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Category Archives: Middle East

OSHA likely to finalize slips, trips and falls rule in August

May 26, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is expected to release its finalized rule on slips, trips and falls in August. 

Trench safety crucial for preventing construction injuries

May 18, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s inspections frequently uncover many violations of excavation safety that put workers at risk.

New legislation would ‘cement’ OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs

May 11, 2016

Two U.S. senators have introduced bipartisan legislation that would establish the permanent continuance of the Voluntary Protection Programs.

Fatal injuries in US workplaces reach highest levels seen in years

April 28, 2016

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows fatal injuries increased across several industries. 

OSHA investigation shows critical importance of combustible dust safety

April 22, 2016

OSHA issued more than $145,000 in possible fines against a Georgia auto parts manufacturer after a maintenance technician was severely burned in a flash fire.

5 changes to OSHA’s confined space regulations [Infographic]

April 20, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an update to its standard for construction work in confined spaces Aug. 3, 2015.

Six years after fatal explosion, regulations on offshore drilling tighten

April 19, 2016

Six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and explosion, the Obama administration has released new regulations for offshore oil and gas drilling.

Know the importance of heat protection before summer

April 13, 2016

Heat awareness is especially crucial this year as states including California are already experiencing historic high temperatures.

Effect of new OSHA regulation on construction, oil and gas industries remains unclear

April 6, 2016

Industry leaders and safety officials are taking a look at how OSHA new silica exposure guidelines will affect the construction and oil and gas industries.