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NIOSH & Workforce Tulsa Promoting Young & Temp Worker Safety

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
NIOSH and Workforce Tulsa are collaborating to develop and pilot test a new training program, "Developing Work Safety Skills," to promote workplace safety and health practices among young adults seeking career services and temporary employment opportunities.

OSHA/MSHA Regulatory Agenda: July 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017
On July 20, 2017, the Trump administration released the 2017 spring regulatory agenda, which was issued in separate parts, rather than in a combined format. ASSE's Federal Representative Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, provides an overview of what it contains.

NIOSH Assesses Young Worker Fatality Trends

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
A new NIOSH report examines young worker fatalities that occurred between 1994 and 2013. The report presents information by demographic characteristics, employer characteristics, incident circumstances and temporal patterns. During this time period, 942 occupational fatalities occurred among youth workers, 88% of whom were male.

OSHA E-Recordkeeping Portal to Open Aug. 1

Monday, July 17, 2017
OSHA's portal for collecting e-recordkeeping data will open Aug. 1. This follows a June 28, 2017, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to extend the deadline for submitting these data to Dec. 1, 2017, to allow affected entities more time to familiarize themselves with the system.​

Resources for Integrating Safety & Health

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Over the years, workplace safety and employee wellness functions have largely operated independently within many organizations. More recently, however, there's been a movement to better integrate health protection (safety) and health promotion (wellness). Resources include NIOSH's Total Worker Health program and ACOEM's white paper on integrating health and safety.​

Inconsistent Enforcement of OSHA Fall Rule Feared

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Employers fear inconsistent enforcement of an OSHA rule allowing some work to be done without ordinarily required fall protection because key terms are not defined. OSHA’s updated fall protection rule, which went into effect Jan. 17, allows certain activities to be done without fall protection systems as long as the work is “temporary and infrequent.” However, the agency has not yet provided guidance [...]

House Appropriations Bill Would Save Chemical Safety Board

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
On July 11, the House Appropriations Committee released its FY2018 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which is now being considered in subcommittee. The legislation address funding for the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), which the Trump Administration proposed to eliminate. Under this bill, CSB is funded at $11 million, equal to the FY 2017 level.

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