Regulatory Roundup

May 4, 2018 Regulatory Roundup is a weekly compilation of employee wellness and safety news.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

OSHA requires additional employers to electronically submit data

OSHA is now requiring businesses in seven states that do not have electronic reporting regulations to submit their 2017 injury and illness data. However, an official admitted

that they ultimately cannot issue fines for those reports. Furthermore, OSHA has received less than half of the expected data submissions this year. Office of Statistical Analysis Director Dave Schmidt stated that the agency is taking a liberal approach with non-responders and is trying an outreach program…MORE

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

ASSE to launch accreditation institute ASSE announced its plans for an independent accreditation institute that will certify an organization’s occupational safety and health products and services. It will be a fee-based program, using a third-party registrar to make assessments based on voluntary national and international consensus standards. The first certification will be on the new ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems…MORE

Studies, resources, trends, news

Applications are open for one of America’s Safest Company titles

On May 1, EHS Today opened applications for its annual America’s Safest Companies awards. Companies must demonstrate a thorough safety culture including support from leadership, employee involvement and a low injury and illness rate. Applications need to be submitted by July 17 to be considered…MORE

2018 Safety+Health Job Outlook survey shows optimism for safety and health Results from the 2018 Safety+Health Job Outlook survey showed that most of the occupational safety and health industry retains feelings of optimism. Ninety-one percent of respondents consider their jobs “very stable” or “relatively stable” and about 26 percent of organizations have plans to hire more safety and health employees. MORE

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