releases OSHA's Top 10 safety violations for FY19

From Construction & Demolition Recycling. The National Safety Council (NSC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2019.

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U.S. Department of Labor Compliance Assistance Outreach

U.S. Department of Labor Compliance Assistance Outreach

In the coming weeks, the Department will host more than 100 compliance assistance events around the country, including in-person trainings, and webinars, and to promote greater understanding of federal labor laws by workers and job creators. Click through to find outreach events near you.

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So many questions...The report that echoed around the world

So many questions...The report that echoed around the world

From Demolition News. It is less than a week since we published our preliminary report on the catastrophic scaffold collapse in Reading, and already the article has become our most-read and most-shared story of the past 12 months. Even though it was written to address a British incident and a British issue, we have been genuinely amazed to see the story spread across the demolition world. At last count, it had been read in an astonishing 61 countries.

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Beryllium backtrack?

Beryllium backtrack?

From Politico.com OSHA could be backing off from its earlier proposal to eliminate certain protections for workers exposed to the lightweight metal beryllium in the shipyard and construction industries. 

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