OSHA Today takes its annual summer break beginning Monday, July 3. We will resume daily publication of netletters on Monday, July 17.
Fed-OSHA is holding a stakeholder meeting July 17 in Washington to discuss the future direction of VPP, and is requesting input from the public. OSHA Today
Fed-OSHA has received a complaint that construction workers at a Portsmouth, New Hampshire energy facility have been exposed to mercury and asbestos. Seacoastonline
A recent NIOSH survey has found that just over half of dental professionals reported that they did not check for leaks when using nitrous oxide gas on adult patients, and a little less than half did not check before using it on pediatric patients. NIOSH also found that 13 percent of dental practices do not […]
A man was rescued by firefighters Tuesday afternoon in Arlington County, Virginia after being pinned under a collapsed wall. VOSH is expected to investigate. ARL Now
Half of employees don’t know where the automated external defibrillator is at work. That rate rises to 66 percent in the hospitality industry, according to the American Heart Association. The AHA surveyed more than 3,000 employees in various fields and found 55 percent can’t get first aid or CPR/automated external defibrillator training from their employer. […]
Agricultural safety experts are gathering at Utah State University this week to announce the launch of the National ROPS (rollover protection system) Rebate Program. Tractors are the leading cause of death on U.S. farms, but rollover protection has been found 99 percent effective in preventing injury and death in an overturn. More than 2,300 tractors […]
Fed-OSHA is proposing to delay until December 1 the compliance date for employers to electronically submit injury and illness data as part of the agency’s Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule.The controversial rule, which went into effect January 1, requires establishments with 250 or more workers to electronically submit information from Fed-OSHA […]