Regulatory Roundup, June 16

June 16, 2017

Regulatory Roundup is a weekly compilation of employee wellness and safety news.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Hazard alert for oil and gas safety

OSHA worked with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to produce a safety bulletin for workers involved in manual tank gauging and sampling at oil and gas extraction sites. The publication discusses hazards and recommendations for employee safety and health…MORE

Department of Transportation (DOT) 

The DOT invites input to improve infrastructure projects

The DOT is currently reviewing existing policies, guidelines and regulations in order to identify unnecessary obstacles for transportation infrastructure projects. It is asking affected stakeholders and the public for input on non-statutory requirements that should be removed or revised. Comments should be received before July 24. MORE

Studies, resources, trends, news

Safe driving tips that everyone should follow

Traffic incidents are the number one cause of workplace fatalities, which is why safety professionals have been warning of the dangers of on-the-job driving for years. A recent article published safe driving tips from OSHA and urges employers to talk about driving safety to all employees – even those who do not drive a vehicle on the job…MORE

Recognizing the signs of heatstroke is crucial during summer months

Outdoor workers face a severe hazard during the summer when engaging in physical exertion and being exposed to heat. Workers and supervisors need to know the signs of heatstroke and take preventative actions to avoid serious health effects or even death. Symptoms range from muscle cramps to disorientation, and hydration is a key preventative measure…MORE

Creating a strong safety culture

According to OSHA, employers dole out about $1 billion per week in direct workers’ compensation costs, and indirect costs can add up just as quickly. Industrial Safety & Hygiene News posted an article this week about why it pays to create a successful workplace safety culture and how to start one…MORE

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