Katherine Torres

Washington State Files Permanent Heat Stress Rule
L&I Director Judy Schurke said the permanent rule is not expected to represent a significant new burden for employers because costs associated with staff
U.S. Cities Inspect Cranes After Fatal NYC Collapse
In Washington, D.C., the district's Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) announced it immediately will begin conducting emergency inspections
Congressman: NIOSH Moving Forward with TCE Study
A NIOSH update report released May 28 stated the study's future depends on a special appropriation in next year's budget. But Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y.,
New York Paper Mill Faces $116,250 OSHA Fine
The employee was fatally crushed on Dec. 5, 2007, by two large rolls of paper that rolled out of a rewinding machine. The paper rolls weighed approximately
Clinton to Foulke: Update Crane and Derrick Standard
The city has already taken steps to address the problem but the Bush Administration must explain why it has failed to update the antiquated and outdated
Con Edison Commits to Implement Lead Reductions
According to EPA, Con Edison's commitment is one of the largest in the national NPEP program to date. The program promotes the reduction and elimination
Preventing Workplace Violence
Unhappy employees can result in more than decreased productivity in extreme cases, their perceptions and actions can lead to violence in the workplace
MASSACHUSETTS State Workplace Deaths On the Rise A new report documenting workplace fatalities in Massachusetts revealed that 80 workers died in 2007,
CBO: Combustible Dust Standard Carries $10 Million Annual Price Tag for OSHA
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated it would cost OSHA $10 million a year to enforce a final combustible dust standard called for by legislation
Foulke Announces Key OSHA Appointments
OSHA Administrator Edwin Foulke Jr. announced new appointments to several key executive positions at the agency, including regional administrators and
Workers' Memorial Day
In observance of Workers' Memorial Day on April 28, cities across the country and around the world held events that honored workers who were injured or
Judge Rules in Favor of ACGIH in TLV Lawsuit
A federal judge ruled in favor of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists in a lawsuit that sought to block that group from publishing
Don't Lose Sight of the Older Work Force
Just like a fine bottle of Bordeaux, people only get better with age, right? While it often is true that age brings wisdom, experience and maturity, age
OSHA Spring 2008 Agenda Published in Federal Register
OSHA's semiannual regulatory agenda, published recently in the Federal Register, listed seven hazard topics, many of which have garnered much public interest
House Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Construction Deaths
In light of the recent construction-related deaths on the Las Vegas Strip and in New York City, the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee plans to

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