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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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OSHA Launches E-Recordkeeping Data Submission Platform

Tuesday, August 08, 2017
On Aug. 1, 2017, OSHA went live with the data submission platform that certain employers will need to use when submitting their injury and illness (I/I) data to the agency by the revised Dec. 1, 2017, deadline. The requirements arise under OSHA’s electronic recordkeeping rule, which was promulgated in May 2016.
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OSHA Creates HAZWOPER Webpage

Friday, August 04, 2017
OSHA created a new webpage intended to provide information for workers and employers subject to HAZWOPER regulations for construction and general industry.
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MSHA Initiative Focuses on Less-Experienced Miners

Thursday, August 03, 2017
MSHA data show that less-experienced miners, both at a mine and at a specific occupation, suffer injuries at a higher rate than more experienced miners. To address this trend, the agency launched a training assistance Initiative to focus resources on the greatest fatality and injury risks.
 
 

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