Regulatory Roundup

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

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Pruitt resigns from EPA

Last week, Scott Pruitt resigned as EPA administrator, stating that the attacks regarding his misuse of the position were taking a toll. Current Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler will step in as the acting administrator. Previously, Wheeler spent four years at the EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics…MORE

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Senate proposes increase to OSHA’s budget

The Senate appropriations bill for FY 2019 includes a continuation of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program and Voluntary Protection Programs as well as a $4 million increase to OSHA’s budget compared to FY 2018. An accompanying report also states that OSHA should resume posting on-the-job deaths on its website…MORE

Studies, resources, trends, news

Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) hazard alert provides skin protection tips

Over 90,000 people will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year, according to CPWR. The organization released a hazard alert containing recommendations on how outdoor workers can protect their skin. Tips include applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing and staying in the shade when possible. The alert also includes warning signs of skin cancer…MORE

Specialist company delivers offshore oil and gas training simulator

The harsh conditions of the offshore oil and gas industry are difficult and dangerous to duplicate, making training a challenge. As a solution, a company named Pisys created a simulation to support training through ballast control and stability courses. The simulator is currently located in Aberdeen, but will be moved to a new location in about two years…MORE

EHS webinar will provide information on compliance

An upcoming EHS Daily Advisor webinar focuses on top OSHA standards and best practices, including walking/working surfaces and silica. The webinar will also discuss keeping your company up to date during busy seasons…MORE

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