Below is a quick selection of some notable safety-related news headlines for the month of September 2018:
OSHA Seeks Nominations for Construction Advisory Committee (Safety+Health)
The 15-person committee advises the assistant secretary of labor on construction standards and policy matters. Members are appointed by the secretary of labor and serve staggered two-year terms.
OSHA Urged to Prevent Underreporting of Injuries, Fatalities (Business Insurance)
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration must take steps to prevent underreporting of fatalities and injuries and ensure employers correct identified hazards, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General.
Prevent Incidents Using the OSHA 300 Log (EHS Daily Advisor)
One of the most effective ways to understand which types of incidents causing worker injury may occur in the workplace is to have a clear and comprehensive knowledge of which types of incidents have occurred in the past.
SC OSHA Providing Safety Assistance, Supplies During Hurricane Florence Recovery (WBTW News 13)
South Carolina OSHA employees are providing safety assistance and supplies to employers and employees during the state’s recovery from Hurricane Florence.
‘Plan Ahead’: OSHA Spotlights Resources for Emergency Preparedness, Response (Safety+Health)
Spurred by destructive hurricanes and wildfires in parts of the country in recent months, OSHA is calling attention to its Emergency Preparedness and Response webpage, reminding employers to “plan ahead,” “know the hazards” and “keep safe.”
Industry Petitions OSHA to Establish Heat Standard (Construction Dive)
More than 130 organizations, led by nonprofit Public Citizen, have asked OSHA to establish a heat protection standard for U.S. workers.