OSHA News


OSHA Alliance to Promote Safe Practices in the Polyurethane Industry

WASHINGTON, DC – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) established a two-year alliance today to raise awareness of how workers are exposed to diisocyanates, and promote safe practices for their use in the polyurethane industry. Isocyanates are raw materials used to make polyurethane products, such as insulation, Read the full article…


Serious Workplace Hazards at Psychiatric Hospital

BOSTON, MA – A Massachusetts behavioral health facility faces $207,690 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for violations found while conducting a follow-up inspection. On June 29, 2017, OSHA issued UHS of Westwood Pembroke, Inc. – doing business as Lowell Treatment Center – a notification Read the full article…


Cal/OSHA Urging Employers to Monitor Workers for Heat Illness

Oakland— Scorching heat, muggy conditions and the possibility of thunderstorms will return to Southern California, making this week uncomfortable and sticky. With triple-digit temperatures on the forecast for much of the interior valleys, mountains and deserts, the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning Monday. Cal/OSHA is reminding employers to Read the full article…


OSHA Launches Webpage on HAZWOPER

Washington – OSHA has created a webpage intended to help workers and employers involved with the agency’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (1910.120) for construction and general industry. The page includes links to background information on HAZWOPER and corresponding OSHA standards, as well as resources for general businesses, worker preparedness, and training. The Superfund Read the full article…