Regulatory Roundup, July 7

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

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA issues temporary enforcement policy for monorail hoists in construction
OSHA has found that current safety standards do not fully address monorail hoists. As a result, OSHA announced that it will determine safety standards for monorail hoists in construction operations. Until then, OSHA will not cite employers as long as certain standards are followed…MORE.

National Safety Council (NSC)

Music video reminds drivers to reduce distractions behind the wheel
The NSC released a music video, Everybody Just Drive Tonight, Everybody Get Home Tonight, in its recent campaign for safe driving. The song is set to the catchy beat of “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” by Wang Chung and shows drivers multitasking behind the wheel…MORE.

 

NSC grades each state on safety
The NSC released a State of Safety report to bring awareness to the number of preventable deaths in the United States. Each state is graded based on safety policies and legislation in place to help reduce preventable deaths. See how each state ranked…MORE.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Opioid prescriptions falling, but remain high
The CDC reported an overall decline in the amount of opioids prescribed in the United States, but the amount of opioids being prescribed remains very high. A new fact sheet illustrates opioid prescription rates across the country, offers solutions for safer opioid prescription, and provides alternative options for pain management…MORE.

Studies, resources, trends, news

Survey finds workers not trained in first aid and CPR

A recent survey from the American Heart Association found that more than half of workers are not trained in CPR or first aid, and about half did not know where to find the company’s AED. Additionally, more than 90 percent of workers would take training if it was offered by their employer…MORE.

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