|OSHA to Gather Information to Help Protect Tower Workers
In response to a significant increase in worker deaths in the communication tower industry, OSHA has issued a new request for information to collect public input to be used in determining necessary measures to prevent worker injuries and fatalities.
OSHA to Lead Second Safety Stand-Down in May
OSHA's second annual national safety stand-down will take place May 4–15. The safety stand-down is a voluntary event intended to raise awareness about fall hazards in the construction industry.
NIOSH Documents Promote Road Safety
A new NIOSH fact sheet on preventing work-related motor vehicle crashes provides recommendations for keeping workers safe and guidance for creating a successful motor vehicle safety program.
NIOSH to Host Webinar on Combination Unit Respirators
On March 5, the NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory will host a webinar for stakeholders to discuss the development of a NIOSH standard for performance requirements of combination unit respirators.
Canada Adopts GHS
The Canadian government has passed the final regulation to adopt the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in its national hazard communication standard, the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System.
New NIOSH Web Page Focuses on Engineering Controls
A new NIOSH Web page collects resources, tools, and information related to engineering controls, including a list of hazards where engineering controls are effective and a list of related topic pages.
EU-OSHA Publishes Guidance on Safe Use of Nanomaterials
New guidance released by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) provides health and safety practitioners, employers, and workers with an overview of the safe use of manufactured nanomaterials in the workplace.
EPA Final Rule to Safeguard Disposal of Coal Ash
According to the agency, the new final rule will establish safeguards to protect communities from coal ash impoundment failures and to prevent groundwater contamination and air emissions from coal ash disposal.