United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration: An office in the Department of Labor responsible for developing and establishing occupational safety and health standards.National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (U.S.): An institute of the CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION which is responsible for assuring safe and healthful working conditions and for developing standards of safety and health. Research activities are carried out pertinent to these goals.United States Department of Veterans Affairs: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with overall planning, promoting, and administering programs pertaining to VETERANS. It was established March 15, 1989 as a Cabinet-level position.Veterans Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of VETERANS.Hospitals, Veterans: Hospitals providing medical care to veterans of wars.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Veterans: Former members of the armed services.Accidents, Occupational: Unforeseen occurrences, especially injuries in the course of work-related activities.United StatesRespiratory Protective Devices: Respirators to protect individuals from breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors.Occupational Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.Labor Unions: Organizations comprising wage and salary workers in health-related fields for the purpose of improving their status and conditions. The concept includes labor union activities toward providing health services to members.Threshold Limit Values: Standards for limiting worker exposure to airborne contaminants. They are the maximum concentration in air at which it is believed that a particular substance will not produce adverse health effects with repeated daily exposure. It can be a time-weighted average (TLV-TWA), a short-term value (TLV-STEL), or an instantaneous value (TLV-Ceiling). They are expressed either as parts per million (ppm) or milligram per cubic meter (mg/m3).Safety: Freedom from exposure to danger and protection from the occurrence or risk of injury or loss. It suggests optimal precautions in the workplace, on the street, in the home, etc., and includes personal safety as well as the safety of property.Air Pollutants, Occupational: Air pollutants found in the work area. They are usually produced by the specific nature of the occupation.Industry: Any enterprise centered on the processing, assembly, production, or marketing of a line of products, services, commodities, or merchandise, in a particular field often named after its principal product. Examples include the automobile, fishing, music, publishing, insurance, and textile industries.Occupational Diseases: Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.Maximum Allowable Concentration: The maximum exposure to a biologically active physical or chemical agent that is allowed during an 8-hour period (a workday) in a population of workers, or during a 24-hour period in the general population, which does not appear to cause appreciable harm, whether immediate or delayed for any period, in the target population. (From Lewis Dictionary of Toxicology, 1st ed)Safety Management: The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.Workplace: Place or physical location of work or employment.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Occupational Injuries: Injuries sustained from incidents in the course of work-related activities.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Environmental Monitoring: The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.

*  Federal Registers | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. 200 Constitution Ave., NW, ...

*  Hazardous Locations | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. 200 Constitution Ave., NW, ...

*  Proposed Policy Statement Concerning the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Use of Voluntary Employer Safety and...

... safety and health efforts and the employer's state of mind to discharge is duty to enforce the Occupational Safety and Health ... Proposed Policy Statement Concerning the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Use of Voluntary Employer Safety and ... Proposed Policy Statement Concerning the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Use of Voluntary Employer Safety and ... Proposed Policy Statement Concerning the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Use of Voluntary Employer Safety and ...

*  Guide to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace :: State Publications

Occupational safety and health standards enforced under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina ( N. C. ... With the exception of syphilis and malaria, they are rare in the United States. The following is a list of some other ... safety, method of administration, the benefits of being vaccinated and the assurance that the vaccine will be offered free of ... Occupational safety and health standards enforced under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina ( N. C. ...

*  OSHA forms Alliance with the American Wind Energy Association | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. 200 Constitution Ave., NW, ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Office of Communications. Washington, D.C.. www.osha.gov. For Immediate Release ... WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today ... Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for ...

*  Fire Protection | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. 200 Constitution Ave., NW, ...

*  Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

State Plans. The 26 States and territories with their own OSHA-approved occupational safety and health plans must adopt a ... 2-10, 2-11, 2-18, 2-19, 2-20, 2-22, 2-24, 2-25, 2-26, 2-34, 2-35, 2-36, 2-37, 2-39, 3-2, 3-7, 3-9, 3-15). The United Food & ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 29 CFR Part 1904. [Docket No. R-02B]. RIN 1218-AC06. Occupational Injury and ... Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health. It is issued under Section 8 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act ...

