Safety in the News: November 2019

Safety News: November 2019

Safety in the News: November 2019

Here is a selection of safety-related news items from November 2019:


DOL’s Sweatt: Strong enforcement a priority for OSHA
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt spoke at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Safety and Health Conference…

ABC Exec Emphasizes Value of Leading Safety Indicators at OSHA Meeting
In his remarks, Sizemore emphasized the importance of these indicators as a proactive measure to prevent workplace hazards and reduce recordable incidents, resulting in improved safety and health performance.

U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
The meeting will include an update on key OSHA initiatives from Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt, and remarks from National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Director John Howard.

OSHA Stresses Limits on Computer-Based Training
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) takes employee safety training very seriously, and in support of that commitment the agency recently reinforced its stated policy that online and computer training alone for employees is not adequate to meet federal train requirements.

U.S. Department of Labor Promotes Worker Safety And Pay During the Holiday Season
The meeting will include an update on key OSHA initiatives from Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt, and remarks from National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Director John Howard.

OSHA plans forklift, walking-working surfaces proposals
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to issue a pair of proposals in the new year to update its forklift and walking-working surfaces rules, according to the Department of Labor’s new regulatory agenda. The department issued its first agenda since Eugene Scalia became Secretary of Labor.

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