New OSHA Directive Addresses Risks to Tower Workers

OSHA has issued a new directive regarding how maintenance and construction employees should access their work areas on communications

Scrutiny of “High-Hazard” Employers Continues in North Dakota

On May 28, we alerted readers to an increased focus on safety issues in North Dakota’s oil and gas

Combustible Dust(up): CSB Critical Of OSHA in New Report

In a report and video made public on July 16, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) levied criticism at a number

OSHA Chief Talks Income Inequality and Workplace Safety With NBC News

Calling for expanded regulation, OSHA Chief states in an interview to NBC News that “Workplace injury and illness

MSHA: Roof fall accidents remain leading cause of coal mining injuries – The Exponent Telegram

MSHA: Roof fall accidents remain leading cause of coal mining injuries – The Exponent Telegram : Press Releases.

OSHA Releases Heat Safety App as Part of its Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers

To combat the record-breaking heat waves of the last several years, OSHA has published a Heat Illness Prevention Page

MSHA posts third update to new coal dust standards FAQ

MSHA has posted a third set of answers to several questions pertaining to the new coal dust standards.  See

OSHA delays enforcement of new standards for electric power industry

The American Public Power Association has reported that OSHA will delay enforcement of its new construction and general

OSHA Agreement with NLRB Raises Timeliness Issues for Employers

OSHA agreement helps time-barred employees take a second bite at the apple when filing 11(c) retaliation complaints.

Chemical Safety Board Issues Final Report for Tesoro Refinery Explosion

  U.S. Chemical Safety Board issues final report on April 2010 explosion at Tesoro Anacortes Refinery.

Audit finds PHMSA Oversight of State Plans Lacking

Audit conducted by Office of Inspector General finds that PHMSA’s guidelines, policies and procedures for State pipeline safety

MSHA updates new coal dust standards FAQ

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has posted additional questions and answers to it’s FAQ covering the new

Obama Executive Order Results in Comprehensive Report on Improving Chemical Facility Safety

Executive Order 13650, issued by President Obama on August 1, 2013, directed EPA, the Department of Labor, the

New Emphasis on Fall Hazards Comes From the Top

Last week, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez announced “safety stand downs” to focus attention on fall hazards in

MSHA posts initial FAQ covering new respirable dust rule

MSHA has published a potentially helpful FAQ covering the new Respirable Dust Rule and it can be accessed here.