Archive for February, 2010

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  • 21st February 2010

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DOL 2011 Budget Request Includes OSHA Increase, Focus on Enforcement

  • 17th February 2010

 

In total, the FY 2011 DOL budget requests $117 billion, with the majority to be used for unemployment insurance benefits for displaced workers and federal workers’ compensation. DOL’s discretionary request of $14.0 billion overall includes $1.7 billion for worker protection programs, a 4 percent increase over the prior year’s budget.

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OSHA targets under-reporting of injuries, illnesses

  • 16th February 2010

 

OSHA is stepping up its efforts to make sure injuries and illnesses on the job are better reported. Tracking such things has been part of OSHA’s mandate since 1970 but efforts are now being renewed. Read on…

Getting you the right Written Safety Plan for your business

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Farmington worker’s close call has OSHA putting renewed emphasis on grain bin safety

  • 15th February 2010

 

Four days after spending more than eight hours trapped up to his chest inside a Farmington grain silo, Mark Malecha returned to work Monday, almost — but not quite — ready to answer questions about his ordeal.

“I can’t today,” said Malecha, manager of the P.H. Feely and Son grain bin, while prepping for his interview with state inspectors from the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “We have OSHA coming in tomorrow.”

Authorities are investigating reports that Malecha was not wearing a safety harness when, while attempting to unclog clumped or frozen grain, he fell into the bin shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday. He quickly became wedged in almost to his neck, drawing emergency services from across the metro area. Crews from as far away as Rochester were on standby.

“We had about 130 responders there,” Farmington Fire Marshal John Powers said.

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