Government Affairs Resources
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Chemical Safety Board (CSB) investigators were deployed the Omega Protein facility in Moss Point, Mississippi, following a July 28, 2014 tank explosion that killed contract worker and severely injuring another.
A Government Accountability Office (GAO) study of EPA’s oversight and enforcement program over the injection of fluid into wells associated with oil and gas production found that EPA is not doing enough to safeguard drinking water around the nearly 200,000 wells where fracking wastewater is injected deep underground. GAO concluded that EPA needs to take actions to ensure enforcement of regulations [...]
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is seeking public comment on a draft Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury through Workplace Tobacco Policies. The public comment period is open for 30 days, closing on September 15, 2014.
OSHA has posted an online Earthquake Preparedness and Response resource on how to protect workers from earthquakes, which is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/earthquakes/index.html
California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has developed a draft regulatory proposal for a new Cal/OSHA Process Safety Management Standard to “strengthen regulatory oversight” on California’s oil refineries.
Please see below for our monthly update on new OSHA compliance assistance resources, including Web resources and publications. See the New Compliance Assistance Products page for a continually updated listing of new resources.
A recent NIOSH Science Blog tackles food industry safety in a post entitled, “A Wrench in the Gear: Lockout/tagout in the food industry,” which can be found at http://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2014/07/07/loto/
Professional Affairs Resources
Information on the Society’s highest awards and honors can be found here.
Business of Safety Resource Center
The Business of Safety Center provides information on how safety is good for business and can improve your bottom line.