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I recently received an email from an OSHA news release: Whistleblowers.gov

“The Web page will provide information about worker rights and provisions under each of the whistleblower statutes and regulations that OSHA enforces.  Additionally, program fact sheets and information are available that discuss how one can file a retaliation complaint with OSHA. This Web page will continue to be accessible through OSHA’s Web site, www.osha.gov, by clicking on the “Whistleblower Protection” link.”

The question is, of course, will workers use this website? Language barriers? What do you think?

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As we make our way into 2010, I’d like to take a moment, as many do, to reflect on the past year.  In particular, OSHA’s most frequently cited list for 2009 is an interesting consideration:

1.  Scaffolding, general requirements, construction

2.  Fall protection, construction

3.  Hazard communication standard, general industry

4.  Respiratory protection, general industry

5.  Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry

6.  Ladders, construction

7.  Powered industrial trucks, general industry

8.  Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry

9.  Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry

10. Fall protection, training requirements

You can learn more about these citations and others at osha.gov. (more…)

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