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Month: June 2018

  • OSHA Enforcement

    Advocacy Group Claims, OSHA’s Enforcement Efforts Coming Up Short

    Washington, DC — Two months after Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta touted OSHA’s increased number of inspections, the National Employment Law Project has released new data showing that the agency is coming up short in one measure. In a data brief issued June 11, NELP states that enforcement units in OSHA’s Enforcement Weighting System, which places values […] READ MORE...

  • Silica Regulations

    OSHA Silica Regulations Results in 116 Violations in first 6 months

    OSHA’s newer and more stringent regulations regarding employee’s exposure to respirable crystalline silica officially went into effect on September 23, 2017.  The new silica regulations reduced the permissible exposure limit of the substance, which is found mostly in products containing sand (like concrete, mortar, and brick), from 250 micrograms per cubic meter of air down to 50 […] READ MORE...