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AED Gets Approval to Oversee Apprenticeship Programs

After a two-year application process, the AED Foundation has been authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor to create and manage department-approved apprenticeship programs in Associated Equipment Distributor dealerships....


Transportation Construction Project Workers Are Pedestrians and Need Protection Too, ARTBA Reminds Federal Safety Summit

Transportation construction workers face on-the-job risks that federal officials should address as they focus on the rising tide of pedestrian fatalities on the nation's roadways, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) July 15 told participants at the U.S....


U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Beryllium Standard for General Industry

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule revising the beryllium standard for general industry. The final rule includes changes designed to clarify the standard and simplify or improve compliance....


U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Meeting to Solicit Public Input on OSHA Whistleblower Program

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a teleconference meeting May 12, 2020, in Washington, D.C., to solicit public comments and suggestions on key issues facing OSHA's whistleblower protection program....


U.S. Department of Labor Considers Employer's Good Faith Efforts When Enforcing Compliance During Coronavirus Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued interim guidance to advise compliance safety and health officers to evaluate an employer's good faith efforts to comply with safety and health standards during the coronavirus pandemic....


U.S. Department of Labor Announces OSHA Interim Enforcement Response Plan to Protect Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced an interim enforcement response plan for the coronavirus pandemic on April 14. The response plan provides instructions and guidance to OSHA area offices and compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) for handling coronavirus-related complaints, referrals and severe illness reports....


U.S. Department of Labor Revises National Emphasis Program to Reduce or Eliminate Worker Exposure to Silica

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established a revised National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in general industry, maritime, and construction....


U.S. Department of Labor Forms National Alliance With Waste and Recycling Industry Associations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has formed a national alliance with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) to protect the safety and health of workers in the solid waste industry....


Labor Department Issues Final Overtime Rule; Set to Go Into Effect Jan. 1, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule Sept. 24 to make 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). "For the first time in over 15 years, America's workers will have an update to overtime regulations that will put overtime pay into the pockets of more than a million working Americans," Acting U.S....


U.S. Department of Labor Selects Scott Ketcham as New Director of OSHA's Construction Directorate

The U.S. Department of Labor has selected Scott Ketcham as the new director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) Directorate of Construction (DOC) in Washington, D.C. Ketcham had served as deputy director of DOC since February 2017....






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