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Fall Protection New to OSHA’s ‘Top 10’ List of Most Cited Violations

The preliminary list of OSHA’s Top 10 violations for Fiscal Year 2017 remained largely unchanged from FY 2016, except for one new addition: Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) entered the list at No. 9 with 1,523 violations, just ahead …

National “Safety Stand-Down” Campaign Emphasizes Fall Protection

“More than 1 million U.S. workers and over 25,000 businesses are expected to participate in “safety stand-downs” in all 50 states this week to emphasize the importance of workplace safety and guarding against falls, the Obama administration said Monday. “The …

OSHA Institutes Final Rule on Electrical Utility Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it would be issuing a final rule to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric power generation, transmission and distribution work. “This long-overdue update will save nearly 20 lives and …

OSHA Fall Protection Directive Upheld in US Court of Appeals

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rejected a challenge by the National Roofing Contractors Association to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s December 2010 directive on the use of fall protection in residential construction. The directive withdrew …