Safety in the News: June 2019

Below is a quick selection of some notable safety-related news headlines for the month of JUNE 2019:


OSHA Administers Warning About Working in Heat (Construction & Demolition Recycling)
As temperatures rise, OSHA is reminding employers to protect their employees from the dangers of working in hot weather. OSHA’s message is simple: Water. Rest. Shade. The agency says employers should encourage workers to drink water every 15 minutes and take frequent rest breaks in shaded areas.

Safety in the News: April 2019

 

Below is a quick selection of some notable safety-related news headlines for the month of April 2019:

 


OSHA, Partners Set for Sixth National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down (OHS Online)
The national safety stand-down encourages employers and employees to pause voluntarily during the workday to participate in safety demonstrations, hazard recognition and fall prevention training, and discussions about hazards, protective methods, and the company's safety policies, goals, and expectations.

Safety in the News: March 2019

 

Below is a quick selection of some notable safety-related news headlines for the month of March 2019:

 


OSHA Enforcement Trending Downward, Advocacy Group Claims; DOL Says Inspection Totals Up (Safety+Health)
OSHA enforcement activity “continues to decline” under the Trump administration, according to the National Employment Law Project, citing the agency’s own metrics. The advocacy group also claims that OSHA’s fatality/catastrophe investigations climbed to their highest level in a decade in fiscal year 2018.

Safety in the News: January 2019

 

Below is a quick selection of some notable safety-related news headlines for the month of January 2019:

 


Roof Stunt With "Epic Sax Gorilla" Costs Minor League Baseball Team Thousands of Dollars in Fines (Deadspin)
This past June, the Tacoma Rainiers brought reindeer mascot Rhubarb and local icon “Epic Sax Gorilla” up onto the roof of Cheney Stadium, where the Triple-A club plays, for a routine crowd-pleasing stunt.