Hurricanes put a spin on 2005, but Jonathan Snare, Rich Fairfax and Paula White, three of OSHA's key players, are looking forward to smoother sailing in 2006.
In the wake of layoffs and factory closings, Michigan lawmakers Tuesday passed a bill that would prevent the state from adopting an ergonomics standard, claiming it only would aggravate Michigan's job economy.
Hand tools have been in existence since prehistoric times. The transition from the primitive Flintstone-era stone wedges to sophisticatedly engineered tools has changed the way work is performed today.
Strategy is not just for executives or others having to make survival decisions. It's a critical process for any safety leader interested in making substantial change happen, especially with thinning resources.
Despite strong criticism, OSHA officials say technical assistance, not enforcement, is the first line of defense in an emergency.