Monthly Archives: November 2009

OSHA Record Keeping National Emphasis Program

OSHA announced a National Emphasis Program focusing on record keeping. The National Emphasis Program allows OSHA to focus energies on investigating specific concerns, such as Process Safety Management, trenching, and now record keeping. Inspections, focusing on high injury and illness … Continue reading

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David Michaels nomination to head OSHA moves forward

Back around the end of July, President Obama nominated David Michaels, PhD, MPH, a professor at George Washington University, to be the assistant secretary of Labor, heading OSHA.  Finally today, after a long delay, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and … Continue reading

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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)

To assist companies who conduct business throughout Europe and the rest of the world, and to make our system more uniform, OSHA is looking at the global harmonization system of classifying and labeling chemicals, otherwise known simply as GHS. What … Continue reading

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BP: OSHA’s Largest Citation

You may have heard it in the news recently–OSHA issued a proposed $87.4 million, along with 270 “failure to abate” citations, to BP in Texas.  A 2005 explosion at the BP Products North America facility in Texas City resulted in … Continue reading

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