When asked why his company was providing these free online OSHA
training tutorials for use by employers to train their workers, Curtis Chambers explained: "In 2012 OSHA
updated their hazard communication standard to incorporate the globally harmonized system of classification and labelling of hazardous chemicals, also known as GHS.
Additionally, since 2010, OSHA
has practiced a policy of "regulation by shaming," as described by OSHA
chief David Michaels.
But did the OSHA
crew end up inspecting, as well as filming, during their time in the facility?
While the Board understands that making a decision to move forward on a new standard or a major revision of an existing standard is difficult, we were disappointed that your letter provided no indication of when a decision may be made, nor did it indicate what criteria OSHA
will use to arrive at that decision.
has a huge challenge in assuring safety and health at 7 million U.
While many health care employers have established ergonomics teams that meet these requirements, the management leadership language does have a not-so-subtle attack by OSHA
on programs that provide rewards to employees for weeks or months in which there are no workplace injuries.
Which means there's no principled reason for OSHA
to stay out of this area in the future.
Other hazardous substances should be a part of the OSHA
communication plan as well.
For now, OSHA
campaigns for awareness through its 1993 meat packing industry guidelines, says Gary Orr, an ergonomist in the agency's office of ergonomic support.
An epidemiologic study submitted to OSHA
by the synthetic rubber industry in late 1995 demonstrated an excess risk of cancer among workers exposed to 1,3-butadiene.
Ballenger claims his proposal to disarm OSHA
of its enforcement power and turn it into a friendly consulting service for business has been a big hit outside the Beltway.
estimates that 21 million of the 70 million Americans who work indoors are subjected to poor air quality.