OSHA's fiscal 2011 budget calls for $573 million to help OSHA protect more than 100 million workers nationwide. This proposed increase - $14 million over OSHA's current operating budget - includes $4 million to support personnel for developing standards, $7.7 million for federal enforcement, and $1.5 million to support State-operated OSHA programs. The budget also requests $1 million for the On-site Consultation Program that helps small businesses protect workers, and $250,000 for training grants. Read OSHA's budget document for details.
Top 10 Most Cited OSHA Workplace Safety Violations for the 2017 Fiscal Year
Recently, Patrick Kapust, Deputy Director of the Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP) at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), disclosed the agency’s preliminary Top 10 list of the most-cited safety and health standards for fiscal year 2017. The information was compiled from tens of thousands of workplace inspections conducted by federal OSHA employees. OSHA publishes this annual list to alert employers and employees about commonly cited standards, so that steps can be taken to...
WEFTEC 2017: Helping Wastewater Treatment Facilities Develop 360-Degree Odor Control Strategies
For more than 25 years, OMI Industries has specialized in the development of natural solutions to eliminate wastewater treatment odors. Our innovative and effective Ecosorb® technology eliminates wastewater treatment odors without the use of harsh or hazardous chemicals, expensive emission control systems or masking fragrances. Our solutions are ideal because one of the most significant challenges in wastewater treatment is safely and effectively dealing with a wide-range of odors from a seemingly endless...
Connexion Announces Their 2nd Annual Safety Training Event and Tool & Safety Product Expo
Connexion announced their 2nd Annual Safety Training Event and Tool and Safety Product Expo. The event, scheduled to take place on September 28th, 2017 at Connexion’s headquarters in Buffalo Grove, IL, is aimed at providing safety directors and electrical workers the required knowledge and training they need towards achieving OSHA compliant hazard avoidance and risk mitigation. “We have made it easier for our industrial and contractor customers to invest in a culture of safety,” said Matthew...
Construction Companies Look to CIHs as New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard Enforcement Approaches
On September 23rd, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is scheduled to begin enforcement of the new respirable crystalline silica standard for the construction industry. These actions are part of the agency’s final rule that has two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime. According to OSHA, this final rule is designed to save over 600 lives and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis each year, once its effects are fully realized. The agency...
Construction Companies Prepare for OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Standard Enforcement
Next month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will begin enforcing a Final Rule for respirable crystalline silica in an effort to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney disease in construction workers. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime. OSHA’s new Crystalline Silica Rule has a reduced permissible exposure limit (PEL) which requires employers to limit worker exposures to...