Regulatory Roundup

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA sued over injury records Public Citizen has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Labor and OSHA, alleging that the agencies violated the electronic recordkeeping rule by denying requests for data. In November, OSHA denied requests for injury and illness data, saying that the information would disclose techniques and procedures of the agency. However, Public Citizen argues that it is requesting the same information that should be publicly disclosed under OSHA’s final rule…MORE

Studies, resources, trends, news

STEPS reveals new website The National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety (STEPS) Network recently announced its new website. The site houses information on the alliance with OSHA and NIOSH, current initiatives, pertinent events and a variety of resources…MORE

NIOSH, OSHA and the BLS receive call to action from National Academies The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report requesting collaboration between OSHA, NIOSH and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to enhance occupational safety and health surveillance programs. The report lists 17 specific recommendations centered around using advanced analytical technology to strengthen surveillance efforts and organize education and training…MORE

Changing the focus for eye safety NIOSH estimates that 2,000 eye injuries occur daily in the workforce. Occupational Health and Safety magazine posted an article arguing that employers need to start taking a holistic view of eye safety that accounts for safety equipment manufacturers, innovations and workers in order to succeed in reducing these injuries. A list of attributes is provided for use when finding a safety glasses manufacturer, as well as a list of tips for educating the workforce…MORE

Recommendations issued for fatigue management in EMS workers Research shows that over half of EMS workers report mental and physical fatigue at work in addition to poor sleep quality and recovery between shifts. The University of Pittsburg Medical Center and the National Association of State EMS Officials released five guidelines for fatigue risk management for EMS workers…MORE

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