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From the monthly archives: April 2010

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OSHA Will Issue Ergonomics Citations Under General Duty Clause

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Administrator David Michaels April 7 said during a live web chat that ergonomics hazards will be enforced under OSHA’s general duty clause. The web chat was part of an OSHA outreach effort to discuss its strategic plan, which is supposed to take effect Sept. 30 and be in place until October 2016.

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ABC Urges OSHA To Abandon Proposed Musculoskeletal Reporting Rule

ABC March 30 objected to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed rule that would revise the OSHA Form 300 to include an additional reporting column for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). The proposed rule would amend OSHA’s recordkeeping regulation, although OSHA claims it would not require employers to implement any new controls in the workplace.

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Report Opposes PLAs in the District of Columbia Construction Market (April 2010)

A November 2009 report by DC Progress, "The True Cost of the Washington Nationals Ballpark Project Labor Agreement," exposes the problems that PLAs present for DC taxpayers, as well as unemployed, and underemployed residents. The report focuses on the, "broken promises of the D.C. Ballpark PLA, in order for policymakers, stakeholders in the local economy, and citizens to understand the burdens that PLAs impose on state and city governments. The Nationals Park PLA created a huge barrier for the District's nonunion workforce: 85 percent of construction workers and 95 percent of minority-owned contractors were left out of work."

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