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Fall Protection: Plan-Provide-Train

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, accounting for one in every three construction worker deaths.  A new outreach campaign was recently announced to provide employers and workers with information they need to prevent falls.  This campaign's message is "Plan-Provide-Train" and was developed in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the National Occupational Research Agenda program.

The campaign slogan is "Safety Pays, Falls Cost".

Click here to visit OSHA's Fall Prevention Webpage.

Hazard Communication

An area of concern to many employers is the future of the Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) program and the new Globally Harmonize System (GHS).  Check out the seven (7) information sheets developed by the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC).



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OSHA's Bulletin Board

April 15, 2014 · Volume 13, Issue 8

QuickTakes QuickTakes

A twice monthly e-news product with information about workplace safety and health.

In this Issue

Court upholds OSHA’s position in SeaWorld case

Olivet Management fined more than $2.3M for knowingly exposing workers to asbestos and lead at NY work site

Tulsa contractor faces $90,600 in proposed fines for exposing workers to serious and repeat fall hazards

Silica rulemaking hearings conclude, OSHA extends post-hearing comment period

Federal Register publishes OSHA’s final rule on electric power generation, transmission and distribution

Employers urged to prevent texting while driving

Protecting Whistleblowers: Comment period open on anti-retaliation rule for financial services industry

OSHA Pittsburgh office partners with local construction stakeholders

OSHA's free On-site Consultation Program helps NY manufacturer improve safety, reduce workplace injuries and lower insurance costs

Guam meeting offers help to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with safety, training, health and housing

OSHA reaches out to workers at Mexican Consulate and Health Fair in Dallas; signs alliance with Philippines consulate in Chicago

Harwood grantee offers resources to keep recovery workers and volunteers safer after Sandy

New deputy secretary confirmed for Department of Labor

Workers' Memorial Day is April 28: Find an event in your area!

Employers reminded to post OSHA 300A injury/illness summaries through April 30

New educational resources available on workplace safety in construction and poultry plants

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OSHA Alliance Activities

U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA and Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses Form Statewide Alliance

  Standing on the right: Juanita Kantner, PAAOHN Director
Sitting on the left: Kim Olszewski, PAAOHN Past President

PHILADELPHIA -- A new alliance between the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses aims to provide safety and health training for Pennsylvania occupational health professionals. The training will focus on OSHA standards, emergency preparedness, musculoskeletal disorders and workplace violence.

On June 7, 2007 PAAOHN successfully formed an alliance with OSHA.  Kim Olszewski, PAAOHN Chapter Past President led the chapter's effort to make this happen.  Juanita Kantner, PAAOHN Director, is the chapter's lead for spearheading the implementation efforts across the state.


May 22, 2009

OSHA and PAAOHN renewed their alliance on May 22, 2009. Plans for the upcoming year include continued emphasis on programs that include OSHA Updates.

Daurice Holly, PAAOHN President renewed this alliance on behalf of PAAOHN, this alliance is effective for a two year period, May 2009- May 2011.
Alliance Background
Date Signed
June 7, 2007
Date Renewed
May 22, 2009


OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor

OSHA Launches Interactive Website to Help Employers Better Comply with Its Recordkeeping Rule

On June 28, 2011 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration unveiled a new interactive web tool to help users determine whether injuries and illnesses are work-related and recordable under the OSHA Recordkeeping rules.

The OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor is an interactive tool that simulates an employer’s interaction with a Recordkeeping rules expert. The Advisor relies on the users' responses to questions and automatically adapts to the situation presented. Responses put into the program are strictly confidential and the system does not record or store any of the information. The Advisor helps employers determine:

  • Whether an injury or illness (or related event) is work-related
  • Whether an event or exposure at home or on travel is work-related
  • Whether an exception applies to the injury or illness
  • Whether a work-related injury or illness needs to be recorded
  • Which provisions of the regulations apply when recording a work-related injury or illness

The OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor is one of a series of elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) Advisors developed to help employers and workers understand federal employment laws. A full list of Advisors can be found at the elaws website.

OSHA Fact Sheets

Drilling Overhead - FACT SHEET - Overexertion is the leading cause of injury to construction workers (18%)

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