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OSHA Inspection Plan for 2012

Posted in Federal, Health and Safety
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has an inspection plan for 2012. OSHA’s new target list of companies now includes companies employing 20 to 40 persons as well as larger companies. In addition, OSHA targets high-risk hazards and industries. For 2012, its targets include operations involving: Lead Crystalline silica Petroleum refineries… Continue Reading

Revisions to 2008 Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule Implemented

Posted in Federal, Health and Safety
The RRP rule is intended to prevent children and adults from unsafe exposures to lead that can occur when lead-based paint is disturbed during renovations and similar work. The RRP rule established accreditation, training, certification and record-keeping requirements for contractors and businesses performing renovation work involving lead-based paint. Additionally, the RRP rule created a number… Continue Reading