Justifying Reporting Rule, OSHA Chief Cites Wire Mesh

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels sees a final Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule on employer reporting of severe work-related injuries or fatalities significantly enhancing the agency’s ability to steer accident prevention.

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Targeting fall prevention, OSHA opens June with national stand-down

Sources: Occupational Safety & Health Administration; CP staff

As announced earlier this year, OSHA has designated June 2-6 for a national construction site stand-down—contractors and crews pausing workdays to review ladder, scaffolding and roofing work safety—aiming to raise awareness about hazards accounting for the highest number of deaths in the industry.

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