Tag: David Michaels

Are Your Workers Trained to Handle Large Crowds?

  In 2008, a retail worker was trampled to death when shoppers rushed through a store on Black Friday to take advantage of holiday discounts. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is encouraging retail employers to implement safety measures to prevent such incidents. The agency has sent letters to major retailers to remind them […]

Two New Tools from OSHA that Train Workers to Avoid Heat Illnesses

Extreme heat during the summer months poses a risk to outdoor workers, in particular, and creates a potential liability for their employers if steps are not taken to protect workers’ health and safety. The risk is real. Two years ago, there were 31 heat-related worker deaths, as well as 4,120 heat-related worker illnesses, according to […]

ASA, OSHA Form Training Alliance for Temporary Workers

At the American Staffing Association Staffing Law Conference, the heads of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Staffing Association (ASA) signed an alliance agreement to help provide ASA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources to help them protect the health and safety of temporary workers. […]

Train Workers on the Dangers After the Storm

Emergency preparedness training rightfully includes precautions and procedures to prevent injuries and damages during natural disasters. But what about training on safety procedures during cleanup operations after the storm? Today’s Advisor presents the precautions your cleanup workers need to know. Storm and tornado cleanup work can involve hazards relating to restoring electricity, communications, and water […]

OSHA to Publish Five New Final Rules in 2011

On Wednesday, January 5, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hosted a live Q&A Web chat to answer questions about its Fall 2010 Regulatory Agenda. The assistant secretary of labor for OSHA, Dr. David Michaels, started the session by listing some of OSHA’s 2010 achievements. He noted that the agency: published final rules/interim final […]

OSHA Administrator, Employers Group Spar Over Proposed Changes to OSH Act

A proposal to increase Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) penalties now being considered by Congress will not result in any actual improvements in workplace safety and health, a representative of a coalition of employer groups testified on Tuesday, July 13, before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and Labor. Jonathan Snare […]