*  Pier 1 Imports in Fort Worth cited by OSHA for safety hazards at two sites; fines total $86,100 | Occupational Safety and...

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. 200 Constitution Ave., NW, ... Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Pier 1 Imports for ... or contest the citations and penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. ... Pier 1 Imports in Fort Worth cited by OSHA for safety hazards at two sites;. fines total $86,100 ...

*  Logging Operations | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. 200 Constitution Ave., NW, ... Rick Liblong, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N-3637, U.S. ... 4, 6, 8, Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657); Secretary of Labor's Order No. 12-71 (36 FR 8754 ... Chain saw, Forestry, Harvesting, Incorporation by reference, Logging, Occupational safety and health, Pulpwood timber, Training ...

*  General Industry/Construction | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. 200 Constitution Ave., NW, ...

*  Guide to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace. :: State Publications

Occupational safety and health standards enforced under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina ( N. C. ... North Carolina, United States Description [Slightly rev.].; "Bobby R. Davis, series editor."; "Printed 06/02'--P. [2] of cover. ... safety, method of administration, the benefits of being vaccinated and the assurance that the vaccine will be offered free of ... Occupational safety and health standards enforced under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina ( N. C. ...

*  Guide to voluntary training and training requirements in OSHA standards :: State Publications

... the Occupational Safety and Health Administration explicitly require the employer to train employees in the safety and health ... United States. Industrial hygiene--Law and legislation--United States. Safety education, Industrial--United States. Safety ... Safety and Health Provisions 77 General Safety and Health Provisions 77 Safety Training and Education 77 Occupational Health ... Safety and Health Provisions 77 General Safety and Health Provisions 77 Safety Training and Education 77 Occupational Health ...

*  T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH: Grant of Renewal of Recognition | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. 200 Constitution Ave., NW, ... DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA-2005-0022] T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-3655, Washington, ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-2625, Washington, ...

*  Federal Register :: Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements

... is delaying the effective date of three provisions of the Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements ... State Plans. The 26 States and territories with their own OSHA-approved occupational safety and health plans must adopt a ... The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is delaying the effective date of three provisions of the Occupational ... 2-10, 2-11, 2-18, 2-19, 2-20, 2-22, 2-24, 2-25, 2-26, 2-34, 2-35, 2-36, 2-37, 2-39, 3-2, 3-7, 3-9, 3-15). The United Food & ...

*  Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements--NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions | Occupational...

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. 200 Constitution Ave., NW, ... DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1904 [Docket No. OSHA-2010-0019] RIN 1218-AC50 ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; Notice of reopening of rulemaking record ... Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. It is issued under Sections 8 and 24 of the Occupational ...

*  Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

... the use and estimates of state background infection rates, and the uncertainties associated with the OSHA risk estimates. (Exs ... AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.. ACTION: Limited re-opening of the rulemaking record for ... FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Edens, Directorate of Health Standards Programs, Occupational Safety and Health ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. ...

*  OSHA general industry standards requiring programs, inspections, procedures, records and/or training :: State Publications

... hospitalization by tele-phone or in person to the Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S ... North Carolina, United States Publisher Occupational Safety and Health Division, N.C. Department of Labor ... Occupational Safety and Health Division. Subjects Industrial hygiene--Law and legislation--North Carolina. Safety education, ... 95-252(d)-Safety and Health Committees for specific requirements.] 7A .0605-Safety & Health Committee Requirements-(b) Multi- ...

*  OSHA general industry standards referenced in construction :: State Publications

... that are identical to general industry occupational safety and health standards. Please refer to the corresponding Part 1910 ... North Carolina, United States Description Title from title screen (viewed on Jan. 4, 2011).; "Printed 7/10.'--Colophon. ... 919) 733- 7166 Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ( 919) 733- 0359 ... that are identical to general industry occupational safety and health standards. Please refer to the corresponding Part 1910 ...

