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Chemical linked to Entek air pollution also linked to employees' health problems

Entek International won a gag order this month against Oregon officials who wanted to tell residents about a chemical in the air near the company’s Lebanon factory, saying the state had no evidence Entek was polluting illegally. 35 more words

The Oregonian

Have a Ball of Hair

Today is National Hairball Awareness Day!

Are you as excited about that as I am?

Today is the day we acknowledge our feline friends and their propensity to groom themselves to point hacking up a wet ball of fur on your good shoes (Your cat literally stepped over multiple pairs of old sneakers to deposit her gift on expensive leather.) 365 more words

Funny

Ken Peterson: On Workers Memorial Day we remember the dead, fight for the living

Four workers from St. Louis will not be alive to observe Workers Memorial Day on April 28 this year. Their unnecessary deaths earlier in the month are a stark reminder that despite calls for cutting back government regulations, we cannot allow workplace safety standards or enforcement to be reduced. 604 more words

Labor Voices

Researchers link meeting corporate earnings goals to worker injuries

A recently published research paper finds that corporate managers will sacrifice workers’ safety in order to meet investor earnings expectations.

The paper authored by Judson Caskey, an associate professor of accounting at UCLA, and N. 671 more words

OSHA Rule Clarifying an Ongoing Obligation of Employers to Report Workplace Injuries is Rejected. 

Public Law No: 115-21 (04/03/2017)

Rep Bradley Byrne  introduced bill as H.J.Res. 83 on February 21, 2017.


https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hjres83

This joint resolution nullifies the Department of Labor’s rule that was published on December 19, 2016, about employers’ ongoing obligation to make and maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses.

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GOP

Are Your Fixed Ladders Compliant with New OSHA Regulations?

Fixed ladders are among the many aspects of fall protection that are impacted by the recently published OSHA 1910 regulations. While the regulation went into effect on January 17, OSHA is allowing time to get your organization into compliance. 565 more words

Safety

‘Buck stops’ with ag employer when it comes to pesticide safety

A pesticide expert speaking at the Northwest Agricultural Show explains how new EPA worker safety rules will play out for producers.

Kaci Buhl cut through the technical jargon while talking to producers about pesticides and the EPA’s new worker protection standards. 18 more words

Capital Press