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What do you think of OSHA’s proposal to move injury and illness reporting online and make it available to the public?

April 21 to April 25, 2014


Here come the public hearings on OSHA’s proposal to slash silica exposure in the workplace. What should OSHA do with this proposal?

March 10 to March 14, 2014


OSHA is asking (but not requiring) commenters on the federal silica proposal to disclose funding sources and conflicts of interest. Good idea or bad idea?

December 9 to December 13, 2013


OSHA is proposing that employers’ Form 300 illness and injury logs be put online for public access. Good idea or bad idea?

November 18 to November 22, 2013


Admitting that its own chemical exposure standards are inadequate, OSHA is urging employers to voluntarily follow tighter rules. What do you think of this strategy?

November 4 to November 8, 2013


Construction employers want three more months to comment on OSHA’s proposed silica rule. Should OSHA grant the extension?

October 14 to October 18, 2013


Some parties involved in fatal structural collapses are facing criminal charges. Should such collapses be investigated as civil matters, criminal matters, or both?

September 30 to October 4, 2013


After decades of non-regulatory approaches, OSHA has proposed a rule to limit worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Do you favor this rule?

September 16 to September 20, 2013


OSHA has finally announced a proposed rule to limit worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Do you support this plan?

September 9 to September 13, 2013


“I know we have to protect the employees, but sometimes they don’t listen,” one employer cited by OSHA said recently. What should happen in such cases?

June 10 to June 16, 2013


The fertilizer plant that exploded in West, TX, was last inspected in 1985, causing some people to question OSHA’s oversight. Overall, how do you feel about OSHA’s oversight?

May 13 to May 19, 2013


OSHA’s UK counterpart is adapting a “loser pays” system, in which companies that break health and safety laws would have to help pay for investigation and enforcement. What do you think of this idea?

August 27 to September 2, 2012


A Pennsylvania painting company owner faces criminal charges for the electrocution of an employee. Authorities say he ignored the presence of high-power lines on a job site. Is the charge fair?

August 6 to August 12, 2012


In your experience, how honestly are workplace injuries and illnesses reported in OSHA logs?

July 16 to July 22, 2012


It takes OSHA an average of about eight years to issue a rule, and some rules have taken more than 17 years. The General Accountability Office says this slow process leaves workers at risk. What do you think?

May 7 to May 13, 2012


How do you feel about EPA and OSHA regulations (VOCs, heavy metal pigments

April 23 to April 29, 2012


More employees than ever are blowing the whistle on their companies for various infractions, according to OSHA. When should a worker blow the whistle on the boss?

October 10 to October 16, 2011


Congress is considering slashing EPA’s and OSHA’s authority and/or funding. How will this affect the coatings industry?

March 21 to March 27, 2011


What is the most important effect of EPA and OSHA safety and ennvironmental regulations on coating work?

November 29 to December 5, 2010


A new audit shows that OSHA is quick to drastically reduce fines for workplace violations—even repeat violations. Safety advocates say the agency has fallen down on its enforcement mandate. What do you think?

October 11 to October 17, 2010


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