Below is a quick selection of some notable safety-related news headlines for the month of July 2018:
Protect Workers from Extreme Heat, Advocates Urge OSHA (EcoWatch)
A broad coalition of worker advocacy, public health, and environmental groups called on the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to create a workplace standard for heat stress.
OSHA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Changes to Crane Operator Certification (Safety+Health)
OSHA is giving stakeholders another 30 days to comment on its proposed update of crane operator certification requirements, the agency announced in the July 30 Federal Register.
5 Ways to Comply with New OSHA Digitized Reporting Regulations (EHS Today)
This summer heralds in a new and challenging phase of environmental health and safety (EHS) regulation reporting. Starting in July 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will require businesses across the U.S. to submit workplace illness and injury reports digitally.
OSHA Aims to Stop Increase in Worker Fatalities (Occupational Health & Safety)
OSHA launched its Safe + Sound Campaign in 2017 to encourage employers to develop and implement a dynamic safety and health program. The campaign has received commitments from 198 organizations thus far.
6 Action Items from OSHA Guidance on Workplace Hazards (EHS Daily Advisor)
The agency originally published this document in 1988 and issued the first update in October 2016. In that revision, OSHA stated that much had changed over the preceding 28 years in the nature of work, conditions in the workplace, employees themselves, and how employers and employees interact and work together to be productive in a safe and healthy environment.
Workplace Safety Training Grants Offered by OSHA (Patch)
OSHA is accepting grant applications for the development of innovative workplace safety and health training programs. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 5.