Regulatory Roundup

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

The National Safety Council (NSC)

NSC provides materials for National Safety Month

National Safety Month is recognized by thousands of organizations each June. The NSC provides downloadable resources to highlight four safety topics this month: emergency preparedness, wellness, falls and driving…MORE

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA faces opposition to proposed changes of Risk Management Program The EPA released final Risk Management Program (RMP) amendments last year, which are delayed until Feb. 2019. Earlier this month, the EPA issued a proposed rule to rescind some amendments such as alternative analyses, information availability and incident investigations. Some groups say that the amendments threaten the lives of workers at risk of a chemical disaster. A public hearing will occur June 14, with comments due by June 29…MORE

Studies, resources, trends, news

Study shows short-term wellness intervention improves overall health

A new study from the American Journal of Health Promotion and covered in Health Payer Intelligence looked at the benefits of a 2.5 day wellness intervention and how it would benefit employees in the long term. The intervention included lessons on nutrition, exercises and tips to incorporate healthy choices and found that employees saw overall improved health over the next six months…MORE

Tips on connecting with millennial workers

Millennials have surpassed baby boomers as the largest population group, which is causing a shift in the workforce. Occupational Health & Safety magazine released an article highlighting trends that millennial workers fit into. Trends include the use of apps, cloud-based connectivity, personalized and flexible training, smart wearable technology and virtual reality…MORE

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