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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Beryllium standard is partially delayed
OSHA announced that it will be extending the compliance date for some ancillary provisions in the beryllium standard to Dec. 12. According to the final rule, the compliance date applies to methods of compliance, beryllium work areas, regulated areas, personal protective equipment, hygiene facilities, housekeeping, recordkeeping and communication of hazards. The agency is intending to issue another notice of proposed rulemaking to clarify certain provisions.
Studies, resources, trends, news
Tips for slips, trips and falls
Fatalities stemming from slips, trips and falls rose six percent from 2015 to 2016. A new infographic provides explanations, statistics, common causes and five specific tips for preventing these types of incidents in the workplace.
Hazard alert and toolbox talk raise awareness of opioid use in construction
More than 42,000 people died from opioid-related overdoses in 2016. Furthermore, construction workers have the highest percentage of substance abuse disorders. The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) published a hazard alert and toolbox talk covering opioid-related deaths in the construction industry. Both documents are available in English and Spanish.
Survey shows today’s top safety challenges
EHS Today conducted its 2018 National Safety Survey with 870 leaders. Eighty percent responded that upper management supports safety efforts, but many still believe executives don’t fully understand the value. Several issues were mentioned regarding executives understanding safety culture, including inadequate training, thinking of employees as expendable and using a one-size-fits-all approach to safety requirements. Respondents also commented on how they use data in their organization.