Regulatory Roundup

April 27, 2018

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

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH answers common questions on respirator seal checks

NIOSH recently published a list of frequently asked questions about seal checks for respiratory protection. The resource offers best practices for performing positive and negative pressure tests as well as guidance for testing a different respirator model or size if a proper seal cannot be achieved…MORE

Studies, resources, trends, news

Laws aren’t doing enough to stop texting and driving

Despite an increase in driving-related fatalities and legislation, more drivers are using their phone while driving. Zendrive, a company that tracks phone use, monitored 4.5 million drivers for three months and found about 66 percent of them used their phone at least once. Additionally, phone use lasted an average of about four minutes. The company’s founder argues that legislation isn’t helping and targeted publicity campaigns could produce results…MORE

Theater workers may be underestimating the severity of head injuries

Ohio University recently surveyed over 200 theater workers in order to study and bring awareness to head injuries and concussion management in the industry. Sixty-seven percent of respondents reported at least one head impact injury and 70 percent of them continued to work after the incident. Researchers were also concerned that 45 percent of respondents admitted to not reporting the injury…MORE

Honeywell recalls hard hats

Honeywell has recalled units of Fibre-Metal E2 and North Peak A79 hard hats. Although no injuries have been reported at this time, the company reported that the protective gear can fail to protect users from impact. About 82,000 of these hard hats were sold in the United States…MORE

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