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OSHA Renews Worker Training Program
OSHA Renews Worker Training Program

OSHA Renews Worker Training Program

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed its 20-year training program with the Builders’ Association. The training program targets workers in construction in Missouri and Eastern Kansas. The program also focuses on reducing the number of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities resulting from construction’s top four hazards. These include falls,

Whistleblower Protection Rules
OSHA Amends Whistleblower Protection Rules

OSHA Amends Whistleblower Protection Rules

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OSHA has published its final interpretive rule under section 11(c). The section is concerned with regulations on whistleblower protection. It prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who engage in protected activity. It also includes those employees complaining about unsafe or unhealthful working conditions. The revised final interpretive rule also clarifies

Handrail and Stair Rail System
OSHA Handrail and Stair Rail System Standard Update.

OSHA Handrail and Stair Rail System Standard Update.

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OSHA handrail and stair rail system to be updated for general industry. In November 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule on walking-working surfaces and personal protective equipment that enhanced criteria for slip, trip, and fall risks. The manufacturer has received multiple requests for handrail specifications

whistleblower policy conference
OSHA whistleblower policy conference, OSHA to seek public opinion.

OSHA whistleblower policy conference, OSHA to seek public opinion.

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The United States Department of Labor will host a teleconference meeting on May 19, 2021, to elicit public input and recommendations on core problems confronting OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program. Anyone who wishes to attend or participate in the meeting must apply by May 12, 2021. All registrants will receive call-in

Coronavirus Protection
OSHA cites Massachusetts tax firm for failing to implement coronavirus protections for workers.

OSHA cites Massachusetts tax firm for failing to implement coronavirus protections for workers.

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The owner of a tax planning facility in Lynn, Massachusetts, faces $136,532 in fines for preventing the workers and customers from wearing masks, failing to ensure employees and customers exercised social distancing and refusing to enforce other coronavirus protection protocols. OSHA cited Ariana Murrell-Rosario, doing business as Liberty Tax Service, for

OSHA to investigate complaints of informer retaliating on new antitrust & money laundering laws.

OSHA to investigate complaints of informer retaliating on new antitrust & money laundering laws.

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ISSUED: FEB 19th, 2021. Underneath the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act, OSHA will conduct investigations of individual leakers for the reporting of criminal infringements of antitrust to their superiors or to the federal government. In the case of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, OSHA will investigate complaints of individual informants for the