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OSHA settles BCTD challenge to hexavalent chromium standard.

On April 6, 2007, OSHA signed an agreement with Building Constructions Trade Department, AFL-CIO, and International Brotherhood of Teamsters to settle challenge to hexavalent chromium standard. OSHA will issue new document titled Portland Cement Inspection Procedures, which provides specific enforcement procedures for compliance officers to follow where employees are working with portland cement,...

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OSHA issues proposed rule on explosives.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration will publish Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise Explosives and Blasting Agents stardard in April 13, 2007 Federal Register. Rule aims to enhance protection provided to employees working in manufacturing, storage, sale, transportation, handling, and use of explosives. Proposal updates and clarifies regulatory language, revises standard to be...

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NTSB supports transparent investigations to improve safety.

In address to International Society of Air Safety Investigators, Mark V. Rosenker, NTSB Chairman, spoke about how NTSB improves safety through transparent, objective, and comprehensive approach to accident investigations. All documents and records that become part of investigation are available to public. Rosenker also reiterated Board's view that aircraft in taxiing and landing phases of...

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OSHA and NIOSH jointly publish safety and health bulletin.

Safety and Health Information Bulletin is designed to help protect surgical personnel from needle stick injuries while using suture needles. Available on OSHA and NIOSH websites, it describes the hazards of sharp-tip suture needles, presents evidence of the effectiveness of blunt-tip needles in decreasing injuries, and emphasizes OSHAs requirement to use appropriate, available, and effective...

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OSHA and Industrial Minerals Association form alliance.

Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. and president of the IMA-NA, Mark G. Ellis, signed an alliance to help reduce and prevent exposure to rail and truck hazards common to industrial minerals facilities. Through alliance, IMA-NA will work with OSHA to deliver rail and truck safety courses to the industrial minerals industry, and develop information in the recognition and...

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OSHA renews alliance with ABSA.

OSHA has renewed its 2002 alliance with the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) to continue developing preventive measures that address biological safety issues in the American workplace. Through the alliance, ABSA members sit on the editorial boards of 17 OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages, and OSHA staff have participated in a variety of ABSA events.

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OSHA renews alliance with Shipbuilders Council of America.

OSHA has renewed its 2003 alliance with the SCA to continue working to protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to shipyard safety and health hazards, including ergonomics. SCA is using its collective expertise to help advance a culture of injury and illness prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge and promoting safe and...

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OSHA signs alliance with Pipeline Contractors.

OSHA and American Pipeline Contractors Association alliance will provide members of the APCA with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety. OSHA and APCA will work together to increase access for industry employees to safety and health information and outreach programs. Both organizations will develop and disseminate injury...

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Q1 Drilling and Completion Estimates at 21 yr high in U.S.

According to 2007 Quarterly Well Completion Report, 11,771 oil wells, natural gas wells, and dry holes were completed in the first quarter of 2007, up 1% from a year ago. This number includes an estimated 7,085 natural gas wells and 3,674 oil wells. Total estimated footage of 65,747,000 feet drilled in the first quarter of 2007 was down 3% from Q1 2006 but was the 2nd highest first quarter...

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MAPI provides analysis of durable goods report.

According to Cliff Waldman, Economist for Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, bounce back in business equipment spending evidenced in March 2007 report is a function of the volatility inherent in the data rather than a clear sign that business confidence in economy has stabilized. Weather-related volatility aside, there is evidence that housing slump is worsening. While consumer spending has been...

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