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U.S. Department of Labor to Help Combat Hearing Loss

Together with the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), US DOL and OSHA have launched “Hear and Now – Noise Safety Challenge,” a call for entries to inspire creative ideas, while raising occupational awareness.

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Larger OSHA Fines, Here We Come

OSHA fees will increase for the first time in 25 years, with larger fees to become effective by August 1, 2016. Because OSHA hasn’t raised its rates to reflect inflation since 1990, the new ruling can account for this period of non-adjustment, which will be an increase of 78%.

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MSHA Adding More to "Rules to Live By"

MSHA recently announced it will be enhancing how it enforces its “Rules to Live By” initiative, as well as the underground coal mine exam rule standards. “Rules to Live By” is a program that began in 2010, aimed at preventing mining deaths.

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President Obama Signs New Law Affecting Chemicals & Labeling

From when it began in 1970, the charge of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been to ensure that all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn, and work.

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State Departments of Transportation Win Awards for Public Projects

As a supplier to Departments of Transportation (DOTs) throughout the U.S., Graphic Products would like to congratulate the seven DOTs spotlighted in the northeastern region of the U.S. and were heralded by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

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OSHA Fines Five Contractors $115K for Safety Violations on One Project

At a Lincoln, Nebraska apartment building under construction, OSHA observed and cited five companies for 20 separate safety violations, many of which hinged upon inadequate fall protection. Inspections were conducted between mid-December 2015 and January 22, 2016, with $115,000 in citations issued.

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New Rule on Public Disclosure of Work Injury Data

On May 11, OSHA issued a final rule that requires employers to electronically submit injury and illness data to OSHA. To employers, this rule strengthens current standards by not allowing employers to discourage workers from reporting an injury or illness.

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MSHA Encourages Miners to “Stop and Take a Breath”

MSHA announces “Stop and Take a Breath” campaign, for September 2016 to encourage mining safety. As part of the “Stop and Take a Breath” campaign, miners across the US will have a chance to talk to MSHA inspectors, who will be engaging coal miners and mine operators in “walk and talks.”

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OSHA Update: Online Injury Filing Now Available

The webpage was built to comply with new record-keeping requirements, which took effect in January 2015.

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OSHA and Independent Electrical Contractors Renew Alliance

Partnership aimed at protecting construction workers from electrical hazards.