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OSHA increases enforcement of silica rule

In 2013, OSHA implemented a new crystalline silica standard for construction companies in New York and throughout the country. In January 2018, OSHA adjusted the fines that these companies must pay for violating that rule. They will be fined $12,934 per violation in addition to the same amount per day if changes are not made. Those that are deemed to be repeat violators could face fines of up to $129,336.

Report shows truck drivers have the most fatal jobs

When the road is your workplace, you encounter a number of dangers. From icy roads to aggressive and reckless motorists, truck drivers face a higher risk of serious crashes in general. Delivery drivers also have to deal with unsafe paths and doorsteps. Workers with tractor trailers need to manage the sheer weight of their vehicle. Indeed, you have an especially hazardous job.