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New Developments at OSHA - July 2017

OSHA Seeks to Reverse Beryllium Rule For Certain Industries Beryllium, a lightweight metal, presents hazards in the workplace. It is has been linked to lung cancer and Chronic Beryllium Disease, a debilitating lung disease...more

Oregon OSHA Issues Proposed Changes to Regulations Regarding Occupational Exposure to Beryllium in General Industry, Construction,...

In response to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s adoption of revised beryllium exposure standards, Oregon OSHA has proposed to adopt the federal OSHA final rules, with minor modifications that would...more

New Developments at OSHA!

Following are a couple of significant new OSHA developments for all safety professionals to be aware of, relating to limitations for OSHA citations and validity of OSHA interpretation letters....more

Oregon OSHA Proposes Changes to Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Regulations

In response to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s adoption of revised walking-working surfaces standards, Oregon OSHA has proposed to adopt the federal OSHA final rules with a few exceptions...more

OSHA Law Alert: Oregon OSHA Issues Proposed Changes to Worker Protection Standard in Agriculture

In response to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s adoption of more stringent standards for the application of pesticides and herbicides in agricultural settings, Oregon OSHA has proposed revisions to...more

OSHA Law Alert: Oregon OSHA Issues Proposed Silica Rule

In response to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s adoption of more stringent standards for crystalline silica, Oregon OSHA has proposed revisions to its own silica standards. Oregon OSHA’s rule...more

OSHA Law Alert: OSHA Issues Final Silica Rule

OSHA has announced the finalization of its long-awaited silica rule. When it takes effect on June 23, 2016, the rule will (1) reduce the permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica; (2) require employers to implement...more

OSHA Law Alert: Enhanced OSHA/MSHA Enforcement and Penalties On the Way

Two recent developments suggest that employers can expect enhanced enforcement of worker endangerment violations under OSHA and MSHA and increased fines under OSHA....more

Don't Neglect to Understand Insurance Jargon

Unfortunately, insurance requirements in contracts are not easy to understand. The language used in insurance requirements is not always intuitive, but we all know that the consequences of not having the right insurance can...more

OSHA Law Update: Potential Changes to OSHA's Process Safety Management Standard

Last year, President Obama issued Executive Order 13650 which requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) to publish a Request for Information (“RFI”) to identify issues related to modernizing the...more

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