*  02/17/1995 - Requirements for emergency deluge showers and/or eye/face wash units in the immediate area of ethylene oxide...

... for emergency deluge showers and/or eye/face wash units in the immediate area of ethylene oxide sterilizers used by health care ... United States Department of Labor. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 200 Constitution Avenue. N.W. Washington, D.C ... the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cannot provide a specific response as to whether health care ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210. 800-321-6742 (OSHA). TTY. www. ...

*  Cave-in hazard in Boston's Back Bay leads to U.S. Labor Department OSHA citations for Walpole, Mass., contractor | Occupational...

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. 200 Constitution Ave., NW, ... Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposing a total of $27,000 in fines against a ... Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for ... A willful violation is one committed with plain indifference to or intentional disregard for employee safety and health.. The ...

*  OSHA extends enforcement effort in Billings, Montana, following hailstorm, asks employers to protect roofing and construction...

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. 200 Constitution Ave., NW, ... Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending enforcement activity and asks for Billings- ... Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for ... Agency advises consumers to verify contractors' safety records. BILLINGS, Mont. - Following a major hailstorm on May 18 and a ...

*  Norwalk, Conn., electrical contractor faces $148,000 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA fines following Stamford, Conn., electrical...

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. 200 Constitution Ave., NW, ... BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $148,000 ... Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA's role is to promote safe and healthful working conditions for ... meet with OSHA or contest the items before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. The inspection was ...

*  US Labor Department's OSHA reminds employers of hazards associated with snow cleanup and urges proper worker safeguards |...

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. 200 Constitution Ave., NW, ... Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wants to remind workers, employers and the general ... Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for ...

*  Alabama aluminum foil manufacturer endangers workers; OSHA cites company for 25 serious safety and health hazards |...

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. 200 Constitution Ave., NW, ... request a conference with OSHA's area director or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health ... Alabama aluminum foil manufacturer endangers workers; OSHA cites company for 25 serious safety and health hazards ... "Employees at ATI Foil shouldn't have to risk their health or their lives just to earn a day's pay," said Ramona Morris ...

*  US Labor Department's OSHA proposes $82,500 in fines to chemical manufacturer for workplace hazards at Newark, NJ, facility |...

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. 200 Constitution Ave., NW, ... NEWARK, N.J. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Cardolite Corp. with one ... Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for ... with OSHA's area director or contest the citations and proposed penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health ...

Radiation dose reconstruction: Radiation dose reconstruction refers to the process of estimating radiation doses that were received by individuals or populations in the past as a result of particular exposure situations of concern.A Review of the Dose Reconstruction Program of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.Canandaigua Veterans Hospital Historic DistrictWHO collaborating centres in occupational health: The WHO collaborating centres in occupational health constitute a network of institutions put in place by the World Health Organization to extend availability of occupational health coverage in both developed and undeveloped countries.Network of WHO Collaborating Centres in occupational health.Veterans benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder in the United States: The United States provides a wide range of benefits for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which was incurred in, or aggravated by, their military service. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will provide benefits to veterans that the VA has determined suffer from PTSD, which developed during, or as a result of, their military service.Occupational fatality: An occupational fatality is a death that occurs while a person is at work or performing work related tasks. Occupational fatalities are also commonly called “occupational deaths” or “work-related deaths/fatalities” and can occur in any industry or occupation.List of Parliamentary constituencies in Kent: The ceremonial county of Kent,Breathing tube (breathing apparatus): A breathing tube is a flexible tube for breathing through, as part of a scuba set or other breathing apparatus or a medical oxygen apparatus or anaesthetic apparatus (Here they are distinguished from the medium-pressure hoses which are often found as parts of modern breathing apparatus.)Occupational hygiene: Occupational (or "industrial" in the U.S.Federated Rubber and Allied Workers' Union of Australia: The Federated Rubber and Allied Workers' Union of Australia was an Australian trade union which existed between 1909 and 1988. The union represented workers employed in manufacturing rubber, plastic, cable, adhesive and abrasive products in Australia.Mopani Copper MineVessel safety survey: Vessel safety surveys are important during the life of a vessel for better safety and security. These controls are directed by the classification societies and are very different (safety equipment, security, hoist, dock survey).Pocket petBresle methodHamid GhodseGlobal Health Delivery ProjectSelf-rated health: Self-rated health (also called Self-reported health, Self-assessed health, or perceived health) refers to both a single question such as “in general, would you say that you health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?” and a survey questionnaire in which participants assess different dimensions of their own health.Public Health Act: Public Health Act is a stock short title used in the United Kingdom for legislation relating to public health.Lifestyle management programme: A lifestyle management programme (also referred to as a health promotion programme, health behaviour change programme, lifestyle improvement programme or wellness programme) is an intervention designed to promote positive lifestyle and behaviour change and is widely used in the field of health promotion.

