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Watch out: OSHA on injury and illness reporting


On May 12, OSHA released its final rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. This final rule becomes effective on August 10, 2016 — so start preparing now. Utilities may need to make changes to long-standing practices around post-accident drug testing and safety incentives. Only discipline employees when they break a “legitimate” workplace safety or health rule.

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Public power state of the industry


The power of community is vital to address the challenges keeping public power leaders up at night, and the American Public Power Association is working to help its members meet those challenges, said Sue Kelly, President and CEO of APPA, in her annual “state of the public power industry” address at the 2016 APPA National Conference in Phoenix, Ariz.

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