Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Reminder to post 2017 OSHA Form 300A by Feb. 1 Employers required to maintain injury logs must post a summary of the injuries and illnesses (OSHA Form 300A) recorded from the previous year. The summary must be posted in a visible area of the workplace by Feb. 1 until April 30…MORE.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
NHTSA launches new drugged driving initiative NHTSA has launched a new initiative to combat the growth in drugged driving incidents. While driving under the influence of drugs is against the law, NHTSA views the national opioid epidemic and legalized marijuana in some states as a contributing factor to drugged driving incidents. NHTSA is hosting a summit on March 15 to lead the conversation on ways to address this issue…MORE.
Studies, resources, trends, news
Smoking rates continue to decline A study from the CDC found that cigarette smoking among U.S. adults declined from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 15.5 percent in 2016, continuing a downward tred over the last several decades. The CDC points out that while rates have declined, nearly 38 million Americans still smoke…MORE.
Accidental deaths on the rise The National Safety Council found preventable deaths rose by 10 percent, reaching a record high with a reported 161,274 deaths in 2016. These rates indicate that every three minutes, an American is killed by a preventable injury. Drug overdoses and motor vehicle accidents contributed to the increase…MORE.
Study of asthma deaths related to occupational exposures The CDC released a study into asthma related deaths and suggests that 11 to 21 percent of asthma-related deaths might be attributed to occupational exposures. Deaths may have been averted with respiratory protection…MORE.