OSHA News


CAL/OSHA Announces Safety Campaign Following Recent Tree Trimming Deaths

Oakland, CA —Following four recent tree-trimming workplace fatalities, Cal/OSHA is reminding workers and employers in this high-risk industry to take precautions to avoid accidents. Cal/OSHA is investigating the four deaths, which occurred over the last six weeks, and has launched a statewide safety awareness campaign for tree service companies, landscapers, and Read the full article…


OSHA Final Rule to Lower Beryllium Levels

WASHINGTON – A new rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration dramatically lowers workplace exposure to beryllium, a strategically important material that can cause devastating lung diseases. The new beryllium standards for general industry, construction and shipyards will require employers to take additional, practical Read the full article…


Sustainability in the Workplace

OSHA’s new white paper, “Sustainability in the Workplace: A New Approach for Protecting Worker Safety and Health,” highlights the importance of including worker safety and health in the growing movement toward sustainability and corporate responsibility. The Campbell Institute – the National Safety Council’s center of excellence for environmental, health and Read the full article…


Transport Company-Wide Forklift Hazards to be Corrected, Safety Protocols Improved

BOSTON, MA – For several years, inspections by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) identified a disturbing pattern of defective forklifts being used to move, handle, load and unload freight in at least 11 Central Transport LLC shipping terminals in nine states. Their use exposed employees Read the full article…


OSHA’s New Safety and Health Recommended Practices in Construction

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction to help industry employers develop proactive programs to keep their workplaces safe. The recommendations may be particularly helpful to small- and medium-sized contractors who lack safety and health specialists on staff. Read the full article…