Firms forced to consult about health matters
- Reduced inspection plan from OSHA. Barlas, Stephen // Underground Construction;Mar1998, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p12
Reports that the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration is offering a new program that provides a way for reducing the chances for a federal safety inspection in dangerous worksites. Requirements for meriting a chance to join the Cooperative Compliance Program.
- The MCAA reports that a bill was introduced to the Senate. // Contractor Magazine;Nov97, Vol. 44 Issue 11, p5
Reports that in the efforts to reduce Occupational Safety and Health fines, a bill was introduced to the Senate that would reform the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. What the bill allows Congress to do.
- OSHA requires 8-hr reporting of fatalities. // Textile World;May94, Vol. 144 Issue 5, p20
Reports on the Occupational Safety & Health Administration's (OSHA) issuance of a final rule requiring employers to orally report any occupational fatality or catastrophe.
- Labor Dept. boosts safety violation penalties. // Textile World;Aug94, Vol. 144 Issue 8, p20
Reports that Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich announced a five-fold increase to the minimum proposed penalty for willful violations of federal job safety and health rules which could result in death or serious physical harm. Gravity-based factors for proposed penalties.
- Workers stiffed. Freedman, Allan // Washington Monthly;Nov92, Vol. 24 Issue 11, p25
Reports that on-the-job injury rates--once on the decline--are now at their highest levels in a decade. Injury rates; Disabilities; Fatalities; How the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fails to do its job; Dangers facing millions of American workers; The role of unions.
- Willful citations to cost more. // Occupational Hazards;Aug94, Vol. 56 Issue 8, p13
Reports on OSHA's announcement that willful violations of job safety standards, which could result in death or serious physical harm, are subject to a minimum fine of $25,000.
- NACOSH is back. // Occupational Hazards;Aug94, Vol. 56 Issue 8, p13
Reports that Bill Clinton's Administration has revived the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) which has not met since 1988. Establishment of NACOSH as a part of the Occupational and Safety Health Act of 1970.
- One-year limit for construction rule. // Occupational Hazards;Aug94, Vol. 56 Issue 8, p14
Reports that Assistant Secretary-OSHA Joseph A. Dear has given the newly appointed Steel Erection Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee until July 1995 to develop a consensus standard.
- Carolinas' VPP approved. // Occupational Hazards;Aug94, Vol. 56 Issue 8, p14
Reports that OSHA has approved the adoption of Voluntary Protection Programs in two state-plan states, North Carolina and South Carolina.
- OSHA agrees to revise `MO 500' program. Figura, Susannah Zak // Occupational Hazards;Dec96, Vol. 58 Issue 12, p13
Reports on the revision of the `Missouri 500' (MO 500) cooperative compliance program due to industrial safety complaints. Participation of industry and other groups in the drafting of the subsequent program; Selection of criteria based on industry-specific and facility-specific information.