Regulatory Roundup, Sept. 8

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

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

One-year delay is proposed for crane operator certification requirements

OSHA proposed a rule that would extend the crane operator certification requirements from Nov. 2017 to Nov. 10, 2018. The agency has stated that it needs more time to address stakeholder concerns. Original requirements were previously delayed for three years due to concerns about language. Feedback is currently being accepted through Sept. 29…MORE

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Nine skin hazard profiles are released

NIOSH published nine new skin notation profiles in order to provide information about the health risks of chemical exposure on bare skin. Director John Howard stated that the profiles are intended to promote improved risk-management practices…MORE

Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)

DWC resources for driving policies

The Texas ban on texting while driving went into effect on Sept. 1. The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has free resources available to get your safety programs up to par, including a driving with cell phones sample program in English and Spanish…MORE

OSHCON helps identify hazards during hurricane cleanup

DWC’s Occupational Safety and Health Consultation (OSHCON) program is available to assist businesses with the cleanup process after Hurricane Harvey. Consultants can help identify safety and health hazards and provide guidance on solutions. OSHCON can be reached at 800-252-7031, option 1 or…MORE 

Studies, resources, trends, news

Hurricane cleanup safety tips

As the cleanup effort proceeds from Hurricane Harvey, there are several health concerns to be considered. CNN posted an article about dangers to be aware of such as contaminated water and food, mold, mosquitos and mental health issues…MORE

View free agriculture safety videos

AgriSafe Network is sponsoring free daily webinars during National Farm Safety and Health Week, which begins Sept. 17. Topics will include heat illness, respiratory protection and ATVs…MORE


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