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Results: 80 Record(s) Found.

Summary of OSHAs Finalized New Recordkeeping Rules

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. For ASSE members, a summary of new recordkeeping changes was prepared by Adele Abrams, Esq.

 

OSHA Publishes RFI on Chemical Management and Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs)

OSHA has published an RFI stating that the Agency is reviewing its overall approach to managing chemical exposures in the workplace and seeks stakeholder input about more effective and efficient approaches that addresses challenges found with the current regulatory approach.

 

Supplement to ASSE Comments OSHA Silica Proposed Rules Addresses "Competent Person"

During the questioning period of the March 21, 2014, public hearing for OSHA's proposed rule on respirable crystalline silica, OSHA's staff asked ASSE's witness, Adele L. Abrams, to supplement the Society's comments by elaborating on OSHA's proposal to require a “competent person” to be responsible for establishing and overseeing written access control plans where respirators and protective clothing would be required if silica over-exposures were anticipated.

 
09/26/2014 6:19 PM

ASSE Backs NTSB Call for States to Adopted 0.05 BAC Level for Impaired Driving

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%.

 
07/22/2014 2:34 PM

OSHA Regions Get Policy Background Memo on Temp Workers

OSHA has issued a memorandum on its Policy Background on the Temporary Worker Initiative to its regional administrators. From Tom Galassi, Director of Enforcement Programs, the memo was posted July 21 on the OSHA web site. Temporary workers has been a key initiative of OSHA this year, as the Agency’s web page on the issue indicates.

 
05/23/2014 2:03 PM

ASSE Gov’t Affairs Committee 2014 Capitol Hill Visits

ASSE’s Government Affairs Committee met May 5-7 in Washington, DC, for the Committee’s annual Capitol Hill Visits, combining a Committee meeting with a day visiting key occupational safety and health agencies in which ASSE is a stakeholder and Congressional committee offices that impact occupational safety and health.

 
05/16/2014 9:27 PM

ASSE and Friends of NIOSH Fight for NIOSH ERC and AgFF Research Programs

ASSE joined with 158 other Friends of NIOSH to urge leaders in both the Senate and House Appropriation Subcommittees on Labor, HHS, and Education to include in the Fiscal Year 2015 federal budget at least the Fiscal Year 2014 program level of $332.86 million for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). That funding level would counter the Administration's effort again this year to eliminate NIOSH's Education and Research Centers (ERCs) and the NORA Agriculture, Forestry​

 
04/09/2014 9:31 PM

ASSE Urges Chapters and Members to Join in June 2-6 National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

ASSE and its Construction Practice Specialty are supporting fully OSHA’s June 2-6 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. ASSE urged its chapters and members to embrace this opportunity to demonstrate safety and health professionals’ leadership in reducing the leading cause of death in construction. What ASSS members already do to help save workers lives should be done on every construction worksite. ASSE has encouraged each chapter to hold a meeting on falls and to reach ou​

 
03/28/2014 7:42 PM

JOIN THE EFFORT: ASSE, AIHA and NSC Back OSHA and NIOSH FY 2015 Funding

In letters to US Senate and House of Representatives appropriations subcommittees with funding oversight for OSHA and NIOSH, ASSE joined with AIHA and NSC to back adequate funding for the agencies, including a rejection of the Administration’s repeated proposal to cut funding for NIOSH Education and Research Centers and the NORA Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Sector Research Program. You and the members of your chapter can join in the effort. April 1 and 2 Deadlines In both the Senate and House, “Dear Colleague” letters are being circulated to get Senators and Representatives to sign on to indicate their support for FY15 NIOSH funding, including the Education and Research Centers and the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Program. The National Safety Council has set up a CapWiz alert that you can use to contact members of Congress to encourage them to sign onto these letters. The deadline to sign both letters is April 1 st . Also, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Robert Scott (D-VA) are circulating Dear Colleagues in the Senate and House supporting the President’s requested level of $565.01 million for OSHA. The deadline to sign these letters is April 2 nd . The National Safety Council also has a CapWiz alert you can use to encourage support for the OSHA letters.

 
03/28/2014 6:42 PM

ASSE Testifies at OSHA Silica Public Meeting

At the March 21, 2014 session of OSHA’s informal public meeting for its proposed rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica, Adele Abrams, Esq., represented ASSE with testimony that summarizing ASSE’s full comment for the record of the rulemaking. ASSE and AIHA testified together on the same panel, as a report on the day’s hearing describes. The hearings are scheduled to end on April 4, as OSHA’s schedule of appearances indicates. (Photo: AIHA Vice President Daniel Anna and A​

 
 
Results: 80 Record(s) Found.

 
 

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