(1/95) Labor Day and the war on workers.

We celebrate Labor Day every year with barbecues and picnics, rarely remembering that the holiday was born in the midst of tremendous labor struggles to improve working conditions. In the last century, 16-hour workdays and 6- and 7-day workweeks led to terribly high injury rates in the nation's mines and mills. Thousands upon thousands of workers died, caught in the grinding machinery of our growing industries. Today, despite improvements, thousands of workers still die in what has been described as a form of war on the American workforce. This commentary reminds us of the historical toll in lives and limbs that workers have paid to provide us with our modern prosperity. It also reminds us that the continuing toll is far too high and that workers who died and continue to die in order to produce our wealth deserve to be remembered and honored on this national holiday.  (+info)

(2/95) Risk assessment for heart disease and workplace ETS exposure among nonsmokers.

In 1994 the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) published a study of risk assessment for heart disease and lung cancer resulting from workplace exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) among nonsmokers. This assessment is currently being revised. The present article considers different possible approaches to a risk assessment for heart disease among nonsmokers resulting from workplace ETS exposure, reviews the approach taken by OSHA in 1994, and suggests some modifications to that approach. Since 1994 the literature supporting an association between ETS exposure and heart disease among never smokers (sometimes including long-term former smokers) has been strengthened by new studies, including some studies that have specifically considered workplace exposure. A number of these studies are appropriate for inclusion in a meta-analysis, whereas a few may not be due to methodological problems or problems in exposure definition. A meta-analysis of eight relative risks (either rate ratios or odds ratios) for heart disease resulting from workplace ETS exposure, based on one reasonable selection of appropriate studies, yields a combined relative risk of 1.21 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.04-1.41). This relative risk, which is similar to that used by OSHA in 1994, yields an excess risk of death from heart disease by age 70 of 7 per 1000 (95% CI 0.001-0.013) resulting from ETS exposure in the workplace. This excess risk exceeds OSHA's usual threshold for regulation of 1 per 1000. Approximately 1,710 excess ischemic heart disease deaths per year would be expected among nonsmoking U.S. workers 35-69 years of age exposed to workplace ETS.  (+info)

(3/95) Prevention of youth injuries.

There are four categories of causes responsible for the majority of injuries in youth 10-19 years of age: 1) motor vehicle traffic; 2) violence (intra-familial, extra-familial, self, pregnancy-related); 3) recreational; and 4) occupational. This article presents data from the National Center for Health Statistics mortality data and the National Pediatric Trauma Registry morbidity data. Nationwide, the pediatric injury death rate is highest among adolescents 15-19 years of age. Motor vehicle-related deaths account for 41% and firearm-related deaths account for 36% of injury deaths in this age group. For youths aged 10-14 years, motor vehicle-related deaths account for 38% and; firearm-related deaths account for 26% of injury deaths. For both age groups, occupant motor vehicle-related deaths account for the majority of deaths and underscore the need for seat belt use. Using theoretical principles based on the Haddon matrix and a knowledge of adolescent development, proposed interventions to decrease injuries and deaths related to motor vehicles and firearms include graduated licensing, occupant restraint, speed limits, conflict resolution, and gun control. Occupational injuries, particularly injury associated with agricultural production, account for an estimated 100,000 injuries per year. Preventive strategies include OSHA regulations imposing standards for protective devices and further study for guidelines for adolescent work in agriculture. Injuries related to recreation include drowning and sports injuries. Preventive strategies may include proper supervision and risk reduction with respect to use of alcohol/drugs. The data presented support the use of primary prevention to achieve the most effective, safe community interventions targeting adolescents.  (+info)

(4/95) Nevada State plan; final approval determination. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor. Final State plan approval--Nevada.

