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OSHA Extends Deadline for Crane Operator Certification

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
OSHA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend for the second time the deadline for compliance with the crane operator certification and competency requirements. Originally, the certification and compliance parts were extended until November 2014; then prior to the effective date, OSHA extended the provisions until November 2017. The new proposed deadline is Nov. 10, 2018.
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OSHA Reform Blueprint

Wednesday, September 06, 2017
ASSE has developed an "OSHA Reform Blueprint" with ASSE's government affairs priorities and a vision for how OSHA can improve in a time of political change.
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ASSE Members: Weigh in on Sustainability Standard

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Global Reporting Initiative is seeking feedback from OSH professionals on proposed updates to GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety. The comment period is open through Oct. 9, 2017, and ASSE members are encouraged to review the standard and submit feedback.
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NIOSH Report Highlights Second Decade of the National Occupational Research Agenda

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
NIOSH has released National Occupational Research Agenda: Second Decade in Review | 2006-2016, a new publication that highlights ten years of OSH research and accesses its impact. At the end of each decade of National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), NIOSH reviews NORA’s contributions toward improving OSH and transferring the new knowledge into practice.​
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GA Update: E-Recordkeeping Launches, NIOSH Weaves PtD Into LEED Certification, the House Stands For the CSB

E-Recordkeeping Launches, NIOSH Weaves PtD Into LEED Certification, the House Stands For the CSB
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Struck-by Hazards Are a Leading Cause of Fatal, Nonfatal Construction Injuries, CPWR Says

Friday, August 11, 2017
Struck-by hazards were a leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in construction from 2011 to 2015, says a new quarterly data report from The Center for Construction Research and Training. During this time period, 804 construction workers died from struck-by injuries, which is more than any other major industry, the report says.

House Appropriations Committee Passes FY18 Labor-HHS bill

The House Appropriations Committee voted to approve the FY 2018 appropriations package that includes funding for OSHA, MSHA and NIOSH. The bill now awaits passage by the House and consideration in the Senate before the new fiscal year starts on October 1, 2017. While funding cuts were not as draconian as feared, the House plan recommends the following reductions.
 
 

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