Safety in the News: December 2018

Safety in the News: December 2018

 

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

 


Workplace Safety Saves Lives and Money. Is Your Facility Prepared? (OHS Online)
OSHA requires employers to protect employees from electrical hazards, including arc flash. Yet OSHA does not specifically explain how to comply with these regulations.

 

12 Days of HR: Stay in Compliance with OSHA When Your Employees are Working in a Winter Wonderland (JD Supra)
Although OSHA compliance should be on your mind all year, the winter season brings with it additional regulations that might affect your workplace.

 

New OSHA Crane Rule Spurs Training Growth (Engineering News-Record)
With the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new rule for crane operation taking effect this month, the industry’s response has been less a panic over additional regulation than a sigh of relief for overdue clarifications.

 

EU-OSHA Seeks Better Management of Dangerous Substances (OH&S Online)
EU-OSHA and numerous companies marked this year’s European Week for Safety and Health at Work (Oct. 22-26) with events to raise awareness of the topic and to encourage businesses to embrace active safety management of dangerous substances.

 

Understanding Silica Dust Regulations (Construction & Demolition Recycling)
For concrete and demolition recyclers, a pending United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation regarding airborne silica dust has been among the industry’s most discussed guidelines over the past decade.

 

How to Maintain a Strong Health and Safety Record in the Workplace (Augusta Free Press)
Keeping the workforce healthy and free of injury needs to be a top priority for every employer. Unsafe premises that contribute towards accidents either for employees or visitors quickly become a problem for everyone involved.

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