Regulatory Roundup

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

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

General industry and maritime silica enforcement begins June 23

Enforcement for OSHA’s new respirable crystalline silica standard for general industry and maritime will go into effect on June 23. The standard lowers the permissible exposure limit and provides employers with guidance on hazard controls…MORE

Stand down for trench safety will be held June 18-23 With endorsement by OSHA, NUCA and NAXSA are sponsoring a trench safety stand down beginning June 18. Companies are encouraged to take time with their employees to discuss specific trenching hazards and protection systems. Companies will also receive a certificate for their participation…MORE

The Department of Labor (DOL)

Congressman questions whether a DOL proposed rule would jeopardize teen workers A congressman wrote a letter to Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta, questioning a proposed rule, Expanding Apprenticeship and Employment Opportunities to 16 and 17-year olds under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to the notice of proposed rulemaking, the DOL is planning to consider whether hazardous occupations orders should be updated. Currently, 17 hazardous occupations orders restrict younger workers in certain hazardous fields, which, the congressman argues, has led to a decline in work-related deaths among teens…MORE

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

Workplace safety organization officially changes name The American Society of Safety Engineers has officially changed its name to the American Society of Safety Professionals. The group hopes the name change will attract individuals that work in safety but are not engineers. Along with the name change, the ASSP has released a new logo and rebranded its website…MORE

Studies, resources, trends, news

NSC provides heat illness prevention tips

The NSC provided a five-minute safety talk handout on heat-related illness. The page explains what heat illness is, what the symptoms are and how to avoid it...MORE

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