This document amends OSHA's regulations to reflect the Assistant Secretary's decision granting final approval to the Nevada State plan. As a result of this affirmative determination under section 18(e) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Federal OSHA's standards and enforcement authority no longer apply to occupational safety and health issues covered by the Nevada plan, and authority for Federal concurrent jurisdiction is relinquished. Federal enforcement jurisdiction is retained over any private sector maritime employment, private sector employers on Indian land, and any contractors or subcontractors on any Federal establishment where the land is exclusive Federal jurisdiction. Federal jurisdiction remains in effect with respect to Federal government employers and employees. Federal OSHA will also retain authority for coverage of the United States Postal Service (USPS), including USPS employees, contract employees, and contractor-operated facilities engaged in USPS mail operations.  (+info)

(5/95) Elevated blood lead levels among adults in Massachusetts, 1991-1995.

OBJECTIVE: Lead poisoning, the oldest recognized occupational disease, remains a danger for children and adults. Data collected for 664 cases reported to the Massachusetts Occupational Lead Registry in 1991-1995 were summarized in a 1998 state report. Here, the authors present some of the key findings from that report for a wider audience. METHODS: The authors summarize key findings of the 1998 state report. FINDINGS: Construction workers, in particular licensed deleaders and house painters, accounted for almost 70% of occupational cases involving blood lead levels > or = 40 micrograms of lead per deciliter (mcg/dl) of blood. Among 100 workers with the highest blood lead levels (> or = 60 mcg/dl), 29% were house painters. Hispanic workers were over-represented in the Registry. A small proportion of cases were non-occupational, typically associated with recreational use of firing ranges or do-it-yourself home renovations. CONCLUSION: Lead poisoning is a preventable disease, yet these data indicate that additional prevention efforts are warranted.  (+info)

(6/95) Evaluating OSHA's ethylene oxide standard: exposure determinants in Massachusetts hospitals.

OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify determinants of workplace exposures to ethylene oxide to assess the effect of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) 1984 ethylene oxide standard. METHODS: An in-depth survey of all hospitals in Massachusetts that used ethylene oxide from 1990 through 1992 (96% participation, N = 90) was conducted. Three types of exposure events were modeled with logistic regression: exceeding the 8-hour action level, exceeding the 15-minute excursion limit, and worker exposures during unmeasured accidental releases. Covariates were drawn from data representing an ecologic framework including direct and indirect potential exposure determinants. RESULTS: After adjustment for frequencies of ethylene oxide use and exposure monitoring, a significant inverse relation was observed between exceeding the action level and the use of combined sterilizer-aerators, an engineering control technology developed after the passage of the OSHA standard. Conversely, the use of positive-pressure sterilizers that employ ethylene oxide gas mixtures was strongly related to both exceeding the excursion limit and the occurrence of accidental releases. CONCLUSIONS: These findings provide evidence of a positive effect of OSHA's ethylene oxide standard and specific targets for future prevention and control efforts.  (+info)

