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NIOSH center to focus on ‘safe integration of robots’ in the workplace

Shared as first published in Safety & Health Magazine 11/9/17 Citing a “knowledge gap related to robotics and worker safety and health,” NIOSH has launched the Center for Occupational Robotics Research in an effort to evaluate the possible advantages and hazards of robot workers, as well as foster safe robot-human interactions. According to NIOSH, 61 robot-related worker...
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2017 Top 10 OSHA Violations

Top 10 OSHA Violations Announced at National Safety Congress: On Sept. 26th, at the National Safety Council’s Annual Congress & Expo, OSHA Deputy Director of Enforcement Programs, Patrick Kapust, announced the preliminary list of 10 standards most frequently cited by the agency’s inspectors during Fiscal Year 2017. Fall protection was the most-cited standard for the seventh...
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OSHA: No big initiatives forthcoming

Indianapolis – OSHA will not begin any significant new initiatives until a permanent assistant secretary is in place, Bill Perry, director of the agency’s Directorate of Standards and Guidance, said Monday during a Technical Session at the 2017 National Safety Council Congress & Expo. Loren Sweatt currently is the acting assistant secretary. “For now, we’re pretty much...
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What in OSHA’s Rulemaking Will “Make the Cut” In the Administration’s Regulatory Agenda?

We are pleased to share this article with you which was published in the Industrial Safety and Hygiene News July 24, 2017: The spring regulatory agenda released last week by the Trump administration showed the president making further inroads into dismantling a regulatory environment that he described during his campaign as “burdensome” to business. The agenda,...
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Case Study: Local Metal Fabrication and Painting

A client of Compliance Technologies, Inc. (CTI) had received a notice of alleged workplace hazards at their facility from OSHA.  The nature of the alleged hazards was as follows: “1. Employees are exposed to a strong chemical odor.” While the complaint provided only a generalized starting point, OSHA requested in their letter that the company...
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Heat Stress.. there’s an app for that

News Release from U.S. Department of Labor on June 26, 2016. Summer’s here – and the time is right for: ‘Water, Rest and Shade’ Summer has begun and it brings hot weather – and potentially dangerous work conditions. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers and workers to take precautions to stay...
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