Below is a quick selection of some notable safety-related news headlines for the month of May 2018:
NSC Division Offers ‘Public Eye on Safety’ Online Library (Safety+Health)
The NSC Government & Public Sector Division’s Public Eye on Safety is a collaborative resource for public-sector administrators responsible for the safety and health of the public and public-sector employees, as well as public facilities, operations and services.
Personal Responsibility Key to Preventing Falls (Daily Commercial News)
All the legislation, regulations, training and equipment in the world won’t make a difference in preventing falls at construction jobsites if there is not personal accountability, delegates attending a workshop at the Partners in Prevention conference in Toronto were told recently.
OSHA Issues Long-Awaited Proposed Rule to Clarify Crane Operator Requirements (Safety + Health)
OSHA is moving to finalize changes to its crane operator certification requirements, according to a proposed rule published in the May 21 Federal Register.
OSHA Proposal Addresses Crane Operator Qualification (Safety.BLR.com)
OSHA issued a proposed rule addressing crane operator certification in construction. Published May 21 in the Federal Register, the rule would permanently extend and clarify employers’ duties to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate equipment through training, certification or licensing, and evaluation.
DOT Unveils Participants in Pilot Program for Commercial Drone Safety (Safety + Health)
he Department of Transportation on May 9 announced the participants in a pilot program intended to promote the safe commercial operation and integration of drones in agriculture, commerce, emergency management, human transportation and other sectors.
Alphabet Soup: ADA, FMLA, WD, OSHA, GINA — What Laws Apply to a Workplace Injury? (JD Supra)
Employers face a host of compliance challenges under state and federal law when an employee suffers a workplace injury. Generally, state workers’ compensation laws require the provision of benefits to employees who sustain relatively minor, temporary job-related injuries as well as for permanently disabling serious injuries.