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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
A new bill that significantly changes an employer’s obligations to abate alleged workplace safety and health hazards in California and reduces the ability of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) to make modifications to civil penalties has been signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown. (read more)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
Sure, there's some great children's books and young adult novels that tell tales of young heroes and their ability to achieve great things in the face of peril. But what's overlooked is that they're often put in situations that pose grave hazards to their safety and health. (read more)
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A preliminary total of 4,405 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2013, lower than the revised count of 4,628 fatal work injuries in 2012, according to results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
DES PLAINES, Ill. (Sept. 4, 2014) – The ASSE Foundation’s 2015 Scholarship and Professional Education Grant program is now accepting applications for students pursuing degrees in occupational health and safety and safety professionals working to advance their professional credentials.
Based on the development of Position Statement on the issue by ASSE’s Transportation Practice Specialty, ASSE offered the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) support for its call to adopt measures that can encourage states to reduce the legal standard of driver impairment due to alcohol consumption, as measured by blood-alcohol content (BAC), from 0.08% to 0.05%.
On September 11, OSHA announced its final rule adopting new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements. ASSE opposed the provisions related to reporting severe injuries.