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    This Is Why OSHA’s No. 1 Violation Never Changes

    Oct 13, 2021
    Fall protection has been No. 1 on OSHA’s top 10 list of violations since 2011. Why is that and how should you respond? Expert Thom Kramer, P.E., CSP, explains.
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    ASSP Works to Educate Safety Professionals on Risk

    Sep 23, 2021
    ASSP aims to further educate OSH professionals on the latest techniques and mitigation strategies to combat risk and better protect workers through its online risk education offerings. Three upcoming courses are led by expert instructors in a virtual setting.
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    OSHA Enhancing Measures to Protect Workers From Exposure to Extreme Heat

    Sep 20, 2021
    OSHA has launched several activities — including an enforcement initiative, national emphasis program and rulemaking — to combat hazards associated with extreme heat exposure – both indoors and outdoors.
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    OSHA to Issue Additional COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

    Sep 10, 2021
    In the coming weeks, OSHA will issue an emergency temporary standard that will require employers with more than 100 employees to require their workforce to be fully vaccinated or submit to weekly testing.
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    OSHA Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance

    Aug 13, 2021
    OSHA has issued updated guidance on protecting workers from coronavirus. The updates reflect developments in science and data, including the CDC's updated guidance issued July 27.
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    Safety News You Need: Summer of Prevention

    Aug 05, 2021
    Our link roundup this week includes a safety resource for small businesses, a reflection on worker feedback, insights about noise exposure from cicadas and more.
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    Safety News You Need: Reporting and Communication

    Jul 29, 2021
    Our link roundup this week includes a study on heat-related injuries, information about protecting workers from the delta variant, tips on communicating with workers about updated mask guidance and more.
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    ASSP Honors Seabrook for Work on Safety Standards

    Jul 22, 2021
    ASSP has named longtime member Kathy Seabrook the recipient of the 2021 Thomas F. Bresnahan Standards Medal for her valuable work in developing and advocating occupational health and safety standards.
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    Safety News You Need: Guidance and Feedback

    Jul 15, 2021
    Our link roundup this week includes updates to OSHA’s COVID-19 prevention measures, a call for an increase in the number of OSHA inspectors, and more
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    Safety News You Need: Inspections and Protections

    Jul 08, 2021
    This week’s link roundup includes OSHA’s inspection guidelines for its COVID-19 emergency temporary healthcare standard, a NIOSH campaign to improve PPE access for at-risk workers and more


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