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CDC Releases New Guidance on Flu Preparedness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, anticipating a spread of the H1N1 flu, has released new guidelines to help businesses and employers prepare now for the impact seasonal and H1N1 flu could have on employers, employees, and operations. The guidelines urge employers to work with employees to develop and implement plans that can reduce … Continue Reading

OSHA Issues Comprehensive Guidance on Silica in Construction

In a harbinger of things to come, OSHA recently released comprehensive guidance on controlling silica exposures in construction.  The document is over 70 pages and details control methods for a variety of operations in construction, including: Stationary masonry saws Handheld masonry saws Hand-operated grinders Tuckpointing/mortar removal Jackhammers Rotary hammers and similar tools Vehicle-mounted rock drilling … Continue Reading