Regulatory Roundup

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

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Dr. Michaels defends OSHA standards and inspections at House hearing

The House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on Tuesday titled, “A More Effective and Collaborative OSHA: A View from Stakeholders.” Republicans had three witnesses present, while Democrats chose Dr. David Michaels to speak on behalf of OSHA standards and inspections versus voluntary programsMORE

Studies, resources, trends, news

Safety tips for ladder safety month

In 2016, Texas employees suffered from 1,130 ladder-related injuries causing them to miss time from work. March is National Ladder Safety Month and the American Ladders Institute is providing resources and activities to get employers involved in ladder safety…MORE

Prepare for tornado season

Tornadoes are estimated to contribute to 70 fatalities annually and the majority occur during the spring. Safety and Health Magazine shared what employers can do to make sure their workplace is prepared. Topics include developing an emergency action plan, learning how to spot warning signs, evaluating shelter locations and handling the storm’s aftermath…MORE

Infographic explains the myth of multitasking

A new infographic from the National Safety Council dispels five myths regarding multitasking behind the wheel. Topics include speaking with passengers, talking on a cell phone and texting…MORE

Top-down commitment is required for retail safety

In 2016, retail industry workers experienced a combined injury and illness rate higher than the construction industry. Musculoskeletal disorders, overexertion, contact with objects and slips, trips and falls are the most cited causes of injury. Tips are provided for employers and industry to improve workplace safety and health programs related to these risks…MORE

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