Monthly Archives: November 2012

OSHA Challenge being judged by Myth Busters

OSHA and the Department of Labor are looking for help in building tools to educate the public about workplace hazards and safety at work.  The panel of judges is an interesting and diverse group– Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Secretary … Continue reading

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Diesel exhaust classified as carcinogen

According to an article in the CCOHS Health and Safety Report (Volume 10, Issue 6),  the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), determining that exposure to diesel exhaust … Continue reading

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Beware Disincentives

OSHA has made it clear that they do not like incentive programs that would discourage employees from reporting injuries.  For example, rewarding a department for a certain number of days without a recordable injury.  You don’t want to be the … Continue reading

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Minnesota AWAIR Program List Updated

Minnesota has published the proposed changes to the AWAIR (A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction) program.  Every two years MN/OSHA reviews the list of industries required to have an AWAIR program. Some of the industries that were added to the … Continue reading

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