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Final Rule to Update General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards

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Falls from heights and on the same level (a working surface) have consistently been in the top ten OSHA violations for several years, and are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. On January 28th, 2017, OSHA issued a final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems to better protect workers in general industry from these hazards by updating and clarifying standards and adding training and inspection requirements.

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FDA bans powdered medical gloves

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Effective January 18, 2017, the FDA has banned the use of powdered examination gloves for medical usage.

The proposal to ban the gloves was introduced on March 21, 2016.

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OSHA updates drug testing policy

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Effective as of Nov. 1, 2016:


OSHA updates policies regarding incentives and drug testing.

According to OSHA, all companies should have "reasonable procedures" in place for employees to report any sort of injury or illness. All employees should have been notified of the new procedure before this effective date.

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Boating Safety Tips

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The sun is shining high in the sky. You're sitting on a boat out in the open water without a care in the world. Sounds perfect, right? 


One of summer's greater pleasures is spending time with family and friends out in the boat at your typical lake or beach home. However, if the necessary precautions are not taken, not having a care in the world may turn into having too many.

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SRLs split into two classes

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Nothing is more important than fall protection safety—OSHA thinks so too. Dangerous circumstances involving safety at heights are all too common. Fall protection (1926.501) was the leading cause in willful and serious violations in the fiscal year of 2015 according to the NSC.

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