Regulatory Roundup, Sept. 1

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

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA removes list of workers killed in accidents

OSHA recently made some changes to its website, including removing a list of workers killed on the job from its homepage. Instead there is now a listing (without the workers’ names) of fatalities that have received citations, available on the data webpage. While this change invokes mixed feelings, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor Jordan Barab is ensuring that the information is still provided in his newsletter…MORE

The National Institute of Safety and Health (NIOSH)

N95 day for respirator safety to be observed Sept. 5

This year’s N95 day will be observed next week on Sept. 5. Although the focus is typically on filtering facepiece respirators, NIOSH will also be expanding “beyond the N95” this year to discuss other types of respiratory protection. The agency is hosting a webinar next Tuesday, which will include study results, information on choosing the right respirator and a question-and-answer session…MORE

National Safety Council (NSC)

National preparedness month starts today

The Federal Emergency Management Agency sponsors National Preparedness Month each September and the National Safety Council is providing plenty of information to help. The agency offers safety tips on earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes to assist with making sure your office and home will be ready…MORE

Studies, resources, trends, news

Colorado unveils self-driving work zone vehicle

The Colorado Department of Transportation unveiled an Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle (AIPV), designed to improve safety for road crews. The vehicle is positioned behind the crew to protect them from the traveling public and is built to absorb or deflect impacts from vehicles that cross into the work zone. The driverless vehicle works by reading a signal transmitted by a lead vehicle to determine correct positioning between workers and traffic…MORE

Tips for eyewash stations

Eyewash delivery systems can be a difficult requirement to tackle at off-site locations, in confined spaces, and in other unusual situations. Industrial Safety & Hygiene News magazine has published an article that can help you find the right eyewash system for the job…MORE

The difference in behavior-based safety

Behavior-based safety (BBS) focuses on employee behavior during tasks and reactions to events. Read about tips for implementing four main steps in the process: Defining and communicating a purpose, training on observations, training on delivering feedback and conducting measurements…MORE

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