(7/95) Occupational injury and illness recording and reporting requirements. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor. Final rule.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is revising its rule addressing the recording and reporting of occupational injuries and illnesses (29 CFR parts 1904 and 1952), including the forms employers use to record those injuries and illnesses. The revisions to the final rule will produce more useful injury and illness records, collect better information about the incidence of occupational injuries and illnesses on a national basis, promote improved employee awareness and involvement in the recording and reporting of job-related injuries and illnesses, simplify the injury and illness recordkeeping system for employers, and permit increased use of computers and telecommunications technology for OSHA recordkeeping purposes. This rulemaking completes a larger overall effort to revise Part 1904 of Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Two sections of Part 1904 have already been revised in earlier rulemakings. A rule titled Reporting fatalities and multiple hospitalization incidents to OSHA, became effective May 2, 1994 and has been incorporated into this final rule as Section 1904.39. A second rule entitled Annual OSHA injury and illness survey of ten or more employers became effective on March 13, 1997 and has been incorporated into this final rule as Section 1904.41. The final rule being published today also revises 29 CFR 1952.4, Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements, which prescribes the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for States that have an occupational safety and health program approved by OSHA under Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (the "Act" or "OSH Act").  (+info)

(8/95) Increasing worker and community awareness of toxic hazards in the workplace.

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OSHA

  • Due to the diversity of the circumstances from workplace to workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cannot provide a specific response as to whether health care facilities require emergency deluge showers or eye/face wash units in the immediate area of their ethylene oxide sterilizer(s). (osha.gov)
  • BRAINTREE, Mass. -- An unprotected excavation in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood has resulted in the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposing a total of $27,000 in fines against a Walpole, Mass., contractor for a total of five alleged willful and serious violations of excavation safety standards. (osha.gov)
  • To help employers understand how to comply with regulations and protect employees, OSHA has posted a trenching "Quick Card," an interactive eTool and other detailed information on excavation safety on its Web site at www.osha.gov/SLTC/constructiontrenching/index.html . (osha.gov)
  • Atlantic Drain has 15 business days from receipt of its citations to request and participate in an informal conference with OSHA or to contest them before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. (osha.gov)
  • OSHA urges those engaged in storm-related roofing repair, exterior siding, exterior painting and rain gutter replacement in the Billings area to provide necessary fall safety protection. (osha.gov)
  • BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $148,000 in fines against C.W. Pond Contractors Inc., a Norwalk, Conn., electrical contractor, in connection with a March 4 electrical fire at the Old YMCA at 980 Washington Blvd. in Stamford, Conn. (osha.gov)
  • Detailed information on safety issues and resources for electrical contractors is available online at http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/electricalcontractors/index.html . (osha.gov)
  • C. W. Pond Contractors has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and proposed penalties to comply, meet with OSHA or contest the items before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. (osha.gov)
  • NEW YORK ¿ With the recent spate of snowstorms hitting the Northeast, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wants to remind workers, employers and the general public of the hazards associated with snow removal and recovery work. (osha.gov)
  • OSHA initiated its March investigation in response to a complaint and also as part of the agency's national emphasis program on process safety management for covered chemical facilities. (osha.gov)
  • Under the partnership, every project subcontractor will be required to have a site-specific safety and health program administered by a qualified person, ongoing safety and health training that addresses new project tasks and processes, a safety and health orientation for all new hires, and successful completion of OSHA training courses by all foremen and employees. (osha.gov)
  • Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. (osha.gov)
  • The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited MasTec North America in Hugo, Minn., with two alleged repeat violations of federal trenching safety standards and proposed $75,000 in penalties. (osha.gov)
  • Trenching fatalities and devastating injuries are entirely preventable if contractors simply follow OSHA safety regulations. (osha.gov)
  • U.S. Minerals has severely jeopardized the health of its workers by exposing them to extremely high levels of dust containing silica," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Dr. David Michaels. (osha.gov)
  • U.S. Minerals has demonstrated a blatant disregard for the safety and welfare of its workers," said OSHA Area Director Nick Walters in Peoria, Ill. "That is not acceptable, and we are committed to seeing that the workers at this facility are provided a safe and healthy workplace. (osha.gov)
  • SUMMARY: OSHA invites interested parties to participate in an open, informal public meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 20th session of the United Nations Subcommittee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS). (osha.gov)
  • The U.S interagency group consists of U.S agencies that regulate in the area of chemical hazard communication and includes the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and OSHA. (osha.gov)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. (osha.gov)

