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Today is Workers’ Memorial Day- Because Safe Jobs are Every Worker’s Right

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On April 28, 1971, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act to provide all workers a safe and hazard free place to work. This day has since been recognized as Workers' Memorial Day, or International Commemoration Day (ICD). This is now a day of remembrance for workers who have been killed, or suffered work-related disease or injury.

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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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Dermal exposure can be detrimental to your health

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Roughly 32 million workers in the U.S. (over 20%) are exposed to hazardous chemical products, OSHA says.

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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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