Monthly Archives: November 2017

Going to Winter Olympics? Protect Your Health

The 2018 Winter Olympics will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from Feb. 9-25, followed by the Paralympic Games March 9-18. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued recommendations for U.S. travelers to South Korea, including the following: Visit a travel medicine provider four to six weeks before you depart. Ask your […]

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Osha Pushes Electronic Filing to Dec. 15

Covered employers have two extra weeks to electronically submit their completed 2016 Form 300A to federal OSHA. The agency has extended the submission deadline to Dec. 15, 2017. Under Section 1904, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s final rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, certain employers must electronically submit injury and illness […]

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Osha Posts Directions for Submitting 2016 Electronic Injury, Illness Records

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has activated an Injury Tracking Application link for employers to submit 2016 OSHA Form 300A information. In a related action, OSHA published a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the date for certain employers to electronically submit 2016 Form 300A information from July 1, 2017 to Dec. […]

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Antibiotic Awareness Week: when Do You Need Medication?

World Antibiotic Awareness Week begins today to promote responsible use of antibiotic medications and fight drug-resistant strains of bacteria that cause serious illness and death. Campaign partners include the World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Organization for Animal Health. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. For […]

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Fedex Executive Nominated to Head Osha

The Trump administration has nominated Scott A. Mugno to be Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health. Mugno is vice president for safety, sustainability and vehicle maintenance at FedEx Ground in Pittsburgh, Pa.  He was previously the managing director for FedEx Express corporate safety, health and fire protection in Memphis, Tenn. His responsibilities have […]

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