Regulatory Roundup

April 20, 2018

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

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Educational video provides fall prevention tips

Falls accounted for 370 out of 991 construction fatalities in 2016. The Region VI OSHA and OSHA Education Centers developed a one-hour video focusing on the importance of fall prevention, ladders, scaffolding, training requirements and resources. Registration is now open to view the video during the week of May 7-11…MORE

Safe + Sound page provides resources for activity planning

This year’s Safe + Sound week is scheduled for August 13-19. OSHA and other campaign partners are encouraging employers to begin planning activities that include the three core elements of a successful safety and health program: management leadership, worker participation and hazard identification, and abatement. The campaign’s webpage offers plenty of checklists and other resources …MORE

Acosta seeks Department of Labor budget increase

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta is seeking an increase in the Department of Labor budget in order to provide employees with the resources to enforce laws. While OSHA is currently slotted to receive a slight decrease, Acosta is proposing a $6.1 million increase for federal enforcement and 42 additional full-time employees…MORE

National Safety Council (NSC)

New white paper tackles causes and effects of worker fatigue

A new NSC white paper, "Tired at Work: How Fatigue Affects our Bodies," looks at what causes fatigue and how it affects safety and health. The article explains how workplace fatigue can decrease productivity and elevate the risk of injuries…MORE

Studies, resources, trends, news

Employers can use five tips to create a strong safety culture

EHS Today posted an article containing five tips for opening communication channels and nurturing a strong safety culture. Topics include starting from the top, distributing safety surveys, conducting pre-shift huddles, one-on-one discussions and performing ongoing training…MORE

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