Below is a quick selection of some notable safety-related news headlines for the month of June 2018:
American Chemistry Council Creates PPE Infographic for Auto Refinishers (Safety + Health)
In partnership with OSHA, the American Chemistry Council has published an infographic to encourage workers in the automotive refinishing industry to wear the correct personal protective equipment.
OSHA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule to Ensure Crane Operators are Qualified to Safely Operate Equipment (U.S. Department of Labor)
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced that it will extend the comment period on the proposed rule on crane operator certification. Comments will now be accepted through July 5, 2018. This extension allows stakeholders more time to review the proposed rule.
Florida Roofer Fined $150K (OSHA Today)
Fed-OSHA has fined a Florida roofing company nearly $150,000 for violations including fall hazards, the agency in announced Monday. Investigators say the employer neglected to use a guardrail, safety net or personal fall arrest system for roofers who were installing waterproofing material on a roof more than 6 feet off the ground.
OSHA Launches Database of Workplace Chemical Information (Safety + Health)
Pooling data from various government agencies and organizations, the OSHA Occupational Chemical Database lists chemical identification, physical properties, permissible exposure limits, sampling information and additional resources for each substance.
Ten Most-Asked Questions About the OSHA Inspection Process (EHS Today)
What happens when an OSHA inspector shows up at your door? Two former OSHA inspectors tell all.
OSHA and ISEA Form Alliance to Protect Workers’ Safety and Health (EC&M)
During the two-year agreement, participants will share information on developments in national consensus standards for personal protective and safety equipment.
Protection for Employees in the Workplace Among Topics Discussed at OSHA Summit (WWLP.com)
OSHA is responsible for making sure employees are working in safe and healthy working conditions.