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OSHA Issues Final Rule Updating Walking-Working Surfaces Standards and Establishing Personal Fall Protection System Requirements

November 22, 2016 - WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that establishes employer requirements for using personal fall protection systems. Read More

OSHA Proposes Rule to Improve Provisions in its Standards

October 20, 2016 - As part of an ongoing effort to revise provisions in its standards that may be confusing, outdated or unnecessary, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing 18 changes to the agency’s recordkeeping, general industry, maritime and construction standards.Read More
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Free Orientation Sessions Offered for Small Businesses

September 14, 2016 - The Safety In Paradise Program (SIP) in conjunction with the V.I. Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be offering a free orientation session for small businesses. The session will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the SBDC Training Facility in Nisky Center on St. Thomas. The first session will be held at 10:00 a.m. and will be conducted in English, followed by a session at 11:00 a.m. in Spanish. Read More
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Compliance Cheaper Than Enforcement

September 08, 2016 - Making Small Businesses aware that being in Compliance is Cheaper than EnforcementRead More
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Worker Falls 22 Feet to Death

September 08, 2016 - Worker falls 22 feet to death, 4 months after OSHA cites employer for failing to protect workers on the same job site. Louisville employer faces $320K in fines for serial disregard of fall protection. Read More
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OSHA Delays Effective Date for Enforcing Employees' Rights to Report Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

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OSHA Penalty Adjustments to Take Effect August 2016

July 13, 2016 - In November 2015, Congress enacted legislation requiring federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to account for inflation. The Department of Labor is adjusting penalties for its agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).Read More
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National Safety Stand-Down Highlights Importance of Preventing Falls

April 12, 2016 - National Safety Stand-Down highlights importance of preventing falls, leading cause of worker death, serious injury in the construction industry OSHA, other federal agencies announce weeklong initiative, May 2-6, 2016 Read More