Safety In The News: April 2018

Safety In The News: April 2018

Below is a quick selection of some notable safety-related news headlines for the month of April 2018:

 


Employers now offered OSHA training in Valparaiso (nwi.com)
Northwest Indiana employers can now get Occupational Safety and Health Administration training in Valparaiso to ensure they’re complying with the latest federal regulations.

 

What is OSHA? When Might OSHA Pay a Visit? And What is at Stake for Employers? (Lexology)
The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) authorizes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor to conduct inspections at worksites within its jurisdiction to enforce the safety and health laws promulgated pursuant to the OSH Act.

 

Every Worker Has The Right To Go Home Safely At The End Of Their Shift (NH Labor News)
In passing the OSH Act, Congress declared its intent “to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.”

 

As OSHA Rules Change, Employers Must Plan Ahead (The Business Journal)
When it comes to workplace injury claims filed, “overall it’s gotten better,” but preventable illnesses and injuries are still costing employers billions of dollars, and employees their lives.

 

OSHA Teams with Industry to Kick-Off National Grain Safety Week (OSHA)
A kick-off event for Stand-Up for Grain Engulfment Prevention Week, was held April 9 at a Scoular Company grain facility in Adrian, Mo. The purpose of the campaign is to educate employers and workers about proper grain bin entry, mechanical hazards, and grain engulfment.

 

Slip Simulator Aims to Improve Workplace Safety (Deseret News)
A local utility company is using a new apparatus to help teach its employees a technique for walking that can help make their work environment and elsewhere a little bit safer.

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