Monthly Archives: September 2010

Multi-employer citation policy upheld

According to the September 1 issue of OSHA’s QuickTakes: The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has upheld OSHA’s multi-employer citation policy in a reversal of a decision the Commission made during the previous administration. Under the policy, OSHA inspectors … Continue reading

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Multi-employer citation policy upheld

Think carefully when assigning tasks to workers under 18

In OSHA Region 5’s August newsletter, John Newquist, the Assistant Regional Administrator, included a reminder about forklifts and workers under 18. Simply put: keep them away. While we heartily endorse giving teenagers worthwhile jobs, there are some jobs that are … Continue reading

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Think carefully when assigning tasks to workers under 18

Safety Tip: Safety Training

OSHA requires that some training, such as Right to Know, be done annually. That means that it must be “on a date reasonably close to the anniversary date,” taking into consideration scheduling conflicts. If the training is more than 365 … Continue reading

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New Challenges and Directions for OSHA

In a July letter, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Dr. David Michaels, director of OSHA, outlined his agenda for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration: 1. Stronger Enforcement: Some Employers Need Incentives to Do the Right Thing. Comment: We at CHESS … Continue reading

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New Challenges and Directions for OSHA