|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.
NIOSH Devotes New Topic Page to Climate Change and OHS
NIOSH's newest Workplace Health & Safety Topic Web page focuses on occupational safety and health (OHS) and climate change, which, according to the agency, has the potential to affect worker health both directly and indirectly.
WHO Updates PPE Guidelines for Ebola Response
The World Health Organization (WHO) released updated personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for Ebola response, including technical specifications for PPE equipment to be used by health workers providing clinical care for patients.