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New OSHA website provides information on preventing backover incidents in construction

OSHA main page: http://www.osha.gov/doc/topics/backover/index.html According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70 workers died from backover incidents in 2011. A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle. These incidents can be prevented. OSHA has published a new Preventing Backovers webpage that provides […]

An update on EPA and the Fibers Program

As many of you know, EPA has had to minimize many of their programs because of cuts to the 2013 budget. The TSCA Asbestos Program (AHERA, MAP and the asbestos ban) is one of the items that will no longer be maintained at the federal level. Below is their official announcement to this effect. This […]

EPA reverses position

As many of you know, early this year EPA decided to end enforcement of the fibers program.  The fibers program includes the EPA NESHAP, AHERA and the Model Accreditation Plan.  This move was budget driven and had no consideration of either business or human health issues.  The announced plan was to eliminate the 10 regional […]