Regulatory Roundup

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

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

Proposed rule would finalize changes to crane operator certification requirements In a recently proposed rule, OSHA is looking to drop the lifting capacity requirement from the crane operator certification requirement standard. The original attempt at these requirements mandated that certification involved both the type of crane and the lifting capacity, but it has since become apparent that two of the four testing agencies were just using type. According to the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, the decision is widely supported by industry stakeholders…MORE

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC)

Free OSHA courses begin June 1

DWC is offering free OSHA 10-Hour Construction classes beginning June 1. The two-day courses are available in English and Spanish and participants will receive a completion card within eight weeks of taking the course…MORE

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Webinar materials are available for managing fatigue presentation NIOSH Director’s Seminar Series recently held a presentation on managing fatigue in the workforce, including risk factors and practical approaches. The webinar recording and presentation slides are now available on the agency’s website…MORE

Sign up for motor vehicle safety newsletter The NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety shares the latest information in its quarterly eNewsletter, Behind the Wheel at Work. Reportedly, the June newsletter will explain how to reduce speeding among workers…MORE

Studies, resources, trends, news

Tips for protecting against ticks and mosquitoes

A NIOSH Fast Facts bulletin explains the symptoms of vector-borne diseases and provides safety tips to employers and outdoor workers. Workplace controls explain how to decrease tick and mosquito populations, while safety tips include wearing proper clothing and repellents…MORE

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