A grab-bag of links from OEHS in the news…
Chemical exposure. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Division of Laboratory Sciences released updated tables for the Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals. View the full report as a PDF.
ACCSH. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced the appointment of four new members and the reappointment of two current members to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH), including AIHA members Matthew Gillen, CIH and Walter A. Jones. Read the press release.
OTI Education Centers. OSHA has announced four new OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers and the renewal of 24 existing education centers. According to OSHA, the new education centers “will provide additional outlets for safety and health training to workers and employers throughout the country.”
Heat illness prevention. OSHA has released a new interactive online tool as part of the agency’s heat illness prevention campaign: an interactive heat fatalities map. The heat fatalities map is available on OSHA’s website.
NIOSH eNews. Catch up on the latest issue of NIOSH eNews, which includes a message from NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard about a new rule that establishes standards for the evaluation of digital chest radiographs to monitor occupational lung disease.
Whistleblowers. OSHA announced the launch of an alternative dispute resolution pilot program for complaints filed with the agency’s Whistleblower Protection Program. Learn more.
Stress and miners. NIOSH is seeking permission to study mental and physical stress in miners that may be caused by new safety devices that they’re required to wear. Read more.