Category: OSHA News

BCTGM Fights to Protect Health & Safety Records to Save Lives

Posted by BCTGM - March 2, 2017 - Health & Safety, News for Stewards, OSHA News

The Congressional and White House attacks on worker rights and health and safety continue. On Wednesday March 1, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.J. Res. 83, a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval, that would repeal an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule that clarifies an employer’s responsibility to maintain accurate records of […]

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OSHA’s final rule to ‘nudge’ employers to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses

Posted by BCTGM - May 11, 2016 - Health & Safety, OSHA News USdepartmentoflabor

New federal requirements take effect August 10, 2016 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule to modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public and OSHA about workplace hazards. With this new rule, OSHA is applying the insights of behavioral economics to improve workplace safety […]

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OSHA official: Incentive Programs Problematic for Ergonomic Injuries

Posted by BCTGM - March 23, 2016 - Health & Safety, OSHA News

Some safety incentive programs are “especially problematic with ergonomic issues,” according to OSHA’s deputy director. Jordan Barab told attendees at the 19th annual Applied Ergonomics Conference in Orlando that it’s difficult to hide an injury like a broken leg, but it’s not as hard to hide a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD). Barab continued a dialog on safety incentive […]

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What We’re Reading: Slow-Motion Tragedy for American Workers

Posted by BCTGM - June 30, 2015 - Health & Safety, OSHA News Center-for-Public-Integrity-v8

America’s system for preventing worker illnesses and deaths from chemicals, fumes and dust is so broken that OSHA warns companies not to rely on its legal exposure limits to protect employees. The Center for Public Integrity has produced a new series of investigative reports on occupational health hazards and the failure of the government to […]

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New OSHA Report Examines the Costs of Failing to Protect Workers on the Job

Posted by BCTGM - March 13, 2015 - Health & Safety, OSHA News

The financial and social impacts of workplace injuries are huge, with workers and their families and taxpayer-supported programs paying most of the costs. Read the full OSHA Report:  Adding Inequality to Injury: The Costs of Failing to Protect Workers on the Job How has the cost of a workplace injury affected you?  Share your story […]

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