employee safety and health

  • A willful violation is one committed with plain indifference to or intentional disregard for employee safety and health. (osha.gov)
  • BROOMFIELD, Colo. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recognized the employees and management of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions for excellence in the company's employee safety and health program. (osha.gov)
  • Employers cited with repeat violations demonstrate a lack of attention to employee safety and health. (osha.gov)

workplace

  • and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. (osha.gov)
  • Four serious health violations include failing to perform a required workplace hazard assessment, train workers in the use of portable fire extinguishers, implement a hazard communication training program and evaluate powered industrial truck operators for competency. (osha.gov)
  • Under this alliance, consulate personnel will work closely with OSHA's Dallas and Fort Worth Area Offices to also enhance ways of communicating workplace safety and health issues to Mexican and Spanish-speaking workers. (osha.gov)
  • We welcome this unique opportunity to join the Mexican consulate in emphasizing safety and health in the workplace for all workers," said John Hermanson, OSHA's regional administrator in Dallas. (osha.gov)

willful

  • NEWARK, N.J. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Cardolite Corp. with one willful and 13 serious health and safety violations for exposing workers to chemical and other hazards at the company's Newark facility. (osha.gov)
  • CLEVELAND - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Falls Stamping and Welding Co. with a total of 19 - including one willful and three repeat - safety and health violations. (osha.gov)

company's

  • Four other-than-serious health violations involve failing to label bottles of oil with their contents and hazard warnings, affix a plate to indicate the load rating for the mezzanine storage level and include a list of hazardous chemicals used in the company's hazard communication program. (osha.gov)

inspection

  • The safety inspection revealed that excavated materials were located within two feet of the excavation's edge without protection to prevent the material from falling back into the excavation, and for not providing cave-in protection or having a competent person conduct an inspection of the excavation. (osha.gov)

injuries

  • Other goals include zero fatalities, reduced injuries and full compliance with the project's stringent safety requirements. (osha.gov)
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). (osha.gov)

Department

  • Following a major hailstorm on May 18 and a resulting increase in construction, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending enforcement activity and asks for Billings-area employers, workers and consumers to protect roofing and construction workers against fall hazards. (osha.gov)
  • DALLAS - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in partnership with the National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety Network, more commonly known as STEPS, will sponsor a safety stand-down kickoff today through Feb. 28 to promote safety and health practices at oil and gas exploration and production sites in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. (osha.gov)
  • The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Pier 1 Imports for three serious and two repeated violations . (osha.gov)
  • BALDWIN, Ill. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited U.S. Minerals LLC of Dyer, Ind. (osha.gov)
  • Seven serious safety violations involve failing to develop and document machine-specific lockout/tagout procedures, provide a periodic review of energy control procedures for the mechanical power presses, ensure that guards were in place on the maintenance department grinder, provide safety blocks for workers making adjustments and repairs to a mechanical power press, and ensure that the horizontal band saw's power cable had effective strain relief. (osha.gov)
  • DALLAS, Texas - In its ongoing and persistent efforts to protect workers employed in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the El Salvador and Mexican Consulates General in Dallas signed an alliance today to provide safety and health training to Mexican and Salvadoran nationals working in northern Texas. (osha.gov)

labor

  • OSHA's Strategic Partnership Program is part of U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of employees through cooperative relationships with trade associations, labor organizations, employers and employees. (osha.gov)
  • The Voluntary Protection Programs recognize private and federal worksites with effective safety and health management systems that have maintained injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages. (osha.gov)

hazards

  • By not complying with PSM requirements, Cardolite jeopardized the safety of its chemical operators and others working at the site by exposing them to dangerous fire hazards. (osha.gov)
  • This safety stand-down is an important effort to bring heightened safety and health awareness for workers in the oil and gas industry to identify and eliminate work-related hazards," said John Hermanson, OSHA's regional administrator in Dallas. (osha.gov)
  • Some of the safety and health issues that will be covered include falls from elevated work surfaces, electrocution, heat illness, exposure to hazardous chemicals, struck-by and caught-in or -between hazards. (osha.gov)

