Monthly Archives: December 2015


New PHMSA Final Rule Improves the Safe Transportation of Bulk Explosives

The Federal Register has published a Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) final rule that amends the Hazardous Materials Regulations by adopting nine widely-used, longstanding special permits related to the safe transportation of bulk explosives on cargo tank motor vehicles and multipurpose bulk trucks. This rule will eliminate the Read the full article…


OSHA Renews Alliance to Protect Roadway Construction Workers

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed its alliance with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners to protect workers in roadway construction work zones from injuries, illnesses and fatalities. The renewed alliance will continue for Read the full article…


Dollar Tree Agrees to Implement Enhanced Safety Measures Nationwide

OSHA and Dollar Tree Stores Inc. have reached an agreement that settles all safety and health citations issued against the company. The corporate-wide settlement implements safeguards to protect workers at Dollar Tree stores nationwide from hazards related to blocked emergency exits, obstructed access to exit routes and electrical equipment and Read the full article…


OSHA Renews Alliance to Protect Workers from Hazards

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Altec Industries Inc. recently renewed their alliance aimed at preventing workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the utility, telecommunications and construction industries. The alliance will focus on the safe operation, use and maintenance of equipment used in these industries, including cranes, Read the full article…


OSHA Issues New Tools in Workplace Violence Prevention

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today unveiled a new web page developed to provide employers and workers with strategies and tools for preventing workplace violence in healthcare settings. The webpage, part of OSHA’s Worker Safety in Hospitals website, complements the updated Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Read the full article…