Today's Highlights from EHS Works:
SICK, a leading manufacturer of safety sensors and systems for machinery, has updated its 180-page “Guidelines for Safe Machinery – Six Steps to a Safe Machine.”(read more)
NIOSH has been using what it calls a “Wikipedian-in-Residence” in collaboration with online encyclopedia project Wikipedia.(read more)
OSHA Issues Confined Space Rule for Construction.
OSHA has issued a final rule to improve safety for construction workers in confined spaces. According to the agency, the rule will offer construction workers protections similar to those that manufacturing and general industry workers have had for 20 years. The rule has some differences tailored to the construction industry, including requirements to ensure that multiple employers share vital safety information and to continuously monitor hazards. Other differences relate to the roles of the competent person, continuous atmospheric monitoring, multiemployer site requirements and early warning systems.
The new rule goes into effect Aug. 3, 2015. Learn more on OSHA's Confined Space web page.