Trucker access to parking and rest facilities part of supply chain bill
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Washington — Measures for expanded access to parking and rest facilities are included in recently proposed bipartisan legislation aimed at revamping the interstate trucking supply chain system ..read more
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Catherine J.K. Sandoval sworn in as Chemical Safety Board member
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Washington — Catherine J.K. Sandoval was sworn in for a five-year term on the Chemical Safety Board on Feb. 2, returning a quorum to the short-staffed agency ..read more
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‘Apprentices are safer,’ study of workers’ comp claims finds
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Tumwater, WA — Apprenticeship programs can help reduce on-the-job injuries, according to the results of a study from a Washington State Department of Labor & Industries research program ..read more
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House passes bill calling for end of health care worker vaccine rule
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Washington — The House has passed legislation that would eliminate a rule requiring health care industry employers who participate in Medicare and Medicaid to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ..read more
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Interim leader of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry now permanent
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St. Paul, MN — Nicole Blissenbach is the new permanent commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Gov. Tim Walz (D) and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan recently announced ..read more
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New Chemical Safety Board member says she’s ready to get to work
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Washington — Although still navigating the federal onboarding process since her Dec. 13 Senate confirmation, Chemical Safety Board member-in-waiting Catherine J.K. Sandoval spoke during the agency’s Jan. 26 public business meeting ..read more
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OSHA updates emphasis program on combustible dust
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Washington — OSHA has revised its National Emphasis Program on combustible dust. The updated NEP, which went into effect Jan. 30, reflects combustible dust incident reports and enforcement history ..read more
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New training for emergency responders on PPE use at roadway incidents
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Emmitsburg, MD — A new training module from the Emergency Responder Safety Institute focuses on the use of personal protective equipment when responding to roadway incidents ..read more
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Miner deaths and injuries prompt MSHA alert on hazardous highwalls
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Arlington, VA — In response to a number of fatalities and serious injuries involving miners working near highwalls in recent years, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued a safety alert on the associated hazards ..read more
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DOI shifts some safety oversight of offshore renewable energy facilities to BSEE
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Washington — The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement will govern workplace safety and environmental compliance at offshore renewable energy facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf, according to the Department of the Interior ..read more
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