Category: August 2022 Newsletter

Roofing Contractor With 11-year History of Exposing Employees to Hazards Cited for Additional $228K on top of $108K in Unpaid Penalties

An Ohio contractor with a long history of federal workplace safety violations has added an additional $228,126 in fines to $108,318 in unpaid penalties with OSHA for again exposing workers to potentially deadly fall hazards. OSHA inspectors observed two employees of Benny Troyer Roofing and Trail Roofing LLC working at heights…

OSHA Grant Initial Approval of Massachusetts State Plan

OSHA recently granted Massachusetts initial approval to enable the state’s safety and health plan to be responsible for protecting state and local government workers. The Massachusetts State and Local Government Only State Plan will cover more than 430,000 employees of the state and its political subdivisions under an OSHA-approved plan….

Judge Affirms $10K OSHA Citation for Workplace Violence

An administrative law judge in Denver has affirmed the findings of a U.S. Department of Labor workplace safety investigation that determined a Louisville acute inpatient psychiatric treatment facility exposed direct care employees – such as nurses and mental health technicians – to aggressive patients who regularly assaulted and seriously injured…

New Partnership Offers Industrial Hygiene Course to NASP Students

NASP has recently partnered with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) to offer our newest course, the Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene. The Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene provides a foundational understanding of key Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety concepts as the basis for anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling…

Procedures Aren’t Enough to Prevent Fatalities

Just having a safety procedure in place is not enough. Procedures must be followed to be effective; failing to do so can result in fatal consequences, as a recent Mine Safety and Health (MSHA) investigation illustrates. MSHA investigators were called to the Freeport-McMoRan Morenci mine in Greenlee County, Arizona, this…

A Round of Applause

We at NASP would like to take the time to congratulate our latest round of newly certified Master Safety Professional (MSP) and Certified Safety Director (CSD) professionals! Earning these certifications is truly an amazing accomplishment, and we could not be prouder of your success! Want to join their ranks? Learn…

Monkeypox Declared Public Health Emergency

The Biden Administration on Thursday declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, a move intended to dramatically ramp up the fight against the spread of the virus. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the number of reported monkeypox cases has grown to just over 6,600 in…

NIOSH Releases Best Practices for Temp Workers

In past weeks, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the release of a new set of best practices for protecting temporary workers. Temporary workers, or “temporary agency workers,” are paid by a staffing company and assigned to a host employer on both short- and long-term assignments….

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