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Building a Healthy Workforce

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Total worker health is a topic that has gained attention in recent years as employers look for the best ways to proactively address the health of their employees and control healthcare costs. The healthcare costs associated with physical inactivity, obesity and tobacco use, among other factors, have made it increasingly important for employers to take a more active role in promoting healthy lifestyles [...]

ELD Mandate Enforcement Now in Effect

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently enacted a new mandate relating to the hours-of-service records of duty status for many commercial motor carriers and drivers. Known as the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule, enforcement of this mandate began April 1 as part of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act.

March 2018 Government Affairs Update

Monday, April 09, 2018
Wondering what's happening in the government affairs world? The annual National Safety Stand Down is coming soon. NIOSH has released its strategic plan through 2023, And, CSB survived FY18 appropriations and is gearing up for another fight in FY19.

Safe + Sound 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Back for a second year is the Safe + Sound Campaign, a nationwide opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of the value of proactive occupational safety and health (OSH) programs in all workplaces.

House Subcommittee Hearing on a More Collaborative OSHA

Wednesday, March 07, 2018
As part of our continuous advocacy for the occupational safety profession, we monitor the federal government’s activities related to workplace safety. On Feb. 27, the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing with industry stakeholders to discuss how OSHA can be more effective and collaborative.

GA Update: Beryllium takes effect March 12, NIOSH advances TWH, Blankenship deems himself fit to serve

Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Beryllium takes effect March 12, NIOSH advances TWH, Blankenship deems himself fit to serve

OSHA Silica Standard & Disparate Protection Issues

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Section 16 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 permits States to operate and maintain their own occupational safety and health enforcement programs as long as their standards are at least as effective as the standards promulgated by the Secretary of Labor “which relate to the same issues.”

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