Monday, May 24, 2010

Finally! OSHA Consolidates and Harmonizes Regulations

OSHA has proposed changing the 29 CFR Part 1910 Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems) regulations this year. These changes will drastically impact the way employers provide safety to workers. Refer to Federal Register of May 24, 2010 for the proposed new rules: This document is extremely extensive, nearly 300 pages long. Several changes bring the OSHA regulations more in tune with some general consensus standards, such as the ANSI / IWCA I-14.1-2007. Comments and requests for hearings may be made by the public until August 23, 2010 at

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Odd But True: OSHA Fines the U.S. Postal Service for Willful Violations at $210,000

Apparently, no one, and no organization, is immune from OSHA’s watchful eye …

US Labor Department's OSHA fines US Postal Service processing center in Bedford Park, Ill., $210,000 for willful safety violations