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OSHA Updates

Facility managers must ensure their buildings comply with OSHA standards. The St. Louis Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) will review key OSHA Updates on providing safe and healthful workplaces for employees. Bill McDonald, CSP, Area Director of the OSHA St. Louis Area Office, will update facility managers on new OSHA regulations. Important

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OSHA Renews Strategic Electrical Partnership to Heighten High-Voltage Lineworker Safety

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By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS & REVIEW MAGAZINE The St. Louis and Missouri Valley Chapters of NECA – the National Electrical Contractors Association – applaud OSHA’s decision to renew a national partnership with industry stakeholders to support best practices to underscore safety for electrical workers who build and repair high-voltage electrical lines.

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PARIC and OSHA Cement First Large-Scale Project Safety Partnership

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By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS & REVIEW MAGAZINE PARIC Corp. is among a bevy of construction managers across St. Louis to cement project safety partnerships with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. PARIC Safety Director Shannon Niles says for five years now, the construction company has joined with more than a dozen

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OSHA To Review New Silica Protection Rules For Contractors At 2018 Investment In Infrastructure Expo

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Officials from the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) will review the organization’s new final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica at the SITE Improvement Association’s Investment in Infrastructure Expo on February 27 in St. Charles. It

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OSHA, American Chemistry Council Sign Alliance to Protect Workers from Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) established a two-year alliance [ https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/alliances/acc/acc.html ] recently to raise awareness of how workers are exposed to diisocyantes, and promote safe practices for their use in the polyurethane industry. Isocyanates [ https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/isocyanates/index.html ] are raw materials used to make polyurethane products, such as insulation, car seats,

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OSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Extend Compliance Deadline for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking [ https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-08-30/pdf/2017-18441.pdf ] to extend the employer’s responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018. OSHA issued a final rule in September 2014, extending the deadline by three years for crane operator certification requirements in

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OSHA to Hold Second Public Meeting to Solicit Suggestions for Growing, Strengthening Voluntary Protection Programs

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold the second of two meetings Aug. 28, 2017, in New Orleans, LA, to continue the discussion on the future direction of the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). The discussion will include a review of the July 17, 2017, meeting along with comments and

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Trench Safety Collapsed in 2016

Death and injury from mishaps in trenches spiked this year after a multi-year downward trend. More construction workers died in trenches this year than in any of the previous five years. “Trench deaths have more than doubled nationwide since last year – an alarming and unacceptable trend that must be halted,” said Dr. David Michaels,

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OSHA Requests Nominations for Advisory Committee on Construction Safety & Health

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is accepting nominations for eight new members to serve on the 15-member Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. Nominations will be accepted from those interested in representing employee (3), employer (3), public (1) and state safety and health agency (1) groups. Nominations may be submitted at www.regulations.gov, the

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OSHA Releases Updated Recommended Practices to Encourage Workplace Safety & Health Programs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released a set of Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs to help employers establish a methodical approach to improving safety and health in their workplaces. The recommendations update OSHA’s 1989 guidelines to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. The recommendations, according

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