Health & Safety

>>US Department of Labor's OSHA Cites JMA Roofing After Worker Falls from Roof
Ghaleb N. Suleiman, who operates JMA Roofing, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for one repeat and one other-than-serious safety violation following the death of a worker on July 17 at an Omaha, Nebraska, job site. The worker fell to the ground while replacing the rubber membrane on the roof, known as ethylene propylene diene monomer, often used for water resistance. 

>>OSHA Releases New Resources to Better Protect Workers from Hazardous Chemicals
Each year in the United States, tens of thousands of workers are made sick or die from occupational exposures to the thousands of hazardous chemicals that are used in workplaces every day. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched two new web resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe. While many chemicals are suspected of being harmful, OSHA's exposure standards are out-of-date and inadequately protective for the small number of chemicals that are regulated in the workplace. The first resource OSHA has created is a toolkit to identify safer chemicals that can be used in place of more hazardous ones. This toolkit walks employers and workers step-by-step through information, methods, tools and guidance to either eliminate hazardous chemicals or make informed substitution decisions in the workplace by finding a safer chemical, material, product or process. The toolkit is available at

>>ACC Offers Recommendations to Improve New Worker Safety Tools Released by OSHA
In response to the release of several new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) resources intended to help protect workers from hazardous chemicals, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued a statement, available here.