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.
A Few Simple Safety Labels can Make a Big Difference in Keeping Solar Workers Safe (Solar Power World)
While solar energy is a growing industry, the hazards that workers face are not unique. That being said, many solar energy standards are only now being written and developed, 30 to 40 years after the industry was first established
DOL, OSHA Announce Members of Soon-to-Meet Construction Advisory Committee (Safety+Health)
The Department of Labor has named the 15 members of its Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health and scheduled a meeting for July 17-18 in the nation’s capital.
Easily Avoiding OSHA Citations and Remaining in Compliance (OH&S)
According to the top 10 most cited standards from OSHA, fall protection and hazard communications account for over 12,500 citations in the last fiscal year. Several of these citations stem companies and organizations that do not have a program to properly train employees.
Oregon OSHA Offers Online Fall Protection Training (KTVZ)
Oregon OSHA has launched a free online course to help employers and workers across the state meet the agency’s requirements to eliminate fall hazards and prevent falls.
How to Drive OSHA’s Efforts to Reduce Workplace Serious Injuries and Fatalities (Safety+Health)
In January 2015, OSHA issued new rules that require employers to report to the agency most work-related serious injuries and fatalities, or SIFs. Now, four years later, if you’re wondering how goes the battle, the answer seems to be: There’s lots of room for improvement.
Study: Improved Worker Safety Linked to a Good Night’s Sleep (Colorado State University)
Employers seeking to improve workplace safety by reducing accidents and injuries might do well to help their employees get a good night’s sleep.