violations include

  • The repeat violations include failing to provide machine guarding for equipment including lathes and shears, ensure that hand controls on mechanical power presses were in a fixed position to prevent workers from relocating them and ensure that safety blocks were used when changing the press die. (osha.gov)

practices

  • The contractor also has been issued one serious citation, with a $7,000 fine, for not training employees on safety-related electrical work practices, and one other-than-serious citation with a $1,000 fine for an incomplete illness and injury log. (osha.gov)
  • The purpose of these requirements is to establish safety practices, means, methods and operations for employees engaged in logging activities. (osha.gov)

penalties

  • ATI has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and proposed penalties to comply, request a conference with OSHA's area director or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission . (osha.gov)
  • The company, which manufactures abrasive blasting and roofing materials from slag produced at coal-fired power plants, has been issued a total of 35 health and safety citations with proposed penalties of $466,400. (osha.gov)

workers

  • Pier 1 Imports exposed workers to hazardous but preventable conditions and ultimately jeopardized the safety of their workers in doing so," said Jack Rector, OSHA's area director in Fort Worth, Texas. (osha.gov)

compliance

  • This is in response to your letter of May 13, 1993, to Mr. Roger Clark, the former director of the Directorate of Compliance Program, concerning requirements for emergency deluge showers and/or eye/face wash units in the immediate area of ethylene oxide sterilizers used by health care facilities. (osha.gov)
  • Should you require additional information, please contact the Office of Health Compliance Assistance at (202) 219-8036. (osha.gov)

employees

  • Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. (osha.gov)
  • Employees at ATI Foil shouldn't have to risk their health or their lives just to earn a day's pay," said Ramona Morris director of OSHA's Birmingham Area Office. (osha.gov)
  • The Standard protects employees from adverse health effects from occupational exposure to benzene. (osha.gov)
  • and provide protection for employees from the adverse health effects associated with exposure to benzene. (osha.gov)

standards

  • Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA's role is to promote safe and healthful working conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, outreach and education. (osha.gov)
  • This Order, which supersedes Secretary's Order 4- 2001, constitutes the generic Secretary's Order for the Employment Standards Administration (ESA). (osha.gov)
  • B. All other authorities and responsibilities set forth in this Order were delegated or assigned previously to the Assistant Secretary for Employment Standards and other officials in the Employment Standards Administration in Secretary's Order 4-2001, and this Order continues those delegations and assignments in full force and effect, except as expressly modified herein. (osha.gov)

independent

  • The organization has grown to include 17 independent networks serving 15 oil- and gas-producing states. (osha.gov)

serious

  • An other-than-serious violation is one that has a direct relationship to job safety and health, but probably would not cause death or serious physical harm. (osha.gov)

federal

  • A repeat violation exists when an employer previously has been cited for the same or a similar violation of a standard, regulation, rule or order at any other facility in federal enforcement states within the last five years. (osha.gov)

request

  • Consumers should verify that fall protection will be used and request information on a contractor's safety record. (osha.gov)

process

  • Process safety management prevents or mitigates a catastrophic release of toxic, reactive or flammable liquids and gases in chemical processes," said Kris Hoffman, director of OSHA's Parsippany Area Office. (osha.gov)

responsible

  • Each health care facility is responsible for determining whether emergency deluge showers or eye/face wash units are required in the immediate area of its ethylene oxide sterilizer(s). (osha.gov)

ensure

  • This partnership is a joint commitment to safety and health that should reduce costs, increase productivity and, most important, help ensure that every employee finishes each workday healthy and whole," said Edward Jerome, OSHA's area director in Albany. (osha.gov)

effects

  • The GHS is a single, harmonized system for classification of chemicals according to their health, physical, and environmental effects. (osha.gov)

requirements

  • Requirements for emergency deluge showers and/or eye/face wash units in the immediate area of ethylene oxide sterilizers used by health care facilities. (osha.gov)